PRESENT To PROSPER Professional Acting Coaching

PRESENT To PROSPER Professional Acting Coaching

5.0 (3)
3 hires on Lessons.com
17 years in business

About this pro

Debra Crosby was nominated best acting and media coach in the US by the National Digital Film Academy. She has taught thousands on how to present themselves successfully for auditions, interviews, stage productions, voice over recordings, commercials, television shows, Hollywood films & public speaking engagements.

Ms. Crosby has well over ten thousand hours of experience with presenting, training and producing. Actors, Entrepreneurs & Experts alike actively seek out Debra's multi-layered coaching expertise so they can deliver an authentic, confident and compelling performance time and time again.

She is the originator of the PRESENT to PROSPER® studio so you can discover the confidence to succeed on stage, on camera, on the big screen and in life.

Ms. Crosby integrates her exclusive RADICAL FREEDOM® Practice into her clients' sessions. With RADICAL FREEDOM® go from stage fright to stage aficionado. RADICAL FREEDOM® unhooks your nervous system from stressful pathways, inhabitions and blocks. This pracitce unleashes your own vital energy, life force and natural charisma. RADICAL FREEDOM® liberates your intellect, imagination, intuition, instinct and emotions. All of which are the essential building blocks to great acting chops.

Debra combines her deep understanding and reverence for the craft of acting, the importance of a skillful performance, appreciation for humor, a comprehension of the importance of being in the moment and presence, but most importantly a calling for teaching others how to bring their A game to the stage or the screen.

With Debra Crosby learn:

*Cold Reading

*Script Analysis

*Create Believable Charactors

*Audtion technique

*Meisner Technique

*Scene Study

*Improvisation

*Acting for the Stage

*Acting for Film

*Voice Over

*Relaxation Technique

I am most passionate about seeing my acting clients gain confience in the craft of acting, out compete the competion and work as actors.

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Credentials

Salem, MA 01970
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3 Reviews

5.0

  • Chloe Halligan

    When I started working with Debra as my professional acting coach in September 2021, I had no prior acting experience whatsoever. In our weekly sessions Debra taught me how to have fun with acting while also harnessing my craft as an actor. With Debra’s strong guidance, I discovered a passion, love and appreciation for acting that I never knew I could have before. From September 2021 until January of 2022, Debra worked tirelessly to not only expose me to the history of acting, but more importantly to as many tools, techniques, skills & scripts as made sense on my journey. Working sometimes 3-4 times a week, Debra helped me through every step of the college audition process. To my own amazement, Debra got me ready to start auditioning for colleges. In March of 2022, I found out that all of our hard work paid off. I’m so excited to say that I got into my top choice for university with the acting program. I really wanted to be studying in. I will be attending college in the fall of 2022. I couldn’t be more delighted. To be perfectly honest, I felt like the odds were stacked against me in terms of getting into any University Acting Training program, never mind getting into the prestigious University which was my top choice. I knew that the competition was going to be pretty stiff, given that most applicants probably would have been acting since early childhood and would have auditioned with years more of experience than I. To go from a gap year student with absolutely no acting experience to an incoming freshman at the top college acting program of my dreams is not something that I could have done without the support of Debra Crosby. Since our first conversation Debra has been pro-actively committed to assist me to achieve my acting goals. She tailored our sessions to meet my needs, my goals and she taught me in a way that I would not only understand but respond well to. With every piece we studied and every technique we practiced Debra was able to identify where I struggled, and she taught me how to conquer those challenges & improve without ever making me feel like I was less than or not capable. She embraced my learning process and she inspired me to want to always be learning more about acting. Debra is devoted to observing her students and adapting her teaching methods to best fit their learning style. Debra is a well-informed acting trainer who comes with a ton of credentials, certifications, decades of experience and many, many success stories. I feel blessed to have worked with such a kind, compassionate, funny, knowledgeable and highly accomplished acting coach. It is with confidence that I can highly recommend Debra as an acting trainer. No matter who her student is or how much experience they have Debra is ready for the challenge to help her students deliver an outstanding performance, out compete the competition, and discover the confidence to succeed!

  • Peter

    Deborah is am amazing coach! She combines her wealth of experience, helpful techniques, and thoughtful training to create an unforgettable acting coaching experience. As this was my first foray into acting I was an absolute beginner, and I did not know what to expect. Deborah worked with me where I was, in a safe and non-judgmental way, pushing me and supporting me with proven industry techniques. Fast forward a few weeks into our sessions and I was better able to portray confidence, reconnect with my imagination, memorize my lines, connect with my audience, and all round improve my communication. At the end of each class I felt more confident and inspired to do and learn more and more. These classes were phenomenal, Deborah gave me a wealth of information, and I have definitely grown through our work together. I would high recommend PRESENT To PROSPER Professional Acting Coaching.

  • Cheryl Ward

    I was a theatre major back in college (1987) but I did not graduate. I am at a place in my life where I can have a 2nd chance to complete my theatre training and I am so glad I found Debra!! Her knowledge of the acting world is second to none and the compassion she has for the craft and for her students is exceptional. I have learned so much from her over the past few months than I ever did in a year and a half of college. Debra has taught me how to approach cold readings, how to break down the lines and use my imagination to deliver them in an audition. Heck, she even taught me the right way to smile. Just these few tools alone are priceless, I cannot wait to see what else I learn from her!! If you are looking for an acting coach I highly recommend Debra Crosby.



FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

First and foremost I want to know what your interest in acting is?

Do you have any experiance with acting? Even if your only experience was in your 1st grade production; that is OK. Everyone starts some where.

What are your dreams, goals and aspirations in terms of acting?

What seems to be your biggest challenge or obstacle to achieving your dreams goals and aspirations?

I offer a complimentary 20 minute phone consultation to make sure we are a good match.


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I attended Lesley University in the Creative Arts and Commuincation Program.

I have several certifications, trainings and credietials under my belt, as well. I am also a certified life coach.

My 30 year successful career has included being an actress, improv artist, historic character re-enactment, artist educator, writer, television host, casting director, director, producer, acting coach & publuc speaking trainer.

The professional experience, depth of knowledge and business acumen I will bring to your training sessions will not only provide you with exceptional well rounded strong support, it will also give you the confidence to succeed.


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

I have packages of 5, 10 or 20 professional acting coaching sessions or public speaking training sessions. The more sessions you commit to the more affordable the hourly rate.

After an initial complimentary consultation to figure out if we are a good match, I'm happy to discuss my rates over the phone with you. I prefer to work with clients who are motivatsd about making an investment in their passion for acting or have a desire or need to present in public.


Lessons offered

Acting Classes Child Acting Lessons Meisner Technique Classes Scene Study Classes Shakespearean Acting Classes Speaking Voice Training Stage Performance Training Theater Acting Classes Voice Acting Classes Improv Acting Classes