I've been a professional actor in NYC for six years, and have a BFA from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. I've taught at the Stonestreet Studio for Film and TV, and frequently lend out services for self-taping for film and theater auditions with private clients.
My background is in the Stella Adler/Stanislovsky method of deep script analysis, combined with Joanna Merlin's Audition Technique. Combine that with advanced improv training from Upright Citizens Brigade for comedy-specific scenes, and you've got the perfect bag of tools to grab from for any audition.
I'd love to help your child with any and all of their acting needs! From building confidence with theater games, to prepping for an audition, I'm here to help.
Head over to www.madelinemahoney.com for more on me, my career, and my own favorite teachers.
I've used Maddie for multiple auditions-- she has helped me prepare sides and monologues with insight, depth and always encourages me to approach each take as another opportunity to reveal something about the character. Would highly recommend for audition coaching!
Maddie has helped me work on numerous auditions, giving perceptive advice and especially helping me bring out the humor of the material. Her cut-to-the-chase honesty and surprising insights allow me to feel confident in my preparation each and every time.
I begin assessing the student's specific goals and interests. Whether it be gaining confidence and learning to project, or nailing an audition for the next morning, we'll figure out the best steps to take together. I'll always make sure that the student feels comfortable and excited to learn, while encouraging them to take risks and grow.
BFA New York University in Drama (trained at Stella Adler Studio for 4 years, and the Stonestreet Studio for Film and TV for 1 year). Graduated with Honors.
Graduate of Upright Citizens Brigade Core Improv Training, passed into Advanced Improv Training.
Audition Technique Teacher at Stonestreet Studios for 1 year.
Company Member at The Flea Theater for 2 years.
Signed with theatrical agent Judy Boals, Inc for 1 year.
Signed with commercial agent Heather Finn for 3 years.
Lessons and coaching can be 45 minutes to 90 minutes.
$60 for 45 minutes
$80 for 60 minutes
$100 for 90 minutes
If you have a scene that you do not need coaching on, but would like to use taping services, please reach out. Pricing for these is on a case-by-case basis.
I've always loved working with kids of all ages, so teaching seemed like a natural way to transition that passion to a professional career. In college I was a teacher's-assistant and was immediately aware of how inspiring students are, and even more impressed by their can-do attitudes and eagerness to learn. For me, there's nothing more rewarding than awakening and supporting someone's artistic passion!
I've working with young students (7-13) at acting summer camps, and older more experienced actors (18-26). Any age and skill level is welcome.
Right now I'm most excited about the TV shows Glow and Master of None, both from Netflix. I'm most looking forward to seeing The Glass Castle in theaters soon, and am always on the hunt for Hamilton tickets!
It's very important to find someone who can best help you accomplish your goals! Communicating this at the outset of finding a teacher is paramount so you can both be on the same page. I'd also make sure to find someone who you could see working with for a while, since acting is a craft that you'll want to keep working on, rather than learning how to "do it all" in one lesson.
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