My name is Bobby Daniel Rodriguez. I am a lifetime member of The Actors Studio (www.theactorsstudio.org) where the art of acting was redefined using the principles of Stanislavsky's "system" and where the modern "method" was born. I will teach you the basic techniques that will foster the foundation for finding your truth and exploring the depths required in this work. For three years I trained under the tutelage of the late acting guru Elizabeth Kemp(Coach for Bradley Cooper, Hugh Jackman and many more). My work can be seen in shows like When They See Us, Seal Team (Season 2), and the movie Bel Canto opposite Julianne Moore. For more info on me go to www.imdb.me/bobbydanielrodriguez
My work is my passion and I love every aspect of its exploration of the human spirit. Not many people get to say that they do what they love for a living. I'm blessed in that respect. Teaching, for me, is a way of paying the gifts I've been given forward to those seeking to learn more about themselves, challenging the way they look at the world, and exploring what it means to be human.
Bobby helped me vastly improve my audition technique. Even with the on-camera experience I had, the art of auditioning is a separate skill set, and one that can be tough to hone in a rather cryptic business where feedback is scarce. He takes a very observant and generous approach to helping you understand what you can do to go from a “good” audition to one that will really stand out with casting directors. Just after one class, I felt more equipped, and the results got me a call back! Even though I didn’t book the role, the understanding Bobby has helped me reach of what we can do as actors to stand out among the masses in that small, non-descript room, has been gold.
After understanding the level and needs of a student I will work them through a program designed to fit their goals, incorporating the basic techniques designed by The Actors Studio and other methods I've learned through my professional experience.
I have an MFA in Acting from Pace University and I am a lifetime member of The Actors Studio(www.theactorsstudio.org). I've been trained in the method under the tutelage of Elizabeth Kemp for 3 years and trained under Gary Perez(LAByrinth Theater Company) and Heidi Marshall for on camera technique.
Personal Coaching (you come to me): $100/hr
""(I go to you): $60/hr
Online Personal Coaching: $45/hr
^^^^^^For Experienced/Intermediate Actors
Self Tape Coaching and Recording includes edit(you come to me): $40/hr
Self Tape Coaching(I go to you): $50/hr
Basic Technique(Intro to the Method): A 4 part intensive introducing actors to the basic principles of the method as practiced at The Actors Studio. Each Lesson is 3hrs.
You come to me: $550 for the entire intensive.
I go to you: $700 for the entire intensive
Group Rate(Held at a midtown studio): $400/pp minumum of 4 ppl
Auditioning On Camera: A 3 part intensive for actors looking to improve their auditioning technique. Each lesson is 2hrs.
You come to me: $350 for the entire intensive
I go to you: $550 for the entire intensive
Group Rate(Held at Midtown Studio): $350/pp Minumum of 4ppl
I began teaching after my peers began continually asking for my help. In my relatively young career I've had some considerable success and I feel its my duty to pay it forward with the knowledge and experience I've gained.
I won't qualify anyone I work with as a student. They are my peers. The artists I've work with ranged from beginner to experienced working actors.
One of my peers who has had difficulty cracking the puzzle of auditioning on camera came to me one day for assistance. He had a big audition coming up so I had him come to me with what he was going to bring into the audition room. After watching what he brought I worked with him on a couple of things I learned would make his audition stand out. He came out of his audition and texted me right away about how much different and confident he felt, thanking me profusely. This to me was an amazing feeling. I love actors and I love helping them!
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