Will Holbrook

Will Holbrook

5.0 (3)
1 employee
4 years in business

About this pro

I am a devoted and caring teacher who will help you overcome your fears, delve deep into your art and your characters, and break through boundries and taboos. Filmmaking and acting are my blood. I am an AEA-member actor and have experience observing large Hollywood sets alongside my grandfather, have produced and directed my own independant films, have been a part of 8 Shakespearean productions in the last 5 years, and have had parts in a handful of feature films. My teaching began four years ago and as a director I love working with actors. I have studied with some of the most renowed acting coaches in the world and will come assist you with a blast of enthusiasm and depth.

I enjoy being able to help students go bolder and deeper in their work than they thought possible. The creative process of coming up with new ideas is great fun for me and I love seeing that I have been able to help students come out of their shell.

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San Marcos, TX 78666
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3 Reviews

5.0

  • Gaspar Montes

    I liked his hard work and ability to keep on going. The work he puts in his craft and the ease of working with him.

  • Mark M. Smeltzer

    Holbrook will scare you into not only becoming a better actor, but an overall better human. He challenges you, he holds up a mirror for you to fall into, and he won’t give up on you because that’s not in his nature.

  • Blake Adams

    Took classes with Will at the same school for a couple years. Watched him work over dozens of weeks on many different scenes—seeing him perform on stage and on film outside of class. But mostly I observed him within the intimate context of a class and at home rehearsals. His energy is infectious. Will is a dynamic performer. He can meet people at a lot of different levels. He works well with just about everyone. Though always professional and kind, there is a child inside Will’s heart that seems always ready for the appropriate situation.



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FAQs


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

Reading the material we will be working on, then a lot of listening to the student to get an idea of what they are excited about and what their obstacles/fears are, physicalization and vocal warmup exercises, scene/material study together, coming up with goals and plans for your next rehearsal/speech/film shoot and, if requested, homework assignments related to research and at-home exercises.


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

I grew up on movie sets and first worked on a film crew when I was 16. I spent five years studying with the prestigous acting coach Ivana Chubbuck in Los Angeles, and for three of those years I was also studying at The Actors Studio under Martin Landau. I have worked consistently in film and theater, and I am a member of Actors Equity Association.


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

My price is $50 per hour for adults and $40 per hour for under 19.


How did you get started teaching?

I have always had an affinity for working with children and teens, and shortly after high school I was hired as a teacher for a professional theatre in Los Angeles that has a large arts education program for kids and teens. It was also around that time that I began directing and tutoring.


What types of students have you worked with?

All ages. Children as young as five, many teenagers, young adults, and adults. I have worked with people who are looking to come out of their shell for public speaking purposes, and I have worked with professional actors, writers, and editors to craft performances and stories.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

My girlfriend and I moved into a house and adopted three stray kittens we found living underneath it.


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Work with someone who inspires you, challenges you, listens to you, and brings you a perspective that you haven't considered.


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

"Why do I want to work with a teacher?" Can be simple or detailed answer. This will help you get what you want out of your training.


Lessons offered

Shakespearean Acting Classes Acting Classes Child Acting Lessons Film Acting Classes Filmmaking Classes Scene Study Classes Speaking Voice Training Stage Performance Training Theater Acting Classes