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Here we go, join us  this week and have a more effective season like the alumni we brag about every week.  We want to post about you too! oxc

Fanshen PLUS:
Congrats to Argo cast member (and CSFA alum) FANSHEN COX   for her contributions to the best picture Oscar. And her own show ONE DROP OF LOVE  goes up March 5 and 6 8PM in the Arena Theater at Cal State U/ Los Angeles!

with Caryn West

Gear up for pilot season and get our 
Internet Readiness Review- the new”Pre-Read
so you are in tip top shape for CDs and appointments.
Script analysis and preparation checklists encourage new success habits, specificity & confidence. You will get lots of camera time working on preassigned sides, not last minute assignments in class… this with one of the busiest coaches on either coast.

“The time to absorb and reflect” 4 Weeker:

February 26 – March 19  Tuesday eves. 



“The fast and furious” Weekend:  

Also by SKYPE or FACETIME for NYC clients

where real, lasting craft is honed and the soul of our art is fed

co-taught by 2 working professionals
(esteemed theater director and co artistic director of BOSTON COURT)    
Monday eve.s  7-11pm
month to month  
( 8 week minimum commitment and by appt only)  
Its time to knock off the rust and get truly inspired about your craft, through deeper investigations of character, texts and styles. Work every week.  Our 2013 themes are “soulfulness and authenticity”.             

2 slots still open, call 818.693.4625 for appt/interview. Auditors welcome!

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CONGRATS to Scene Study alum & client  NECAR ZADEGAN!

1st client to book a series this 2013 season

(RAKE starring w/ Greg Kinnear on FOX and 13 episodes bought! )


Jimmy Ouyang

JIMMY OUYANG: “Caryn is an extremely comprehensive coach. I came from standup comedy. With Caryn, I’ve learned to immerse myself as a real actor, not just a comedian pretending to be an actor. Her class is not about the quick, shallow fixes; its about how to be a REAL, solid actor from the inside out. I’ve also found her meditation and breathing techniques extremely helpful in overcoming audition nerves. I recently booked a VERIZON national 4 commercial deal thanks to what I’ve learned”.
Tom Mendola TOM MENDOLA was just cast as a lead in LEND ME A TENOR at the Strasberg Institute!: “Caryn West’s scene study class is by far a cut above any other class or school  where I have previously studied. She has the technical knowledge and experience to cut right to what is holding an actor back. Her emphasis on the basics of the craft quickly fills in any gaps from previous training so an actor can move forward and improve.  Her passion and knowledge of the craft is deep and wide and she is willing to go all out to help you go as far as you want to go as an actor.”
Laurine Towler LAURINE TOWLER: “I just wanted to thank you for helping me to book my very first Law & Order episode (SVU)!  I attribute it to sitting in on your audition workshop years ago where you talked about the different acting styles needed for different TV shows and suggested (… a tool CW will reveal in class) for Law and Order auditions. I never forgot that and when the audition turned up out of the blue I did just that at the initial audition and callback and BOOKED IT! Thanks! I played a lawyer and had a nice scene with Mariska Hargitay & Danny Pino A delicious day!”





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