Education & Training

The purpose of training as an actor is the same as it is in any industry … to learn new things, to stretch and to maintain optimal readiness.

Every actor must be sure their business has an ample education/training budget. These dollars should be spent throughout an actor’s career, taking a workshop here … a private there … then a class, until you feel you’ve learned it all; and, then, it is then time to start all over again. If you’re always workin’ it … you’ll always be ready.

Big Fish NW Talent does not offer any in-house training or workshops; however, we recognize that continual training is the cornerstone of the best we represent. You will find great coaches listed below along with a link to current workshops in the region. We suggest you consider working privately with a coach and take as many workshops as you’re able. Remember, some may offer similar ‘classes’ but every coach offers a different perspective. Find a coach to trust and to learn.

You should ‘like’ our Facebook page and/or ‘follow’ us on Twitter to be kept in-the-know on the variety of special workshops and on-going classes throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Sexual Harassment

With recent ‘Me Too’ revelations, it is important for you to understand the rules by which we will conduct internal business, our relationship with you and that of the production clients with whom we work.

As a SAG-AFTRA franchised agency, we are privy to their pearls on the subject. They have encouraged us to provide the information they have compiled out to all our talent, whether union or non-union. Let’s call this required reading for all Big Fish NW Talent.

The three links below are a quick read; so, whether or not you are a member of SAG-AFTRA, please take a moment to read. As members of the human community … It’s important.

https://www.sagaftra.org/sag-aftra-code-conduct
https://www.sagaftra.org/code-conduct
https://www.sagaftra.org/guideline-no-1

Pacific Northwest Acting Coaches

Aaron Levin
Seatte Private coaching
Stanislavsky based acting.
(206) 526-2466

American Laboratory Theatre
Sandpoint, ID
www.americanlabtheatre.com

The Blue Door Theater
Spokane Improv workshops.
www.bluedoortheatre.com

Crystal Reiber
Spokane area on-going acting workshops.
www.actingcenternw.com

Curt Hawkins
NW-based VO Coach & Demo Producer.
voinfo@gmail.com

Dawn Taylor Reinhardt
Big Fish NW Talent’s Director of Education.

Freehold
Seattle Acting coaches with a theater bent.
(206) 323-7499

Jason Hawkins
Portland area acting coach
jason@gravestoneentertainment.com

Jim Cissell
Seattle VO Coach.
jim@voiceguy.com

*Jodi Rothfield
Seattle casting director. On-camera and
audition workshops.
jodirothfield@yahoo.com

*Kalles CSA/Levine Casting
Seattle casting director. On-camera and
audition workshops. (206) 383-9001

Ken Kreps
On-camera and talent development
actorkreps@gmail.com

Klem Daniels
Seattle-based VO coach & demo producer
klemdaniels.com/voice-coaching

Nancy Wolfson
L.A.-based VO coach & demo producer.
www.braintracksaudio.com

*Nike Imoru
Pacific NW casting director & acting coach.
Rare workshops. Check website for any news.
www.nikeimorucasting.com

Sara Edlin-Marlowe
Spokane area acting coach.
edlinmarlowe@msn.com

Scott Burns
VO Coach & Demo Producer
scott@bookscottburns.com

Scott Stohl
Seattle area acting coach
sastohl@comcast.net

Spokane Civic Theatre
Theater-based acting workshops.
www.spokanecivictheatre.com

Suzanne Niles
Spokane area acting coach.
suzanneniles@comcast.net

Valerie Mamches
Seattle Acting Coach for every kind of
audition situation.
(206) 524-9231

Veronica Weikel
Seattle VO Coach and demo producer.
(360) 863-6298

Wes Deitrick
Spokane area acting coach.
wesdeitrick@earthlink.net

Also check with your local community theaters, colleges or community centers.

*Those who work in the casting field are typically excellent coaches. It also doesn’t hurt to learn a thing or two from the those who can also give you access to opportunities.

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