Acting Training for All Actors
Wendy has worked with hundreds of first-time actors and appreciates the bravery it takes to begin serious acting training -- especially if you've been waiting many years to realize your dream. Guess what? She's got you! More times than not, beginners are her favorite students because they have the distinct advantage of not having already developed bad habits. A little talent, good discipline and a ton of enthusiasm go a long way.
In 2016, her theater company's production of JACUZZI was named one of the region's top 10 best shows of 2016. Two of the four actors had never performed in their lives. INDY Week Magazine theater critic Byron Woods said this about her work: “JACUZZI marks Wendy Ward’s directorial debut in the region, and the regional debuts of three of her company’s four members. For two of them, Jacuzzi is their first show ever. Not to worry: you won’t be able to pick them out. But how do beginners get this good this quickly? Having a well-seasoned teacher helps.”
Wendy defines "intermediate" as actors who have theater degrees, who make a partial living from acting, community theater actors, and actors who have taken other classes but want to get more serious about their training and their careers.
There are times when you need some new expertise, someone to make sure you're doing your best. At other times, it's important to get back into training regardless of what you've already accomplished. Be certain of this -- your competition is committed to getting better. Just because you have a degree from a good school doesn't mean there isn't room for growth. Wendy's worked with graduates of Juilliard, Yale, NIDA, and WAAPA, and as good as they were, these actors knew they were missing something. There's a certain "magic" that Wendy can put in your work. Book a complimentary consultation with Wendy to find out what she can do for you.
In a glutted market, every actor must keep raising the bar in order to stay competitive. Celebrities understand this very well, hiring coaches for specific projects and taking necessary sabbaticals to re-evaluate their careers and commit to new objectives. The New Yorker referred to this as "McConaissance" in a hat tip to Matthew McConaughey for taking time off to reposition himself not just as a star but as an academy award winner.
Your competition is not complacent. Your competition is always looking for ways to improve. If you want clear, precise criticism that will address where you're weak and boost where you're strong, this is the right program for you.