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Acting Coaching – Adults and children

I have over twenty years of experience as a professional theatre director and acting teacher, and offer one-on-one and group instruction. All coaching is currently conducted virtually.

 I love working with actors to mine the text for meaning, and to make truthful and compelling choices in your monologues or scene.

​Monologues:  I will find monologues that work for you and make you memorable in the audition room. I have been directing for twenty years in a wide variety of genres, and have done many world premieres, so I will provide you with material most people have not heard before.


Scenework:  If you have sides to prepare, I will coach you, act as your reader, and assist with recording your video.

My clients range from seasoned professionals to beginning students auditioning for college or high school. Contact me at for a complimentary consultation, so we may discuss how I can help you!



“Nancy has coached me for countless auditions and it is wonderful to know she understands the geography and limitations of the audition room. She approaches the work of investigation with a clear analysis of the text, and helps me speak the truth of the character. She see the big picture and makes the process and my auditions joyous.”

Rehearsing Slow Dance with a Hot Pickup.

Nancy directing Slow Dance with a Hot Pickup

“I have worked multiple times with Nancy as a director and it is refreshing to see that she always finds a way into every actor’s process. So I naturally gravitate toward her when I need an audition coach. Nancy speaks the actor’s language and respects the actor’s process. I always feel like I am in conversation with her, rather than being “directed”. She wastes no time with over-wordy adjustments, using a cut-to-the-chase coaching style that is immediately graspable and eminently workable. Looking forward to our next session, Nancy!”

"Nancy has a rare gift for choosing material for actors.  She has directed countless new plays in all genres and manages to find monologues that are new, interesting and that people have not heard before! Best of all she tailors everything to the individual actor."

“Nancy is an excellent coach! She provides clear and concise direction, and helps me make informed and specific choices. Nancy is very helpful and supportive, and very easy to work with.” 

"Nancy is amazing!  She worked with my daughter to prepare two monologues for her NYC high school performing arts auditions, and I can’t imagine how we could have done it without her.  Nancy sourced intelligent monologues that resonated deeply with my teen daughter and then provided sensitive direction and support through every step of the process. My daughter not only learned how to perform the monologues beautifully, but she learned so much about the craft and what it means to be a true professional.  Nancy really embodies the highest standard of theatrical excellence. It was a wholly rewarding experience for both of us, and, ultimately, my daughter gained admittance to her first choice school!  I recommend Nancy wholeheartedly.  She has that magical combination of experience, intelligence, respect for all ages, and a genuine love of her craft and her students that shines through everything she does.”
-Lisa Kanbar

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