Powerful Presence

This course is designed for any actor to gain a practical understanding of physical presence and vocal expression. Two things vital to growing actors, whether they be in the audition room or on set. By developing each individuals discipline of the craft, we are able to bring awareness to our breath, body, and voice. We will explore a holistic type of training through mediation, emotional availability, and state of being. We can then discover how our impulses lead to authentic action and fantastic character choices. This class will include exercises to build your craft along with scene work to immediately incorporate your learnings.


Cara Reid is an accomplished voice, speech and dialect coach, most recently coming off the set of Oscar-winning Director Ed Zwick's newest film, Trial by Fire. Her private coaching skills were also utilized for the "Rosa Parks" actress in an upcoming biopic entitled Behind the Movement, and for talent in Jennifer Aniston's newest film, Dumplin'. She is also a professional working actress, recently on Homeland, Valor, and with a meaty, upcoming supporting role opposite Emmy-winning actress Laura Dern in a feature film. After years of coaching and performing in New York and Texas, Cara obtained her M.F.A. at Lousiana State University and further solidified herself as a strong teacher and talent in the booming southeast market. Originally from North Carolina, she considers this area her "home" and aims to help as many people as possible on the path to achieving their dreams. 

  • IMDB: http://www.imdb.me/CaraReid
  • Start/End: January 14th - March 4th
  • Time: 7:00pm to 10:00pm
  • Age Requirement: 18 and up
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Price: $270

**ATTENTION** We are passionate about the growth and success of our students. Industry Professional Showcases will happen twice a year and will be offered to students taking 2 or more sessions in a row. Our Showcase will take place inside our theatre to provide one of the best showcase opportunities in the southeast. To help you financially we will offer discounts to students registering for the next session. You will receive this link toward the end of the rotation.