Testimonials

"Charlotte is a tremendous coach with valuable resources. Her expert eye for pulling the character out of you can and will make any actor better. She is a great instructor with essential techniques to get any beginner started on a road of success. I’m glad I dedicated myself to her course. It was the best!"
C. Webster

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I came to The Acting Place in Los Angeles without any experience as an actor. I started with the workshop where I immediately got the bug and have been studying ever since. That was two years ago. I have a commercial agent, theatrical agent and a manager and have acted in 17 films. Charlotte guided me every step of the way and who I am today as an actor and as a person is far more than I could ever have expected when I walked into The Acting Place two years ago.” Shaun Russell, Actor

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”Charlotte is genuinely concerned about teaching her students how to find their own artistic voice, without trying to define that voice for them. However, she provides the loose structure necessary to funnel a wild, random talent into something more focused, and eventually more marketable and productive. I have never encountered a person with as much passion for the art and compassion for the struggle as Charlotte." Mark Doldan (studied in New York before coming to Los Angeles)

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"As a seemingly lifelong student of acting, and after four years of inertia, I feel completely back in synch with my acting endeavor through my training at The Acting Place. Charlotte addresses the issues." D. Blaisdell

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"When I arrived in Los Angeles to pursue my dream of acting, I had no idea of where to start. I knew I needed basic skills before I could even begin auditioning. I came across The Acting Place and it was exactly what I needed. Charlotte helped me jump right in and get started in sort of a “hit the ground running” “boot camp” fashion. She provided very specific instruction and guidance in a non-threatening and supportive way. I have benefited from her workshops, on-going group classes, and private coaching. Thanks to her help, I am off and running." B. Harp

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“The classes at The Acting Place have truly changed my life. They provided me with a safe and effective environment to be myself and yet experiment and tap into so many of the different aspects of my character. The improv, scene studies and the various exercises in your classes have helped me not only to learn about acting, but also in all areas of life that have to do with interpersonal relationships and communications. I cannot imagine any other means for gradual but effective exposure and support on the road to mastery of performance.” Hamid Firooz, D.D.S.

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"I enjoy the overall format of the classes -- from improv to scene work. It’s a fun, supportive atmosphere. You definitely get your money’s worth. I wish I could go every night! My confidence is way up." T. Russell

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"Charlotte Gray keeps me grounded in the fundamentals of acting. I look forward to her classes so I can return to earth after a frantic week of shooting and auditioning. She nudges and challenges just enough without ridiculing or embarassing. I've never seen her cross that line. She is especially skilled at creating a bonding, nurturing relationship among her students." Rick Thomason, Actor

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“To succeed, you need a coach… Charlotte is the only coach you will need!” W. Monterroso, Attorney

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"I was looking for something that would let me just get my feet wet, something that would lay down a basic foundation of the art of acting so that I could explore my talent. This course for beginner actors has given me that and so much more. Charlotte Gray’s direction and guidance gives you the feeling that as long as you are comfortable, committed and connected with who you are, you can be successful in acting and anything else you pursue." M. Strajcher

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"I’m a 58-year-old businessman looking for another way to find passion. Charlotte Gray’s workshop did the trick. I felt very safe and had a fabulous time." S. Fogel

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"My training at The Acting Place has done so much for me, I’ve gone from being shy and withdrawn to being bold and confident. My wife, family and friends have noticed this wonderful transformation in my life. I would encourage both beginners and pros to study here!"
T. Scott

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"I have become much more comfortable being on stage. I like how hands-on Charlotte is, and how thoroughly she follows up on making sure we are prepared. Charlotte makes overcoming fear, fun!"
T. Daniels

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"I took this training to sharpen my acting skills. Being a trained 'comic,' I am not necessarily prepared for serious performing roles. Charlotte Gray is a very caring teacher whose techniques are hands on without being obtrusive."
J. Korn (screenwriter and comedian)

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“I took the workshop because I was intrigued by the title, ‘for non-actors (and bashful beginners)’ – that spoke to me. From a personal standpoint, this was like therapy in that it was non-threatening and personally insightful. I got what I needed and the encouragement to continue!" D. Mishkin

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"I was determined not to let more time go by. I had wanted to take a class for over 10 years, but with each passing year became more intimidated by the amount of time that had passed. I questioned myself -- Was I any good? Should I let go of childhood passions and ideals? The Workshop, Bootcamp and Power Acting Class are all tremendous. Charlotte has a great deal of warmth, passion and knowledge. She knows what she’s talking about and provides a safe and nurturing environment where she encourages and challenges you to bring out your personal excellence! I rediscovered my love of the craft and that I am more than good. I am my personal best!” T. Lockyer (See Performance Class)

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"I really love the intimacy I feel in class and the personal attention I get. I now have me the confidence to be up on stage and not feel like a geek. I also have learned the real importance of "listening" in acting and in my personal and business life.” C. Arcangeli (signed with an agent within one month of starting training at The Acting Place)

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"As a comedian, it was very hard for me to do serious acting without "mugging." Charlotte really helped me release any fear or worry about people watching. Anyone who is fearful in front of a live audience should take this training." Dan Rosenberg (stand-up comic, producer, host)

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"I took the Workshop to help overcome the shyness that blocks my ability. Charlotte has an easy way of pushing you to grow without scaring you…. I would definitely recommend this training, especially to those who are frustrated by their shyness. This class forces you to do the work, but in a supportive [atmosphere]." J. Welsh

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“Being an old timer in the business and having worked professionally for years as an actor, I didn’t think there were any new tricks for me to learn but after being out of the business for a few years, I decided to do the Power Acting Classes, just as a refresher. I was so pleasantly surprised at all that I got out of these classes. Charlotte was the most intuitive teacher I had ever trained with and I have studied with some of the most popular teachers in L. A. She offered insight into the material and ways to tap into a deeper truth both on and off stage that opened me up in a way that not only enhanced my level of acting but also gave me a more focused direction for my career and my life in general. I highly recommend Charlotte and her training for anyone whether they are an absolute beginner or someone like me who’s been there and done that.” Dolores De Luce, has been a media spokesperson and working actor since 1973 and has appeared in many National Commercials, T.V. and film rolls such as ‘Repo Man,’ Floundering and soon to be released ‘ Hand Job’ with Gary Busey.

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