What is the schedule for Saturday's class?
10:30am - 11:00am EST - Sign in and get ready!
11:00am EST - Technique Review with Executive Director, Emily Moulton
11:30am EST- Guest Artist Lesson (Voice & Speech or Movement-based)
12:30pm EST - Coaching begins with Tom Todoroff!
4:00pm EST - We wrap up!
What is the schedule for Mondays' class?
Same as Saturday, except we begin at 10am EST and end at 3pm EST!
Who else will be teaching us besides Tom?
Select members of the Tom Todoroff Studio faculty - view here.
This will be my first class. Is there anything I need to do before attending?
If you haven't already, begin reading or listening to "Audition" by Michael Shurtleff and "The Four Agreements" by Don Miguel Ruiz. You needn't have these completed before attending class the first time, but you'll need to have read them before putting up work in the class!
This will be my first class. Can I get a recording?
Monthly members have access to recorded selections from current class and past classes which they can watch anytime! There's 100+ hours of recorded lessons and coaching sessions available on your membership dashboard when you join and new videos are uploaded weekly!
How do I choose material?
Our Syllabus contains over 250 authors for you to choose from. We also have Recommended Scenes and Monologue LIsts for you to choose from as well. You can find both of these under the "Reading and Resources" section of your Membership Dashboard. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need further help!
How do I sign up to work in class?
The Performer Sign up form is on your Member Dashboard! Log in and you'll see it on the right side of the screen. Says "Performer Request Form". Email us at email@example.com if you need further help!
What's a work read?
A 'work read' is for when you would like feedback as to which MONOLOGUE is best for you. You're holding the script, AND you have worked on on the text - i.e. made choices and personalized it (you're not just reading it) !
I submitted my Performer Request Form. How will I know if/when I will be coached by Tom?
- When you request to work in class in a given class - plan to be signed onto the meeting no later than noon EST (Saturdays) and 11am EST (Mondays) and remain the entire time. We call on performers throughout the day, but, as this is an organic process and the length of time we spend on each piece will vary, it's important you'e ready to go when called upon.
- To be on the work list for the upcoming Saturday, submit your form no later than Thursday. To be on the work list for the upcoming Monday, submit your form no later than Friday.
- You will be emailed a confirmation the night before class to let you know you're on the work list.
- If for some reason we are not able to get to you, you will go up the following class.
Do I need to dress for the part? What about Zoom backgrounds?
Please wear clothing that’s appropriate for the character, the story, the time period, the setting. Look for a background that will enhance your work. See the section of your membership dashboard called "Tech Tips" for help with backgrounds, or reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
How does the 'note taker' get notes to the performer they took notes for?
We will take care of putting you in contact with your notetaker via email.
Can I work on a piece from theatre or tv or film? What about commercials?
All of the above are welcome! For commercials, just make sure there is enough text involved to warrant a coaching session. For tv / film, make sure you're not working on a really well-known, blockbuster movie (examples: The Godfather, Titantic etc.). The ideal material is NOT well-known, thus making it easier for your to personalize it and make it your own.
English is not my first language. Is this an issue?
Not at all! If you can read and understand English you'll be fine. We'll even recommend pieces for you to work on!
What if I miss a live class - Can I make it up?
As you can imagine, the actors in our class are frequently getting called to set or rehearsal or to do a last minute audition on Saturdays and Mondays, which is why we offer recordings of every acting class for you to view later!
Is this a progressive course? Am I starting in the middle of something?
It's progressive in the sense that you will grow progressively depending on your efforts. Otherwise no. This is personalized training according to where you are currently with your craft. Think of this like your "artistic gym"! A place where you can train continuously and stay "in shape" - additionally, it's an opportunity to get feedback on your auditions before you submit them.
Do I need to wait to join at the beginning of the month?
Not at all! You can join anytime. This is a monthly membership which renews monthly from the day you choose you choose to start.
I'm a director, writer, singer and or public speaker - is this class right for me?
Absolutely. This class is for 'storytellers' from all walks of life!
Can I pause my membership?
This is a good option if you need a brief break, and you plan to return again soon!
Please email us at Workshop@TomTodoroff.com two (2) weeks prior the date you would like to pause.
If we pause your account, this means you will keep your current rate. Our monthly rate will occasionally increase, so, by pausing rather than cancelling, you will not lose your current monthly rate. If you choose this option please let us know if you want to pause for one or two months.
How do I cancel my membership?
We would be bummed to see you go! We understand though and will certainly take care of this for you!
Please email us at Workshop@TomTodoroff.com two (2) weeks prior the date you would like to cancel.
Please know that if you decide you would like to return, you'll be signing up at that new rate. To do this, just go TomTodoroff.com, scroll down to "Join the Membership" to sign up again.
I might have more questions! How can I reach out?
Feel free contact us anytime at Workshop@TomTodoroff.com!