Testimonials From Actors & Directors
“I had an amazing time at the intensive last weekend, I feel like I’ve fallen in love with acting all over again… Everyone was so eager, willing and brave, it was wildly exciting! Tom is a genius and I know I can learn so much from him. His sensitivity, smarts and honesty, as well as the fact that he is the star of his own life, allow me to abandon myself to his care. I feel I can trust him. Thank you so much for all you have given of yourself to share this great gift with your fellow actors around the world. That is no small accomplishment! It was so unexpected to find you such a beautiful, generous man. I watched you offer your support to all in a sincere manner. You helped everyone feel the abundance the universe has for all of us lovers of creativity! Your words of encouragement to me deeply resonated. They mean a lot to me.
THANK YOU. Until we meet again,”
“As I’m sure you’re hearing from everyone else, this class was really amazing–Tom is so engaging and entertaining. The depth of his knowledge and experience is, quite frankly, mind-boggling!! What really impressed me was his generosity. He stayed later each day (especially Sunday) and even encouraged one of our fellow actors to perform a musical theatre piece for us as a chance to practice before an upcoming audition (what a gem for us to witness!). Overall, I felt it was a wonderful learning experience and would certainly do it again.”
“”Wow”! What an incredible weekend I had! I haven’t felt such a buzz in a very long time. The energy was so inspiring and magnetic! It affected my breathing and my entire body! I can’t really put the feelings into words, as the experience was so unusual and inspiring all at the same time. I realized many Cardinal Sins I was making at auditions and how to stop them now. Tom’s workshop held my attention unlike any other.Thank you for the unforgettable experience!”
“Attending Tom’s workshop this past weekend was a life-changing event for me: a defining moment in my life. I knew after the first few minutes that this was not going to be like any other workshop I have ever taken! Tom is a force to be reckoned with – his intensity, drive, passion and fearlessness shine through with every word, and movement. It’s contagious…I felt it…I was moved by it. He genuinely cares about the students in class and really wants everyone to succeed – to be who they were meant to be; to find their authentic self; their passion in life, and go for it without fear. So much of what he said reaffirmed my own beliefs. There were many moments during the workshop where things just came together and became clear for me…The energy you feel when you are on his stage is like nothing I’ve experienced. I really needed this motivational push from Tom to go for it, without fear, and be relentless until I achieve my goal. Thank you!”
“Once again, Tom has filled my soul with light and inspiration. I am so happy right now I feel like I’m flying! I now know how to let go of past teachers negative influences and focus on my personal technique as an actor. I feel like I’ve grown so much from the last workshop and am going to keep challenging myself to follow my heart and what I want out of my life and career. Everything feels different now. Better! Tell Tom he rocks my world! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!”
“The Tom Todoroff Workshop is the most enjoyable event that I can ever recall!
I have wanted to get into the “Biz” since grade school. I’ve never believed in ‘training’ schools as I have always thought that talent is brought out from within. Great, great, great! Build it and they will come. And they have been coming and leaving satisfied! The emails have been pouring in! This weekend was even better than that last weekend, with so much more to share and experience! The way Tom teaches he should get a script and just shoot the class. But then this is just the beginning!!…I’d never performed in front of an audience before. It was thrilling! “We act to seek our own good opinion. I’m proud of myself. I WANT MORE!! I’d still be sitting in that room if Tom was. I wanted to thank him personally at the conclusion, but I didn’t want to lose it. I’ll be seeing you again, Tom. Deep in my heart I believe I will. My outlook on life has significantly changed. Until next time.”
“I can’t stop thinking about the workshop I just did! Listening to Tom, working with him, and putting the work into his reading list was nothing short of a life-changing event for me. He communicated the art of acting in such clear, passionate and thought provoking terms that I felt inspiration the likes of nothing I’ve ever experienced! He instilled in me a brilliant sense of confidence and independence in my personal craft, things that I have been searching for my entire life. If you don’t mind, please pass this on to Tom? I want him to receive my many humble thanks for giving me one hell of a huge road sign pointing to the realization and fulfillment of my personal dream…He may never know how much joy he instilled in my soul this weekend. He threw a can of gasoline on my burning desire to act! He made me realize how much more important and powerful my imagination is, rather than my past, and allowed me to see that I can ‘give myself permission’. As I told my parents on the phone right after the workshop this evening, “I truly believe that I will look back on this weekend many years down the road and be able to acknowledge it as one of the most important events in my life.” So, again, another thank you. I received a priceless gift over the last two days. Please let Tom know.”
“I have studied with many, many great teachers, and Tom is just an awesome combination of them all. Since the Toronto workshop, I am feeling driven as hell! I wanted to ask him a few questions at the end but the line of students who wanted to speak with him was overwhelming!!”
“I took the workshop, and I just wanted to say thank you. Thank you for bringing this to us! Tom is the best teacher I have ever had, ever! I look forward to his return!”
Tom! This is the ‘fear of intimacy girl’ from the Toronto workshop last weekend. First off, I need to say that this has been the best thing I have could have possibly done in terms of my acting career. At 29, I’m only now really starting out. I was married for ten years and just didn’t have the support system to go there the way I wanted to. I really needed that breakthrough! It was hard, and fast and I was so vulnerable. It did hurt, but it was a good hurt, and afterwards, I felt wonderful and raw. I have learned more about acting and who I am in those two days than I have in months of acting classes…What you said about people waving their arms about–in my case eyebrows, too–made complete sense to me. Especially when you added that actors do it because they don’t feel like they’re enough. I grew up fighting for my life (I almost didn’t win), and being taught that I’m not enough. It truly blows my mind that I came away from this workshop better in every area, not just acting! You have helped me redefine who I really am. I can’t thank you enough for that. Acting is the only thing I’ve ever wanted to do. I never imagined I would end up divorced with two children, living on next to nothing and pursuing an acting career at 29. I’ve never had a back up plan, but you know what? I have never had more faith, nor felt so free in my entire life.
You’re a beautiful man, Tom Todoroff! Great Big Love”
“I am definitely going to Tom’s next workshop!!!! I learned so much just watching. I can only imagine how much you learn when you’re performing. He was a breath of fresh air. I couldn’t believe how late he stayed with us, because we had questions and he cared about us! Most people would have been out. HE HAS CLASS!!! I’m addicted to TOM. Whenever he comes into the city, I will be in his workshop! Tom is the FIRE! A powerful fire! Wow! I’m out of breath!”
“Thomas T. for me? Reminiscent of Leonard Bernstein teaching student orchestral conductors, eating together, rapid-fire word games, remembering his most loving mentors, passing on passwords [“inner beats”]. I have eleven pages of unreadable notes to type into my computer tomorrow. An excellent experience! Centuries later, after two days of Todoroff, I am thinking this was the best addition to my previous ignorance ever experienced!”
“The workshop with Tom was unbelievable…truly amazing! I have so much to work on, but no matter what level you’re at, he can bring it out! It’s great that Tom’s coming back for future workshops! It’s such a great group of actors. It will be wonderful as an ongoing thing! Thanks again! You have no idea how this has changed my approach to acting and life. A big thanks!”
“A warm-hearted, honest from my soul, THANK YOU for this event!”
“Tom’s workshop was the most purpose-distilling, beautiful event in these past few months. In addition to the encouragement and positivity, I shall always cherish concepts which struck a strong chord with me: When you do something for yourself, you go through the front door. When you do it for others, you knock on the back door. I am stepping through the front door. I am promising myself that I’ll listen to myself and act (i.e. live) as truthfully as I can. Most of all, I am excited that I feel so excited! I can’t remember feeling that powerfully before. I don’t remember being able to say these words before. Thank you for everything, and I can’t wait to continue the process in Los Angeles in a few weeks. Love and thanks,”