I love working with actors at every level, helping them gain confidence and reach new heights in their work. I believe great acting is achieved when we bring our authentic selves to the work and practice compassionate listening. Only when we make smart choices grounded in the text, stay connected to the NEEDS of our characters and allow breath in each moment, can we achieve true freedom and spontaneity.
"When it comes to audition coaches - MacKenzie is the perfect triple threat: kind, smart and experienced. She knows how to give you the right amount of confidence to let you stand boldly in your choices, while always helping shape and craft the levels you to need to make your auditions stand out from the crowd.
- Cass Bugge (Night Sky, Better Things, Transparent, For All Man Kind)
"I loved working with MacKenzie. As. coach she is thoughtful, patient and incredibly encouraging. It felt collaborative and she really helped me dig deeper with my character and helped me discover and play throughout my coaching session. I highly recommend booking a coaching with her! Working with MacKenzie will 100% elevate your performance. I felt so confident in my abilities as an actor after working with her. "
-Erin Chambers (Shameless, Scandal, The Young and the Restless)
"Your teaching is invaluable...YOU ARE A GEM and so confident in this process. It's natural for you!"
Heidi Marshall (Owner of The Heidi Marshall Studio)
On-Camera Audition Coaching
Need to level up your self tapes or nail that Zoom producers session? Get a boost of confidence with more specificity and preparation. Together, we will make smart choices grounded in script analysis. I’ll help you navigate the tone and rhythm of every genre while still honoring your instincts and creative interpretation. You'll leave each session with a clear arc to every read and compelling work you'll be proud to submit.
Hoping to get cast in the school play or musical? Interested in summer stock (Williamstown, Shakespeare on the Sound) or a summer conservatory (Yale, AADA)? Or maybe you’re ready to apply for a competitive BFA or MFA program? If so, you'll want to stand out from the rest. Working with me, you'll not only find pieces that accentuate your talents, but learn how to walk into the audition room with confidence and ease. This level of preparation will ensure that - despite the anxiety of the audition process - your pieces will be alive and connected.
Whether you are just getting started or want to take your career to the next level, I will meet you where you are. Building on my 25+ years of professional experience and training in the NYC and LA markets, we will discuss next steps and practical business advice. My offerings cover a wide spectrum of needs, including headshot branding & styling, industry networking, and leveling up your auditions. With my support and guidance, you will walk away with a personalized strategy to help you navigate the business and achieve your career goals.