In 2007, I started teaching at one of the Bay Area’s finest training ground for young actors, ACT’s Young Conservatory under Craig Slaight. Since then I’ve worked at Word for Word, Westmont High School, and EnActe, teaching kinder to adults. I specialize in coaching monologues and songs for programs requiring monologues and/or “pre-screens”, as well as regular acting auditions. Ideally, I like to start with a brief phone call to discuss your/your child’s goals and expectations. Students new to acting can expect the first session to include a discussion of basic acting terms and concepts. I recommend at least two hour-long sessions for one new monologue.
Appointments are at a mutually arranged time, and on Zoom or similar platform until further notice.
Cost: My standard rate is $90 an hour, for 75 minutes. I frequently run a bit over that time, with the actor’s permission, but fee remains fixed. Discount packages can be arranged.
Cristina was indispensable in preparing my daughter for her audition for the theatre department at Ruth Asawa School of the Arts. Cristina’s professional and encouraging approach brought my daughter’s monologue work to a whole new level. My daughter is a very happy freshman in the theatre department!
—Debby, mother of young actress
Views stated herein don’t necessarily reflect the views of ACT or other training program.