CARYN’S SPACE FOR ACTORS’ mission is to provide real tools for working actors, inspire them to stretch their craft beyond comfortable assumptions, become true artists and effective storytellers, and to support their courageousness to keep showing up with the goal of booking! 


Caryn West      

She is consistently recommended by the industry on both coasts as a respected acting coach and teacher. She is also an award winning working actress.   


A no nonsense, working pro’s approach to preparation and confident execution that have empowered thousands of actors to great success.


NYC :  taught by Caryn starts March 6 2017, 8 weeks minimum   LA: TBA 2017 taught by Tyler Pierce   A  journey of real growth & bigger risks in your work. No gurus, no yelling, no BS.  Work every week!


Caryn is the only acting coach cited in both Backstage West and East polls as one of  “THE BEST AUDITION COACHES”  In studio, Skype or Facetime, On Set


Coached, block, read with Caryn, quick uploading to Dropbox or Hightail. Conveniently located in West Hollywood studio or NYC address


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TESTIMONIALS       and     CLIENT SUCCESSES      also:

RAKE regularNECAR ZADEGAN  (regular on GIRLFRIENDS’ GUIDE TO DIVORCE,  EMILY OWENS M.D. , recurred on EXTANT, THE FOSTERS, and  “24”): “Caryn very quickly understands scenes and characters and where the scene should go is always supported by her keen eye for specifics. Her audition technique class is singular amidst the rest…She is clear about why auditioning is an art unto itself…Under Caryn’s tutelage I really had a chance to hone the art of specificity within my acting but also entirely within my life as an artist…”

JohnConnally1JOHN P CONNOLLY (former Pres. of AFTRA &  ex CEO Actors Equity who took the Audition Intensive recently): “Essentially, in a safe, supportive setting I learned that while I may miss the Old School that I thrived in, I gotta get back up on a New Horse if I want to ride.  I also profited immensely and immediately from the artistic and technical insight that Caryn brought to our audition pieces.   So much to be joyful about…”


ALYSIA REINER (Fig on ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, new Sundance feature EQUITY and SIDEWAYS) : “Caryn’s was the first & BEST audition intensive I ever took. She is a genius both of technique and actor psyche and cutting through habits that hinder us. I use so many of her techniques both in auditions and on set, like today!”                           


Adrain MArtinezADRIAN MARTINEZ  (NYC actor, currently a regular on BLACKLIST: REDEMPTION sidekick to the stars’ in ‘Focus’ (Will Smith), ‘Walter Mitty’ (Ben Stiller) and ‘Casa de mi Padre’ (Will Ferrell)  From beginners to veterans, Caryn helps all actors with her passion for actors— she’s a great one herself— and laser sharp insights into your work, and how to help you interpret material and nail that audition. She’s simply awesome.”

David Alan Basche

DAVID ALAN BASCHE  (series regular “The Exes”, “Starter Wife”  ,”Lipstick Jungle”, “Three Sisters,” “Oh Grow Up,” films include “United 93”, “War of the Worlds”, “Full Frontal”) :    “Caryn’s class changed my life: I take what she taught me into every audition, and it works over and over again, and that means: so do I !”






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