Caryn is the only acting coach to be cited in both Backstage West and East polls as one of  “THE BEST AUDITION COACHES” in polls in the last decade.

Our mission is to provide real tools for working actors, to stretch their craft beyond comfortable assumptions, to nurture true artists to be effective storytellers, and inspire them to keep showing up with the goal of booking! 

caryn West Acting coachCaryn West

An acting coach and teacher for over 30 years, consistently recommended by the industry on both coasts. She is also an award winning working actress and director.  

Tragic events in our nation have prompted a long-overdue conversation about injustice and systemic racism. As both responsible citizens, artists and storytellers, now is a time to ponder how we can change from within and help create genuine, longlasting change.


Nov. 3 -24, 2020 Tues. Eves  4 weeks Zoom 5-8:30pmPT (8-11:30pmET) Designed for both coasts, the Covid era and getting huge results for attendees!  Industry recommended. New focus on Self-Tape Do’s & Dont’s, Online Networking, Quarantine content, Script Analysis, stillness, and vulnerability. A no-nonsense approach to preparation and confident execution that books the role. Details and Signup

Free Class Next one TBA Fall 2020 6:15 pm PT (8-9:15pmET) “The Mistakes I See in Covid Era  Self Tapes Now”


LA/ NYC Online: Sept 13- Nov. 8 2020 Sun. eves 4-7:30pmPT/ 7-10:30pm ET (8 weeks) Come work on process and deeper skills with working directors giving feedback every 4 weeks.

SAMPLE SCENES performed live for director:  Trip to Bountiful

Director Guests:  

Jessica Kubzansky  (Art Dir. of the Boston Court Pasadena) and 

Tom Dolby film dir/ prod (THE ARTIST’S WIFECALL ME BY YOUR NAME)   


NYC: TBA  A journey of real growth & bigger risks in your work. No gurus, no yelling, no BS.  Work every week!


One on One masked/distanced 12 feet  in studio, Skype or Facetime, Self Tape via Facetime /WeAudition, Script Analysis, In Studio TBD,  COVID Discount Rates and Packages starting at $150 off a 3 hour package


Coached from masked safe distance, block, read with Caryn, we edit, quick uploading to Dropbox, WeTransfer. Conveniently located in West Hollywood studio or NYC address


See availability right away and snare your coaching or taping appt online.

RAKE regularNECAR ZADEGAN  (Lead CBS’ NCIS: NOLA, HBO’s HERE AND NOW, regular on GIRLFRIENDS’ GUIDE TO DIVORCE,  EMILY OWENS M.D., EXTANT,  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…”


ALYSIA REINER (Fig on ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, Sundance hit 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, 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  (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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