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.   


LA AUDITION WEEKEND   Feb 21-23 Fri eve/Sat/Sun day  (early enroll by Feb 14 and save $50)                    Industry recommended. Fast and Impactful. Get a road map to give killer auditions. We teach all aspects of theatrical auditioning:  in person and genre specific, self taping, editing secrets for stand out tapes, social media marketing, detailed preparation handouts, and relaxation methods to combat nerves. 

The  4 Week AUDITION INTENSIVE Tues evenings TBA Give yourself the time to prepare, absorb and integrate the lessons over 4 weekdays. Relax and Play! A no-nonsense, working pro’s approach to preparation and confident execution that books the role!

NYC WEEKEND INTENSIVE   TBA June 2020 16 hrs. Sat/Sun 10-6pm  (early enroll by June and save $50)

SCENE STUDY/SHOWCASE FOR 2 working directors

LA: March 29- May 17 Sunday nights 6-10pm   (8 weeks, optional 4 week extension ) Every 4 weeks a stage director or film director sees your scene or monologue.

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


In Studio, Skype or Facetime, Self Tape, Script Analysis Discount Packages starting at $150 off a 3 hour package


Coached, block, read with Caryn, Edit, quick uploading to Dropbox or 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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