ALYSIA REINER  (ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, SIDEWAYS, and star/producer of the film EQUITY opposite Anna Gunn and soon an ABC pilot!) Caryn was the first and best audition class I ever took. She is a genius of both technique and actor psyche and cutting through habits that hinder us. I sue many of her techniques both in auditions and on set, like today!”


STUDIO 1 CROP “Real Tools for Working Actors”

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with  CARYN WEST  this award-winning actress and teacher is the only one selected in both NYC and LA as one of “THE BEST AUDITION COACHES” in  BACKSTAGE’S WEST and EAST polls and has taught at many prestigious schools on both coasts.  A veteran actress & coach,  she devised this class 20 odd years ago based on her and clients’ experiences,  and it is ever evolving because of the seismic shifts in our industry.  She still auditions and works… just like her students. Bio and Video

Fear of Preparation, Memorization Issues, Loss of Breath, Performance Anxiety

Self Tape, In the Room Tapings, Online, Social Media, Theater, You & them alone in the room

LA Weekend version Dec 7-9, 2018  Fri. 6:30-10:00pm Sat/Sun 10-5pm (early enroll by Nov. 24 and save $50)   REGISTRATION 

NYC  TBA 2019



 Kilner Head ShotKEVIN KILNER ( veteran actor, lead on 3 series, most recently recurred on Showtime’s HAPPYISH  ) “Run to Caryn, do not walk.  I’ve been a Professional over 30 years, studied with some gifted, excellent teachers. No one is more talented, thorough & on the edge of what is the latest in the Industry, Social Media’s use in it, script analysis, & acting craft for the camera. If you are looking for the Real Deal?  It’s Caryn West.”

Caryn  is all about content... with many handouts to guide you. This highly acclaimed workshop is preparation-oriented and geared to the market of film and television but helps your theater auditions as well.

 TOPICS :             

  • Internet Readiness “the New PreRead” : Google-ability,  ImdbPro visibility, cutting edge social media handouts
  • Foundations of Courage: Mission/ Vision/ Goals broken down to combat overwhelm and fear/ Tools to be Present
  • Camera Script Analysis and Preparation, Dramaturgy: Making Choices informed by Story Structure , Genre Specific Choices
  • Camera Technique for Taped Auditions
  • The Tricks CDs Can’t Tell You at Workshops
  • Networking: New ways to create relationships and stay in touch, The Special Prep for CD Workshops
  • Your Contagion: Do you attract or repel casting to your value?
  • The Power of the First Moment
  • Breathing: Your Eyes, Releasing Tension, Dropping into Subtextual Moments
  • Eliminating Self Sabotage and Nerves
  • 1-6 liners: “Co-stars are actually harder!”
  • Stillness vs. the Smartphone
  • Ease and Effortlessness: Being Present and Playful
  • Artistry- your unique take on the work and your deepest choices



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PATRICIA RICHARDSON (Series lead HOME IMPROVEMENT, WEST WING, STRONG MEDICINE, took the Dec 2013 and 2016 AUDITION INTENSIVE) : “Did an amazing workshop with Caryn West last weekend/auditioning/goal setting/marketing /learned SO MUCH!  Inspiring and exhausting, invaluable”


















DENTON UNTexas January 8-10, 2016 2 1/2 days   ($350 Professional Actors, $225 UNT or TWU student special rate, $125 Auditors rate) REGISTRATION CLOSED

  • WEEKEND EDITION  TBA  Sat.and Sun  10:00- 5pm  quicker way to get the same info, but much more intense   (limited to 12, enroll by —-and save $50!)   
  • NYC  TBA fall 2016  6:30-10:30pm  4 weeks    REGISTRATION

TBA THE WEEKEND Sat Sun  10-5pm   (limited to 12, enroll by TBA and save $50!)   REGISTRATION

ALUMNI ON CAMERA WORKOUT    3 evenings 7-10:30pm Thursday eve.  DETAILS Continuing concepts, warming up for body and On  Camera, Career Actions help and accountability,  for alumni only REGISTRATION


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