• Individual coaching for the actor. We coach both professionals and professionally-minded actors looking to make a mark for themselves in the business. Many actors choose to work on monologues, cold reading technique or overcoming individual "sticking points." Others may need to get ready for a specific audition or to be coached on a Film/TV/Theatre project that they are already involved in.


• Ongoing classes in Spontaneous Scene Study: Improvisation for Actors. This class is for actors who wish to approach work from a more improvisational basis and improvisers who wish to go deeper into their work and their acting.


• Workshops for the actor and the non actor. These workshops are designed to take the participant on a journey. Many artists and non artists alike often complain of feeling shut down, and are not able to open up and simply be. Our workshops are focused on fostering the courage to do that. Participants feel more alive, spontaneous and creative after taking these workshops.


• We are available to come to your company or theatre group to provide workshops and classes. These can be designed to suit your specific needs or we can use our own curriculum. We have provided these workshops for other Acting Teachers, Psychotherapists, Teachers and Sales Reps, as well as other professionals. These workshops are designed to make you more confident communicators who feel happier in their line of work.



"What we usually call [developing one's talent] is often nothing more than freeing it
from the influences that hamper, occlude and frequently destroy it entirely."


--Michael Chekhov (To the Actor)






SETH MICHAEL MAY (SAG, AEA, AFTRA) began acting in 1989 and coaching in 1995. He studied improvisation with Jeff Wirth, Gloria Maddox, and Alan Arkin (Academy Award Winner, Little Miss Sunshine), and worked as an assistant to casting director Maureen Fremont. He has studied acting and worked with Herbert Berghof, Terry Schrieber, Viveca Lindfors, Marty Fried, Joe Paradise, Milton Katselas, John Strasberg and Harold Guskin, among others.


He has taught workshops in sensory work, improvisation, and classical theatre in New York, Los Angeles and Europe. In Vienna, members of the Max Reinhardt Academy called the warm-up in his sensory workshop: "Better then LSD."


On television, he has appeared on several shows including Law and Order, SVU and Michael and Michael Have Issues, as well as in several films. He has performed onstage with such theatre companies as Theatre For A New Audience and MaYi both in the United States and in Europe.


He has recently become the audition coach of choice for Smith Talent Management, and has clients who are represented by William Morris/Endeavor Agency, Gersch, and Frontier Booking, among others. He was also the co-creator and cast member of the improvisational film, "Party Project" which screened in the NY International Independent Film & Video Festival.



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