John Boylan is a Toronto-based teacher, acting coach, mentor, actor and founder of Toronto’s Centre for the Arts. He offers a number of acting classes focused on acting for camera as well as private coaching and mentoring.
I feel more on my voice this year than last and I owe that, in part, to your intensive last year. You quickly created an environment where everyone checked their egos at the door and felt safe to explore as themselves. The intensive process really allowed me to progress.
Thank you John, I really appreciate your words of encouragement. So much of auditioning and booking jobs is out of our control so I find that if I can at least get in the room, do the work, and let myself be proud of it I'm not only improving as a professional but I'm preserving some of my sanity as well.... right??
You can't know how much your emails and words have meant. It's going well. It's been a real lesson in giving onstage. Hanging in. I might try to bug you one more time next week if you're around. Talking to you really helped last week.
I think a lot of what I know about acting for the camera, I learned from you so, for what it’s worth, thank you. I have always pointed people to your course because, to me, you were one of the only teachers in this town who really got how to talk to actors.
Byron McKim, Director
I just want to say how much I enjoyed the DGC Workshop with John Boylan’s style and the actors he had at the workshop, they were wonderful. I hope the DGC continue to provide similar workshops in the future.
I just read your tips and thoughts. Bravo, they're great - they encourage one to consider...without overwhelming. Your voice really comes out in them as well. Looking forward to reading more!
I always recommend your class. I sign a bunch of comics, and sketch/stand up performers and they need to learn to tone it down and act in the box. So your class is a great match.