It was truly a great experience working with you! You are a wonderful coach, a very knowledgeable person, every time after you explained the scenes to us, it blows my mind — not only the meaning behind the lines/scenes but also the human behaviours. It really gave me a new perspective in how to prepare the scenes, and also helped me to understand more about people. Thank you for sharing all these valuable insights, it allows me to explore more in acting and in life!
- Tori Liang
Thank you John! Also, I just wanted to share with you a little note my agent sent me about my tape.
‘Chemika, I wanted you to know how good I think your tape is. Just amazing that you did that in less than 48 hours. Really nice work.’
This feels really nice to hear and I know I’m getting better because of my work with you! Thanks again :)
- Chemika Bennett-Heath
"The way you approach the work was exactly what I needed. I have studied with many different teachers and sometimes I wonder why I didn't find you sooner...
I really feel what I have discovered since working with you is invaluable. You have helped me trust myself again. The ideas, exercises and philosophy you inspire as you teach are the way I have always wanted to approach my acting. You have helped me to believe in that. You have helped me shift some very old narratives and guided me to free my own voice and creativity in my work. I feel I have built a new foundation within my work to grow from."
"That time is always the best.
I feel the work working. With your guidance I've found myself growing as an actor in ways I can understand. I've begun to think and approach the work in a more detailed and practical way. I love being able to try and practice properly. I am my best self when I am in that room."
- Thalia Kane
"I wanted to thank you for such a positive and broadening experience. …the class allowed me to reinstate my “voice”… 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…"
- Heli Kennedy
"Thanks for everything (your help in my growth, support, patience, the list can go on); I was, in fact, ‘a changed woman’ after The Intensive. I didn’t really start acting until training with John. He helped me experience and understand different characters by ‘dropping in’ to myself; he breaks the walls down between the actor and the character. John understands who I am as a human being first, which enables trust in the environment and therefore allows me to go deeper as the character."
- Lisa Lau
"John Boylan not only gives an actor tools to break down any scene in any genre, he also excels at training an actor’s mental process, so that one is able to ask the most effective questions needed to continue growing professionally in this business. His one-on-one coaching and mentorship has helped me overcome many mental and emotional blocks, and I’ve watched my career change from guest appearances to series lead."
- Dion Johnstone
"So, I made it. Still breathing. I think it went really well. I felt their intrigue. I was all there. So present. Got me some laughs and some sorry sighs. Viola was good. I began to hear myself speak a couple of times, but fought back, and re-rooted myself, got back in again. I felt very calm afterwards. Acting is becoming part. You have been endlessly generous with me since I first began at the Centre. Your direction really helped me find the truth in Viola’s words. to show you my work individually. Thank you for sharing your wisdom, support, and superior nature John, I just need to gush a little bit about class. I am really enjoying the work so much and all that you’re having us do. The improvs with the gun and the fairy tale, your ‘I’m looking at you’ … your comments are so insightful and the work in general has been so invigorating. I am forever grateful for the environment you have fostered as a means of exploration. Your coaching is invaluable"
- Joslyn Rogers
"... the workshop for Directors, given by John Boylan this past weekend has been tremendously successful in continuing to develop my skills and experience in working with Actors. John’s generosity and patience, not to mention his lifetime of experience, makes his workshops essential for any Director at any level interested in continuing to develop confidence on the floor. This is the kind of programing I am thankful for ..."
- Terry Odette