"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
"Your kind words are much appreciated. Being in a new market has given me extra pressure and anxiety that I have never felt before and it is hindering my art which is frustrating for me as an actor. I constantly feel my disconnect in scenes and that hurts me as I feel I am letting myself down. Your comments are truly helpful and allow me to move forward and focus, so please know I have gained nothing but positivity and encouragement on how to improve!"
- Aidan Moreno
"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
"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