I decided to turn to Jillian when I realized I’d lost confidence with my performance. Even though I didn’t know what I wanted or what I was trying to even do with my monologue, Jillian asked all the right questions and challenged me with different perceptions of the piece. In the end, I felt more confident in myself and in my abilities. I’ll definitely be returning to Jillian for more 1:1 sessions!
Have an audition coming up? Working on a piece you feel is stale or new? Need some encouragement, or perhaps a fresh eye to look over it? I got you. These sessions are designed to remind you of the fun, creative process-- the reason why we do what we do-- when amidst the stress of auditioning.
These are offered for in-person or online practice.
Starting at $40.00 per hour
These private, one-on-one sessions delve into analyzing text for your personal character work. Together, we explore the text scene by scene, drawing personal connections and discussing informed character choices. When working with Shakespeare, this includes analyzing structure of the verse. Online or in person!
Starting at $70 per 90 minutes
"I worked with Jillian on private monologue coaching. She excelled at meeting my needs and questions. She was receptive and helpful in guiding me through the process. We worked through the piece, touching on the acting elements (scansion, voice, body), as well as discussed audition and self tape technique in regards to Shakespeare material. Her way of working is cohesive and intuitive, and I’m very thankful for her feedback and her direction. "
"I truly feel that my work with Jillian gave me permission to follow the development of this character by initializing with a greater sense of understanding."
"My view of Shakespeare definitely has shifted from Jillian’s insight and the conversations that revolved around the detail of the language…"
"My desire to perform Shakespeare has most certainly increased. I believe that there was an underlying fear on my behalf that fueled my hesitance in approaching Shakespeare’s language… With Jillian’s aid, I was capable of asking any and every question that provided me a “toolbox” of knowledge that I could practice and utilize when approaching this form of work. I felt as if I were no longer starting from “nowhere,” but rather I now have a basis to spring from."
"The foundational knowledge I was granted through these workshops have truly served me into furthering my education in the enriching text of Shakespeare!"
"I definitely feel more confident about handling verse… [T]hese workshops provided the specified vocabulary and examples of how to tackle scoring/scansion."
"I recognized that discussing the character’s relationship with vulnerability, power, and sense of self were all concepts I could easily find a semblance of personal attachment to if I reframed the circumstance. This character work also aided in allowing me to discover the disparities of the character from the beginning of the play to the end, as there is a monumental shift that occurs and how I could embody that as the actor."