Advanced technology has removed the geographical barriers that once existed, opening the door to exciting careers in acting from anywhere in the world. So before you jump to LA or NY, learn to build a solid foundation for lasting success right from your own home. Actor Success in a Small Market™ will walk you through every step needed to get started and make your dream a reality.
This course gives actors the tools to:
- Feel prepared and confident in auditions across mediums
- Discover and access unique emotional triggers
- Safely secure agency representation in any market
- Create professional and memorable marketing material
- Break down scripts to create specific and impactful choices in performance
- Master cold read techniques & conquer improvisation
- Develop the mindset needed to overcome fear and begin landing acting jobs.
*See some of the exciting projects our staff and students have been working on in bio.
Matthew and Leeann have taken the road less traveled.
A note from us:
We believe there is a performer inside everyone but only a few have that burning desire that just won’t go away. If you know the feeling we’re here to tell you that not only is your dream a possibility but you can achieve success in this industry on your own terms. Over the last twenty years we have studied from and worked with some of the best instructors and actors in the world. We have found a way to make living, have a family and be totally fulfilled as actors. Our mission is to inspire dreamers to achieve long term success through a commitment to passion, love and mastery. We are working actors who have been helping others to achieve their goals for over 10 years and this course has been designed to reach those who don’t know where to get started. It takes courage to get started and to keep going no matter what. We are grateful to have the chance to share our knowledge and cannot wait to hear about all your future success.
Act With Passion,
Matthew & Leeann
A few Credits: Matthew, Leeann or their students have been seen in the following
This is Us, Walking Dead, Scandal, The Good Place, Blackish, Shameless, Criminal Minds, Shooter, Mad men, Andi Mack, Sons Of Anarchy, The Punisher, Dexter, Two and a Half men, NCIS, CSI:NY, Cold Case, General Hospital, The Cleaner, Made, Baseball Wives, Steven Seagal Lawman
Go Daddy, Peter Piper Pizza, Pearson, Doritos, Target, Grand Canyon University, Arizona State University, Tilted Kilt, Massage Envy, Arizona Lottery, Petsmart, Circle K, Goodwill, Southwest Airlines, California Pools, Taco Time, Discount Patio, Cox Communications, Centurylink, Casino Arizona, Talking Stick resort, Wild Horse Pass Casino, Honor health, Arizona Milk Producers, AME Landscape, Schmitt Jewelers, Arizona Central Credit Union
Everything Must Go, Take Me Home Tonight, Transformers the Last Knight, Piranha 3D, Hangover 3, Jakes Corner, Maneater
Networks / Production Companies
Marvel, ESPN, AMC, CBS, ABC, USA, A&E, FX, VH1, MTV, Showtime, Lifetime, Netflix, Hulu, Cinemax
StartAgent 101: Insider Tips on Finding and Getting the Right Agent (10:26)
StartMarketing Materials: Beyond the Headshot (12:30)
StartActing Scams: Be a Victim on Screen, Not in Real Life (6:03)
StartEffective Memorization: Memorize to Allow Freedom (11:09)
StartAudition Basics: From Sign-in to Follow-up (10:10)
StartCommercial Auditions: Insider Tips on Nailing the Commercial Cold Read (10:41)
StartCold Reads - Film and TV (8:39)
StartScoring Scripts (11:27)
StartIncorporating Emotion into Acting (9:10)
StartThe Monologue (12:03)
StartImprov Auditions - Solo Improv (6:49)
StartImprov Auditions - Two Person (7:22)
StartSetting Goals (13:01)
StartSilent Improv (10:20)
"There is so much more to being an actor than just memorizing lines. As a producer, this is why I always go to Dearing Acting Studio for talent. Their students are the most well-rounded actors I've found. They know their craft AND the business of acting. If you're looking for a place to prepare you for the real world of acting, you've found it."
- Robert Reid
"I have been a student for nearly 3 years. In that time I have gone from zero to being represented by a major talent agency and have a successful, growing career in film, television, commercial and print. This would not have happened without the intensive coaching and training I have received from Matt Dearing and the rest of the team at Dearing. The Dearing Studio had changed my life. It can change yours too. There are none better."
- Richard Lippert