I am not a failed actor who teaches to pay the bills. I have worked and will continue to do so on my terms because it makes me a better coach. I walked away from Hollywood at the height of my career. I had been recurring on 2 shows – half hour and hour for over a year as well as booking the lead on a pilot. I should have been ecstatic but after that year I knew that I just wasn’t happy driving up to set. It was like waking up next to someone and realizing that you just don’t love them anymore. It was that painful. My agents understood and told me that when I was ready to come back they would be there for me. That’s when I was asked to coach an actor for an audition. His feedback was outstanding for the first time in over a year and so his manager contacted me asking if she could send another client my way. That is how it started and stayed for the past 10 years. Word of mouth and referral only. I had found my passion and true calling in life. When asked what I do for fun my reply is “work” . I change lives on a daily basis and nothing could be better than doing just that.
I want to revolutionize the way actors are taught. I want to start with the hardest thing first, the audition. After a decade of doing this privately I am finally coming out so to speak because I know what I do works. I am a classically trained actor with a BFA from Carnegie Mellon, have been a working actor for over 15 yrs and a coach for just over 10 years. No disrespect to casting directors but they do not know how to teach acting – nor have they been on our side of the desk in our shoes. What I teach is current, relevant and I get results instantaneously. I have had actors with no formal training come to me for an audition and book that job – I have coached actors who have had formal training and have been working a lot longer then me and they book. The process is individual because no single method works for every actor. My goal is to help you find what process works best for you and then take that to the next level. The best way for you to know what I do is to read what working actors say because it’s the truth. I am not one to sugar coat or coddle but I will always protect actors to the best of my ability. My approach is more similar to what athletes do then actors. I am not a teacher – I am a coach.
“Sara has not only changed my career, but my life. Simply put, working with her is a complete game-changer. I’ve trained at a lot of great places with flashy names and reputations, but Sara is at a completely different level. Prior to working with her, I felt stuck in my auditions, and began to lose confidence in my career trajectory. After working with her for 6 weeks, the number of TV credits I had quadrupled. Including 2 recurring roles on major TV shows. I used to get audition notices and pray that the breakdown would reflect something I felt I could do, or was close to 100% me. And obviously for the 90% of auditions that weren’t an exact match for me, I would be terrified and try everything to “become” the character. I got good feedback in auditions, even got pinned quite a few times, but didn’t book. And most importantly, I knew that I was not working up to my potential and being the great actor I knew was inside of me. And that killed my confidence. After my sessions with Sara, I always feel like I’ve tapped into my fullest potential as an actor, and I can’t wait to get to the audition! And in this town that is at times negative, competitive, and shallow, Sara has helped me become comfortable in my own skin inside and outside of the audition room.” – Brian Chin