Testimonials

For the longest time, I didn’t take classes for auditioning because I worried that coaches would try to make me interpret the sides the way “they” wanted. I worried that taking classes would homogenize my acting style and beat out of me any impulse that was unique to myself. That was bullsh*t. Stan and everyone who works at Stan Kirsch showed me how to keep my impulses intact while at the same time addressing the things that had prevented me from booking roles. Taking classes at Stan Kirsch taught me how to be MORE naturally myself in an audition setting.

Stan Kirsch Studios is a true rarity. In a business that can be at times cutthroat and at times downright disheartening, Stan and the rest of the SKS family are a beacon of support, positivity, and prodigious talent. With an emphasis on solid technique and consummate professionalism, the training at SKS provides actors with exactly the tools they need to start working and never stop. And with wonderful people like Stan, Kristyn & Colleen at the helm, there is simply no better community in town!

Whenever I meet actors who have just moved to LA, or are feeling stuck in their work and looking for their next step, I send them to SKS with complete confidence. SKS provides a safe space to grow, explore and discover your craft. It demands a level of professionalism and focus on “the work” that anchors you in a solid technique applicable to any material, without overcomplicating things! Stan has a refreshing approach that is equivalent to an athlete in training. It’s simple, clear, and demands your best. 

Stan is able to instantaneously discover weaknesses an actor may be unaware of. He has an amazing gift of being able to effectively and honestly communicate with the actor allowing for immediate growth and change. Stan has helped me hone my craft in a way no other teacher has yet. Thank you!

I learned of Stan Kirsch Studios when one of my sitcom co-stars was singing his praises. After trying a class with Stan, I understood why! It’s rare to find a comfortable class environment that offer all of the ingredients: positive support, sensible critiques, lively camaraderie and rock solid tools and techniques. Whether I’m in need of a simple “tune-up” or guidance for a difficult role, Stan never lets me down. SKS is an invaluable resource for staying focused and confident and on top of your skills. Do it!

Seven months after meeting and studying with Stan I went from never having appeared on a multi-camera comedy, to being the series lead of the ABC sitcom BABY DADDY.  That says it all!  I credit and thank him for bringing greater specificity to my work, honing my technique and enabling me to bring my best to every audition.  Stan and his studio ROCK!

A lot of coaches teach the notion that acting is about getting in touch with one’s self. Stan will teach you how to get and hold a job. I recommend that every actor who wants to work (or work more) in film and tv study with Stan. His practical approach to the craft, attention to detail, and knowledge about all facets of our profession are unparallelled. Working with Stan will not only make your acting sharper and more specific, but if will render you confident in the knowledge that your choices are as strong and as solid as possible. That true confidence is an absolute necessity walking into an audition or onto a set.

My life completely changed after my 1st consultation at SKS studios. After 7 months of working with Stan, I found a manager and theatrical agent, went through my first pilot season, and booked a Series Regular on a multicam show. If you want to be a WORKING actor, this is where working actors train. By working on current breakdowns in class you know exactly what’s going on in the industry so that when your audition comes last minute you are fully prepared to meet that casting director and kill it. The on-camera element is one of favorite things because it shows you all the little details that are either missing or in the way of you booking the job. If you can’t control 98% of this industry then make the last 2% the best you can possibly make it and studying at this studio has taught me that.

It’s been an amazing journey over the years and I know that the main reason things started turning around for me 4 years ago was because I decided to show up at your doorstep. Up until that point, I hadn’t worked in over four years and really didn’t know what was wrong and was on the verge of quitting. Had I not shown up at your doorstep, I am certain the life I’d be experiencing at this moment would be decidedly different. With you guys holding my hand and guiding me, I feel like the sky’s the limit now. There just aren’t enough words to tell you what you guys, the studio, the dear actor friends at the studio, have done for my life.

From the first day I worked with Stan, I knew I had found a fresh and clean direction for my art, a way out of the stagnant fuzz that can cling to you in this business. I was right. He believed in me right away, I trusted his talent, and as a team we’ve pressed on to fantastic results. Having Stan as my co-pilot has been absolutely nothing less than life-changing for me. My milestones big and small I owe to him and the amazing support, influence, and leverage that comes with being part of the SK Community. This is exactly what was missing for me, I’ve finally filled in some blanks.

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