Crystal Carson offers two workshop opportunities to help you grow as a professional actor. Sign up for both classes to get the most from each:

Auditioning By Heart

2-Day Intensive Workshop

Workshop - July 7th & 8th, 2017 .

This on-camera class will teach professional actors how to organically prepare for film and television auditions within a short time-frame.  Actors receive new sides prior to each class and work daily.   "Auditioning by Heart" is a deep exploration of how to create a character's life from the truth through history homework.  It is practical, not theoretical, and aims to equip you with all the skills and expertise you need to become dynamic and courageous at your auditions. The training is very much student-centered, giving time for individual attention. Crystal will provide thorough, personalized critiques for actor's who register to be critiqued.

This workshop will empower you to

  • Rid Nerves
  • Know Your Lines “by Heart”
  • Live Truthfully Through the Life of the Character
  • Highlight Your Acting Abilities
  • Improve Booking Rates

Join this 3-day intensive (all day) workshop - 

All actors, critiqued and non-critiqued, will receive audition material and will be put on tape. As a non-critiqued actor, if you choose not to have your audition put on tape, then you may be a reader for those who do. (Actors can learn a lot about auditioning when they sit on the other side of the camera.) 12 actors tapes will be watched and critiqued during class their tapes will be used to demonstrate as clear examples, Crystal's words, her script analysis and character breakdown.

3 ways to play Auditioning by Heart!

1) Sign up to have your work critiqued in front of the class, (your resume will be requested after you register) 12 actors only, or... 

2) Sign up as a non-critiqued actor: you can choose to self-critique (please read about this after the bullet point below) and/or you can choose to be critiqued outside of class or...

3) Sign up to audit the class. 

  • Non-critiqued actors please note, after Crystal breaks down the material for everyone, discusses the best approach for the scene, and demonstrates (using 12 actors' tapes) specifically what she will more than likely KNOW EXACTLY how you did, (which of your choices were strong, and which could have been better thought out) when you watch your tape's playback, without getting a specific critique by Crystal. Having said that, you are more than welcome to sign up to have Crystal critique your work privately outside of class. Sign up as a NON-critqued-in-class student using the PayPal button below, then use the lower drop down menu to sign up to be critiqued outside of class:

* Minimum Age 18 yrs (Certain exceptions apply)

Workshop July 7th & 8th

How a Non-Critiqued actor participant works:

Get all the materials, be put on tape, and after Crystal gives you the stronger vs weaker choices you might make, self critique your playback (along with an opportunity to ask Crystal's TA and your peers for what they see). OR add a private critique outside of class.

Use button below and scroll down to Non-Critiqued Actor to sigh up:

NOTE: If you have signed up as a non-critiqued studentbut you want to be critiqued outside of class time, you can add that on below. (NOTE: If you have already signed up as a critiqued-in-class student, you're set! don't need to sign up below. This is for NON-critiqued actors.)

Returning Students are Family!

Note: If you have taken Auditioning by Heart before, and are a returning student, "refresh" your skills at a very special discount, by signing up to be a non-critiqued actor -- one who is taped but not critiqued during classtime.  As you know...after Crystal's lecture and thorough breakdown of your sides, you will more than likely be able to watch your tape and know "how you did." This lets you save big! --Of course, if you still want Crystal to critique you, please sign up anytime, for a critique outside of class.  We LOVE having you back!   --Scroll down on PayPal Button below to register now:

Tanya Clarke (BansheeA Beautiful Mind) talks about the little "gems" she comes away because of Crystal Carson's amazing coaching. 

Thought Support Workshop

Workshop July 6th

The Safety Net Under Your Audition - 

Ever go into an audition thinking you have your lines memorized only to get nervous and mess-up?  Memorization can lock you into a stale delivery or make you even more flustered if you accidentally forget a line.  Thought Support Technique is a one-day workshop that will teach you how to use your sides in an audition while staying in character so you don't have to depend on memorization.  Learn your lines "by heart" - not by rote.  

Focus your preparation by:

  • Deepening your connection to the other character
  • Listening and being present
  • Fighting for your objective
  • Responding truthfully in the moment

Limited to 12 actors.  

This class is the PERFECT lead-in to Auditioning by Heart! Actors get more out of the 3-day intensive when they take the Thought Support Workshop with it.

Join this incredible 5 hour class! 

This class is the PERFECT lead-in to Auditioning by Heart! Actors get more out of the 3-day intensive when they take the Thought Support Workshop with it.

Join this incredible 5 hour class - Regularly $150

(Sign - up along with Auditioning by Heart and take Thought Support for only $100)


Should you need to cancel, your replacement student must be found at least 48 hours before class starts to give time to re-think parings and find new sides, especially if the class is outside of the Los Angeles area.

Hear from other actors  about the Thought Support class...

A Testimony:

I just finished taking Thought Support class and I finally "get it", not just rationally, but I really FEEL what it means to be in the moment in a whole new, unforgettable, usable, effortless way.

After you understand the rules & technicalities, you will notice that your body and mind will automatically start to respond to the other person. You'll start to have emotions hit and change you. You'll GENERATE THOUGHTS, then look at the other person and say them. You'll really get that the script gives you WHAT to say, but taking in the other person, gives you HOW to say it -- no "pre-shaping".

Even though I am not really thinking up the lines, because the writers has already done that, I feel like I am. Thought Support has helped ME, be more of a REAL human being when auditioning and anytime I'm acting.  

It also is the perfect prerequisite to Auditioning by Heart! It supports you, so you can feel safe doing what Crystal is asking of you. I hope you take Thought Support and see for yourself. 

Actor: Frank Carrijo

Brian White is an actor and producer, know for The Cabin in the Woods (2012), Brick (2005) and The Family Stone (2005). In 2015, he is currently has recurring roles on ScandalMistresses, and Chicago Fire.

Felisha Terrell is best known for her roles on TEEN WOLF, SURVIVOR'S REMORSE, and most recently WGN's drama pilot, ROADSIDE PICNIC

Stephen Rider is an actor, most known for  The Great Debaters (2007), (2012), The Host (2013) and most notably as Blake Tower on Marvel's "Daredevil" for Netflix.