Upcoming Class Dates - USA

ATLANTA  SUMMER 2019 - REACTING BY HEART: July 18, 2019 (or JVA Clients only - July 11th)

ATLANTA SUMMER 2019 - AUDITIONING BY HEART:  3-day intensive: July 19 - 21   JVA Clients only: July 12 - 14


LOS ANGELES 2019 6-WEEK MASTERCLASS -  Jan 11 - Feb 15 (Sold Out)


Pismo Beach - 3-Day Intensive - Oct. 9, 10, 11, 2019

ATLANTA - Teen Class - JULY 2019 TBD

ATLANTA - NOV 30 - Dec 2nd AbH Class - click here for SIDES

Auditioning By Heart

3-Day Intensive & 6-Week Film / Television Audition Technique Workshops

These on-camera classes 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 are put on tape 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 each actor's performance daily.

This workshop will empower you to

  • Rid Nerves

  • Know Your Lines “by Heart”

  • Live Truthfully Through the Life of the Character

  • Highlight Acting Ability

  • Improve Booking Rates

Thought Support Technique

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


Looking for an ACTING CLASS that works well with Crystal's Audition Technique?  

Here are Crystal's recommendations: 

Top Ten Things Casting Directors & Producers Look for in Your Audition

“How do I get cast more often?” “How can I get bigger roles?” 

Do you want to improve your booking rates?  LA acting coach Crystal Carson teaches actors weekly who are booking lead and supporting roles in film and television and knows what Hollywood producers and casting directors need from you in the audition room.  Learn what LA actors already know and how to increase your chances of competing against them as "local" talent in the eyes of Hollywood, including how and when to

  • Audition using props

  • Stand, sit, or move around

  • Memorize the lines or hold the script

Learn the secret to Slating and more!


Class Policies / Cancellation Policies


Late Payment Policy

Payment is due on receipt.  If payment is not received within 30 days, the balance will accrue by ten percent (10%) per month.  

*  Due to preparation & scheduling the minimum time and rate to see Crystal is 15 min  / $40. 


From Start to Stardom

Written by casting director Lisa London, this book is a comprehensive and understandable resource on the business of acting.