Upcoming Class Dates


LOS ANGELES Fall 2019 (seats available now)

  • Auditioning by Heart 6-week Masterclass: Sept 20 - Oct 25, 2019

ATLANTA Winter 2019 (seats available now)

  • Reacting by Heart - November 21, 2019 or December 5, 2019

  • Auditioning by Heart 3-day Intensive - November 22-24, December 6-8


Class Descriptions


Auditioning by Heart

(3-day Intensive & 6-week Masterclass)

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

Reacting by Heart

(1-day Workshop)

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.  Reacting by Heart 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

Top 10 Things Casting Directors & Producers Look for in Your Audition

“How do I get cast more often, and for bigger roles?”

Do you want to improve your booking rates?  Crystal Carson coaches actors 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. Improve your booking rate by learning what LA actors already know to increase your chances in competing against them as “local” talent in the eyes of Hollywood. How to

  • Audition using props

  • Stand, sit, or move around

  • Memorize the lines or hold the script

  • Use your slate to your advantage


Too excited to wait for class to work with Crystal? Two options:


6 Week Online Virtual Masterclass

Can’t wait to absorb what Crystal has to offer? Click here to get learn more and to get started with Crystal’s 6-week Online Virtual Masterclass.

Book a Private Coaching

Crystal is available in-person or via Skype / Facetime. Click here to learn more.


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From Start to Stardom

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


Class Policies / Cancellation Policies

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