Al Bernstein


"You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus." Mark Twain What do you get in the coaching session? • personalizing your choices • making a life and death choice • keeping you online with the characterʹs objective • going real deep in your choices so they're strong and personal at the audition • own the room with a new confidence • fun and bold preparation work Our exploration works on a basis of truth coming from the inside out. Therefore will provide you with a clear set of tools that will support your choices and immediately appear at your auditions, first rehearsals and open the door to the Call Back. AL BERNSTEIN received his Masters from the famed Actors Studio MFA program in New York where he studied intensively in scene study, voice, speech, Alvin Ailey dance, dialects, Stanislavski, Meisner, & Strasberg Methods, Theatre History, Stage Combat, Classics, Period and Style and independent workshops covering; Dreamwork, Personalization, Improvisation, Affective memory, the Private Moment, plus many more, with theatre’s top coaches such as; Ellen Burstyn, Susan Batson (Nexus), Sandra Seacott, Elizabeth Kemp, Eli Wallach, Anne Jackson, Arthur Penn, Vivienne Nathan and David Gideon. The Craft Seminars every other Monday from the award winning Inside The Actors Studio Bravo show offered Al intimate lectures from film and theaters greats. Al has been based most of the past 18 years in NYC where his training began at Circle In The Square with Jaqualine Brooks, Terry Hayden and Alan Langdon and moved to Uta Hagens’ HB Studio with the gifted Carol Rosenfeld. He worked in Off Off Broadway and Off Broadway, Independent theatre companies performing, training, teaching, directing and producing. He has appeared in many TV, Film and Theatre productions in New York, Toronto and Los Angeles including: Nikita, Showtime’s Street Time, Nip/Tuck, Everybody Hates Chris, How To Lose A Guy in 10 Days, Godsend, Cursing Hanley,, The Briefcase, Deadly Deceit, Sue Thomas FBEye, Doc, The Series, Theatre productions such as: Winner 2011! LA Weekly award winning Best Musical Hoboken to Hollywood, Winner 2013! LA Drama Critics Awards Best Play, Writer, Director, Actors (Troy Kotsur) Cyrano (Fountain Theatre/DeafWest), The Sunshine Boys (Odyssey Theatre Ensemble w/ Hal Linden and Allan Miller) Abu Ghraib Triptych (ATW), Riff Raff (the Actors Studio), Beirut (Circle In The Square), Red Light Winter, Port St. Joe, King Lear, Measure for Measure, plus many more. Today, Al works as an actor/writer and acting coach in LA and is a proud member of the Alley Theatre Workshop (ATW) and Carter Thor Studios in Toronto. "Mr. Bernstein-- It was a sincere pleasure to work with you, to get to know you, and to watch your performances, sir. In addition to being an esoteric, thought-provoking, hilariously surreal person, you are also one of the most engaging, enigmatic, and captivating actors I've ever had the pleasure of watching on stage. Your presence resonates with a quiet confidence and unfailing commitment to the moment that leaves your audience punch-drunk with anticipation for more. In other words, I'm your biggest fan! Please keep me in mind in your email blasts for any upcoming projects you may do." Cathleen Meredith Email Al Bernstein directly at for further information.

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