Meet Our #BlogSquad & Talent Coach Members
Hi there! I'm Nola, your personal audition monologue coach. From Shakespeare to Shaw, I'll help you choose a monologue that's appropriate, break it down, and refine your audition pieces so that you can confidently nail your audition. I studied English at the University of Denver and trained as an actor under the Theater department, where I also had roles in main stage shows including Lady Macbeth and Ronnette from the Little Shop of Horrors. I spent my final semester in the facoltà di teatro at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan, where I had a speaking role in an all-Italian production. Upon moving back to Denver, I had a professional run as an ensemble member of The Little Mermaid at the PACE center before moving back to Italy for the fashion season. While there, I met and collaborated with director and producer Emanuele Cristaldi, whose short film "Catch Me If You Can" won the Golden Earth and was nominated for multiple categories all over the world. I'm currently a professional model, writer, translator, and teacher living in New York City and studying at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
I am an acting coach, specializing in audition preparation, monologue development, actor warm-ups, transforming a theater monologue into a film monologue (and vice versa), drilling cold reads, text-based interpretation (classical and contemporary), scansion, and scene work. For the opera singers, I coach pronunciation and interpretation of foreign song lyrics.
Our first session together will be a consultation in which we will get to know each other, establish our goals and practice plans, and ask questions. If you don't have your own materials, don't worry- I would love to assist with all stages of the process. If you have a specific song or monologue to work on, please have a digital version (it can be a picture with your cell phone), a physical copy to mark up and take notes on, a pencil, and an openness to try new things! :)
I am available Mondays-Fridays 7:00- 10:00 pm, Saturdays and Sundays from 5 pm to 10:30 pm ET