COACHING

 

Bernadette Quigley takes an instinctive, directorial approach to coaching actors of all levels of experience. She tailors each session to serve your specific needs.

 

 
Bernadette’s audition preparation focuses on:
 
* character
* objectives
* language
* subtext
* voice
* movement
* historical period
 
among other specifics.

 
Bernadette also specializes in dialect work:
 
* Irish (North, South, West)
* British (Cockney, Midlands, London, Manchester)
* Standard American
* Various American (Boston, Midwest, Texas, New York)
* European (French, Italian, German)
* Eastern-European (Russian, Polish)
 
and many others.

 

In her dialect work, Bernadette helps her actors develop a fine-tuned ear by encouraging them to immerse themselves in the specific dialect in which they are working. She then incorporates the actor’s newly honed skill into the session specifics of acting choices and scene work.

Bernadette has helped clients book leading and supporting roles on Broadway (musicals and plays) and in regional theatres across the country, as well as film, television and voiceover work.

 
 

TESTIMONIALS

 

“If you want the job, coach with Bernadette Quigley. Since she understands the actor’s process and its inherent challenges, she is able to work efficiently and effectively to bring out the best possible performance. Above all, she gives you confidence in your own instincts: she raises the bar. ”
— Isabel Keating
Tony-nominated, Drama Desk-Award-Winning Actress

 

“Bernadette is the best teacher I have ever had! Each lesson I am constantly learning new things. She is like no other.”
— Tara Macri
(Booked a number of jobs since we began working together, including JERSEY BOYS)

 

“Bernadette’s coaching in as insightful as it is encouraging. She’s helped me develop audition material that is dynamic and personal. And then I walk into that audition room with presence and confidence. No matter if I get the job or not- I feel good about my work, thanks to her.”
— Drew Hirshfeld
(Booked the title role in AMADEUS, Wilma Theatre)

 

“I was referred to Bernadette and couldn’t have been happier! She has an ease about her that gets the best out of you; which ultimately gets you work. I signed with one of NYC’s top voiceover agents after working with her.”
— Jennifer Waiser
(Broadway’s PIRATE QUEEN, Dora-nominated actress)

 

“I like referring my clients to coach with Bernadette because I know after they work with her, they will either book the role or at the very least get a callback.”
— Kevin Thompson, Manager

 

For more information, please contact Bernadette at quigdette@yahoo.com.