“It has been said that an actor must have the hide of a rhinoceros, the courage and audacity of a lion, and most importantly, the fragile vulnerability of an egg.” – Robert Prosky
Audition Skills Coaching
(because actors don’t act for a living, they audition for a living)
Maybe it’s your very first audition ever or your first callback for a new HBO series. My technique for building a character, creating place, understanding circumstances, and formulating objective will set you apart from your competition and help you book the job. On-camera or on-stage we will address each moment of the audition from your initial greeting to your triumphant farewell. Bring monologues, sides, or commercial copy and let’s play!
Acting Coaching: One-on-one or with a partner
TO SEE, TO HEAR, TO THINK, TO FEEL, TO ACT!
A compelling performance has nothing to do with acting. A great actor is one who lives richly in the moment, listens vigorously, and responds authentically to the given circumstances. It is that simple and that complicated. I love actors and I love being an actor. My sessions celebrate our shared duty to powerfully convey the human condition through storytelling. And, yes, this also applies to commercials for toilet bowl cleaners! Best not to be too lofty about it all.
“Christina Starbuck has the ability to readily connect with her emotions and deliver.“
KAREN L. GUNN, SOIREE FAIR, INC.
“Delivered with messianic zeal”
Serena Donadoni, Village Voice
“Starbuck more than sticks the landing.”
Joey Magidson, awards circuit
“Boundless and exquisite.”
Mark Saldana, True View Reviews
Gadi Eklon – Selig Film News
News & Upcoming Appearances
Thrilled that Napalm (my memoir piece about a devastating family trauma) will be presented in an upcoming podcast produced by the Fox Meadow team!
Thank you to Union County Small Business Owners for inviting me to be the keynote speaker at their inaugural event! Courage. Creativity. Connection.
I am so pleased to be performing my memoir piece, Napalm, at this year’s Women at the Crossroads event! For tickets and info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-at-the-crossroads-tickets-55913488750