I am a 37 year-old trained actor, scriptwriter and director who has worked across TV, Film, Radio and theatre since 2003. I also work as a brand consultant and am a mum of two.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
Drama school auditions
- Tell me about your qualifications.
I read English Literature at Warwick University and then attended a 1 year Posgraduate at the Guildford School of Acting
- How much do you charge?
I charge an initial consultation call fee of £25 (for a call of up to 45') to understand the requirements and experience of the auditionee. I then suggest 2 x sessions either on Skype or in person in Ealing.
- Where do you teach?
I teach at home and/or The Questor's Theatre for an additional booking fee for the room hire based on availability. I cover West London, students come from Notting Hill, Holland Park, White City, Shepherd's Bush, Paddington, Hammersmith, Hanwell, Ealing Broadway and Central London as a whole.
- When are you available?
I am available evenings after 8pm Mon-Fri
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
I teach 16 yr olds +
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
Drama School BA courses or Postgraduate courses
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I am available for Skype sessions to give feedback on working monologues.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
Having auditioned and been offered places in a number of drama schools, I am aware of the high standard required. l provide soft guidance to perfect audition pieces for drama school auditions and offer advice about the industry as a whole, including working alongside acting work, finding agents and approaching casting directors.
- What kind of experience do you have?
I have worked on award-winning European film, Radio 4, BBC and ITV series as an actor. I have also written and directed my own work.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
I have a Police Certificate available
- Where and with whom did you train?
University of Warwick & the Guildford School of Acting
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
I met Marina in the neighbourhood and attended her play in the local theatre. I was very impressed by her performance.
I watched Marina play different roles that had nothing to do with one another. She adapted each role completely as if she was transformed to a different person. If I hadn't met her before I would be in doubt if that was the same person. One moment she was a preeminent Cleopatra and the next she was a next-door teacher liaising with imaginary pupils. Also she somehow performed an effortless monologue balancing out emphasis and exaggeration. Marina has a talent and passion for theatre and is a natural performer. Lovely personality I believe she can guide other students to embrace their potential.
Marina helped me prepare for the audition of the ArtsEd annual foundation course in Musical Theatre. Her invaluable guidance not only did it help me succeed in the audition, but also it opened my horizons in the way of approaching any text. By encouraging me to deviate from the obvious approaches, Marina helped me explore alternative routes into attributing intentions and emotions in relation to text and content. I am grateful for her insight and I highly recommend her as a tutor and as a person.
I have worked on Marina on several occasions and I wouldn't hesitate for a second to recommend her. She has directed me in a play and we have also worked together on various voiceover jobs. Always professional and punctual, very clear in what she wants and very good in conveying it. Really calm and full of positive energy.
Marina is an amazing tutor! Not only does she really understand her craft but thanks to her patience and personable nature, she guides you in such a way that even the most tricky aspects of acting seem to instantly make sense.
Marina helped me prepare for my first theatre role and helped me see aspects of my character that I hadn't envisioned. She helped me not only understand the character but build a whole backstory to him. Thanks to her advice and direction, I was able to gain confidence and put on a very well-received performance. Thank you Marina - couldn't have done it without you!
|at her home||at your home||By webcam|
|1 hour||£45||Not available||£35|
|5 hours||£200||Not available||£175|
|10 hours||£400||Not available||£350|