PAUL’S PASSION AS A DIRECTOR AND TEACHER IS INFECTIOUS!
Daniela Saioni - Educator / Director Whisperer (My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Suits, Shazam!...)
PRIVATE ACTING COACHING
FOR ASPIRING ACTORS
Working closely with parents, I offer private online* classes for emerging artists: acting technique, auditions, support on upcoming productions, schooling and/or launching a career.
COVERING A RANGE OF DISCIPLINES
Tailored services designed for short-term and long-term goals.
Explore an extensive repertoire of tips, tricks, and acting techniques.
I'll help you bring your monologues and audition pieces to life.
I'll equip you with the skills and confidence needed to excel in film, television and commercial auditions and beyond, for when you book the role.
Discover the realm of voice acting, a highly rewarding field for actors. Uncover the power of imagination and your voice, a dynamic duo in the art of storytelling.
Learn the basics of of how to break down a script, practical skills that will enhance your creative choices, performance, and storytelling ability.
Gain valuable insights into the acting profession, including audition strategies, industry trends, and how to prepare for the competitive world of acting.
*Coaching is primarily online for your convenience, allowing you to access top-notch training from the comfort of your own space. However, for those in close proximity, I can also offer in-person coaching to provide a more immersive and personalized experience.
Drawing from over three decades in the profession, my coaching and insights are deeply ingrained. My personal journey began as a teenager. I started with high school musicals and amateur theatre productions and eventually shared the limelight with some of the industry's most esteemed directors and actors. My portfolio includes over 200 productions, spanning from an Emmy-nominated television series to prestigious performances at The Stratford Festival, as well as lending my voice to national television ad campaigns for companies such as Via Rail and Belair Direct.
My experience working with emerging artists runs deep. For 8 years, I was the Artistic Director of Montreal's Shakespeare-in-the-Park company, whose mandate was to act as a bridge between theatre school and the profession. Many of the young artists I've worked with have gone on to have diverse and fruitful careers as actors.
ONGOING SUPPORT FOR EMERGING ACTORS...
that leads to not only artistic growth but also to a fulfilling, confident, and enjoyable creative path.
This includes guiding you to expand your horizons through diverse experiences that will contribute to your artistic development.
ALIGNMENT WITH YOUR GOALS
To establish and achieve your artistic objectives, helping you progress in the direction you desire.
Enhance your artistic depth and creativity. Together, we'll explore new dimensions of your craft, fostering a richer and more profound artistic expression.
BUILDING CONFIDENCE AND CULTIVATING FUN
Our journey will lead you towards greater self-assurance in your abilities while ensuring that the process remains enjoyable and fun.
Past and present emerging actors and fellow coaches
ALINA VUORINEN (16)
"I learned so much about Shakespeare and classical theatre and it made me love it even more."
"Working with Paul has been an incredible experience! Our Son, Nolan has been working gain knowledge in acting to move forward with his acting, theatre career. We've seen so much growth and understanding how to look at characters differently on stage. Paul has shown he truly cares about the development of Nolan by making himself available during important auditions."
Tricia, Nolan's mother... Current Client
"Paul! You're a huge reason I'm even in this industry at all. There's really no words that can capture that gratitude for you."
Writer, actor and Associate Director Tarragon Theatre
I coached, taught and mentored Jeff from 2009-2012
"Paul’s energy and enthusiasm are infectious, spurring students on to heights they could not have imagined on their own."
Wilfrid Laurier Professor, Voice, Opera, Faculty of Music...
Worked alongside Kim, directing and coaching emerging opera students
"Paul is an acting coach with a set of skills and experience that sets him apart from other teachers."
Artistic Director of Singers Theatre and Designated Linklater teacher.
Through Amanda, I have coached a number of teens on acting Shakespeare and preparing audition monologues.
JOY, LOVE, AND RISK.
principles to act by
Acting is at it’s best is joyful journey, where every moment is an opportunity to explore and have fun.
Your performance is a gift that you freely offer your audience, without any expectation of receiving anything in return.
By pushing your boundaries and embracing the unknown, you enter a state of being present (What is stage presence?!) and fully alive, where anything can happen. Even Magic! It's in these moments of risk that your most authentic and compelling performances can emerge.