you met Jody Reiss?
Jody Reiss is a professional actress and acting teacher here at The
Rock Agency. Jody went to NYU and studied acting at Circle in the
Square Theater School. She worked professionally in NYC, mostly with
an improvisational, experimental, innovative theater company for
many years before moving to Madison. She's toured Russia in "Uncle
Vanya" and toured all around the East Coast performing and doing
artists' in residencie's programs.
you haven't noticed, The Midwest is an extremely commercial and
extremely competitive market...
are submitting our actors daily to local, regional and national
clients. And even our print clients are looking past all your pretty
faces in search of experience and bravery. This can be an exciting
career, and can open many doors and an exciting future. Models,
Actors and Actresses are not always born, they usually have ample
training and guidance along their
careers. So, if you want to stand out amongst the crowd, train. Your
acting muscles should be flexed regularly...get yourself into an
acting class today! And stay there! Our most successful actors (the
ones who are making a living at it) are enrolled in regular acting
classes... weekly, bi-weekly or at a minimum monthly workshops. And
they have remained enrolled in those classes throughout their
It is in acting classes where you have the ability to master your
own personal skills and the techniques to make you the best you can
be. This kind of in-depth exploration of your own strengths and
weaknesses is not possible in a rehearsal setting or on the set.
With whatever technique and acting coach you do end up choosing,
remember that you need a technique that will allow you to be
truthful and emotionally alive. Just remember, clients are not on
the set to coach actors through their lines - that would be a waste
of their time. They expect you to be ready to act and if your not,
then you may never work for them again. The acting industry is cut
throat and there is always someone waiting to take an open
opportunity. Donít let them take your opportunity because you
There are many opportunities for training in The Midwest. Find a
place you like and enroll today. And when you do, be sure to let us
know what you are up to...send us an updated resume so we can let
our clients know too!
For more information about training with Jody Reiss, call