Isabel Lehoux and

Jock MacDonald

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About The Course


Welcome to the world of online acting! At Straeon, we're constantly adapting the way we coach classes to better serve you by keeping up with the demands of the real work environment. Online casting and projects are here to stay, and if you want to out ahead, you need to adapt to this new reality.

The online classes focus on scene study and live camera work. The major problem we've encountered when watching live callbacks, self-tapes, and online gigs is that the actor only showcases their acting skills but fails to connect with their scene partner. Most importantly, they're failing to tell the story. At Straeon's online classes, you'll learn how to connect with your scene partner through the camera, how to set up the camera properly so that image supports the story, and you'll also be exploring a varied character range so that you become unstoppable!

We keep our classes as close to the work environment as we possibly can. Our coaching is tailored to your needs to ensure you keep growing as an actor throughout your career. We also have an incredible network of actors, writers, and directors who are proactive at creating their own work, and you will be a part of this community.

Your journey at Straeon won't always be easy.; we'll challenge you, we'll push you out of your comfort zone, and we'll test the boundaries, but we promise you it'll all be done in a safe, respectful, and trusting environment.

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Why Co-Coached?

All our classes are co-coached. We've been working together for 15 years, and our co-coaching approach came from our experience co-directing movies and plays. When you have an unbalanced scene and only one coach, the coach usually focuses on one actor to fix the scene, leaving the other one on the sidelines. That doesn't happen in a co-coached environment. We focus on both actors, and you get the same amount of coaching. The other benefit of co-coaching is getting different perspectives. The co-coaching method has opened our clients' eyes to how many possibilities a scene can have. As a result, they feel more confident to explore outside the box rather than trying to "get the scene done the right way." We want our clients to take risks knowing that there's not just one way of playing the scene. It also keeps quite fun for us, the coaches!

Watch one of our classes for free and see if we're a good fit!

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