Currently The Actors Safehouse is on hiatus.  If you are interested in personal coaching or audition self-taping, please contact me below.

Home Studio with ActorMy goal in establishing The Actors Safehouse was to help actors stop working so hard. We've all seen actors "acting," and if we're honest, we all catch ourselves doing it from time to time.

I offer actors the opportunity to discover when they're trying too hard to create the illusion of reality. I then offer practical usable techniques designed to give them the confidence to do less on camera, and let reality happen.

I like to target different aspects of film and television acting when I work with actors, such as close-ups, eye contact, listening, non-dialogue scenes, etc. Actors can choose to target a particular aspect of the acting process prior to a workshop. For those just starting out with my workshops, I assess your performance and choose the targets I feel could be of benefit to you.

When actors arrive at a workshop, they are given a scene to prepare for filming that has been specifically selected for them. After all filming is completed, the group watches the footage. Actors also practice on-camera auditioning in every workshop, for which they are emailed audition sides 24 hours in advance; this gives them the same amount of prep time they usually have before an audition in the real world. In my workshops, every actor works in front of the camera twice.

I hope you'll join us for an evening of on-camera exploration.

Michael Merton

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