Melanie Chartoff Coaching and Classes

Improvisation Workshop with Melanie Chartoff

Back by popular demand!

Single Session: Saturday,

APRIL FOOLS DAY APRIL 1, 2018,

1:00-3:00pm

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Melanie Chartoff’s (writer, tv and stage actor with “Seinfeld”, “Fridays”, “Rugrats”, “Newhart” and JWT) improvisational exercises empower aspiring artists/inexperienced performers to increase the flexibility of their voices, body language and imaginations.  Come discover under-used aspects of your humanity and humor in play. Learn from a pro in the improv, acting, and writing arts, and laugh madly and often as you increase your confidence in communication with anyone, anywhere and anytime.

 

Coaching

One on one coaching for acting, voiceover and public presentation is available

in person in West Los Angeles and via Skype at charismatizing

 $60 / half hour

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Classes

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"School for the Shy" enhances newer player's collaborative, imaginative stage and life presence via improvisation games.

$35 per two hour class, offered two

Saturdays per month

"Charismatizing Improvising" a fun, fast class for players with some performing experience

 $35 per two hour class, offered one

weeknight for 6 week Sessions.

Testimonials

Interviews

Melanie discusses her career and how it has led to her embodying and teaching "charismatic presence."

"My students have gained much from the way Melanie teaches communication inherent in body language, vocal intonation, deep listening and connection. She is a motivator and catalyst for those who wish to gain confidence and competency in how they present their best selves in the world at large. I unreservedly recommend Ms. Chartoff. She is a charismatic communicator, something she excels at through a combination of personal appeal, teaching expertise, and inspiring delivery." --Professor Jerry Binder, UCLA Extension, Lifespan Learning & Chapman University

 

"It's uncanny how insightful Melanie is.  She pinpointed exactly what I needed to work on, and her suggestions completely changed my life.  When I relaxed while hearing offers, stood up straight, and stopped judging myself, not only did it affect my book talks and acting performances, but now, the characters in my young adult novels are more extroverted...and so am I!" --Betsy Franco, author, actor, mother of James Franco

 

“Melanie Chartoff is an incredibly gifted and skilled teacher who creates an environment in which all her students can stretch and grow their presentation, improvisational, and communication skills.  Her improv classes were instrumental in my ability to create fully developed characters for my book “The Pathway to Love”.  As a non-fiction writer, my work with Melanie gave me the confidence and imagination to delve into the world of fiction and bring my concepts to life through the art of storytelling.” --Julie Orlov Psychotherapist, Speaker, and Author of “The Pathway to Love: Create Intimacy and Transform Your Relationships through Self-Discovery”

 

"Through Melanie’s improvisational classes, I have learned about the unconscious patterns that restrict my physical movement and my ability to relate to others. Melanie’s expert intuitive skills are amazing; I feel like she can see right through to my soul.  Through her guidance,  I know that I have grown both as a performer and a person. I never knew that having so much fun could be so productive." --Lloyd Leifer,  part comic/part engineer

 

"We found Melanie when we were looking for someone to coach us on our presentation skills. It soon became evident that Melanie is far more than just a coach; she is a full-fledged production consultant. She helps us define our project more precisely, write and refine the scripts, select our wardrobe, and coordinate local volunteers and secure permissions to help with the shoots. She assembled a skilled production team through her connections, including a top-notch cinematographer and editor. She was the answer to the needs we didn’t even know we had." --Alex Begin, Host/Producer "Extraordinary Faith" -EWTN-TV

 

"Melanie’s steady nerves and precise tools allow her to get to the core of a client’s blocks or challenges. As an expert behaviorist, she chooses just the right set of words that unlock the door of the vault s/he’s trapped himself in. What’s remarkable is that she can do this with a large group of participants. Exercise after exercise, players unshackle themselves and fly and access their best selves.  Until her class, I have not found a comfortable spot. I feel as if the journey between an intellectual understanding of what she asks of us and internalizing and executing, will be short." --Arlene Karno, Photographer


"This class has redefined what I view to be 'great' education. I had so much fun. I learnt a lot about myself and my environment. I learnt to react to my internal and external surroundings with appropriate timing and integrity. And it was almost exponentially leveraged learning. Every time I think about the class, I learn something new! If this is great education, when last did you experience great education? I have difficulty answering the last question."  --Dr. Timothy Berlyn

 

"Melanie's improv classes burrow into my hidden inner resources, evoke my daring and, presto, out comes more creative fire than I realized I had.  Melanie shows me how to brighten my voice, clarify my diction, be at ease with a microphone and camera and strangers. Working with her both reminds me and teaches me crucial communication tools.  Her improv classes and private coaching help me to be clear, concise and relaxed while improvising new ways of speaking in unrehearsed media programming on the spot. --Joanna Poppink, MFT, Psychotherapist/Author

 

“Where else can you kiss a stranger, argue with your husband, or try a new career or attitude, all without consequence?  Only in Melanie Chartoff’s improvisation classes, of course.  Her exercises have helped me escape from my writer’s head into my body and actually feel the emotions underlying my words.  Melanie has taught me how to mine the humor, play, and to be able to write past the blocks and find the secrets hidden within my pages.” --Michele Newman, Author/ Entrepreneur

 

"Melanie Chartoff's work is invaluable for writers because it teaches one how to brainstorm and think outside of the box. It provides whole new ways in which to develop stories.  also allows one the ability to think and act quickly, which is vital for a writer when he must "work" the room." --Christopher Lockhart, International Creative Management

"I'm an entrepreneur and as my job transitioned from programming towards developing... your classes helped me immensely in terms of breaking the ice, public speaking, pitching, and generally being willing to take the risk of looking foolish. ... your classes have  helped me be more true to my self in my personal and professional life." --Eric Canale, Software Developer

 

"With Melanie's approach to improvisation you'll have more genuine fun exploring your vulnerabilities, intuition and imagination - and those of others - than you'd ever find in a year's worth of "interpersonal communication" seminars. So what if you're working nine to five rather than the big room in Vegas? Something truly wonderful happens in Melanie's classes when people, strangers only moments before, relax, trust and begin to play again." --Jim Blair, Journalist, Voice Actor

 

Melanie is incredibly down to earth, patient, and just plain fun to study with. She knows how to teach improv right and carefully creates the building blocks for students to learn, grow, and feel confident enough to be free in front of an audience. This in an invaluable class for a beginner or seasoned actor and a must to improve audition skills!" --Janet Wilcox, Voice Instructor, Actor, Author

"Melanie's class is not just for actors and performers. Anyone wanting to be more alert and present, wanting to engage more fully in their life will benefit fromMelanie's games and exercises. I learned life isn't about quietly waiting my turn on the "sidelines"; it's about playing, participating, and having fun. And I'm more creative and effective in my career as a result.  Melanie got me in touch with my inner extrovert!" --Jeff Edelstein Writer/Producer BRAVO

 

"You gave me a key point in the previous lesson... that really helped me evaluate the audition... I made sure to vividly picture myself in the situation, as well as talk to a specific person. They booked me for another session next Thursday... And last night really helped my confidence--I'm getting better at getting centered- when I got into the booth this morning I had no butterflies, despite the producer, director, engineer, etc. all throwing direction my way!" --Ken Mundy, Voice Actor

"One day I had an audition for a sit com. No matter how many times I read the scene, I didn't think it was funny. I called Melanie and read the lines to her over the phone. In three seconds flat, she told me where the jokes were and which were the punchlines. I auditioned for the show using info Melanie had given me and I booked it! And lo and behold, it was funny! Melanie rocks!" --Lenora May, Actress

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For Actress, Singer, and Performer

Contact: Heylee Winters & Associates,

310 494 1003  |  HeyleeWinters@msn.com

 

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Contact: Paul S. Levine

(310) 450-6711  paul@paulslevinelit.com

 

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via playdate444@gmail.com

 

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