Every Artist Needs A

Tribe

Create yours in one of our ongoing classes. Whether it’s your first class or you’re working on your 1,000 hours to expertise- we have a class option for you.

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Every Artist Needs A

Tribe

Create yours in one of our ongoing classes. Whether it’s your first class or you’re working on your 1,000 hours to expertise- we have a class option for you.

Meet Brooke
View Classes
5-stars

Rated 5/5 by Students

Intro to Acting Saturday Class Starts 10/15/22

Six-week course perfect for new students of any age and background.

Advanced Acting Tuesday Nights

Ongoing, Advanced classes that meet on Tuesday evenings.

Intermediate Acting Monday Nights

Ongoing, Intermediate classes that meet on Monday evenings.

What Students are Saying

I am currently taking my second class in a row with Brooke (Intro to Acting and On Camera 1). After taking my first class with her, I couldn't wait for the next! She has a great energy and is generous with her time and talent. Her classes are really creatively and thoughtfully put together in such a way that all students are involved throughout the whole class time. The students in the classes I've taken have been a real mix of skill levels, from folks wanting to finesse their skills to others looking to develop skills to use in the workplace and Brooke meets all of her students where they are and works to bring out their natural strengths. The space is cool, too- a warehouse-y feel with old theater chairs and a giant screen to playback your work. I can't recommend her classes enough!

thumb Kate Legere

Rarely will you find an environment that is so friendly and welcoming while also so conducive to self-discipline and growth. I've taken acting classes my entire life and this is maybe the first that's made me feel like I'm working toward mastering my craft. You can always expect honest feedback from Brooke as well as a genuine care for your well-being. Working with her has reaffirmed my desire to continue acting, my drive to openly embrace challenge, and the need for creative ambition in my day-to-day. Well worth the investment for actors of all ages and experience.

thumb Joe Cullen

I always wanted to take an acting class , and I’m so glad that I chose this class to take. Brooke was an amazing teacher and coach. The best 6 weeks ever!

thumb Dajah Jones

Improv

& Storytelling for Business

Brooke and her team provide 3-hour Improvisational and Storytelling workshops for corporations and organizations to enhance leadership, performance, productivity, and team-building.

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Improv

& Storytelling for Business

Brooke and her team provide 3-hour Improvisational and Storytelling workshops for corporations and organizations to enhance leadership, performance, productivity, and team-building.

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Meet Brooke

Brooke Totman is an actor, director, writer, and co-owner of The Shoebox. Brooke has appeared on stages in Los Angeles and Portland and was a featured cast member on the television series MadTV. She’s been bringing her talent and knowledge to the Portland area, as both an actor and educator, for the last 8 years.

“Brooke Totman is straight-up comically delicious. She’s Kristen Wiig with a sprinkle of Leslie Mann when they’re both a little drunk, tired and horny.”

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Meet Brooke

Brooke Totman is an actor, director, writer and co-founder of the 21ten Theatre where she serves as President on its board of directors. Brooke has appeared on stages in Los Angeles and Portland and was a featured cast member on the television series MadTV. She’s been bringing her talent and knowledge to the Portland area as both an actor and educator for the past 15 years.

“Brooke Totman is straight-up comically delicious. She’s Kristen Wiig with a sprinkle of Leslie Mann when they’re both a little drunk, tired and horny.”

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