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 1/8/22

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

Intermediate/Advanced Acting Wednesday Nights

Ongoing intermediate/advanced classes that meet on Wednesdays evenings.

Intermediate/Advanced Acting Tuesday Nights

Ongoing intermediate/advanced classes that meet on Tuesday evenings.

What Students are Saying

    5 star review  Brooke is AMAZING! I took my first on camera class with her and now am in her intermediate/advanced class. In addition to being a lovely and hilarious human, she's a dedicated teacher. Her genuine commitment to the craft and helping actors grow creates a safe place for anyone, no matter what level you're at. She knowledgeable, supportive, and gives honest feedback, making the learning process organic and fun. She's open to collaboration, meets individual needs and wants the best for her students. I've gained a ton of skills and confidence with her as a teacher. I would highly recommend Brooke and her services!

    thumb April Lampert

    5 star review  If you've ever considered taking an acting class but feel nervous about it, Brooke is exactly the person you want to learn from. My initial goal was simply to try something new that got me out of my comfort zone and her Intro to Acting class seemed like a good fit. Everyone was nervous on the first day and feeling pretty green. Brooke was extremely welcoming right from the start and did a great job of moving us past our initial apprehension so we could focus on exploring who we are and how we tap into our emotions/experiences. She broke down the basics of character and scene development and encouraged us to observe and explore the world around us and use it to inform what we do. Brooke is kind, compassionate, supportive and funny which created an environment free of judgement or embarrassment. This made everyone feel comfortable and safe to just go for it. It was so much fun and I can't wait to take another class from her.

    thumb Scarlett Wolf

    5 star review  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-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.”

PASTE MAGAZINE

Learn More About Brooke