Hands down one of the best acting teachers! Brooke’s classes are so fun she really has a passion and gift in teaching!
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!
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!
Having taken both Brooke's group classes and numerous private lessons I can attest to the fact that she is the bomb. I have booked numerous roles because of her audition coaching, and overall am a much better actor because of her teachings. Can not recommend her highly enough.
I’m so happy that I found Brooke Totman online. I had been looking for an acting class offered in a convenient Portland location to supplement my previous acting experience. Her classes are fantastic for all skill levels. She provides fun exercises and truly helpful feedback — in an incredibly supportive way. I’ve seen my skills and confidence grow considerably since I started working with her.
Brooke is an amazing acting teacher. I learn everyday from her classes. I highly recommend taking acting classes with her. It doesn't matter what level of acting you are, Brooke will get everyone to enjoy and explore the art of acting in a fun and safe environment. She encourages and motivates everyone to participate and expand the scope of his/her acting abilities.