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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5-stars

Rated 5/5 by Students

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 7/9/22

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

5 star review  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.

thumb Gerie Voss

5 star review  I've done Brooke's beginning class for film, her comedy acting class, and have now been in the advanced class for a few years. I got an agent during this process and am so thankful to have Brooke in my life as a coach. She keeps me motivated, challenges me, helps me grow. Highly recommend her for any level actor. We have so much fun in class. Her direction for actors in scenes is spot on. She gives great adjustments and the right kind of encouragement.

thumb Matt Brown

5 star review  Hands down one of the best acting teachers! Brooke’s classes are so fun she really has a passion and gift in teaching!

thumb Candace Cobb

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 10 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