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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!
Holy Cow! Where to begin?! Let me just say Brooke's class is the first time I felt comfortable and willing to try and have fun whilst learning in a class. I've been taking acting classes on and off my whole life. I love her approach to comedy, getting to the basics and having people try it out on their feet. There is no pressure and Brooke has an amazing talent to find each and everyone's unique natural funny and making it work for them in their work. I love love love Brooke and if you are willing to do the work you will see amazing results and benefit from her teachings. I could literally write a Harry Potter novel series about my experiences in her classes but I extremely highly recommend you take it for yourself. Even if you're a seasoned performer or a beginner into acting everyone can benefit from Brooke! Xo
Hands down one of the best acting teachers! Brooke’s classes are so fun she really has a passion and gift in teaching!
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.
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 came and led our Portland-based office in a combination improv and public speaking half-day session. It was so much fun, and very useful as well. She was well prepared to make the most of the time and also flexible to our needs and various skills as professionals. For anyone looking for an informative improv for business class or a fun and useful team-building activity, I would definitely recommend working with Brooke!