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“Joe helped me succeed in some of my earliest auditions. He believed in me … and this helped me to believe in myself. I loved working with him because he was honest and got right to the point. Thank you, Joe, for being a great mentor and coach; your help is why I am where I am today.”
“Graham McDonald’s style is like no other. He has the precision of a surgeon in his direction, and with his hands-on style, has the ability to completely reroute a scene, leaving the actors with a depth of understanding of themselves and their characters.”
“Joe is without question the finest teacher I have had in my entire life. His way of teaching can be intensely personal, but never invasive. How does he do that? I think I speak for all of us when I say that working with him has been a profoundly transformational experience. Thank you, Joe.”
“Any person looking to embark on a career as an actor would do well to study with Joe. He has the ability to understand and engage with actors in pragmatic language. He is able to shape each individual actor by holding them accountable to the work, while coaxing the best of who they are to come out and play in a safe environment. He is able to do this with a profound respect and love that very few acting coaches have. The knowledge that Joe passed on to me provided me with a strong foundation as an actor. To this day, any discovery I make in this art form has the fingerprints of Joe’s guidance and coaching.”
“Working with Joanne was a safe and comfortable experience for me. I felt energized by her positive nature and focus, while being able to play and take the risks that I needed to. Since working with Joanne I have booked numerous commercials, my first TV appearance, and am currently performing on stage. I know that my success is due in part to Joanne’s encouragement, honesty, and work ethic.”
“I’m very pleased to say I have had the pleasure of working with Joanne Wilson on several occasions and have found her professionalism both admirable and inspiring. In short: I have learned from Joanne. Besides simply watching her prepare and perform, I have also sought her out for guidance. Recently Joanne coached me prior to an important audition I had coming up and, through her direction, I left feeling far more confident and secure in the interpretation of my character. I would recommend Joanne Wilson to anyone who seriously wishes to pursue acting, both on stage or in film.”
“As a director, Roderick continually pushes me beyond what I believe I can accomplish as an actor and through his trust and believing in me, he helps me become the character I never thought I could be. As a teacher, Roderick’s encouragement and knowledge, as well as his humour, makes every class so much fun. I’ve learned so much from him as an acting coach and as a director. Working with Roderick always brings a smile in my life.”