private acting coach in NYC
I love teaching. I love seeing fellow actors make breakthroughs that take their work to another level of excellence. Being a part of that process of unlocking my clients’ greatest potential gives me tremendous satisfaction.
My goal as your coach is to meet you wherever you are in your process and to guide you to find your authentic self in the material to arrive at an organic and truthful ‘performance’ whether it be for an audition, a show or as a public speaker.
As a Private Coach and Acting Instructor, I have a combined performance and teaching background of over 13 years. My pedagogical approach is rooted in the Uta Hagen Method and my M.F.A Training at the Yale School of Drama (Acting ’13) where I draw on a myriad of techniques from Meisner and Stanislavsky to Grotowski, Viewpoints, Fitzmaurice and Linklater among others.
Our sessions will be safe, fun, rigorous and rooted in deep imaginative exploration. I can’t wait to meet you in the work.
Paul is on the MFA Acting faculty at Brooklyn College and is the Director of the H.B. Studio Summer Acting Intensive. Has taught master classes and workshops at Yale, NYU Tisch, M.I.T. Music & Theatre, Amherst College, New York Film Academy as well as universities and acting studios in Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago and South Korea. He earned an M.F.A in Acting from the Yale School of Drama. As an actor he appeared on recent television shows like Marvel’s Jessica Jones on Netflix, Unforgettable on A+E and on stage playing iconic roles in Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Julius Caesar, Othello, Pericles among others. He has performed in numerous plays across the United States and internationally. As writer and producer, Paul’s debut film COME OUT, COME OUT World Premiered at 2017 Cannes Short Film Corner and his sophomore project THE DELIVERER has screened at multiple film festival around the world. His original television series SERPENTS MOUTH won Best Pitch and the Audience Award at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival. Paul was born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago.