I am CHARLIE, the acting coach

Mulholland Academy Faculty Member

This intensive beginner’s course was designed to take the novice on an immersive journey through acting fundamentals rooted in the traditions of Stanislavski, hailed the father of modern acting, the predominant acting methodology that initially redefined modern American theatrical and cinematic performance, and thereafter influencing the rest of the acting world.

This is an 8-day introduction to concepts and practices developed by Stanislavski, Strasberg, Stella Adler, Uta Hagen, Sanford Meisner, David Mamet, William H. Macy, and Tony Grahn. It aims to provide the individual a meaningful appreciation of the craft of the actor, a foretaste of what it entails to live the life of a character in story-telling. Whether they aspire to be actors or not, are considering involvement in the dramatic arts as writers, or directors, or are simply searching for ways to express themselves, this course prepares the aspirant for further exploration of the dramatic arts, and deeper study in the various courses offered at the Mulholland Academy.

This class, The Acting Class for Absolute Beginners, it is part I of our introduction to acting. Later, if you wish, you may progress to part II with The Foundations of Acting to get a little more serious, and finally to part III with The Foundations of Acting with an Introduction to Acting for the Camera.

Say what?

What the trainees say about Charlie

Every single one of you is so different and that’s so beautiful and amazing. I honestly want to learn all about you all and just keep watching you, just to focus on every single one of you. And I love that It’s not about “better” or “worse” or comparing with each other. It’s just about being, and that’s enough, because we’re all enough as human beings.
It has been such an unexpected joy to get to be a part of such a great group with such special people. Thanks to everyone for being yourselves and making it such a wonderful experience.
I still can’t believe that next weekend there will be no acting class; I’ve kinda’ gotten used to it, it was part of my new routine! Super grateful for meeting my co-actors, it feels like I’ve known them for years. I fully recommend this to everyone, even just as a self-development tool. So precious!


“It was amazing going through this as a first step. I want to thank everyone here for this amazing experience.”



“This course gave me so much more than I expected. It was incredibly deep and informative and I had so much fun! Thank you, for showing me the way into the world of acting. Moreover, I’m grateful for the opportunity to meet you all, and get to know you from such a personal artistic side.”

“Thanks to everyone for opening up so much. Very powerful, what’s hidden behind all our exteriors.”

Roy Reintjes