reader/coach

On top of performing, I have many years of experience coaching and directing actors in scenes, monologues, films and plays, as well as being a reader for actor's auditions. When both coaching and reading, I approach every scene with energy, focus and commitment, with the goal to get to the heart of the story and bring an actor to their most natural, authentic self.

That being said, I would love to help you with your next audition whether it’s as a reader, self tape coach, writer and/or monologue coach! Generally my schedule is pretty flexible, so please don’t hesitate to inquire no matter how short the notice.

 

I gladly coach via the internet  as well!

testimonials

Irene Peters

Drama Teacher

“Mandi’s passion and enthusiasm for acting and performing are first-rate.  Her experience in acting for stage, TV, and film is a valuable asset in her ability to coach others through the process of preparing for auditions.  Having known Mandi for over a decade, I can attest that her preparedness and commitment to her craft are solid.   She has worked with students in a wide range of activities – from teaching Improv, directing peers in Drama class, to writing plays and scripts for many types of performance.  Mandi relates well to others and they respond to her caring nature and her passionate commitment to the task at hand. With her wide array of theatrical gifts, I highly endorse Mandi’s ability to assist anyone with their auditions, as well as desiring to improve their talents.”

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“Mandi’s eye for detail and passion for her work are evident and invaluable during coaching, she’s encouraging, and helps you search for honesty, integrity and new sides to your abilities. Helping me feel so confident and prepared was crucial to my audition prep and having that outside eye to help explore the content to it’s fullest extent really brought the material she wrote for me to life. I’d recommend her to anyone as she always has something to bring to the table and the ability to bring out the genius in everyone!”

Nyala Pittel

Actor

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"Mandi has become a crucial component for my best self-tape auditions. She is always prepared, and her versatility allows her to mold to her actor’s needs. She gives great feedback and suggestions to help build a solid audition tape. Her passion and enthusiasm are infectious, and I always leave the session feeling confident in my work. She is a must-have coach. Whoever has a chance to work with Mandi will certainly leave a better actor!"

Jenna Schaefer

Actor, Dancer, Screenwriter

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“Mandi has helped me with several auditions in the past and has always been a supportive reader. She comes to the table with a lot of ideas and suggestions but never takes over the audition — she takes the time to work with you to make sure you get what you want out of the scene. Mandi is comfortable playing scenes in a variety of ways and trying different things out until the material starts to “click,” and she has excellent instincts so she can tell when things are working and when they need some adjustments. Her work in improv has taught her how to be adaptable and make decisive choices quickly, so she can handle pretty much anything you can throw at her!”

Kevin P. Gabel

Actor, Screenwriter, Director

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“Ms. Maxwell is a consummate performer and coach. She brings a wealth of experience from a diverse background. She actively engages with  and meets individuals on their levels of comfort within each lesson. She worked with a group of strong willed Grade 9 students and quickly, firmly, and kindly brought them onboard as they each worked on finding their voice and their truth in acting. She took them through breathing techniques, visioning pieces, journaling with purpose, and worked on strengthening their collective improvisational arrangements. Over the course of several lessons she had my students engage in opening up to each other on an even more profound level than had been already established and consequently we became a stronger theatre troupe for it.”

Kimberly Dudek

Drama Teacher

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“Mandi is a great teacher and great actor herself. She helped focus on being myself and improving my unique acting. Also, the vibe is always friendly and professional, never intimidating. I would highly recommend her to friends and colleagues.”

Sean W. Harrison

Actor

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