WHAT PEOPLE SAY
"Doug’s teaching is essential for every actor. Within minutes of our first talk, years of methodology and actor confusion fell away."
JASON ALAN SMITH
(Nashville, Feud: Bette and Joan, Diane, Being Michael Madsen, etc.)
"Doug Tompos is the real deal. He lives the characters truthfully without artifice or unnecessary flash. I've worked with Doug on three films and I think that says it all."
MICHAEL MONGILLO, Filmmaker
(Diane, The Changed, Being Michael Madsen,, etc.)
"It’s absolutely apparent that he practices what he preaches. I often go to Doug for audition coaching, and
I always leave feeling like I have uncovered a deeper layer and a stronger ownership of the story."
(NCIS:LA, The Last Ship, Casa De Mi Padre, Criminal Minds, etc.)
"He brings a depth of empathy to the work that I am grateful to have gotten to learn from over the years."
(Beast Beast, Best Intentions, Being Frank, etc.)
"Doug Tompos’ passionate approach to acting, and to imparting that philosophy to others, is nothing less than masterful. I would unequivocally recommend time spent studying with Doug as time wisely spent."
(Owner JLM Management,
Former Exec. Dir. of DGA)
"Doug has a contagious passion for what he does. Since I’ve been working with him, I have gotten more opportunities, gained more confidence & have a better mentality as a working artist."
(Mixed Boy Joy, etc.)
"His approach has helped me get out of my head and expand my heart - I now revel in the joy of the work and of the process."
(How to...Murder, Nashville, Pretty Rosebud, etc.)
"His approach is concise, honest, straightforward, and REAL. No tricks, just truth."
(The Last Ship, Commencing, etc.)
"The biggest part is Doug's ability to walk his talk and live his life as a true representative of what he teaches."
(Out of this World, Northern Exposure, 90210, etc.)
"I wish I had known about this way of working earlier. I’m learning how to use my empathetic imagination, not my intellect, to focus on the situation and the other person, not the words, which allows me to play more freely and enjoyably."
(Shameless, Gotham, Striptease, etc.)
"If you’re looking for someone who genuinely cares about you as an artist and a human, then Doug is the one you want to work with."
(Soap Opera, etc.)
"Doug's classes have offered so much clarity for my process, He gives actors room to fall, get up, and learn, in a room full of supportive people."
(Not Forever, etc.)
"Doug makes sure he creates a safe place for actors to collaborate, learn, and grow. If you’re looking for a method to approach your artistry without ego and for stories that will challenge you, I highly suggest taking this class."
(The Cantata Pansophical, etc)
"As a recovering perfectionist, finding this way of working has been like finding freedom in my life as an artist for the first time after decades."
(Black Cloud, etc.)