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Weitere Testimonials über die Arbeit mit den Dozenten/innen in Englisch

“The Schott Acting Studio offers very good quality workshops, with teachers coming from different countries and with varied acting techniques. I have taken part in a few of these workshops and it has helped me a lot in my understanding of acting and gave me the opportunity to learn many techniques, to practice with motivated partners and to receive tips from outstanding teachers. I highly recommend this Studio to any actors and actresses, whether they are professionals or amateurs and would add to that, that it is a great chance to have the possibility to act in English, something that is difficult to find elsewhere in Berlin.” Nagisa Morimoto
“​I first met Sheila at her workshop in Berlin-organized really well by the Matthias Schott Acting Studio and held at the wonderful Eden Studios. During that time, I saw that Sheila ​really ​knows how to empower you as an individual so that you can grow as an artist. Anything that you may consider as a flaw​,​ or an obstacle within yourself​,​ that ​might prevent you from reaching your true potential as an actor,​​​ ​Sheila teaches you how to make it a strength and reverse​s​ the situation​. She brings a lot of fun and sweetness to the process, but will never compromise ​in telling you ​when you haven’t worked ​hard ​enough!”Zineb Triki; ‘Les grands esprits’, ‘De toutes mes forces’, ‘Le Bureau des Légendes’, ’14h05′ ‘The Frozen Dead’
“I had the good luck to get to know and work with Sheila first in 2017, and immediately was taken by her inspiring personality, her immensely wide experience, her knowledge of the industry, the vitality with which she enlightens the workspace and her playfulness; she loves what she does, and she loves actors. She is encouraging and if needed pushing but always with empathy. To work with Sheila is freeing and intensifying your work, giving a deeper insight into your acting. I highly recommend her workshops. And besides: it’s fun!” Hildegard Schroedter; u.a. “Babylon Berlin”
Pam has been my private acting coach since I started acting. I wouldn’t dream of doing an audition or film without first coaching with Pam.” – Julia Garner, (Ozark/NETFLIX, Inventing Anna, The Assistant) Julia has won 3 Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe for her work on Ozark. Pam coached her on it all.
Sheila Gray is one of the best acting teachers and coaches working today. I always know when I send someone to her that not only will they have a great time, they will come out a better actor.”Ellen Chenoweth ; Casting Director/ No Country for Old Man, The Bridges of Madison County, Doubt, Inside Llewyn Davis
Amanda‘s one of a kind. Working with her both privately and in a group setting has been fundamental in developing my creative practice. She’s highly intuitive, calm, encouraging and curious, and creates a safe and playful space to delve in and truly explore. Her work is profoundly holistic and has opened me up into a richer, deeper and more authentic way of connecting with myself, my art and others. And it’s super f*ing fun!  It’s become an integral part of my artistic process and way beyond. I’m forever grateful and couldn’t recommend her more highly.” Katie McGuiness (Snowpiercer, Hollywood)
Matthias Schott is an outstanding acting coach and workshop leader. Through the detailed exercises in the workshops and his incredible curated eye, he provides generous individual feedback which has been pivotal on my acting journey. He is a true talent and the classes are not only a melting pot of ideas and experimentation but also fun! I can truly say that without it, my acting journey would not have grown as much. His knowledge, expertise and intuitive eye is unsurpassed.” – Alaa Taha (Playwright/Actress | Susan Batson Technique & Acting Intensive)
“Thank you very much for this amazing opportunity of participating in a workshop with Eric. I’m very happy that I was able to be a part of it. Eric is a real professional, who are giving you professional tools. I love his approach to work and life…I think it was the best workshop that I ever have participated! Will be happy to continue studying with Eric.”Maria Shtofa (Actress from Ukraine/Berlin-based)
“I have already done several workshops with the Schott Acting Studio, and it has always been an amazing experience. Matthias has a great sense of choosing the most exquisite teachers from all over the world. – Creating a personal narrative with Martin Maron and Directing Personal Narrative with Tomer Adorian has been an incredible journey. Martin opens up with his kind and encouraging way, a space in which you can discover your own voice, the topics that are crucial for your soul right now, and guides you with his expertise towards creating a story out of this topic. Tomer has a strong theatrical background and helped me to find the visual aspect of my story. After that workshop, you feel uplifted, eager to develop and work on your own story, and so inspired by listening to the stories that your colleagues had to share. – This workshop is perfect for writers, actors, directors, and anyone who is longing to connect with oneself.” – Janina Elkin (The Queen´s Gambit, Der König von Palma, Fremdkörper)
“I needed a little bit more push. That’s what coaches do. He threw me in an acting boot camp with Ms. Sheila Gray out of New York City. She’s amazing. For five days, I had one-on-ones with her for hours and then went to her improv class. During those five days, she was able to break things down for me and fine-tune what I had already figured out. She made me comfortable understanding what I was walking into and how to use my tool. It was like a therapy session every day! I’m so appreciative of her. I still work with her now. So that’s the only type of training I had — getting in touch with my instrument and being able to execute it when I needed to.”” – Kali Reis – True Detectives HBO – Castingnetworks)
​„I highly recommend working with Ken Barnett on Dream Work. He is not only a fantastic teacher and coach, but one of the most attentive and non judgmental people I’ve ever encountered. The method of Dream Work is new to most actors in Germany, but nevertheless very effective and fundamental in achieving both mastery and artistic fulfillment in creating characters. You work the dream from the prospective of people or even innate objects coming in and from the dream, which is both fascinating and exciting. Try it, you will love it. – Kudos to Matthias Schott for inviting such a gifted person.”Oana Solomon; Deutsches Schauspielhaus Hamburg, Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus, Thalia Theater. Zusammenarbeit mit Theaterregisseuren*innen: George Tabori, Werner Schroeter, Luk Perceval, Ruth Berghaus, Robert Wilson, Dimiter Gotscheff
“Working with him gave my acting career a boost. I book bigger roles in tv series and my work on set is at ease and in flow. Making self tapes is so much more fun and effective as well. Eric has deep knowledge and eye for what works on camera and what doesn’t. He makes it so simple, it completely shifted my look on it. He shares his knowledge about storytelling and how you can create the story in the frame with your instinct and authenticity. You are being filmed in the workshop; you see your work back on screen and that is so valuable. And last but not least, Eric is such a gentle, inspiring, respectful teacher. He really cares about you. Don’t miss this opportunity!!!”Elisa Van Riessen (Actrice/Netherlands)
Geordies generosity in the workshop is matched by his calm precision and clarity. His approach to working on postmodern texts is as coherent and illuminating as his process on conventional text analysis. He is kind, humble and in this way, out of his vast experience, effortlessly authoritative. I have loved working with him with Schott Acting Studio and look forward to doing so again.“ – Mike Bernardin (Acting coach/teacher & Director)
Working with Sheila Gray has given me more confidence in my work than I’ve ever had before. She’s helped me thoroughly develop and understand my characters, taught me techniques I rely on tremendously, and with her help, I truly feel that I have learned so much about myself as an actor. We are only a year into working together, but I now feel that I don’t know what I’d do without her! She is an amazing, honest, meticulous, and supportive acting coach, and a wonderful person. Lily-Rose Depp (“La danseuse”, “The King”)

“​I can’t recommend Schott Acting Studio and the artists Matthias brings in highly enough. He is seeking and bringing to actors some of the last and most important luminaries in American Acting and those whose dedication to the art of acting is unparalleled.”

“I’ve taken part in two workshops with the Schott Acting Studio and it’s been a valuable investment in myself and my acting. The acting teachers I am being exposed to are world class. For this alone, moving to Berlin was worth it. I’m looking forward to the next one!” – Facebook Reviews

I took Matthiasworkshop as a beginner. It was one of my first acting experiences. Although I had a hard time opening up in the beginning, his sensitive individual care helped me overcome my fears and blockages. By the end of the week, not only did I perform like I had never imagined I could but also learned a lot about myself and my abilities and strengths. I would recommend Matthias‘ workshops to anyone who wants to improve their acting by taking a deep look at their soul and grow out of self-reflection. I will definitely continue to take part in Matthias‘ courses. He is a very inspiring and wonderful human being.” Rebecca Veil (Susan Batson Technik & Schauspiel Intensiv)
„Starting or maintaining a writing practice can be tough- it’s often lonely work and requires commitment. The course I took with Tomer was quite revelatory. He has such a range of brilliant exercises and techniques and really understands how stories work. I found myself writing in new ways and about personal topics, and opening up whole new areas of creative exploration; and I attribute this to Tomer’s natural gift as a tutor and coach. He brings such a welcoming and supportive energy and has a really special way of grasping and highlighting the deeper concerns within your work, so you’ll say- ‘oh I see! that’s what i wanted to talk about!’, and be able to continue with fresh ideas and energy.“Daniel Baker (Actor/Writer)
„It’s hugely rewarding having direct access to Geordie‘s intelligence and vision, and his experience as a world-class theatre director. He reveals his processes and begins a collaboration with the actors, which leaves us wishing we were heading straight into a rehearsal room with him. I’m a regular in his classes – I always learn new things, they’re always a joy.“Dulcie Smart (Actress)
I took a 3 week intensive course and it exceeded my expectations! Matthias is a very humble and talented teacher who pushes you to go outside of your comfort zone. I highly recommend Schott Acting Studio for anyone who’s curious and wants to have a great time. This is very suitable for beginners or intermediates or for anyone who wants to have some fun! – Facebook Reviews/Recommendations
“The foundation acting course with Matthias is fantastic. It was engaging and exciting. Every exercise opened something new up and allowed us to step beyond ourselves and our habits and into a more honest place from which we could perform.” Helena Palsson
„Mir hat es großes Vergnügen gemacht, mit ihm zu arbeiten.
Matthias Schott ist ein eigenwilliger Schauspieler. Er denkt nach, hinterfragt, sucht nach Kontexten; immer auf der Suche nach einem persönlichen Ausdruck. Er ist ein Schauspieler, der nicht um jeden Preis gefallen will. Er will in erster Linie von der Sache, die er tut bewegt sein, nicht von sich selbst. Er achtet seine Partner, tritt mit ihnen in Dialog und sucht gemeinsam mit ihnen nach szenischen Zuspitzungen und Verdichtungen. Er ist kein Alleskönner und will keiner sein, er verwandelt sich und erfindet Figuren, ohne sie von sich selbst zu entkoppeln.
In unserer Arbeit zeigte er ein Talent tragischkomische und groteske menschliche Existenzen darzustellen, weil seine Anschauungen der Welt auch eine kluge und humorvolle ist, ohne zynisch zu sein.“
– Thomas Dannemann; Regisseur
(Schaubühne Berlin; Deutsches Theater Berlin, Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus, Schauspielhaus Köln)

Weitere Testimonials über die Arbeit mit den einzelnen Dozenten/innen

Matthias Schott ist ein hervorragender Beobachter. Das Spiel des Schauspielers schafft er klar und genau zu spiegeln.“ – Eray Egilmez (u.a.Berliner Ensemble; Blue Man Group Berlin; Die LottoKönige; Umah-Unter Freunden; 5 Jahre Leben)
“Working with Eric Reis is a blast! Apart from his positive energy, he teaches a great deal of things about text analysis I didn’t even know I was missing until taking his class. He gives you honest feedback, so you know what you can work on and encourages you to challenge yourself. Having everyone do several scenes in front of the camera and then analyzing them and showing examples from movies makes this class a must-do for all actors who want to learn how to maximize their chances of getting parts at auditions.”Silviana Ursu
“Der Workshop war sehr bereichernd für mich. Die Technik (Character Analysis & Movement Psychology) ist sehr vielschichtig und man kann sich immer wieder davon inspirieren lassen. James Kemp als Pädagoge habe ich sehr gemocht. Klarheit, Kraft und Humor. Seine Aufteilung, wie er Theorie und Praxis miteinander verbindet, ist sehr präzise und effektiv.” – Rasmus Dahlstedte (Über die Arbeit mit James Kemp, April 2014 in Berlin)
“From his rich experience and his exceptional personality, Ron Burrus has taught us many things about acting but also about how to live as an actor or simply as a human being. Ron showed us how we could improve our acting skills through a daily life work and a different way of living. His training was very concrete and led us on every step of our work ; from how to work on a character and on a script, to how to understand and act on a scene. 
If you take part in this workshop, you will need a sharp pen and a thick notebook because you won’t want to miss any of his tips!” – Nagisa Morimoto (Über Stella Adler mit Ron Burrus, Los Angeles)
Ron is not just an acting teacher. He understands the human condition and helps you understand it and put it into action in your acting…”Sebastian Eslava; “Narcos – Netflix” (The Bogota Post)
“I did the workshop with Seamus last year in October in Berlin and I’m thrilled with the results. As a german actress, it’s important for me to have an English showreel because I want to work internationally. Seamus is really encouraging and helped me a lot with overcoming my inner barriers. He always will be a person I would ask for help when I’m lost in my work.” – Eva Maria Jost
Paul ist ein wundervoller Lehrer. Er hat einen sensiblen und ehrlichen Blick. Er bleibt immer neugierig und unvoreingenommen. Er geht zusammen mit dir auf die Reise und gibt dir immer wieder aufs Neue Impulse, die dich herausfordern und deine Fantasie antreiben…” – Marc Rissmann; u.a. “1883” – HBO, “The Last Kingdom” – Netflix
“Paul Miller schafft eine Atmosphäre des Vertrauens und der Ausgelassenheit. Mit seiner sehr kreativen und druckfreien Arbeitsweise erreichte er jeden Kursteilnehmer und so erreichten wir alle unsere kleinen bis grossen Ziele am Ende des Kurses. Seine Arbeit mit Tieren ist sehr inspirierend für die eigene Rollenarbeit. Besonders hervorzuheben ist, dass Paul Miller mit seiner Arbeitsweise jedem seine ungeteilte Aufmerksamkeit schenkt und ihn in der Suche nach seinen individuellen Ausdrucksmöglichkeiten sehr konzentriert begleitet.” – Sascha Ö. Soydan; u.a. “Vergesst mich nicht”
“The Susan Batson Technique workshop was very enlightening. The two-day class brings forward new methods of approaching a text that are definitely great to have in your tool belt! Matthias Schott does a wonderful job teaching what can be a rigorous and complex technique clearly. The workshop allows you to expand your repertoire of techniques or to simply enjoy yourself if you are a beginner. The exercises he assigned us really allowed me to free up. The prep made me connect to the work profoundly and reach a new emotional peak. There was one monologue exercise in particular in which we used sensory memory that left me completely stunned at how effective the technique is and opened up a level of truth within myself I had not before been able to attain. It was a very inspiring weekend!” – Gabrielle (Susan Batson Technique Workshop, 2017)
Lena Lessing in der Arbeit kennen zu lernen war ne Wucht! Ein grosser Zugewinn für mich. Das hab ich Dir zu verdanken.” – Andreas Wellano
“Du kannst Dinge immer so gut ausdrücken, die ich als Schauspieler gar nicht so bennen könnte – ich hätte das was ich fühle gar nicht in so klare Worte fassen können.” – Anonym (Susan Batson Training, Matthias Schott)
“Das was ihr anbietet hat mir in Berlin gefehlt, eine absolute Bereicherung.” – Feedback von Schauspieler – Über das Studio
“Danke für deine profesionelle und humorvolle Art. Du hast einen hohen Anspruch und bleibst dabei voller Selbsironie. Selten habe ich jemanden erlebt, der so intensiv ist in seiner Konzentration und wertschätzend ist. Bereichernd. Dankbar jemand zu finden, der tiefer guckt und einen auffordert Hintergründe selbst zu erforschen. Denke ist dem zu Schulden, dass du selbst Schauspieler warst und mehr an eigenen Lösungen des Schauspielers interessiert bist.” – Schauspielerin, Susan Batson Training
“Und vor allem schätze ich die regelmässig Trainings sehr (mit Lena Lessing und Matthias Schott); wenn man je mit Leuten wie Susan Batson und Larry Moss gearbeitet hat, weiss man, wie wichtig und unerlässlich es ist, regelmässig an der Arbeit dran zu bleiben, sich kontinuierlich dieser Art von grossartiger, fordernder und belebender Art von Schauspielarbeit zu stellen…Matthias hat mich auch schon beim Erarbeiten konkreter Rollen/Szenen begleitet, was mir ebenfalls eine grosse Unterstützung und Bereicherung war; er hat einen sehr guten Blick und ein sehr feines Gespür für die grossen, grundlegenden Dinge und Zusammenhänge sowie für feine Details und immer für die Wahrheit, den organischen, stimmigen Ausdruck auf jeder Ebene. Dies kann er einem auch auf sehr verständliche Weise vermitteln. Ich kann sowohl die regelmässige Arbeit mit Lena und Matthias sowie die vom Schott-Acting Studio angebotenen Workshops jedem Schauspieler, der das Bedürfins hat und gewillt ist, an seinem Instrument regelmäßig zu arbeiten, aus vollstem Herzen empfehlen!” – Feedback auf Yelp
„Sein Blick Matthias Schott sowohl in inszenatorischer, wie auch gestalterischer Hinsicht, ist sehr genau, von hohem inhaltlichen Anspruch und einer erstaunlichen Tiefe.“ – Pamela Knaack; Schauspielerin
(Hamburger Schauspielhaus; Hamburger Kammerspiele, u.v.m.)
“Paul can create an orchestra full of different elements – everybody is important – exploiting qualities of each actor. He offers his experience with enthusiasm, humility, and patience. It’s wonderful how he feels about what the group needs. In a week we have staged a great show. Everything starts with small things. No claims, just energy, will and passion inside a master.“ – Giulia Bocciero (Über Paul Miller)

“Thank you very much once again for arranging everything; it was an amazing experience.” – Nina Van Rompaey

“So much positive impression; I still have to sort out how to put it in words.” – Daniela Baresch
Feedback zu “Movement Psychology Programme”- Part 1 ( 23.-29. Januar 2012 )
mit Christopher Fettes, Liana Nyquist und Paul Miller

“I recently attended an Animal Work Intensive workshop with Paul Miller at the Schott Acting Studio. (The studio had been recommended by an acting professional in London.) I am glad that I chose to attend, as the experience was a very positive one. I appreciated being sent pre-workshop assignments and readings with which to prepare for the experience. I thought the instructor did a great job of creating a comfortable environment in which to explore the technique. He was passionate about the work and quite willing to come early/stay late for anyone who wished to have additional time to work on the technique. The group was made up of talented participants with a range of experience, and I felt I learned a great deal just from observing their work. The space was well-suited for the program, and it was great to have an option to stay on site. I plan to return to the studio for additional offerings.” – Feedback auf Yelp