“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 Chenowith ; Casting Director/ No Country for Old Man, Doubt, Inside Llewyn Davis

“Sheila was terrifically helpful with our young actor on Michael Clayton. It’s delicate work. She made sure to understand exactly what we needed, kept me well-informed, and delivered an actor with the confidence to stay loose and take direction. She did a great job for us.”

– Tony Gilroy; Director/Writer ‘Bourne Identity’, ‘Michael Clayton’

“Sheila is a wonderful acting coach. She worked with all the actors on “A Bronx Tale. ” Sheila is able to prepare and rehearse the actors while keeping the scenes fresh and spontaneous. She was great to have on set. I am always happy to recommend her.”

– Robert De Niro


This workshop will be a survey class of tools an actor can implement while rehearsing and performing with an emphasis on film technique. Through improvisations the actors will practice being in the moment, working off of each other and bringing their own depth and truth to the characters and stories they are portraying. The class should feel like a rehearsal process rather than a performance so the actors are free to explore and discover without pressure.

Since working in film is an intimate process with the camera picking up subtleties we will focus on how to develop privacy in a public setting and how to create a rich internal life and inner dialogue that the camera will then pick up. This will enable the actors to embody the characters and the stories they tell in a realistic and unique way.


Acting Workshop Berlin

Dates: 10. bis 14. December, 2019 | 5 Days, 11:00 am – 5:00/5:30 pm
Venue: In Berlin, Schott Acting Studio
Instant Booking Fee: 715 Euro inkl. MwSt. | Possible in exceptional cases to participate for 2 – 4 Days
Observers (Actors, directors, writers, producers): 225 Euro | Observer Tickets for 2 to 4 days possible
Grands: Bildungsprämie & GVL | (Levels: Experienced Actors & Young Talents)
For further information and application, please send us an Email: kontakt@schott-acting-studio.de


Most of the improvisations will be short-format as the average film scene is no longer than 2-3 minutes. We will work on preparation, concentration and the physicality for the scenes in order to bring the intensity and depth which make film scenes so dynamic and exciting. I will often interject during an exercise or scene in order to guide it and accus-tom the actor to taking direction in the moment.

„Students are welcome to bring in monologues, scenes or stories from their lives that they wish to work on. People often prepare for movies or plays they are about to work on during my workshops. If students would like to do this please have them send us the material in advance so we can review and be familiar with it, that way our time can be used in the most productive way.“

Acting Workshop Berlin