Testimonials from Industry Professionals and Acttrue Actors
"I had the pleasure of working with Marc during the shooting of a 130 episode mystery TV drama called OCEAN AVENUE in Miami, FL. Instantly upon meeting Marc I was struck by his energy and creativity. A person cannot help but get excited about the acting process when in the same room with Marc. He captivates and excites you simply in his own passion for the craft.
Great, so he got my attention! More importantly, Marc challenged me. Never satisfied with the obvious or any one single direction, Marc challenges you to think and ask questions. He tests your creativity and leads you in directions you never thought to go. Suddenly, a simple, mundane scene takes a twist and turn and becomes fun and interesting to watch. Marc's teachings gave me structure; a process, but more importantly they encouraged me to take chances and never be satisfied with the ordinary.
Following my work on OCEAN AVENUE, I auditioned for the casting directors of all three major networks. Marc coached me prior to my auditions and helped me to land a contract role on ABC's daytime series ALL MY CHILDREN. I attribute much of my growth as an actor over the past year to Marc's coaching and support and highly recommend him to any and all who want to learn the craft."
"Recently I had the opportunity to take Marc's 3-day workshop in LA, my first experience with the Uta Hagen technique, leaving me with a "taste" of the process. Although I came away, thinking "differently", I feel the only way to master the work is by committing oneself to it. I found Marc to be a very passionate teacher and motivator who is untiringly dedicated to his student's success. He really wants us to "get it".
A couple of weeks later, I was in Miami and had the opportunity to work one-on-one with Marc preparing for an upcoming audition for Broadway. Using the Hagen technique as well as my own approach, Marc coached me breaking down and clarifying each moment in both the script and the two songs that were sent to me. Confident that I had done the work, I left my technique and preparation at the door, trusted, and had fun! I felt great about the audition! I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to have been coached by Marc and I highly recommend to anyone who is serious about growing their craft, to do the same. Thanks Marc!"
NANCY WOOD - Broadway/London/Los Angeles
“The insight and road map that you Marc Durso provide is something I have come to depend upon in my work as an actor...you have an incredible gift of being a "Roman candle" in the work - lighting a path of discovery gently-- and also setting off explosive illuminations-- working with you helps me transform the cerebral roadblocks, that sometime occur, into a grounded organic truthful presence that is so liberating and true..."
"ActTrue continues to challenge and support my daughter in all of her endeavors, and miraculously is available when a last minute audition/call-back comes up. Her training with ActTrue has strengthened her audition skills whether it's for Disney/Nickelodeon, cable series, full feature films, professional stage, independent films, student shorts or commercials. What else can I say? We LOVE ActTrue!"
ALLY MENDEZ (parent review)
"Marc, you have no idea of how much I appreciated your class. It reminded me how passionate we have to be to reach our dreams and goals as artists and hey, that means WORK...I have in mind how much work I need to get done, and your class showed me how...This message is to thank you...because in a world of "fake everything" it is comforting to find a path to be truthful in what you love doing the most. By this I mean, acting. I am looking forward to next class."
"Maestro, I just have to tell you... This weekend I was the Lead in an INCREDIBLE Short Film! The Director had been planning this film for two years. He auditioned me two months ago and I got the part. By calling on EVERY step you taught me through Ms. Hagen's Process. For every line, there was an action that corresponded to one of the steps. I just wanted to thank you for all you have taught me... your patience with me in class led me to have patience with my character on the set. Five years on and your training still resonates with me. And as it shall going forward!..."
"Anyone in South Florida who is interested in acting or would like to acquire skills that will set you apart in the entertainment industry please check out Marc Durso acting classes in Miami!! He is an incredibly talented instructor that will challenge you and keep you 100% engaged and intrigued the entire class, as well as motivating you to truly understand the foundations of true acting. Since starting classes with him I will never look at acting the same."