T H E P E R F O R M I N G A R T S C O A C H
Founder and creator, Joanne Mosconi’s philosophy is rooted around giving clients the confidence to be their authentic self. I have been teaching and directing actors for over 17 years in both New York City and Los Angeles. Since that time I have helped thousands of beginning actors start their careers and develop their talents. My coaching seeks to empower actors with individualized instruction that promotes creative and personal growth and instills a passion for the artist’s journey. It is my belief that audiences want to experience “real” people. Finding all the unique and different qualities and points of view of my artists, is what makes each of my client’s work original. By building positive and collaborative relationships in a supportive environment, I optimizes my clients' skills. Some have even referred to me as a "master" of making each artist bring their best “self” to the work. I want to make a difference, and that is why I do this work.
In addition to drawing on my 18 years of experience as a theater artist and educator, my approach draws on the best practices in teaching. My clients can expect individualized attention aligned with different theater methods. My one-on-one coaching services are designed to give each artist a system in which they can tackle their work from. I have noticed from experience that actors of all levels come to me with one common problem: “They have no idea of where and how to start.” That is where The Performing Arts Coaching Services can help.
ABOUT JOANNE MOSCONI
Joanne is creator and President of The Performing Arts Coaching Services, Inc. Few theatrical coaches have had the opportunity I have had to work as both a theater professional and an educator in both New York City and Los Angeles. For over 18 years, I have used my educational and theatrical expertise to help thousands of students to unlock their talent. After earning my Bachelor degree from Hofstra University, I immediately decided to pursue a Master of Education in Theater and English from New York University. I then began my career in New York City and started the first drama department at William H. Carr, Junior High School 194. My student run productions earned awards, and the drama department still exists and thrives today. After five glorious years of teaching theater in New York, I then went on to teach drama at the prestigious Brentwood School in Los Angeles California to 7th and 8th graders.
Discovering my talent for bringing out each of my student’s potential, in September 2009 I decided to open up my own theater in Los Angeles, California, which I called: The Magic Mirror Theater. The youth theater company specialized in providing young actors of all ages and skill levels the opportunity to learn, create, explore, and perform theater together in an educational, supportive, and professional environment while developing self-esteem, teamwork, positive communication skills, and professional theater experience. What made this theater unique from any other in Los Angeles was the combination of my educational and theatrical experience in one. Students were not just working with an actor/director, but a licensed teacher. LA newcomers and beginning young actors, as well as child actor veterans, came to me to develop their talent, build their resumes’, and increase their confidence while gaining industry exposure. Through being a part of my company, actors learned the Ins and Outs of theater, and gained acting skills that improved their auditions and performances. These tools translate smoothly from theater to film and television, which is why many of my students have gone on to book lead and recurring roles on hit shows, award winning films, and stage performances. Many actors still call The Magic Mirror Theater their creative home.
I also created and ran The Mirror Theater Company at the famous Avery Schreiber Playhouse in North Hollywood, which I assumed ownership of from former owner Linda Fulton. While there, I wrote, directed and produced two hit plays: "Marry, F*** or Kill" and "You Love That I’m NOT Your Wife." "Marry, F****, or Kill" was so successful in Los Angeles that it went on to NYC and ran Off Broadway at The Player’s Theater for 4 successful months. You Love That I'm NOT Your wife opened up in NYC in November 2017 and experienced a sold out run. It is now expected to re-open Off Broadway in a much a larger venue in 2018. I also produced and directed over 50 plays with my company, many of which I directed herself.
Through my experience, I quickly discovered that most of the artists I work with needed support in not only their art, but how they approached it. I began coaching artists of all sorts-actors, directors, writers, and producers. As my company grew, I saw that offering a comprehensive support for artists required a combination of theatrical expertise, relationship building, and a system for accountability and integrity in the artist’s work. To better meet this need, I developed The Performing Arts Coaching Service, a highly structured program to mentoring that addresses each artist’s unique creative, organizational, and motivational needs.
I am very committed to the process and growth of each artist receiving The Performing Arts Coaching Services. Upon being hired, I conduct an extensive introductory consultation. I then create a workable plan, oversee my artist’s progress and provide ongoing support and guidance for their creative journey!
I hope to work with you soon on accomplishing your creative goals!