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. Joanne has been teaching and directing actors for over 17 years in both New York City and Los Angeles. Since that time she has helped thousands of beginning actors start their careers and develop their talents. Her 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 Joanne's belief that audiences want to experience “real” people. Finding all the unique and different qualities and points of view of her artists, are what make each client’s work original. By building positive and collaborative relationships in a supportive environment, Joanne optimizes her clients skills and is a master at making each artist bring their best “self” to the work. In addition to drawing on Joanne’s 17 years of experience as a theater artist and educator, The Performing Arts Coaching Services approach draws on the best practices in teaching. Our clients can expect individualized attention aligned with different theater methods. Our one-on-one coaching services are designed to give each artist a system in which they can tackle their work from. Joanne has noticed from experience that actors of all levels come to her 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 she has had to work as both a theater professional and an educator in both New York City and Los Angeles. For over 17 years, Joanne has used her educational and theatrical expertise to help thousands of students to unlock their talent. After earning her Bachelor degree from Hofstra University, Joanne immediately decided to pursue a Master of Education in Theater and English from New York University. She then began her career in New York City and started the first drama department at William H. Carr, Junior High School 194. Joanne’s student run productions earned awards, and the drama department still exists and thrives today. After five glorious years of teaching theater in New York, Joanne then went on to teach drama at the prestigious Brentwood School in Los Angeles California to 7th and 8th graders.
Discovering her talent for bringing out each of her student’s potential, Joanne decided to open up her own theater in Los Angeles, California called: The Magic Mirror Theater, in September 2009. 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 Joanne’s 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, come to Joanne to develop their talent, build their resumes’, and increase their confidence while gaining industry exposure. Through being a part of her company, actors learn the Ins and Outs of theater, and gain acting skills that improve their auditions and performances. These tools translate smoothly from theater to film and television, which is why many of her 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.
Joanne also created and ran The Mirror Theater Company at the famous Avery Schreiber Playhouse in North Hollywood, which she assumed ownership of from former owner Linda Fulton. While there, she 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. She also produced and directed over 50 plays with her company, many of which she directed herself.
Through her experience, Joanne quickly discovered that most of the artists she worked with needed support in not only their art, but how they approached it. She began coaching artists of all sorts-actors, directors, writers, and producers. As her company grew, Joanne 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, Joanne developed The Performing Arts Coaching Service, a highly structured program to mentoring that addresses each artist’s unique creative, organizational, and motivational needs.
Joanne is very committed to the process and growth of each artist receiving The Performing Arts Coaching Services. Upon being hired, she conducts an extensive introductory consultation. She then creates a workable plan, oversees her artist’s progress and provides ongoing support and guidance for their creative journey!