Coaching with Joanne Latimer

Joanne Latimer
B.A, B.Ed. University of Toronto

 Joanne Latimer is a seasoned actor and director who has worked with performers for over twenty years, and has taught classes and workshops in Toronto, New Mexico and Los Angeles.  Her student-centered approach combines intuition and technique to bring actor and text together, getting the most out of both.  Whether you’re preparing for an audition or just looking to deepen and enrich your skills, Joanne will help you set your own goals as an actor and work with you in a practical and focused way to achieve them.

  • Targeted Audition coaching – for that specific monologue or scene
  • Audition prep – you’ll come away with audition-ready material to keep that toolkit full, as well as some new strategies for nailing the audition.
  • Jump Start Your Tired Skills.  Feel like you’ve been phoning it in?  Recharge your creative batteries. Sign up for one or two refresher hours, or set up a regular maintenance program.    

What people have said about Joanne’s work:

“Joanne Latimer is a passionate and dedicated theatre artist, creator and teacher.  Because of her insight, honesty and pursuit of truth in art, she has become a trusted colleague.  I confidently give her my highest recommendation.”
~Tracey Erin Smith, Artistic Director, SOULO Theatre

“It was a joy to work with Joanne.  Her theatrical choices and dramaturgical feedback are sophisticated and nuanced.  She is also very kind when she provides feedback.   Given Joanne’s extensive experience in helping theatre artists and theatre students make sense of different kinds of texts in scene study activities, and her extensive experience in collaborative theatre creation, the participants in her workshops learn and grow during their work with her.”
-Tara Goldstein
Founding and Co-Artistic Director
Gailey Road Productions

“Ms. Latimer is an amazing teacher! She has really helped me create my own dramatic process by helping me prepare for auditions. Her method of teaching is one that I think any student can really learn and benefit from”
-Jahnelle Jones- theatre student

“Joanne is a natural leader who shines in her ability to pull tremendous creativity from students of a variety of backgrounds. The material she generates from her students is relevant to the students, their experiences and the world that surrounds them.”
-Lizzie Kurtz, Head of the Arts Department- West Hill Collegiate Institute.

Joanne Latimer makes the learning process enjoyable, and challenges actors to push beyond their prior capabilities to create greater performances.
-Troy Sarju – actor

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