sweeps Readers’ Choice Awards

August 2011- In a never-before-seen Backstage Magazine Annual Readers’ Poll Result, The Master Talent Teachers have won a prodigious 6 out of 9 possible categories including:


Favorite Commercial Teacher and On-Camera: Carolyne Barry

Favorite Comedy Teacher: Gerry Katzman

Favorite Hosting Teacher: Maureen Browne

Favorite Acting Class for Kids & Teens: Diane Christiansen

Favorite Audition Technique Teacher: Holly Powell

Favorite Scene-Study Teacher (Runner-Up):  Kimberly Jentzen

Favorite Cold Reading Teacher (Runner-Up): Holly Powell

Favorite On-Camera Teacher: Carolyne Barry

In addition to the Backstage Awards (many of which have been won by the teachers before- including Kimberly Jentzen’s multi-year wins for Scene Study, Cold Reading, and Acting Coach) it has been award-winning season for all of the Master Talent Teachers with:

Maurice LaMee winning the Denver Post Readers’ Choice Award for Best Season by a Theater Company (an honor that the Livingston Fellow he has won 5 years in a row)

Suzanne Lyons being selected by Women In Film’s Development Incubator Program

And dance-legend Joe Tremaine receiving a lifetime achievement award at DanceLifeStudio’s Annual Conference in Scottsdale, AZ and the President’s Award from Dance Masters of America.

Never before have a collective of so many award-winning coaches and teachers come together to unlock the secrets of successful careers in entertainment for free.