Enter stage left! Coaching actors with an app
To be or not to be that's the question.
And it's also a line spoken by actors all over the globe. For those in the know, it's from the Shakespear play, Hamlet.
A famous line every acting coach will teach their students, whether face to face, via Zoom, or using a PassionApp.
Online acting classes are exploding in popularity, PassionFighter and professional actor Nahanni Johnstone, is capitalizing on this growth with her own app, PRO-actor.
Nahanni Johnstone Guest Profile
Nahanni is a New York based acting coach and working actor. She has also modelled for big name brands including: Vogue, L’Oreal, and Diet Coke. She has starred in Blue Bloods, law & Order, & Orange is the new Black. When she’s not acting she’s teaching others her craft either in person or via her PassionApp.
Transcribed highlights from the show
Dan: Can you tell us about your journey so far and how you found Passion.io?
Nahanni: Well I’ve just finished the EUC and I'm in the process of teaching my first cohort of students. So I sold the training first like you suggested, which was terrifying by the way.
And I don’t know why that was so scary. I’ve been teaching for 12 years but I think it was because I’d be teaching via a new format. So I sold it, I had all these students ready to go and I was like, I gotta do it, I've gotta do it live.
Then I got to the end of the challenge and realised I have got to do the training through the app.
But this actually worked out perfectly because I was already planning on doing an online course when i saw your course and i liked your format I just love the idea of an app, it’s an acting coaching in your pocket. That’s crazy. You can bring the acting coach to set. I just love that idea.
So I dove in and what I realized was what I was planning for my online course. My students didn’t want that. They were way past that. So this was a great learning experience for me because it helped me re-frame who I was actually selling too.
That was massive.