Testimonials

I have worked with Benson for years. Benson is truly a wonderful teacher!! He has an uncanny ability to perceive whether you are using your strongest possible choice and highest possible stake. He ‘will’ catch you hiding behind whatever …ie: obstacle, fear, situation that you may think is buried and meaningless, whether you’re aware of it or not, he just knows. He makes you realize that you need to go further than you possibly you thought you could have. He always inspires me to do my best work and, make choices that give me confidence and, helps me to do the best I can in the audition room and, leave feeling very good about myself and my work. You will love the the part on changing how you feel at auditions! This Audition video is a must have!!!

Suzy Joachim, currently a recurring on the award winning series ‘Being Erica”

Where to start in describing the most inspiring teacher and actor I’ve met to date? I met Benson Simmonds in the spring of 2005 for private coaching and a scene study workshop. I was floored by his acute sense of insight and instinct in regarding the Ivana Chubbuck technique that is so profoundly present in his style.

Benson is on ALL the time. Never missing a beat in class as to how to guide the students through their work so carefully that they can “own” a scene. I have accelerated through my experience as well as watched the transformation of the other students in class from a fine performance to a raw and honest spectacular triumph brought out because of a sincere trust with Benson.

It is a technique that is unique and works an actor’s drive on all levels to the max. I had no idea how much the work that we did together would influence my entire perspective of acting since I began 26 years ago in college. Benson rocked my world and it will never be the same. Out with the old and in with the new! I wish we could have him living right here in Montreal to be able to access all that he has to offer.

Dawn Ford, actor, Montreal

Studying acting under the discerning tutelage of Benson Simmonds means way more than the typical course description of “learn how to act.” For me it was more like a voyage of self-discovery and awareness, leading me to explore my inner-self, and consequently find my own potential for being the best possible actor I can be.

All this translated into amazing audition results including many occasions where I was subsequently asked to read for a more important role on the spot! Benson is a teacher who goes way beyond the role of teaching and his uncanny ability to understand people enables him to push each student to their individual limits. Because of this, his group classes feel like private lessons and the intense workshops feel like marathon training for actors. If you have the opportunity to study under this master, I full heartedly recommend you do so. You will never regret the experience!

Donna Seidman, actor

Hi Benson! I am here sitting on my chair, humbly and gratefully savoring memories of today’s audition. The CD and producer stayed there waiting for me to deliver more (after a 3 minute long monologue)… What an awesome feeling! Watching your 90 minute audition empowering video made a huge difference! Thank you!

Flora Sofia, Brazilian acress, model

Wow! Benson, you are so captivating and mesmerizing to watch. I didn’t want to miss a word, I was so into everything you were saying, I kind of wish I had it as a MP3 to put on my iPod and listen to at auditions. Is that a possibility? This is an AMAZING must have video!!!

With much gratitude, Candice Marti

Have you been stuck with the script? Equip yourself with “Master Your Audition” and you’ll be on the path to creating characters that fulfill their objectives with depth no matter what the size of the role or how many people are in your scene. Add “Master Your Audition” to your success library, review this while preparing for a role and go out and book the job!

Kristina Hughes, President Holden Log/PerforerTrack

Hello Benson,

Thank you for putting together “Master Your Audition”. Guess what? I applied everything you taught and blitzed three out of three auditions. The first was a Mentor role on a reality TV series for people working through life changing dilemma’s. The second audition was for a short film about to screen at a film festival in Sydney and the other one was for entry into a top Showreel and Acting course.

Additionally, as a public speaker, I have found an edge within that just wasn’t there before. I love the new animated me who is comfortable performing to the highest level possible.

I recommend “Master Your Audition” to anyone who is serious about leap frogging their acting or public speaking career. It is a magnificent first step! Without which, you really are left out in the cold!

Warmest,

Jacqueline

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