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I’ve been through two Wheelhouse sessions and my framework now has a certain clarity that it didn’t have before. I frame my strengths and weaknesses differently. The work catches you off guard but it also makes you feel safe. There are things that challenge you, but then there are strengths that are revealed that you didn’t know you had.
Two months ago, I took this class hoping to reignite the acting fire in me. After 15 years I had lost the spark. Nick asked the right questions, had me work out the funk in a safe environment and now, well...THREE BOOKINGS IN ONE WEEK. (Mic drop)
Wheelhouse made me fall in love with acting again. This is an incredibly supportive place where you truly try things, take risks, fail gloriously or take incredible flight—it doesn’t matter because in the end you walk away knowing your skills and trusting that you can take a ride with your instincts, even in an audition. It is an amazing confidence builder
Working with Nick Hoffa is a joy. His ability to help you focus your own process as an artist/technician is wonderful. No rhetoric or therapy - no cliche. His practical experience as an actor, his instinct as a director, and his prowess as a teacher give every class immediate value that translates in the real world.
Wheelhouse is a great place for working actors to workout. I went in every week specifically to work on emotions that are not comfortable for me to access. Nick’s approach builds confidence, and he really helped me find the fun in the work again.
Nick knows the issues that go into being a performer, and needing to explore/learn in a safe space. You always feel like you’re free to be whatever you want to be on any given day - without ever feeling like an a$$hole.