The world's leading Science-based Acting Method
The Communication Method for Actors (CMFA) is an acting method that utilizes the science of psychology and the art of communication to help actors reach their optimum outcomes. It is an outside-in approach that focuses more on how the actor is perceived than how the actor feels. Unlike other acting methods, this method is less concerned with character immersion, back story, or how the actor themselves feels in the role but instead puts the onus on how the actor is perceived. Therefore, actors are encouraged to encode and reverse engineer their performances with body language and to use scientific concepts that will help to evoke feelings in the mind of the receiver.
ONLINE Acting Workshops
Practical On-Camera Training
Learn the CMFA for on-camera auditions in one of these small group workshops. Classes are currently taught online via ZOOM format. Speace is limited to 10 students so as to still provide maximum attention & feedback. Includes on-camera homework with additional feedback.
Study from anywhere in the world!
ONLINE Private Sessions
Guidance & Inspiration
Get some one-on-one attention in a private coaching session ONLINE. Practice your CMFA skills, work on a performance piece, or get some valuable career advice.
CMFA Masters Retreats
For those that want to take their study to the next level, the CMFA retreats give actors an opportunity to fully immerse themselves in CMFA techniques while having an adventure of a lifetime!
FRANCE retreat - May of 2021 (adults)
LONDON retreat - September 2021 (teens) Applications are currently paused due to COVID-19. To be placed on update list, please email us
I was born in the countryside of England and always seemed to be an old soul with a keen ability to read people, and some even thought that I might have psychic powers. As I got older, I realized the ability I possessed was not mystical as much as -- scientific! An ancient phenomenon that is deeply rooted in all of us, the ability to read body language, something our ancestors depended on for survival.
As an adult, I honed my natural skills by studying behavioral psychology and communication at Arizona State University where I received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Justice Studies with an emphasis field in communications. I became an award winning orator and even paid my way through college competing in academic debates and forensic competitions.
After graduation, I became even more fascinated with neuroscience and how the brain can affect our communications in the workforce. I started applying this knowledge while working as a private communications consultant and word quickly spread of my abilities making me known within an elite inner circle of professionals as a leading deception detection expert. I was working with trial attorneys, business executives, and politicians, all of whom needed my bizarrely accurate sense of discernment.
For the past 20 years, I directed my attention towards specializing as a casting director & producer for film & television where I realized the unique capacity and potential of my communication method for helping actors, from those just beginning their careers, to well known and established stars.
The same winning principles that I had used to consult trial attorneys to help them to exonerate their clients in a court of law; the same advice I would use for politicians in their pursuit of a winning campaign; and the same advice I gave corporate moguls to get the upper hand in business deals; all worked well to help the actor reach their career goals. Instead of making the audition process more allusive, my method is surprisingly logical and can be mastered. Having taught these tenets to actors for more than 20 years around the world with great success and rave reviews, the COMMUNICATION METHOD FOR ACTORS was born.