I Got a Question for Ya...

Do you know the STORY you are being hired to tell?

The biggest mistake I see actors make when I am coaching them for an audition is not being able to identify how their character moves story forward. They make "interesting choices" to stand out or look at the dialogue and select random actions or generally choose an "essence" for the character. They miss the lily pads on the page. That's what I call the path the writer has put in the script for YOU.

Actors are hired to be STORYtellers. If you want to have a sustainable career, you gotta know how your character is supporting and moving story forward. Otherwise, you are just throwing darts in the dark.

And, yeah, you might get lucky and book a job like that. But getting the job and keeping the job are two different things. So let's sharpen up your SCRIPT ANALYSIS FOR AUDITIONS.


What We Will Cover in 3 Weeks

So, here’s the deal: In-depth script analysis when you book the job is different than breaking down a script for an audition. In-Depth script analysis can take weeks or months. You might actually be in the middle of shooting and still discover things in the script. That kind of work doesn’t help you with auditions. Especially now, when the turnaround times for self-tapes are getting shorter and shorter. You need to be able to make smart decisions quickly. This is where Action Analysis for auditions is KEY. Asking the RIGHT questions that keep you on the trajectory of the story and help you focus your homework.

This intimate class is designed to function like a salon. We will be learning from each other as I guide you through my process of breaking down audition sides.

Live Sessions will be held Wednesdays from 11a to 1p (PDT) on Zoom. First class is July 28, 2021. Sessions will be recorded for later viewing.

  • Prep For Class: Sides are released on July 23. Self-tapes are due July 26 @ 5pm PST

  • Week 1: July 28 - Live Session: Each tape is reviewed and each student will self-assess their current script analysis process. Tapes will receive feedback.

  • Week 2: August 4 - Live Session: Anna will talk about the different tools for script analysis and breakdown scripts with the class.

  • Week 3: August 11 - Live Session: Practice your newly acquired script analysis tools with NEW sides. Tapes will be reviewed.

Clients Say...

“Anna is the best coach for self tapes I’ve ever worked with. As an actress herself, she brings all she has to the session. She offers up her instincts with so much generosity and conviction that it really helps take you where you need to go. I’ve always felt so proud of the work we’ve done together and I feel like I continue to learn so much from her. She is truly the best.”

Dina Shihabi, Actor
Jack Ryan, Altered Carbon, Ramy and more.'s name

“Anna LaMadrid is hands down the best coach I have ever worked/taped with. She’s not only one of my most favorite comedic actresses, she has a unique understanding of how to actually direct comedy. She just gets it. But most importantly, she is a master at breaking down and then emphasizing character in the sometimes narrow context of a single scene. A seemingly simple moment of depth that will undoubtedly take you that extra mile with casting. I trust her implicitly. Work with Anna! You will book!”

Christine Woods, Actor
Grace and Frankie, Room 104, Briarpatch, Stumptown, Man with a Plan and more.

Your Instructors

Anna LaMadrid

Owner & Master Coach at Put Me On Self-Tape

Anna studied with acclaimed Meisner teacher, Maggie Flanigan in NYC. She received her MFA from the University of Washington where she TA'd for undergrad acting students and discovered her love of coaching. She was selected to participate in the Disney Discovers Showcase. She founded Put Me On Self-Tape in 2016 and coaches working actors on their self-tape and in-person auditions. Clients include: Bridget Regan (Jane The Virgin, Bat Woman), Travis Van Winkle (YOU on Netflix), Dina Shihabi (Archive 81, Jack Ryan) and more.

TV credits include: Fake Angela on HBO's The Rehearsal, Recurring as Rocio on Hulu's This Fool, The Goldbergs, Vida, Grey's Anatomy, and more