Having spent the better part of the last 20 years writing and acting, teaching and mentoring, Chris and Carissa Dalton are in the unique position to help writers, actors and other creatives propel their careers forward.
From one-on-one coaching, group classes and workshops, Carissa Dalton brings her 20+ years of experience to bear…
“When I first started working with Carissa, I was unsure but curious about acting. She is so encouraging and gave me the freedom to explore different feelings and emotion in each role without fear of being wrong or messing up. I’ve now started to pursue creative opportunities for profit and Carissa is a huge part of me finding that confidence!”Jessica AllegowerActor, Artist
“This was an awesome experience, that provided strong foundational knowledge in acting. Carissa has a special talent in helping you to unlock and express your creativity. I would highly recommend to anyone and will continue to take other classes offered. ”Jay GeeActor, Writer, Musician, Filmmaker
Recent acting mentoring projects:
From one-on-one coaching, group classes and workshops, Chris Dalton brings his 20+ years of experience to helping writers put their dreams and visions down on the page.
Mentoring is offered in the following areas for children, young adults and adults:
• One-on-one coaching for screenwriting, playwriting and narrative fiction
• Group classes covering screenwriting and playwriting
• 4-day workshops covering screenwriting and playwriting
“This has been a vital learning experience for me in learning the craft of writing scripts. I have gained so many foundational pieces about the art of story-telling that I am using in everyday life; from writing to communication with others. The method that I have learned was simple and deep, it has changed my writing tremendously as well as given me the confidence to take risks and free my imagination.”Cristian LascauWriter, Director, Actor
“I have found inspiration to start writing again--especially scripts--because, as a child, well-meaning adults crushed that joy and wonder.”Aryana JoyWriter, Actor
“Their teaching has caused me to think outside the box. It also stirred up long buried stories that are still fresh today.”Candace RobertsWriter, Artist
Recent writing mentoring projects:
We offer a wide range of consulting services for writers, actors and directors. We consult on: short stories, novels, screenplays, stage plays, auditions, story development and more.
“Chris Dalton is a story-expert and brilliant technician when it comes to the nitty-gritty of screen-writing. His feedback is invaluable! I can't recommend his services more highly.”Jessica GlasnerWriter, Screenwriter
Carissa Dalton has over twenty-five years as a professional actor, teacher and coach. She has appeared in commercials for Mitsubishi, Amtrack, Volkswagen, and more, co-starred in TV shows for National Geographic and NBC, and toured nationally and locally, performing in theater and musicals. She is trained in Improv (having studied with the Upright Citizen Brigade in LA), Meisner, and other acting styles.
Chris Dalton has over twenty-five years of experience as a writer, having written for Fortune 500 companies, small business, non-profits, and business start-ups. He has written six screenplays for independent production companies, and headed up the famed Act One writing program in Hollywood, CA, where potential writers learned to write for the Hollywood system. While in Hollywood, he also consulted on over 200 scripts, read over 400 screenplays for productions companies and film festivals, and completed his first novel, NICHOLAS AND THE KEEPER OF NAMES.
We believe the reviews we have received from artists and the work they have created under our mentoring speak for themselves. Please visit the sections above to via the reviews and videos of the work they completed–with zero previous experience.
Yes, so please check back soon for more information about upcoming classes and workshops.
Our goal is two-fold:
1.) We will never take advantage of the storyteller–we don’t believe in over charging
That being said,
2.) We will not sell ourselves short–we believe in what we do and charge a rate commiserate with living
With that in mind, we work hard to stay within the budget storytellers have set, and tale rates to projects.
Contact us for more information.