One space open. Mondays 7-11pm. South Lamar Studio

Join an exciting group of committed, supportive actors. Adults 18 to 95.
Ask about teen classes or private sessions.

Intensive scene study, in depth character work, monologues, interview-audition technique.

Customized to individual needs. 30 years of professional teaching, incorporating Meisner, Adler, Hagen, Bobby Lewis, Joan Darling and On-Camera Techniques for today’s actor. Long time member SAG/AFTRA. AEA.

Because acting is like an athletic event requiring discipline, focus and skill, the first hour includes Relaxation specifically for actors and ensemble improv exercises designed to raise all of your work to a higher level in a playful, supportive environment.

Paula is tremendous. Easily the best acting coach I’ve ever had. Every time I leave her class I feel elated and sure that I’m doing the right thing with my life and my talents.  Jonathan Flanders.

My experience working with Paula Russell is fantastic. She truly helped me to become the working actor I am today. Her Relaxation Exercise breaks down mental blocks that hamper performance. It has helped me in not only acting but other situations where I need to calm down and think things through. Two things she helped me with personally were nervous tics and bad body language that distract from performance. I found her advice on those types of things invaluable. Paula is a great teacher, easy to work with, and well trained herself, she does a great job of passing her knowledge on to others.  Woody Wilson Hall

Paula!!! I did my first SAG work today, and I could NOT have gotten here without your guidance and your love! Thank you so so so so much for everything you’ve done for me, and all your students.   Joe Howes

Paula is an amazing, generous, and brilliant teacher. Her class provided me with a key piece in my performance toolkit. She teaches a powerful exercise for RELAXATION and focus that transformed my experience of stage fright and performance anxiety. I use it every single time I perform and always think of how grateful I am to Paula.  Annie La Ganga

Thank you, Paula! I wouldn’t even been in this commercial if it wasn’t for your direction! I had a really great teacher who taught me how to listen and stay real, even when there isn’t anyone there to react off of. :-)) I seriously could not have had a better teacher to get me into acting.  Dave Gironda Jr.

Eight weeks: $176. Ten weeks: $200. Actors, Directors and Writers welcome.
If we’ve never met, please send resume’, photo or short note about yourself.

Voice and Private sessions: $40 per hour. Meet, hear Paula at the legendary Broken Spoke from 6-8pm Saturday, June 6th featured in Smithsonian Documentary. And Tues. June 2nd as guest artist for DURAWA at Strange Brew Lounge Side Listening room. 6 pm.
Contact Paula and see more information via or email South Lamar Studio. Easy, free parking.