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"Let me shout it from the rooftops: Corey is the best teacher I know. He's committed to actors and to their evolution. He gets actors to produce personal, truthful, bold, authentic work. He's incredibly patient and nurturing in the process. Corey has transformed actors; I've seen it. Corey is the teacher you want in your life, he's the teacher I want in mine."
--Risa Bramon Garcia, casting director: Wall Street, Fatal Attraction, Born on the Fourth of July, The Joy Luck Club, Speed, Flirting With Disaster; and "Masters of Sex" on Showtime. Founder of BGB Studios.
"Corey Parker is someone who, with great perception, understands the workings of how to translate the truth of the human experience to the actor's work. Corey has vast credentials in having worked in all the mediums, as an actor, which also enriches his ability to pass along what it takes for an actor to create something special."
--Ivana Chubbuck, Los Angeles. Author of best selling "Power of the Actor," coach to Charlize Theron, Brad Pitt, Jim Carrey, Halle Berry, Jessica Biel
"Corey Parker is a true artist. His intelligence, emotional life and creativity are formidable. It is Corey Parker who trusted me as a teacher and recommended me to Nicole Kidman whom I have coached for the past 20 years. I am returning the favor to all actors who seek great coaching. Take my advice and seize the opportunity to have a genuine genius to guide you on your path."
--Susan Batson, New York. Author of Truth; Coach to Nicole Kidman, Juliette Binoche, Chris Rock, Zac Ephron, Common, Liv Tyler and Oprah Winfrey
"Corey, what a distinguished alumnus you have become. I watched your development at HB Studio and your connection to the HB Playwrights Foundation. You share our artistic and philosophic aspirations!"
-Uta Hagen, author of
"Respect for Acting" and "A Challenge for the Actor"
As a teacher, Corey Parker provides private coaching, audition coaching and class instruction to actors of all ages. Corey teaches beginners, professionals, and non actors who have to speak publicly.
As a coach, Corey has worked with 2015 Tony award winner Annaleigh Ashford, Aaron Tveit, Sean 'Diddy' Combs, Patrick Dempsey, Rachel Roberts, Joe Tapper, Scoot McNairy, Thom Bishops, Max Burkholder, MC Lyte, Gabriel Mann, Ya Ya DaCosta, Naomi Campbell, Tyson Beckford, Jason Tam, Scott Bailey and Jay Armstrong.
Corey has coached actors in numerous productions, including "Chicago Med," "Masters of Sex" on Showtime, Wim Wenders film of Sam Shepard's "Don't Come Knockin'," the 2015 Broadway production of "Sylvia," the 2014 Broadway hit, "You Can't Take it With You," and the 2004 Broadway production of "Raisin in the Sun."
Corey has also coached speakers in TedGLOBAL and prizewinning authors.
2015 Tony Award winner Annaleigh Ashford "You Can't Take it With You." Also, "Sylvia," "Wicked," "Legally Blonde: The Musical," "Masters of Sex," "Smash," and Disney's "Frozen."
"Corey Parker's class is for the actor interested in deepening their craft with patience, technique, and heart. Corey creates an environment of safety, professionalism, and freedom that allows the actor to explore and discover. Scene work is guided with not only an incredible knowledge of the craft of acting, but also an understanding of the trials and tribulations of the professional actor. Corey is one of those rare teachers that uses his experience to get trust and give inspiration. He also has an immense knowledge of both the stage and the screen and the technical differences
between the two. This class will not only prepare you as an artist to face the professional world, but also inspire you to open your heart to the world.
Personally and professionally, this class inspired me to trust my instincts. The work we did in class has given me confidence in the audition room, the rehearsal room, and in my process. Corey's teaching reminded me to believe in the craft and believe in myself."
Corey teaches coast to coast...
Susan Batson's Studio in New York and Hollywood, Lesly Kahn's Studio in Hollywood,
HB Studios in New York,
Michael Howard Studios in New York, BGB Studios in Los Angeles,
Ruskin Studios in Los Angeles,
New Collective LA in Los Angeles, Operafest in Martha's Vineyard, Rhodes College in Memphis as guest artist (2008-2014),and
Playhouse on the Square (2015).
"Corey Parker opened up a whole new world of communication to our students at Operafest at Martha's Vineyard. Corey has a gentle and positive way of making young actors get in touch with themselves in a way they never have. From his fascinating talk came the wonderful exercises where each student could experience what Corey was talking about. They came out with huge smiles on their faces and a feeling of accomplishment that they were able to reach a new honesty about their acting. Over and over the students commented on what a wonderful eye-opening class Corey had offered and how it had changed their attitude about acting."
--Claudette Peterson, Artistic Director, Operafest
“Nothing is achieved without effort, only that which is achieved through effort is of value to the actor.”
- Constantin Stanislavski