The next step for many actors who train with me at Impact Studio is to find an agent who will promote their talent, and guide their careers. To that end I asked Doug Fee at Astral Video to team up with me and create an on line hosting site for new talent. Our idea, to connect actors with agents on a user - friendly hosted website, has been incredibly well received and endorsed by Vancouver agents, casting directors, acting schools, and actors alike. So here we are!
I have been a professional actor in television, stage, film and voice for close to four decades. At the age of 26 I began to teach acting professionally at the Boston Theatre School in Boston, Mass., and I have been involved with helping actors develop their craft ever since. I have been a guest artist at both Dalhousie University Theatre Department and at the UBC Film Department. During the past 15 years of residing in Vancouver, I have taught at many of our fair cities esteemed acting schools, and I have had the great pleasure of working with hundreds of new and established actors.
In 2004 I opened Impact Studio where I:
- Audition coach actors of all levels and all ages
- Tape actors' auditions & stream them for “away” projects
- Host smaller casting sessions with casting directors
For many many years I dreamed of having an actor friendly studio that would be beautifully equipped with a great camera and fantastic lighting. That dream is now a reality. My motivation has always been one of helpfulness and mentorship and, although I continue to pursue my own acting career, I do try to make sure that I never loose sight of my responsibility to give others a leg up. One of my professors at university said, “Iris, you were born to teach.” My first director said to me, “Iris, you were born to act.” I guess I am destined to do both.
For a demo of my acting work I invite you to visit my website: www.irisquinn.com
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