© 2017 by jameshuish

DAWN CANTWELL- New York based Actress. Appeared most recently as Nessarose In “Wicked” & Sting’s “ The Last Ship”.

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I am a New York based Broadway actress who is very much acquainted with the ups and downs of the auditioning process and the intrinsic uncertainty and second-guessing therein. Despite the Atlantic Ocean (at times) being between us, I still seek Guy Retallack’s compelling communication style and artistic guidance above local coaches. Put simply, I feel in all sincerity, that I and my friends would book more jobs if we could work with him all of the time. In other words, my *batting average* would go up one hundred points. Guy Retallack brings a unique point of view because he is a director. He is, what I would categorize, an *actors director.* This not only extracts strong choices but also imbues the actor with a confidence that is esteeming. A quality which can otherwise be otherwise difficult to access in the auditioning process. I was trained at New York University in the *Classical* (Shakespeare) studio. One of the most significant lessons my favourite Shakespeare professor taught us was to cultivate the skill of being the type of actor *you want in the room*. That is to say, bring a focus and energy that is both relational and ultra present no matter what is going on personally. This, of course, applies to people you choose to entrust your work with. Guy Retallack embodies this most valued and helpful lesson when you work with him. He is intellectually stimulating, energizing, esteeming and committed to bringing the best work out of you, no matter what. 

“I still seek Guy Retallack’s compelling communication style and artistic guidance above local coaches. Put simply, I feel in all sincerity, that I and my friends would book more jobs if we could work with him all of time. In other words, my *batting average* would go up one hundred points.”

 

“Guy Retallack.....is intellectually stimulating, energizing, esteeming and committed to bringing the best work out of you, no matter what.”