I worked with Grant for about four months, on mostly new monologues. He not only found amazing new material for me, but also showed me unique new techniques for memorization and exploring text. I also took his 4 week monologue workshop, which is structured like a masterclass. It was so great to watch Grant work with other students- he truly takes the time to get to know every individual that he is working with, so that he can meet their specific coaching needs. I would say that Grant’s biggest strength is knowing how to push you toward new heights, while constantly ensuring you that you’re in a safe space. It’s scary to get out of your comfort zone, no matter how long or short time you’ve been acting for, but with Grant’s help- I feel that I’ve become much more comfortable exploring new monologues as well as new techniques. My constant struggle, as an actress, is always getting as close to my character as possible, and moving closer to the reality of the situation that they’re in. Going back to the basics, and being reminded to simplify things- even just my breathing- is a huge takeaway that I think about constantly.