WHAT PEOPLE SAY
"The Outer Loop has done a lot to give me a platform to share my art and express my opinions. It means a lot to me. Usually no one cares what I think, so it feels lovely to be able to express myself in an honest way and have my views welcomed rather than dismissed.”
— Sergio Castillo
BOOK OUR TEAM
Whether you’re interested in private monologue or scene coaching, new work or script development, or looking for a director for your next play or project, our team has the passion, industry experience and training to help you or your project succeed and thrive. With a combined 35 plus years of professional experience, we can’t wait to meet you and take your career/production/monologue to the next level.
and Scene Coaching
A good monologue isn’t enough…
It must be right for you. We’ll guide you through the process of choosing a great piece and tailoring it specifically to your acting style and skills. And we’ll work together on fine tuning each and every moment of the monologue, until you’re ready to take it into the audition room. If you already have a monologue you love, bring it to us for a fresh perspective.
Scene work is so much more than just memorization and staging. We’ll work with you and your scene partner(s) to discover what lies beneath the surface of your dialogue, working moment to moment to build a dynamic arch and
shape to your scene.
"Emily made me feel safe, open to being messy,
and helped me find a new perspective into the monologue
that I had been working on for three months.
She dug deep into the humanity of the character
and helped me through areas I had since
then been too afraid to explore.
She reminded me and encouraged me to trust
my instincts, and that it’s okay to be messy."
— Izzy Hepker,
Private Coaching Client
New Work and
Think about it...
Romeo & Juliet, Hamilton and The Crucible were all new plays at one time. Understanding the play development process is vital to a young playwright’s success. The Outer Loop unites emerging writers, actors, designers and other artists, and provides a vehicle in which to test drive their talents.
If you are interested in developing your new work with our team, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
"Working with The Outer Loop has allowed me to grow and develop as a multi-hyphenated artist.
The collaborative nature of this company always made me feel supported and equal.
Being young in this industry, sometimes you feel invisible to the world despite having so many ideas.
All it takes is that one chance to be able to do what you love,
so thank you, Outer Loop, for taking a chance on me."
— Kayla Zanakis,
We’d love to share our passion for what we do with you.
Our team offers workshops in:
Voice and Movement
Producing and Directing for the Virtual Stage
Workshops can be tailored to suit your needs and those of your ensemble or department. Contact our team at email@example.com to start a conversation.
“Rachael Yoder and Michael Herman were able to bring so much to my directing class with their expertise in both devising and filming techniques. I probably would have given up on this class if not for everything they brought to the “room,” especially their good vibes. Honestly I couldn’t have done it without them!”
— Kay Martinovich
Head of Performance, Northern Illinois University
Be it Shakespeare or Shaw, Miller or Mamet, we’d love to bring your next play to life, on the virtual or physical stage. Our team has directed at the high school, collegiate and professional level.
We believe in a collaborative culture of exploration and innovation with clear, dynamic storytelling.
Contact us to discuss how we can make your vision a reality: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Empathy Project
The Empathy Project is a live virtual collaboration and devised theatrical response to any moment of crisis we as a global community find ourselves in. Invite our team to create and direct this one-of-a-kind experience for you, your artists and your community.
To learn more about how we can partner with you in bringing your own Empathy Project to life, please contact email@example.com
View our promotional trailer click here: https://youtu.be/_HpDC6fQAYY
"I truly had a great time collaborating with The Outer Loop as a part of the team to bring the Empathy Project to life. Everyone was kind, respectful, and above all else, open to hearing input from all participants; this is a rarity in the world of theater and truly something that I believe separates The Outer Loop from many other companies I've worked for. Michael and his team lead with grace and open arms and ears. It gave us all a vehicle to come together and discuss and experience something collectively regardless of where we fall on social and political spectrums.
— Joel Ottenheimer
Actor & Writer