Here what Jame's students have to say...
The class is really great. James creates an environment where the actor can learn and practice the tools of the trade. The class teaches the essential techniques for the new actor as well as the seasoned pro. I’ve taken most of the acting classes in New York, including Stella Adler, William Esper, to HB Studios, and no class has been as indispensable as this class has been for me.
James’ class is all you will ever want from an acting class. It is the most efficient approach to acting and being in the moment that I have come across. He will provide you with the most direct way on how to “get there”. The class has a very friendly and encouraging, yet professional atmosphere. Be prepared to work and see other people working. If you want a no bullshit acting class, here it is.
Just finished starring in Mamma Mia as Tanya. I can thank James Villemaire for that. Weather it’s coaching for musicals, plays, television or film, he is spot on. He comes from a place of love and support and continues to help me to be the best actor I can be. Thanks James!
-Vicki Van Tassel
‘Zen of Acting’ classes are a great foundation for anyone interested in writing, directing, and of course, acting. The classes are inspiring for all levels, from beginner to advanced. Zen is a perfect description of the technique — some classes I have taken feel very cluttered and complicated… James leads students to a place of simplicity and clarity.
It’s great to be back. I appreciate all your hard work and dedication, it really means a lot. You are an awesome teacher and coach!!!! By the way I saw your episode on “SHERRI” you rocked!!!
Just in case you’re contemplating the idea of going to a class with James here’s my personal experience: I auditioned for an agent and James worked with me! I never felt so prepared for an audition than I did that night; I didn’t even need to run lines before I went in. I had a great audition. And needless to say I GOT A LEGIT AGENT OUT OF WORKING WITH JAMES!!! He’s great! Keeps it simple and most importantly FUN! I look forward to his class every week….it’s like a drug (I’ve heard…). So come check out a class and I guarantee you’ll love it!
Not sure whether your acting class is doing you any good? Going on audition after audition without seeing the results you’d like? Never tried acting before but think it might be fun? Zen of Acting with James Villemaire has provided me with a crucial foundation. James is a phenomenal coach, extremely intelligent, articulate and passionate about your success. Inexpensive with small class sizes to ensure you’re getting the proper attention and time. One of the best kept secrets in the city! A must for anyone from beginner to advanced. Also ideal for writers, directors and the curious.
James helps you to get outta your head so you can be fully
alive, free and present in the moment. He guides you to let go and just be, to keep it honest and simple. Whether you are a beginner a seasoned actor, or just want a class to… explore your creative impulses, James’ class is the place to learn, grow and strengthen who you are as an artist. He has helped me grow as an actress TREMENDOUSLY. I trust myself more as a result of being in this class, which allows me to learn from the work I do and the auditions I go on. This is extremely valuable.
Whenever I have an audition, I go straight to James! He has the ability in bringing ME to whatever piece I am working on in a fun and easy way. I have taken his class and love the simplicity and the depth I get out of it…thanks James!!!!
James, looking forward to class on Thursday! Thanks so much for all of your help, encouragement and support! I honestly don’t know what I would do without you! For anyone looking to take a productive acting class, this is the place to be. I warn you, once you join the group you won’t want to leave!