Online courses for actors.
We've got free resources and tools to help you thrive as an actor. As well as Hollywood-caliber online courses to help you get the training you need from the comfort of your hometown.
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Want to tell better stories?
Happy Actors was created for artists just like you so we can tell better stories, on screen and in our heads! We believe powerful & diverse stories, well told, can change the world by cultivating empathy, understanding, and an escape from the ho-hum of everyday life. You're like a super-hero! If you're gonna be saving the world, you should be happy while you do it. Let us take you from "Struggle" to "Swagger" in no time flat as we reshape the collective psyche of the next generation of actors!
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Two things make an exceptional coach in my experience. Training and a God-given gift to connect with the human in front of you. Tristen not only has the tools to take your life to the next level, she has the intuition and heart to make your experience as unique as you are.
Happy Actors is THE place to be to complete the equation of Artistry + Business to equal a fulfilling and successful career! Founded by the huge-hearted actors’ advocate, Tristen MacDonald, Happy Actors is a resource and community like no other. Actionable advice, invaluable insight, and positive people!
Tristen is an amazing person to have on your team and in your corner. If you're embarking on anything new or need some motivation on a long term goal, she will help you get there!
The most intuitively, inventively, funny person alive... and the most accessible teacher! Serious about the craft of acting to the "T" but never takes the fun out of the experience! Love Tristen!
Tristen is someone who I really trust to give me great advice about the business. She's a woman who knows what she's talking about. So smart and FUN to work with. Her writing sessions are so informative and well planned out. I still use what I've learned from her every time I work on my own projects! Invaluable!
I coached with Tristen for the lead in a huge film. She gave me super specific notes that totally punched up the comedy and we tried the scenes from a bunch of different angles. The result: I knew the material backwards and forwards and was super loose in the room. In fact, I was so confident with my work that I really had FUN in the audition. Oh... and I booked it!
I am full of ideas but not full of structure and focus! Through working with Tristen I've really been able to treat my projects like actual work and not just these magical things that will hopefully just appear. Having a process to attack creative ideas is the missing link in successful writing.
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Free Online Class!
Reset your entire vision and strategy for your career. Here’s just a taste of what we’ll cover in this 50 minute class:
- How to be the answer to a casting directors problems so they call you back again and again!
- How to figure out “your brand” once and for all and how it can fast-forward your career.
- The one question you need to be asking yourself to fast-track your success.
- The things nobody seems to teach actors that would shave YEARS off their journey.
Hey friend. I'm an actor, too. In the trenches with you! I created this site to share my favorite tips to help you create the career you deserve. I believe a positive community who rises together can create real magic! Bippitty Boppitty Boop!
Ever wish you could get a lil' boost?
At Happy Actors we call that "The Hoist" and hold occasional meetups for this very purpose. Not just an awkward networking event, The Hoist is an on-purpose gathering to harness the power of being Hoisted AND Hoisting others.