Minimoon Studio

EXCLUSIVE INSTRUCTION IN THE ART OF ACTING WITH FAITH PRINCE AND NATASHA HAUSE

What We Offer

Minimoon Studio, founded by veteran performers and acting instructors Faith Prince and Natasha Hause, offers personalized coaching and guidance to actors looking to expand their skill sets. Natasha and Faith’s combined experience encompasses performance in starring roles in film, television, and on Broadway, as well as production and casting for national television networks and major studios. Both Faith and Natasha share a passion for helping students excel and achieve their goals. Their dedication comes from years of teaching, and has resulted in a unique process that ensures each student receives training, feedback and invaluable real-world guidance tailored to their individual abilities.

Classes with Faith and Natasha are focused on you, the student. Choose the class format that best suits your goals and lifestyle:

Master Classes

A Master Class with Faith Prince offers an in-depth and collaborative experience. Please inquire about how to enroll or bring a Minimoon Studio Master Class to your area.

Skype Classes

Experience the difference of one-on-one instruction - from anywhere. Skype classes with Faith has ongoing availability, and include eight 45-minute courses per session.

Master Classes

Varies/Ask about our current rates.

Skype Classes

$500/8 45 minutes

All payments can be paid in 2 installments prior to the 1st class and prior to the 4th class OR paid in full prior to the first class. There will be a $50 non-refundable fee which is included in the total fee to hold your class place.

Master Classes

June 12 – 16, 2017
Masterclass / Workshop
Kristin Chenoweth Theatre
Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center
Broken Arrow, OK (Oklahoma City)

July 16-22, 2017
Masterclass / Workshop
St. Louis Cabaret Conference
St. Louis, MO
Learn more

Please contact us for more information about enrolling or bringing a Minimoon Studio Master Class to your area.

Skype Classes

Coming Soon!

Please contact us for more information about class schedules, rates and registration.

Instructors

Faith Prince

Faith Prince

Theater Teacher, Acting Coach, Actress, and Comedienne

Faith Prince has been dazzling Broadway audiences since winning the Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for her performance as “Ms. Adelaide” in Guys and Dolls. As one of Broadway’s best loved leading ladies, Faith most recently starred on Broadway in Disaster! The musical for which she received rave reviews. In a role she was born to play, she also starred as the scheming, irascible “Miss Hannigan” in the Broadway revival of Annie. In 2008, she was nominated for Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for A Catered Affair. Other Broadway credits include The Little Mermaid, Bells are Ringing (Tony, DD, OCC noms), Nick & Nora (OCC Award), Jerome Robbins’ Broadway (Tony, DD noms), Little Me , The Dead, and Noises Off. She also starred in the world premiere of Terrence McNally’s Unusual Acts of Devotion and in the national tour of the Broadway hit Billy Elliott. Chicago audiences had the opportunity to see Faith on stage in the iconic role of “Brenda” in the new musical version of the hit movie First Wives Club.

Faith currently recurs on the ABC hit series Modern Family. She also recurred as Joey Lawrence’s mother on ABC Family’s long running series Melissa & Joey and wrapped her 5-season run as Brooke Elliott’s mother on Lifetime’s popular series Drop Dead Diva. She was a series regular on Showtime’s Huff starring as “Kelly Knippers,” the love interest of Oliver Platt, and recurred for five seasons on Spin City. Other television credits include A Gifted Man, Happy Endings, Ugly Betty, Grey’s Anatomy, CSI, Faith, House, Medium, Sweet Potato Queens, Monk, Now and Again, Welcome To New York and Law and Order. Film credits include Our Very Own, Picture Perfect, Dave, and My Father the Hero.

Faith recently travelled to Australia for a concert tour with her Annie co-star Anthony Warlow, which included performances at the Sydney Opera House and the Adelaide Music Festival. She works often with the Boston Pops, Utah Symphony, Cincinnati Pops, and Philly Pops, and starred in the Orlando Philharmonic’s concert version of Sweeney Todd. Faith toured her original show Moving On in Australia to rave reviews, and also toured in Over the Rainbow, a concert celebrating the centennial of Harold Arlen. Faith’s new album, Total Faith, was recorded at the Royal Room in the Colony Hotel in Palm Beach and was recently released by Broadway Records. Her award-winning album, A Leap of Faith, was recorded at Joe’s Pub.

Natasha Hause

Natasha Hause

Theater Teacher,Acting Coach, Director, and Actress

Natasha Hause holds a B.A. in Theater and a Master’s Degree in English. Natasha has attended the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, CAP 21 Acting Intensive Program at NYU, and trained extensively in the Meisner Technique at the famed New York acting school, The Neighborhood Playhouse. As an actress she has starred across the country in such shows as Gypsy, Oklahoma, Plaza Suite, Guys and Dolls, A Streetcar Named Desire and most recently in Sacramento as ‘Dr. Livingstone’ in Agnes of God.

She has worked in production at ABC’s All My Children in NYC. Natasha has also worked her way up the ladder in a major bi-coastal talent agency where ‘A’ list film, television, and Broadway actors were clients. She enjoyed an exciting position in film development for Jon Voight Entertainment where she worked directly with academy award winning actor, Jon Voight.

After spending years in the industry her experience, passion, and skills led her to the Boston area where she became a full-time theater teacher and local theater director. She implemented her own very successful after school acting program and also ran a summer camp, Broadway Kids. She spent over a year touring and working with all of the children in the Broadway National Company of Billy Elliot.
Most recently, Natasha has spent her time building her company, Minimoon Studio, with business partner, Faith Prince. She has also been busy directing in the Sacramento area, including a very successful production of The Gingerbread Lady for New Helvetia Theater.

Our Process

The Minimoon Studios process guides students through a series of steps to success:

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Assessment: We assess your individual goals in the industry to tailor a focused curriculum specific to your strengths and goals.

Brainstorm: Using our own “Brainstorming” technique, we provide a list of actors, roles, films, playwrights, songs, plays, and more that suit your acting style, which have a relatable essence or which may inspire you. Through this research, we set you on a path to self discovery in which we find and tailor the appropriate and proper audition material for each individual.

Navigation: All actors must discover their personal voice – what makes them an individual. They also must use that knowledge to find their way into the industry and accomplish their goals. We are focused on helping each student through this process–we are your navigation through that discovery.

Real World Guidance: We help students to distinguish between the myths and realities of the acting business, and will prepare you for whatever your particular goal is – whether it be acting and performing as recreation in local theater companies, transitioning into directing or stage management, or even pursuit of a professional acting career. Whatever your goals, we have the vast expertise and networking skills to help you to achieve them.

Networking: As seasoned industry professionals, we are a bridge from the educational world of acting into the business, and actively work to help talented students find inroads to a successful acting career.

Education: We assist all students in finding the appropriate school if further training is desired.

Learn more about our services and how to sign up for classes here.

Testimonials

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I have been taking lessons with Faith and Natasha for a year and a half. In that time we have worked on audition technique, putting together a solid book of songs and monologues, acting for the camera and my own cabaret act. One of the best things is, I’ve done it all without leaving my house. It’s been absolutely incredible to have our lessons via Skype. These are two great teachers who are dedicated to you and who really listen. I’ve grown more as an actor with Faith and Natasha than I did at theatre school. They help you make a game plan to get yourself into the business.
Faith and Natasha have become more than teachers, they’re family. Over my time with them they’ve become a real support system for me, there to listen and to guide me on the right path. It’s more than just acting, they teach you how to be true to yourself and give you the tools you need in order to have a long career. They’ve inspired me to live a rich, truthful and honest life. With these two women on my side, I know I can accomplish anything!

– ANDREW MORRISEY, actor and student

“The support and guidance I have received from Natasha and Faith on both creative and career fronts have been invaluable, and have led me to take many positive steps I would not have known to take otherwise—finding the proper training center, assembling a portfolio of audition materials, becoming an effective self-marketer. Their encouragement of artistic exploration has ensured that as I grow I also find fulfillment in each step. I am not the same person I was when I began, and I look forward to seeing where Minimoon’s guidance takes me in the future.”

-LEX MICHAEL, actor and student

“I owe so much of my love for theatre to my time at Minimoon Studio! Faith and Natasha didn’t just prepare me to be an actor in New York City, they taught me how to be a person people want to work with. Their weekly classes gave me personalized attention and honed my work as a performer, but also helped me develop the skills to work with others in a healthy way and thrive as an artist in the real world. There were countless classes where Faith and Natasha helped me through personal breakthroughs that were then reflected in my work. Their studio was a safe space for me to work and explore myself so that I could deliver a better product in auditions, rehearsals, and performances. Without them, I wouldn’t have been prepared for my college auditions. Without them, I couldn’t have directed, produced, and starred in my own cabaret. Without them, I wouldn’t have made it to New York for school and work!
Working with Minimoon Studio was honestly one of the best decisions I made for my career.”

– JUSTIN PETERSEN, actor, producer, director and student

“Natasha and Faith are amazing. They are like walking encyclopedias of Broadway show tunes. It’s fascinating to watch them pick out perfect songs for everyone in their classes. I’ve learned songs I didn’t even know existed that now I’m totally in love with. I always look forward to lessons because I learn so much and have so much fun at the same time. I really look up to Faith and Natasha.”

-KATE BRUGER, AGE 13, student

“The classes and lessons I’ve enrolled my daughter in at Minimoon Studio have–hands down–been the best investment I’ve made in her theater training. Not only has she become better prepared and more confident for auditions, she’s learned an incredible amount about acting and singing. Faith and Natasha have a professional experience and expertise that is unparalleled in Sacramento. In addition, they are just delightful and so much fun to be around. I can’t recommend them highly enough.”

-HILLARY BRUGER, parent

“Minimoon Studio has been such a gift to me as an actor and a person. Working with Natasha and Faith, as well as the various other teachers has given me the tools and confidence to pursue acting. They have helped me with everything from audition tools and material, to interpretation and understanding of what is needed to act in a truthful manner. The private classes have given me the opportunity to discover myself and grow, and the group classes have allowed me to learn from other students and teachers, and receive invaluable feedback from directors and casting directors at the mock auditions. I have come so far since I began working with Minimoon Studio, and they have been such an asset to the Sacramento acting community.”

-MILAN WILLIAMS, actor and student

“As a parent, you know when your child has experienced something impactul and when the people involved are able to make a permanent impression. That is how I feel everytime my 10 year old works with Faith and Natasha. She has not only grown as a young performer, but has also been challenged to really find her voice and a deeper understanding of acting. The “one on one” opportunity to train with Natasha and Faith is priceless.”

-HEATHER GORDON, parent

“Every minute I spend with Faith and Natasha is inspiring and has been so valuable to me and my desire to be a better performer and singer. The range of musical theatre music and monologe selections that I work with at Minimoon, have challenged me and given me a greater confidence on stage.”

-EMMA MAY GORDON, student

“Taking classes with Natasha and Faith has given me invaluable knowledge, provided by true experienced theatrical veterans who know what it takes to make it in the theatre business. It’s the best guidance you will find in the Sacramento area. If you have any desire to pursue a musical theatre or theatre career, look no further! This wonderful duo will have you laughing, crying, and singing your hearts out, all in a nurturing and positive environment for actors and actresses of all ages.”

-ANNIE DICK, student

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