Classes

"Katie Rubin is absolutely one of the best instructors I have ever met at Stanford. I will take any class she offers in the future. She's fantastic."

- Ali Kamran, Stanford Student, Continuing Studies Business Dept

Acting

Katie Rubin's Acting Classes aim to create a safe, intimate, challenging environment, which will nurture a deep dive into the craft, practice, and art of Acting.  These classes are designed to train actors who want to develop their range, know themselves more deeply, and expand their potential.  Katie has been a working Acting Coach, both privately and with groups, for 15 years, and is committed to nurturing serious actors, of all levels, in the development of themselves, and their craft.  The nature of the work for each actor is individualized and unique, just as each person is individualized and unique.  There is no cookie-cutter formula used, but tools and practices are pulled from the work of all of the following:  Meisner, Stanislavsky, Wynn Handman, Uta Hagen, Michael Chekhov.  Katie intentionally limits all of her classes to twelve (12) actors in order to guarantee that every actor works every week. 

 
Stanford University

Katie regularly teaches Acting, Improv and Stand Up classes through Stanford's Continuing Studies Program.

This fall, Katie is teaching "Improv to Improve: Artful Skills to Build or Lead Your Business." This winter, Katie is teaching her class "Acting for Business" at Stanford. More information here.

A.C.T.

Katie is part of the Studio A.C.T. faculty. 

 

Join her in her Acting 1 and 2 classes, or her Stand Up Comedy classes which you can learn about and register for here.

"Katie is amazing!  She is very passionate about the topic, this was a fun class, she is incredibly knowledgable, and she is always there to help her students." - Continuing Studies Student, Business Dept

Writing

TELL YOUR STORY

Have you always wanted to create a solo show? 
Would you like to learn to write jokes?
Would you like to move forward with your book, article, blog, videos, or any other written or performative project? 
Could you use some writing prompts to get you going?
Could you use specific, intelligent, considerate feedback on your work from a working professional Writer/Performer and Writing/Performance Coach?

THEN THIS CLASS IS FOR YOU.

This is a class for anyone with a writing project you'd like to see grow, expand or progress in any way.
This is a class for anyone who would like to GET. IT. DONE.

Each student will get 20-30 minutes of private attention for their piece(s) each week.

You will get up each week, read your stuff, and get feedback from me

 

"Excellent. Kate not only taught the concepts but was an expert in handling the different personalities and perspectives people brought to the class. I highly recommend her as a teacher." - Continuing Studies Student, Business Dept

Stand Up

Katie will be teaching Stand Up Comedy, Levels 1 and 2 at A.C.T. this winter.  Register at the A.C.T. link above.

 

Private Joke Writing and Punch Up Sessions always available.  Please contact Katie through the Contact Page to set up a time.

 
What are people saying?

Two years ago, when I was writing and preparing to perform my first solo show, I hired Katie both as my acting coach and as the director of the show. In the process, she not only helped me find my way as a performer—pushing me well out my comfort zone and helping me overcome old habits that were impeding my presence on stage—she also kicked my butt as a writer. I thought I had a good handle on what the show needed, but she identified the narrative flaws in the story and in several scenes and pushed and pushed until the script was truly functioning. That show turned out to be a major creative breakthrough for me. I continue to work with Katie, because I love how much she pushes me to be more courageous and honest both on stage and as a writer. She's the person I turn to whenever I want to take my artistic work to another level.

- Lynea Diaz-Haganr

Working with Katie has been really enlightening. Katie has the gift of being able to see exactly what you need and of being able to give you the exact feedback you need, quite directly. She does so without judgement but with a pure candor that gives you the truth that others are not able or are not willing to give you.

 

We first met when I took an acting class with her at ACT. I instantly recognized her as an incredible teacher. She has an amazing ability to create a space where you can be vulnerable. She kinda sees through you, to who you are, and is able to recognize issues that prevent you from being you.

 

After being in Katie's classes I have realized especially in creation and performance there is a lot of the self that interferes with the creative process. Katie not only helped me realize the problem plaguing my process but also structured exercises and approaches to help me break through those walls. She is also just an amazing and hilarious individual and is a pleasure to be around.

 

Honestly, I say do whatever you can to take a class with Katie because it will move you, develop you, inspire you and make you think differently.

- Oleg Trofimov, Actor/Engineer

I wanted to to write and thank you for the healing class the other night. It was miraculous and amazing. I got complete healing and I just wanted to let you know that my pain level has gone way way way down. That's really encouraging to me!!!!  Thank you for your time that you spent working with me and all of the rest of the women that were there. It was absolutely mind blowing!!! I also completely broke through the victim mentality that I had held onto.   I gained so much from that one night. I am filled with so much gratitude!!

- Amy Clover

Instructor was excellent.

- Continuing Studies Student, Business Dept

Katie - you are so awesome to work with!  Here's what I would say about you to other people:  Katie gets to know you, and gains a really good understanding of where you are at in your specific, personal, creative process.  She is able to push you in an encouraging and artistic ways that I would never predict, always keeping me on my toes, inspired, and engaged.   I would definitely recommend her as a teacher to anyone!

- Mei-Li Restani

Hi Katie, I just wanted to say that I absolutely love your class and all the deep discussions we have!

That being said, I need to miss class today as I need to study for an exam I have tomorrow.  My partner is aware so no worries there. I'm actually really bummed that I have to miss your class as it literally is the highlight of every Monday.  Looking forward to the next one.

- Catherine Sheu

I love you. I love you for pushing me toward my truth. I love you for calling me out on my layers of denial. I love your ongoing commitment to spiritual awareness and connection, and that you share that journey and inspire others, inspire me.

 

I can’t stop thinking about our conversation last night. And previous conversations about where I am right now. My eyes are a little more open. Looking at how I have buried things without even realizing it is the revelation. The reality of me - who I am now and where that is in relation to who I want to be - is seeping in.

 

Thank you Katie Rubin. I am so glad you are in my life - for so many reasons. You are a gift to me and to this world.

Thank you for your feedback in class last night. Your feedback has a way of being very practical and useful because it is specific, while at the same time giving me great insight because you also manage to relay a bigger picture back to me and my work. I really appreciate you as a teacher, Katie.

- Wera Von Wulfen

Katie is great!! Extremely energetic and clearly very knowledgeable. She was a great teacher.

- Continuing Studies Student, Business Dept

This course exceeded my expectations.

- Continuing Studies Student, Business Dept

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