For over thirty years, I have been helping actors to develop credible character embodiment and dramaturgically intelligent roles, as well as to strengthen and grow personal talents. In addition to also preparing individuals for castings and screenplays, I offer career-related counseling and unique Authenticity Training.
Casting and Shooting Preparation
Make dramaturgically intelligent, bold, and powerful decisions. Thoroughly understand acting situations and roles. Be dramaturgically convincing. Enjoy yourself while acting.
Career Coaching for Professional Actors:
With her extensive experience in the field, as a coach and as a working actress, Heike Hanold-Lynch is able to provide astute advice relevant to the growth of an acting career.
Actors need an especially nuanced sense of the everyday and the existential, of their own and of unfamiliar lived realities. Actors must command an instinctive understanding of human nature beyond psychological explanations and beyond personal emotions.
In Authenticity Training, this consciousness is systematically cultivated and trained through practical exercises.
Drawing from the deeply-seated self within one's own personality, Authenticity Training uses various creative means to harness the immense, artistic wealth that lies beyond language and reason.
The result is trust in one's own personality, artistic freedom, directness, and genuine presence in front of the camera.
By referencing personal experiences and events, we systematically deepen and expand character-relevant dimensions, exploring and defining them more precisely. We strengthen specific innate capabilities such as: impulses, perception, concentration, imagination, timing, intuition, empathy...
By deeply concentrating on authentic, personal simplicity, we are able to tap into our inherent artistic wealth. Taking advantage of this knowledge, we can greatly improve our performance niveau. We thus gain natural authenticity and certainty, while developing clarity, strength, and a sense of the fundamental.
Authenticity Training is not a method-related approach. It is beneficial for castings, screenplay analysis, preparing for roles, on the set and in front of the camera. Rational actors become more animated; emotional actors gain a footing and structure.
Authenticity Training is made up of four equally important parts which deal with different components of role development. The parts can be booked individually or together - their contents are not repeated.
Part 1: Will and Perception
Part 2: Relationships to People, Places, and Objects
Part 3: Body
Part 4: Emotion and Subtext
Authenticity Training is held on weekends, Fri. from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Sat. from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sun. from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The four parts of the course can be booked in any order. Please complete your registration or cancellations by mail no later than a week before the course begins:
The first Thursday of every month is an exercise day focused on the topic "Will and Perception," from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for € 20. Participants are welcome to bring along their own scene material. To register requires no more than an SMS or phone call.
Actors live from contacts.
Working Where the Work Takes Me
For the last twelve years, I have been coaching, developing, and teaching actors in leading roles for specific productions on a contractual basis. I assist them in aquiring and mastering the skills needed for a successful career in film & television. My clients range from established and well-known experienced actors to children and teens at the beginning of their careers.
I provide an atmosphere of trust, confidence and security. Additionally, I help the actor fulfill all his obligations on the film set.
My purpose is to help each actor reach their highest potential with smart choices and emotional intensity. I also help them to infuse a character with their own signature, while meeting and surpassing the requirements of the production.
Whether the producer, director or the star hires me, my job is to help the actor overcome any obstacles so they may give their best performance.