Joanna Gleason's Master Class


  • "If you get the opportunity to work with Joanna, RUN. Don't walk. Don't hesitate. Don't think twice. The woman is magic, and I consider her a gift that we can give our students."                                                                                                                           -Tessa LaNeve- Director of ESPA and New Arts Programming
  • "Run don't walk to take Joanna's class. Your interpretation of the text will improve, your mental health will improve and you will tap into depths that most therapists don't know how to reach...and then there is the magic of Joanna's experience, insight, humor and support. She is the BEST."                                                                                                                                                              -Kate Benton-  Academic Dean and Performing Arts Faculty Harvard-Westlake School, Los Angeles, CA
  • "Joanna Gleason's masterclass was such a beautiful, enriching, soul-touching affirming event. These wonderful high school kids went from sepia to technicolor joy. What an honor to be in the house to see!"                                                                          -Suzanna Guzmán-  Mezzo Soprano, recording artist and TV /Radio Host,  and Director of Community Engagement, L.A. Co. High School for the Arts
  • "There's nothing more extraordinary than a workshop with Joanna. She is straight-forward and truthful about the business and has a remarkable ability to find exactly the right direction for actors to find the missing elements in their work. She transforms performances in magical ways, nudging the actor to discover their piece in a brand new way. Every word from her mouth is gold- and even one session with Joanna is a lifetime of inspiration and guidance for every serious actor."                                                      -Jeff Whiting- Artistic Director, The Open Jar Institute
  • "Joanna Gleason has been an instructor of acting in Scene Study classes and in Musical Theatre classes for an extensive number of years at the Circle in the Square Theatre School. She is a highly regarded member of our teaching staff. She is exceptionally insightful and sensitive in her observations of her student's work. The students of our program consider it a great privilege to partake of her input to their work. It is a great pleasure to have such a truly fine professional in our company."       -E.Colin O'Leary- Executive Director, Circle in the Square Theatre School