I was in that phase where I thought I had found a certain level of honesty in my work and that was all I was going to be able to find. Five minutes into a coaching with Devin allowed me to break through a false ceiling and to be more truthful in my acting than I had been in a long time. I didn’t get the part we were coaching for, I don’t know, I wasn’t what they were looking for, whatever, but I watch that tape from time to time. The me in that tape is so free.
MAX JENKINS NBC’s MYSTERIES OF LAURA, HBO’s HIGH MAINTENANCE, NETFLIX’s ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK
I always trust Devin as my coach—whether it’s for theatre or onscreen—first round of auditions or a final screen test. The clarity and efficacy of his investigative work in searching for honesty remains the same for all mediums. Devin coaches from a place of curiosity, compassion, and enthusiasm for the process—always making me feel like we are, as a team, finding any unturned stones or unanswered questions in my sides together. I recently worked with Devin before a callback on a scene I had already prepared for earlier rounds—but he was the saving grace. In digging back into the text with him right before my test, I rediscovered my actions, thoughts, objectives, and obstacles, and brought a fresh, new energy to the room. Thanks to Devin’s guidance, I booked it.
JIN HA FX’s DEVS (upcoming), BROADWAY’S M. BUTTERFLY, NBC’s JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR: LIVE IN CONCERT
I am so deeply grateful to Devin. He is incredibly kind and inquisitive, with a brilliant, near-surgical approach to the text. Session after session, he has deftly guided me towards the best version of my work without judgement or frustration. Devin’s coaching helped me land a fantastic new manager, and my auditions have improved exponentially. I’ll see other girls in the waiting room white-knuckling their sides and think, “That used to be me, but now I have Devin.” Did I mention his self-tape set up is a perfectly lit dream? How are you still reading this? Book him now! ALEXANDRA FORD HBO’sHIGH MAINTENANCE, TRUtv’s ADAM RUINS EVERYTHING, THE CW’s GOSSIP GIRL
Behind every great actor is a great acting coach. Devin’s knowledge of the text across every genre is so specific and just straight up awesome. His approach to acting is so useful and relevant to today’s ever evolving industry. Honestly, now when I’m on set or in the audition room I don’t feel alone. Armed with excellent choices and ideas that make me feel so confident and so relaxed. This reminds me how fun acting is! Constantly feeling like I’m in the moment - like I’m really thinking and feeling as this character... Amazing. Thanks Devin!
Working with Devin bolstered up an authenticity and a confidence that I hadn’t seen in my approach to the material. His clear and articulate knowledge of the craft coupled with his genuine understanding of pathos created a transformative environment for me to freely explore and discover both character and story. I’m grateful for our sessions and stoked by the results.
I had an audition full of exposition and was not inspired by the material at all. After an hour of coaching with Devin focused on breaking down thoughts and images, I was able to find relationship, personalize the story and even enjoy the material. Then I booked the role! Devin is perceptive, incisive and kind. His balance of precision and humor is the perfect combination for a coach.
ANNE TROUP NBC’s RISE, NBC’s BLINDSPOT, CBS’s BULL
Devin’s talent for text analysis and understanding of what the writers are looking for in a particular piece of material are next-level, but it’s his natural intuition with actors as human beings and the blocks that are keeping them from creating their best work that sets him apart from other coaches. I leave my sessions with Devin feeling confident, challenged, and understood. I can’t recommend him highly enough!