The Beth Ryne Studio for Acting is an artistic community designed to enrich creative expression through audition coaching and classes. Beth's teaching and directing philosophy centers on actors' mindful awareness of the present moment and appreciation of their individuality. Actors do their best work when they live in the love of their craft. A wise teacher once said that people stop acting when “the pain of trying exceeds the thrill of doing.” The business of carving out a space in the Industry can stifle joy when actors do not have an outlet to maximize their potential, but it does not have to. At the Beth Ryne Studio for Acting, we experience the “thrill of doing” every week. Under Beth’s patient tutelage, actors are provided a safe environment to take risks, overcome self-limiting beliefs and old habits, and nurture their unique voice by standing in their power.
“The breath is the gateway to emotion. The senses are the door to presence.”
actress, AMERICAN GODS, THIS IS US
"Beth is an absolute gift of a casting director. In the room she guides actors with compassion and the skill of a fellow artist. Her technical understanding of material and the needs of a given story help ensure that an actor is able to offer up the best performance possible. I cannot recommend her expertise enough."
actress, 9-1-1: LONE STAR, L.A.'S FINEST, HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER
"Good as it gets" is right! I call Beth Ryne for private coaching to work out auditions. She's awesome. Its truly a straight-up work session with a Director. "Try this... cross camera... what about..." She's always looking for the dynamics and opposites in a piece. She's super collaborative and simple in direction. She comes from a supportive creative place as opposed to a "right" or "think-y" way. Its always natural to bounce things off her and she's a true creative PRO. I use her for 5 pages and I use her for 2 lines, she's the BEST! Go to THE Thoughtful Pro."
"I’ve been coaching with Beth for several years. Her knowledge of the game and incredible direction give her the edge that most teachers don’t have in Los Angeles. Highly recommended.”
“Beth has a keen eye for talent and how to tell stories in an authentic way. I first saw this in her casting where she worked with the best in the industry. Her curiosity and focus on authenticity and inclusion led to her directing career. To be able to work with someone who has guided actors in the room to their authentic selves and knows what it is like behind the camera--you couldn’t be in better hands.”
actress, FRESH OFF THE BOAT, SCORPION, CASTLE
"Beth is able to communicate with actors in a unique way. She leads through a series of questions, gives the opportunity to find specifics, helps make grounded choices, and humanizes the work in a safe and welcoming environment. She really gets it!"
actor, THE DEUCE, GAMES PEOPLE PLAY, BLACK-ISH
"Beth is a great teacher and casting director (and person!) because she actually cares about you. I know that can a bit of a cliche thing to say but for me the proof is in how she has always worked with me to play more and more. She celebrates what I've brought into the room and then helps me explore new and more efficient ways to tell the story. She's also a fan and you can tell. I find that's a rarity and wish more teachers and casting directors were so open. Beth is always fun to work with because I can tell she's actively rooting for me. It completely changes the audition/work dynamic and then you're just exploring and playing; forgetting the camera, the nerves and the business of it all. It's just a much more enjoyable way to work and has been a huge help in rehearsal and in the room."
actor, BLACK LIGHTNING, THE NIGHT SHIFT
“Working with Beth is an absolute pleasure. She is truly a lovely person. And as a former casting director, she has a keen eye for taking all of your creativity and imagination, and focusing it through the camera lens to give the viewer the most dynamic experience possible.”
actor, CHARMED, CRIMINAL MINDS, ALL RISE, THE RED LINE
“Beth Ryne is truly one of a kind. Her directing is honest and uncompromising, personable and professional. She commands respect through the immediate respect she gives to those she works with. Her passion is evident and I feel all the better for having crossed paths with it. Beyond all the professional experience she has to offer, there’s a surplus of knowledge I wish everyone could learn from Beth.”
actress, STEVEN UNIVERSE, I AM THE NIGHT, BODIED, THE FOSTERS
“Beth is an actor’s advocate! Enthralled with the craft and the rehearsal process, she passionately creates an atmosphere that allows an actor the freedom and tools to explore and play with utter abandon. Her commitment to finding a deeper meaning behind the words forced me to give myself permission to play pretend. Beth’s enthusiasm for discovery is an actor’s dream.”
actor, WESTWORLD, KIDDING, ALWAYS AND FOREVER, PRINCE OF PEORIA, I'M DYING UP HERE
“For an actor, Beth is a valuable asset to have. She cares about you, the work, and the larger mission of being an artist. She has a keen eye and many times she has coached me to get the center of my characters. Her dual roles as a creative and history as a casting director give her the ability to give you an all around approach to being able to guide you through the work as well as any other input you would need as a professional actor.”
LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE, FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS
“Beth Ryne’s ability to drop the artist into a space where they feel authentic, radically creative, and seen is truly one of a kind. Beth has the ability to inspire the courage, surrender and trust necessary to access real freedom in your work. Beth also has been on the other side of the table a ton and so know’s what tends to work and why.”
actor, STUCK WITH YOU, STUMPTOWN, COUNTERPART, STITCHERS
"The beauty about Beth Ryne is that she naturally and effortlessly provides the kind of space that lets actors play and feel free and safe enough to just dive off the edge. That's how my journey with her began and has continued. If you bring a can-do attitude and are willing to unapologetically try new approaches and dare I say "fail".... you'll fall in love with her approach to the work."