Michael James Reed

Actor / Teacher / Coach

JUNE 2019 On-Camera Workshops

June 2019

On-Camera Acting & Auditioning Workshops


Saturday, June 8th

10:00am to 1:00pm (ages 9-12) & 2:00pm to 5:00pm (ages 13-17)



Sunday, June 9th

11:00am to 2:00pm (ages 18 & older)


In these classes, we will focus on on-camera acting techniques, and the professional audition experience as well as cover what it takes to book that next co-star or guest starring role.

Cost: $75

Please email studio@michaeljamesreed.com to reserve a spot.

(class size is limited)

September Workshops

On-Camera Acting & Auditioning

(ages 16 & under)

Saturday, September 15th – 2pm to 5pm

 Self-Taping Auditioning

(all ages)

Sunday, September 16th – 2pm to 430pm

 On-Camera Acting & Auditioning

(ages 17 & older)

Monday, September 17th – 630pm to 930pm


THREE September workshop opportunities covering essential aspects for successful, effective and truthful on-camera acting & professional auditioning.

Contact me to reserve your spot - space is limited!

June 2018 On-Camera Acting Workshops Announced!

June 2018 On-Camera Acting Workshops

TWO workshop opportunities covering essential aspects and techniques for successful, effective on-camera acting.

Saturday, June 9 – LEVEL 1 (ages 16 & under 10am to 1pm, 17 & older 2pm to 5pm)

Saturday, June 16 – LEVEL 2 (ages 16 & under 10am to 1pm, 17 & older 2pm to 5pm)

LEVEL 1 – On-Camera Foundations (required for all students)  On-camera terminology and techniques, creating truthful moments with the camera, engaging the lens, monologue work, transferring your theatre skills to on-camera skills.  (Saturday, June 9)

LEVEL 2 – On-Camera Auditioning Creating an engaging and successful on-camera audition and navigating the casting process. (Saturday, June 16)

For more information, CONTACT ME here, or download info sheet!

On-Camera Acting & Auditioning Workshop announced! 4/21/2018

Intro Level  |  3-hour  |  $65

 Saturday, April 21, 2018

10am to 1pm (ages 16 and under) or 2pm to 5pm (ages 17 and over)

2324 Marconi Blvd, St. Louis 63110 (free parking!)

-  Reservation & deposit required -

In this 3-hour workshop, we will explore the basic elements to truthful, engaging and emotionally full on-camera acting. We will look at what it takes to not only effectively act for the camera, but in particular, how to audition for the camera, whether you self-tape or have an opportunity to be in the room with casting agents, directors or producers.  By focusing on the audition process, you will gain an understanding of some basic camera techniques expected of you in the bigger markets of Chicago, Los Angeles and New York, and how to present your skills effectively and successfully when auditioning. For actors looking to increase their bookings while here in St. Louis, and especially for those wondering what it takes to succeed in the larger markets, this will be an invaluable opportunity to learn from someone who has been a working actor in London, New York and Los Angeles for over 30 years. 

Visit my Contact page to reserve your spot now!

Download PDF with full information



Hamlet closing

Its been a great run, but all good things must come to an end."

"Which brings us to Michael James Reed as the latest Claudius. There's something in his performance (and in Mr. Barnes' direction) that's invisibly clever and menacing and suspicious, which gleefully unbundles itself in our heads as his performance proceeds. (Although, in 2013's Entertaining Mr. Sloane, Mr. Reed was even more coarsely menacing.) Here, in self-consciously grand gold brocade, like a monarch who must remind everyone he is a legitimate ruler, Mr. Reed is also the great clockwork of conspiracy—and Hamlet the impetuous, feisty little mouse that runs up inside to wreak havoc. Intermission comes at the precise moment when an outraged Claudius stops the play-within-the-play, exposing his guilt."  - Richard Green, Talkin' Broadway.



Wrapping up SFSTL Education Tour

Just finished a 4 month run with the Shakespeare Festival St Louis Education Tour. I've always wanted to do this tour, but haven't been able to make it work out schedule-wise up to this point. What a FANTASTIC experience touring not only St Louis, but rural Missouri as well, performing and working with students. Proud of the work the Shakespeare Festival St Louis is doing to build community in this region. Proud to be a part of it.


Julius Caesar cast, Shakespeare Festival St. Louis Education Tour 2017

Julius Caesar cast, Shakespeare Festival St. Louis Education Tour 2017