Barbara Hastings

upto 15 mins : $ 10.00
upto 30 mins : $ 12.00
upto 60 mins : $ 22.00

Hey there! I'm an acting coach, dialect coach, and actor/singer/VO artist with 30+ years' experience in the US, UK and Australia. I've dialect and dialogue (acting coach) coached on shows such as NBC/Universal's Young Rock and Joe vs. Carol. With over 800 hours of coaching both privately and in groups, I'm well-equipped to help you reach your goals. Happy to read for you, do some acting coaching and/or dialect coaching. I specialize in US accents, but can give you broader coaching with UK and Aussie if you need those.

A little more about me:
Born and raised in Santa Barbara, CA, and now based in Sydney, Australia.
I've got a BA in Theater Arts, and an MFA in Acting/Directing, University of Arizona, Tucson. I was a GTA at U of A for 2.5 years before moving to London, where I did lots of musical theatre and had my own cabaret act. I was a professional VO artist in London as well. Since moving to Australia, I've mainly worked in the film and TV industry here. My coaching services are in demand here on a regular basis.

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Barbara Hastings is an actor/director/writer/producuer and US dialect coach who has worked in film, TV and theatre worldwide since the age of five. After earning a BA in Theatre Arts from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California (her hometown), Barbara then went on to earn an MFA in Acting/Directing from the University of Arizona. Feature film credits include Melody in the upocoming horror STATES OF MIND (Fullpoint Films), KNOT (release TBA) , Janine in CHRISTMAS DOWN UNDER (Ignite Pictures, post-production), Brooke in BLUE WORLD ORDER (Fullpoint Films, 2016/2017 release), Dr. Laura Watkins in TERMINUS (Stormvision, 2016), Kat’s Mom in OUT OF THE SHADOWS (Bronte Pictures, 2017), s, 2018), Ophelia Cox in MRS> COX’S LIFE HACKS (2016). TV work includes lead roles in 2 episodes of Deadly Women, and TVCs for Toyota, Foxtel, Vodafone, Tattsbet, Yellowtail Wine, NRMA, Westpac and Energy Australia, and guest role in an upcoming TV drama (TBA). Stage work includes Mrs. Bumble in OLIVER! (Riverside Theatre, Parramatta), Pearl Barley in A NASTY PIECE OF WORK (New Theatre, Newtown), Gabbi/Bobbi in CITY OF ANGELS (Landor Theatre, Clapham, London), Hope in ANYTHING GOES (Bloomsbury Theatre, London), Laura Dubya in the MADNESS OF GEORGE DUBYA TRILOGY (Charing Cross Theatre, London), Titania/Hippolyta in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (Porter Theatre, Santa Barbara, California, USA), and Hermione in THE WINTER’S TALE (Arizona Repertory Theatre, Tucson, Arizona, USA). Barbara now resides in Sydney, Australia.

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15 Reader Reviews

" Barbara is a wonderful source of knowledge and inspiration "
" Had a great with Barbara! I'd be happy to take her up on this again "
" Barbara is all sorts of awesome, Do yourself a favor and book her if you see her online. Great reader, spot on feedback and amazing coach. "
" She's a gem! Was so helpful, ask you the right questions to break down the character. LOVE HER! "
" Love!!! "
" Can't say enough good things about Barbara! So kind, supportive, and patient! She helped me run lines for a movie I'm in and made it so much fun! "
" Barbara is great! I would recommend her to anyone that needs a reader! "
" Wonderful reader - great energy - super friendly and helpful couldn't ask for more !!! "
" Great to work with! Excellent suggestions, patient, encouraging! Highly reccomend! "
" Barbara is AWESOME. She helped me make my scene more real, asked great questions that got me thinking and she was super fun "
" Barbara was such a great help! Her insights got me to where I wanted to be with my scene and was so appreciated. "
" Top-notch, in-depth help with my Californian accent and my script - a joy to work with! "
" Strong reader "
" Amazing "
" Barbara is a professional coach and that is exactly what I got; a professional session. She listened to me and was able to tailor my session to help my work really come alive. She even took time out to give me outside resources on learning accents. I am so happy I bumped into her on this platform! "

Credits Include

2020 [IMDB]
Death of the Mayflower
2020 [IMDB]
2020 [IMDB]
On Halloween
2018 [IMDB]
Americans in Oz
TV Series
2017 [IMDB]
Blue World Order
2017 [IMDB]
Out of the Shadows
2016 [IMDB]
Traffic Jam the Musical
Video short
2015 [IMDB]
2013 [IMDB]
Chestnut Records
TV Movie
Love You Like That
Christmas Down Under