Dana Bretz

Reads for free & accepts tips

Cold reading and audition prep is such a blast; I’d be absolutely delighted to work with you.

** I do this for the love of the craft and connection, that being said, $ tips are greatly appreciated!!

My only goal as a reader is to be of service in bringing out your most authentic YOU in your scene.
- I will adjust my reading to fit your needs.
- I only offer ideas, adjustments and suggestions if asked.
- My sweet spot is comedy which means I also do drama!
- I have extensive knowledge of writing and tone.

Meisner Program graduate at Wayne Dvorak Studio in Los Angeles, Audition Technique with many top casting directors in LA and NYC, Scene Study, Character Study and Cold Reading trained
Improv: The Groundlings in LA, The PIT in NY
I am a standup comedian and do sketch. (Check out reels for samples)

I am your oddly confident, blissfully unaware Maria Bamford-Jennifer Aniston-“Phoebe Buffay”-Goldie Hawn cocktail.
I was a part of the award winning cast of Sugarwheels.
A dark comedy short starring Ernie Hudson and the award winning horror film The Milkman.
It's been a real pleasure connecting with so many talented performers through this interesting period for humanity. I LOVE WE AUDITION!

I'm a huge believer in cultivating a life outside of the industry. It's the foundation of my acting and comedy. I love to cook food for people, play with dogs, explore new places and cultures, dance, do yoga, meditate, breathe and sleep.

If you would like to schedule a reading / coaching session, feel free to email directly.
Coaching: $10 for 15min-30min / $20 for 30min-1hr
Venmo: @dana-bretz
IG: @danabretz

Dana Bretz is an actress, known for Annie Marshall (2016), Sugarwheels (2011) and Falling Down (2010).

I am your oddly confident, blissfully unaware Maria Bamford-Jennifer Aniston-“Phoebe Buffay”-Goldie Hawn cocktail.

Hello! I’m so thrilled this site exists. 2020/2021 huh? I believe it IS a great time to be an actor and artist.
I’ve been acting and doing standup / sketch comedy for about 12 years on and off. I started in Los Angeles and am now based in New York. I was a part of the award winning cast of Sugarwheels. A dark comedy short starring Ernie Hudson.
Cold reading and audition prep is such a blast; I’d be absolutely delighted to work with you. Ive got a lot of training under my belt.

Feel free to reach out! danabretzhollywood@gmail.com

danabretz.com Phone: 323-717-9098 Email: danabretzhollywood@gmail.com

102 Reader Reviews

" She was great! So enthusiastic and helpful. "
" Dana is an awesome reader!! I'll be sure to request her again in the future. "
" Dana is great!!! Patient and a fun reader. "
" Generous reader. Felt comfortable from the start! "
" Very giving reader and adjusts quickly "
" Wow, is Dana ever a joy to work with!!! She made the process easy breezy and fun!!! Love her!!! Would recommend her 100%!!! "
" Lovely actor to play with! Thanks Dana x "
" Lovely artist, went many places with me, thank you!! "
" Gotta love a reader who can pick up cues quickly and effortlessly! Thanks so so much, Dana!! "
" Dana changed my first WeAudition self-tape into a really fun experience. We did a number of takes, and it was great to have her insights into our little scene. Hope to work with you again soon! "
" The best! "
" Lovely scene partner! Highly recommend!!! "
" Dana is a joy to work with. We discussed our characters' situation, and plunged right in. Looking forward to taping with her tomorrow...! "
" Takes direction well. Fun reader. "
" Came in for second time! :) "
" Just superb "
" LOVELY! Such a beautiful presence - open and kind. Very helpful feedback! "
" SUCH a blast! "
" Fun productive session. Highly recommended. "
" Grounded, patient, absolute stellar reader. Damn grateful she's here and can't wait to work with her again. "
" Great reader "
" Thank you so much Dana!!! "
" Fantastic "
" Very nice reader! I appreciate the feedback! "
" Thank you! "
" Dana's great! She helped me get off book for a scene I'm working on. "
" Super comfortable to work with! very patient! "
" Amazing and very patient!!!! Will work with her again for sure!!!! "
" Dana was lovely. Such great reading and energy "
" Dana was very helpful with good feedback! Super friendly. "
" Encouraging and kind reader "
" Dana is AWESOME! "
" Patient reader with great energy! Thanks for helping me rehearse :) "
" Wonderful reader "
" Great! "
" So fun and kind! "
" Such a giving reader and great with pace. "
" Always a pleasure working with Dana "
" She is fantastic. "
" Dana is AWESOME and fun to read with :) Thank you!! "
" Pro reader - good vibes. Highly recommend her! "
" Super great! I had a bunch of technical difficulties, but Dana was awesome! "
" Dana is great! So patient and a great reader! "
" She is fabulous. thanks for being present for me! "
" Such great energy "
" Dana's traffic. Fun, easy and nice to work with. "
" Love working with dana "
" Dana was wonderful! She dealt with all my weird tech problems. First time using this site and I will be back. "
" SUCH A DELIGHT!! highly recommend! "
" 2nd time is the BEST when you're reading with one of the BEST. "
" Super friendly and patient! "
" Great reader. really fun to work with. "
" Dana is a professional through and through and had some great ideas and suggestions. "
" Fantastic Reader!! So lucky to have worked with Dana today!! Supportive, generous, beautiful energy. Really appreciate it. "
" Great reader. very patient, kind and friendly. thankyou for helping me. "
" Dana is delightful :) "
" Great to work with "
" Dana was so kind, lovely reader. "
" Thanks Dana! So kind and helpful. Excellent reader yall! "
" First time working with Dana, and she is GREAT!!! Very nice, patient, takes direction well, and a great actress! "
" Dana was so positive and amazing- I cant wait to work with her again! "
" Helped me get a great self tape "
" Such a giving a reader. Great energy and excellent at cold reads. "
" Wonderful! "
" ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. Such a smart actor and scene partner, incredibly accommodating, and a blast to work with. Couldn't recommend highly enough "
" Dana is wonderful to work with . Good reader and very good suggestions. "
" Thanks so much for reading with me Dana!!! Sorry for the router issues-- gonna go restart my wifi! Thanks so much for your patience, you were lovely! "
" Fantastic coach. Excellent at scene interpretation. And really kind and fun. "
" Dana was wonderful!!! "
" Dana has great energy! She really gets into the scene with you. Will definitely use her again. "
" Super kind and warm! Her easy encouragement meant the world to me as I’m new to this process! "
" Great reader! Very helpful with comedy! "
" Super nice reader! Patient through tech issues and very helpful "
" So helpful and amazing! "
" Book her!! Super fun and energetic to work with. Thank you "
" So great to work with! really present and insightful! "
" Dana took care of me on my first time on the platform and was generous with their time. "
" Dana was a great partner! I loved working with her. "
" Shes amazing!! honestly!! book her!! "
" Dana is awesome!!! She's sooo helpful and patient and has great ideas!! book her! tip her!! "
" Thanks for running lines with me! "
" Dana is a wonderful reader. Her input is always valuable and right on the mark! "
" Super sweet and positive! "
" Great read and very generous with her time. I would have Dana read with me again and hopefully soon. "
" Dana was so lovely to work with! Very easy going and a gives great advice. "
" Dana SAVED my audition with her gracious countenance, feedback, and presence. I INSIST on reading with her again! "
" Very helpful "
" Dana is a great reader! So fun to work with! "
" Dana is so sweet and delightful! She helped me improv and piece together a scene into perfection. "
" Ex cellent reader "
" Beautiful spirit!! (She didn't read for me, but she was great to work with.) "
" Very good to work with! "
" So great to work with! Dana was relaxed, very encouraging, and gave me exactly what I needed in the scene. Thank you!! "
" Great reader. thanks! "
" Amazing reader!! "
" Omg so nice!! So helpful!! Very relaxing to read with Dana - My nerves were calm and she was a pleasure to work with!! "
" Very encouraging! "
" Great read!! "
" Dana was awesome! "

Credits Include

2018 [IMDB]
The Milkman
2017 [IMDB]
2016 [IMDB]
Annie Marshall
TV Series
2016 [IMDB]
Confessions of a Hollywood Bartender
TV Series
2015 [IMDB]
The Family That Plays Spin the Bottle Together
2013 [IMDB]
Vain: The Sordid Story of Christian Vain
2013 [IMDB]
Awesome County, USA
TV Movie
2012 [IMDB]
Involuntarily Single
TV Series
2012 [IMDB]
The Town That Christmas Forgot
2012 [IMDB]
Merry F@#$ing Christmas
Judy The Town
2011 [IMDB]
2010 [IMDB]
Falling Down
BZ Casting
TV Movie