Diana Castle has a unique approach to the craft of acting and the result of her teaching is always reliable. She is a trusted name in the acting community.
I would never attend one of Diana's classes without a notebook. Her many lessons are an inspiration. She is a gifted teacher and coach.
Working with Diana is a divine lesson on acting and on life. She not only inspires the fun in the art, but in the process you also become a better person.
The greatest gift I've given to myself as a person and as an actor is Diana Castle's class. I've never known a teacher who communicates the DNA of the craft so eloquently. She is the pipeline to the heart of this vocation, and she has brought my creative life into technicolor.
Mission in art is imperative for sustainability and general well being, Diana does not gift us with our mission, but rather empowers us to remember where we put it.
Diana Castle is not just a teacher, she is a guide; leading you down the path toward discovering, and accepting, your own humanity. Diana, and what she teaches, has reminded me not only of the joy to be found in this profession, but also, the great importance of what we do. To be an actor is to be a storyteller ... and storytelling is not merely a human act but more profoundly, it is an act of humanity.
Diana's brilliance is her peerless ability to comprehend the inner workings of the human spirit, and human relationships. She illuminates the intricacies of story with unmatched wisdom and clarity. Countless are the lessons Diana has taught me.
Working with Diana has been one of the greatest gifts to myself as an actor, not only did her teachings dispel the many myths I had about my craft, her process helped me to develop confidence in my work knowing that my expression is truly living in the truth.
For those looking to make their work richer, deeper and more full, The Imagined Life is for you! Diana Castle is a master at introducing you to depths of your imagination and helping you to truly CREATE.
Working with Diana has undeniably changed my career. I have been working consistently since meeting her.
The growth I've witnessed first hand in my own clients from Diana's teaching is incredible. Her passion and guidance as a teacher, an artist and a human being is an inspiration to me in and of itself. She's a rare and brilliant individual. Anyone afforded the opportunity to study with her should consider themselves lucky indeed.
Diana allows the actor to create and have ownership of the work that they present, therefore it enables them to live less in fear and more in the moment.
While many acting classes attempt to teach students how to act, Diana guides us to true humanity. Reminding our empathetic nature to intuitively express and play. She brings us back to our childhood where our imagination runs wild.
What I love most about Diana is her raw passion for artists and their art. The Imagined Life work develops a deep affinity for humanity in all aspects through the portal of story. Diana has not only emboldened me to grow as an actor, but more importantly, as a human being.
The Imagined Life philosophy has been vital to my storytelling. This work has deepened my humanity, empathy, and purpose. Every minute in Diana’s class is inspiring and a breath of fresh air.
Diana taught me lessons of empathy and character work that I carry with me in every role I play, no matter if it's an audition, series, film or play. Her words of wisdom cut to the bone. I have this quote from her pasted at my desk, a daily reminder of her wisdom "Storytelling is bigger than any agent, any studio, any audition. It will be around longer than any one of us, and it is only through us, the artists, that these divine, universal stories stay eternal". Diana burrows deep into the artistry of acting, while always reminding us that the fun of play and imagination is just as essential. I am so grateful to have found her as a guide and muse!
What more can I say about Diana Castle that hasn't already been said? A LOT. In the short amount of time that I have been with Diana my LIFE has instantly changed. MY. LIFE. Yes, you can come here to study and yes, you will become a well read amazing actor. But the magic is how Diana manages to pour into your specific needs as a human being. Oh, you thought this was going to be all about the text? Nah. It is her uncanny intuition, charming wit and huge empathetic heart that is the pulse of The Imagined Life. You come to Diana to learn how to tell a story and trust me, the people will listen.
Diana’s teaching is revelatory. It's astonishing that one person can contain so much wisdom. She is fiercely committed to her students, seeing the height and depth of the actors potential. Diana teaches access to a world of unparalleled freedom of play.
I cannot say enough about Diana Castle's talent and generosity of spirit. She conveys vulnerability and wisdom helping others to do the tough work to grow as artists and human beings. Whenever I hire one of Diana Castle's students, I am impressed by their ability to tap into the truth and humor of the character they are playing. She is truly one of the best acting teachers/coaches working today.
Diana's wisdom and teaching goes beyond the craft of acting. Diana gets your mind right and she helps you realize your purpose as an actor. We are storytellers. And the world needs us.
Diana Castle is a phenomenal teacher. I recommend her to all my clients, and when studying with her, the quality of their work directly reflects on her incredible skills.
Diana Castle is an integral part of the success of my business. Working with her has been a rewarding and successful experience. She gives my clients the tools to go in the room and get the job.
Diana has a unique ability to understand the artistic essence in an actor and to help that actor harvest it for his/her work.
There are not many times in your life that you get to see true greatness at work. I have had the opportunity to watch Diana not just teach but transform actors into artists. She inspires, motivates and creates atmospheric safety so the actor is free to take great risks with both passion, commitment and the ability to attack any piece of material with total ease. Diana is the only one I send my clients to.
It is always a thrill to work with actors from Diana Castle's class. Their versatility and disciplined approach to the work is consistently impressive and a direct result of her teaching.
Diana helps connect the practical needs of performance, with the joy and artistry of acting.
I have been working with Diana with clients at all levels for several years. Every client has felt that she has changed their life.
Diana's class is a transformational journey of the soul where actors create, play and blossom in a productive and nurturing environment.
I taught a workshop with Diana Castle and was amazed at her clarity as a teacher. She made the process so understandable. I highly recommend her.
Diana will introduce you to things that you didn't know existed. Trust Diana. Trust her gift. Trust her passion. Trust her experience.Trust her intuition and her insight. She is nothing short of a genius.
Diana goes straight for the heart. She's razor focused and devoted to good work which inspired me to be completely raw in front of her and honest in my responses.
The Magic of Diana Castle's brilliant teachings has opened a floodgate of creativity in my life I never imagined possible.
Diana is real, she is passionate and she is brilliant. Today I consider her a real friend.
Diana's no-nonsense and inspirational approach to the art of acting is stimulating and practical - she manages to do in a few short months what few teachers are able to accomplish in years.
This way of working affects your creative life and your personal life too. It’s like seeing for the first time what’s right in front of you!
Diana Castle is magic! She helped me go to a more honest and authentic place within, with ease and an expanded imagination.
Thank you Diana. For everything. Mostly, for the refusal to entertain my small mindedness. That is the most loving thing you could have done for me. I find my salvation in the work. Every day.
Diana’s warmth, encouragement and insights have really re-inspired me and reminded me why I love doing what I do.
Diana Castle teaches what ‘cannot be taught.’ She teaches poetry of the soul.
Diana Castle is that rarest of things in the business of show. An instructor and person of enormous intelligence,heart and most importantly to me, spirit. I adore her!
Diana is the most unique and revolutionary teacher out there today. The message is simple, the results are transforming. She equips every actor with the tools to live in limitless imagination and freedom.
Diana has been the single most important influence in my work and in my life.
Diana Castle leads her students on an extraordinary journey. She dismantles old notions of "performance" and unveils the human being within each artist. This class is a must for all actors serious in authentic expression and a more subtle, specific and honest work aesthetic.
Diana, I have you to thank! My daily practice is my backbone. I'm finding more joy! My work has deepened, and become more loose, free and fun!
Diana’s unique way of teaching strengthens focus, creativity & self-reliance and she keeps acting fun!
Diana’s approach to acting has transformed my work as an actor and as a teacher/coach. The accessibility, specificity and FREEDOM to create that this work has to offer is profound
How to put into words the impact Diana Castle’s teachings have had on my work as a teacher and as an actress? It’s all I know now. All else that I have learned from anyone else no longer applies. She inspires everyone she teaches.
Diana Castle is a true maverick among acting teachers. Diana has an amazing ability to inspire and to teach.
As an artist, as a human being, really, one hopes for a guide in life. Someone to come in and demand a constant awakening of our deepest truths and understandings. I found this at seventeen years old when I met Diana. It is seven years later, and Diana's demand of an elevated consciousness only deepens every day.
Diana Castle has a magic wand. She picks out your core strength and enables you to zero in on that which makes you unique and special. Hers is an inspirational approach.
I recommend Diana Castle to anyone who is serious about acting. Her approach is deeply reliable. She teaches something you can trust for the rest of your life.
Diana was instrumental in helping me bring poetry to my work. She lead me to develop the spirit and mindset of a creator. To design my life around my vocation. But most importantly, she gave me the tools to help me locate where I was small. Where I was hiding. My dark areas that I didn’t want people to see. She taught me to not hide from that darkness, but rather to embrace it as an aspect of my own complexity, my full humanity, a doorway into my own vulnerability. This practice of authenticity has not only grown my empathy through my art, but it has also widened me as a human being living my life. I am forever in gratitude.
When I came to Diana I was pretty closed up. But I felt like she saw me. She could see right through me. She'll listen to you and that's what's really different about Diana. She is always very present and has this child-like thing about her. Trust Diana. She's been doing it for twenty five years.