Workshops, Audition Preparation, The Craft of Screen Acting



I offer private (one-on-one) remote acting coaching via FaceTime™ or Skype™ (depending on your preference) for emerging and mid-career actors, as well as actors who want to transition from stage to screen. You can book one session, or multiple. Each session is one hour long.

My insight into how to be a strong, successful, profitable actor is based on years of training in screen acting & directing, and working with hundreds of actors on set. Let me help you get into “The Room".


  • You can attend our sessions from the comfort of your own home, or while you’re on the road. This saves you time and money on travel. Each session is one hour long.

  • Sessions are customizable to your needs. We can cover audition technique, script analysis, scene audition prep, and creating memorable characters. It all depends on where you wish to grow as an actor.

  • Do you have an audition coming up? Let’s work together to help you nail your audition, and leave a strong impression on the casting director(s).



CHRIS DI STAULO is a film & television acting coach and award-winning director. He has served as a Teaching Assistant in the Department of Theatre at York University, an acting instructor at Ovation! Performing Arts Academy, and has taught screen acting in Dramatic Arts programs in schools across Ontario.

Chris has adjudicated for Humber College’s Acting for Film & Television Program, York University’s MFA in Theatre Studies Program, NTS (formerly SEARS) Ontario Drama Festival, and Etobicoke School of the Arts. Based in Toronto, Chris has established himself as one of the most exciting directors in the industry. He is known for his focused and intricate work with actors.

His films have won him 25 awards at festivals such as Cannes International Film Festival Court Métrage, Las Vegas Film Festival, Hollywood & Vine Film Festival, Canada International Film Festival, and many more. Many of his films have been acquired and broadcast by CBC Television and ShortsTV (USA, Europe, South Asia, and Africa).

Chris is a graduate of York University’s Bachelor of Arts (Specialized Honours) program in Directing, and has trained as an actor at Second City and The Tarragon Theatre.




Chris Di Staulo is an actor’s director with an extremely meticulous eye for detail. Chris has directed me in various films and plays over the years. Our first coaching session was for an audition for the Jesse Owens biopic, ‘Race’, starring Jason Sudeikis. I booked ‘Race in 2014.

Jeremy Ferdman: Actor (“Race”, “Dominion” [John Malkovich], “Man Seeking Woman”)


Chris did a fantastic job with my demo reel. I'm always a bit nervous when I'm on camera with a new director but Chris made me feel totally at ease. He gave me plenty of time to play in front of the camera and offered helpful notes and encouragement throughout. I never felt rushed or judged. He also was able to get the reel to me in a short period of time and was quick to make the edits I needed. I would recommend Chris Di Staulo to anyone.

Ashlyn Kusch: Actor


Chris has a subtle technique that allows me to realize and refine the character from an honest, rooted place. His unique insight is inspiring. There have been many times when I have referred back to some of his coaching points and was able to apply them to a totally different scenario or role. Thank you, Chris, for always making me feel comfortable, valued and respected for the choices I make and the places we have found together.

Suzanne Pratley: Actor (“Groupies”, “Fame and Fidelity”, “Bizarre Murders”)


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Audition Preparation

$60 per hour

Script Analysis

$60 per hour

Character Development

$60 per hour

Audition Technique

5 x 1 hour session: $270

Please inquire about our student discounts.

All prices include GST.