Deborah Hedwall

Actress. Teacher. Private Coaching.

To be an actor requires courage and curiosity to examine ones own life experience, creative potential and ones relationship to humanity.   

It requires the ability to say yes and most importantly to be passionate about inquiry and discovery.

It requires talent.

I cannot teach talent.

I serve as a guide and inspire courage by helping actors understand the benefit of deep self knowledge and the value of a rich and vibrant imagination -the essential means to living truthfully in any circumstance.

Gratefully, my teachers were Sanford Meisner and Uta Hagen. These two giants in the American theater launched me into a life in the theater as a teacher, director and actress in New York City and Regional Theaters across the country.

As master teachers they passed on to me a clear process designed to ignite those actors who are willing to meet face to face, heart to heart the demands of their artistry and explore their greatest potential.



All those interested in class are required to audit.

To schedule an audit for Tuesday's class please contact

To schedule an audit for Thursday's class please contact

Spring Schedule - 18-WEEK SESSION

TUESDAY  11am-4pm - Jan 17th-May 30th

THURSDAY  11am- 4pm - Jan 19th-June 1st

(Omit Week of March 6th)

COST: 18-Week Session $1,440 (Payments may be made in two 9-week installments of $720)

Venmo, Paypal (Friends and Family), Check, Cash


Technique w/ Andrew Start

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Exercise work and text combine to build a foundation of technique following the principals of Sanford Meisner and Uta Hagen. Students will develop a language and skill set that allows them to build a deep, more grounded and truthful method of working.  Lessons are cumulative and tailored to the individual students needs. 

I can say without hesitation or reservation that working with Deborah Hedwall took me to another level as an actor. Deborah creates such a positive, creative, and supportive atmosphere. Deborah’s class is my first recommendation to anyone in New York looking to deeply explore their craft and expand their boundaries.
— Tom Pelphrey
She creates an open and welcoming space for all the actors to work out and work on their craft. Deborah also guides and pushes one to look deeper and go further while simultaneously offering complete support and respect. She has totally changed the way I approach all my work. And above all, she has taught me to never be complacent or satisfied but to allow my curiosity to be endless.
— Aaron Tveit