Rude Grooms
Astoria, NY 11103


Montgomery Sutton




AD: BI-Focal: Dual Perspectives on Acting Craft


Ever wish you could have an interpreter to figure out “director speak?”

Ever wanted a Rosetta Stone for audition adjustments that at first glance seem to go against your training and instincts?

Ever wondered what it would be like if an acting class expanded the possibilities within your material, instead of narrowing it down to an elusive “correct” version?

With Bi-Focal, you get the unique experience of exploring your material through dual lenses. Renowned New York director Kristin Skye Hoffmann (Founding Artistic Director of Wide Eyed Productions) gives you valuable, practical insight into your work from the other side of the table while award-winning actor, playwright, and filmmaker Montgomery Sutton (Twelfth Night at Shakespeare’s Globe) brings an internal, process based approach and valuable insight from his extensive experience working regionally and across the pond. Distinct, complementary perspectives to deepen your exploration and challenge your preconceptions on both your material and the broader industry.


For these initial classes, please bring in either a pair of monologues (ideally a contemporary and a classical piece), current audition material, or a 3-5 minute scene from a bucket-list role.


JUNE SESSIONS (June 5, 2017) Session A: 12-3pm | Session B: 7-10pm

JULY SESSIONS (July 10, 2017) Session A: 12-3pm | Session B: 7-10pm

Numbers limited.

Normally $50, these inaugural sessions are discounted to $30 when you use discount code PBBFS at checkout before May 31, 2017. Register for both to lock in the discount for July before prices go up! Register online at or email with any questions.


Kristin Skye Hoffmann‘s actor-training process stems from her experience as the Founding Artistic Director of Wide Eyed Productions and her studies at The New School for Drama.  Kristin’s work throughout New York’s independent theatre community as a director and producer have given her perspective into a broad spectrum of acting styles and experience levels.  Studying with theatre artists such as Anne Kaufman, Daniel Aukin, Doug Hughes, Joe Montello, Jon Robin Baitz, and Pam MacKinnon, allows her an insight that has proven valuable to many actors.  She has held acting classes and private coaching sessions for actors ranging from ages 12 to 65 for over 14 years in New York.  She has directed and produced at Ensemble Studio Theatre, Dixon Place, The Barrow Group Theatre and many more.   She was named winner of the 2012 and 2016  FringeNYC Award for Outstanding Direction, has conducted group feedback sessions at OneOnOne and taught at The New School University’s Summer Intensive Acting program.

Montgomery Sutton is an actor, playwright, and producer. As an actor, he has worked in London at Shakespeare’s Globe; in London and internationally with Ben Crystal’s Passion in Practice Shakespeare Ensemble; Off-Broadway with New York Classical Theatre, and regionally with Cape Fear Regional Theatre, Florida Studio Theatre, Trinity Shakespeare Festival, Shakespeare Dallas, Seven Stages Shakespeare, Second Thought Theatre, Theatre Three, Undermain Theatre, Casa Manana, Uptown Players, and Circle Theatre. Film work includes Trouble with Women, Day 90, Animals, and Brute. He trained at NYU Tisch with the Atlantic Theater Company and was a member of the 2015 International Actor’s Fellowship at Shakespeare’s Globe in London. Awards and recognitions include: 2013 DFW Critics Forum Award, 2013 NYIT Award Nominee, CriticalRant’s 2015 Top Male Performance, and D Magazine 2014 Best Performances. His play Your Colonel was produced in the 2013 Founders Festival at the Metropolitan Playhouse; Advent was a 2015 semi-finalist for the Eugene O’Neill festival as well as an official selection of the 2015 Kitchen Dog New Works Festival. As a private coach and teacher, former students have been accepted into a variety of conservatory programs, including Julliard and NYU Tisch. @montgomerysutto


June 5, 2017 – July 10, 2017

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