Our Philosophy

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Over the years, we've collectively watched thousands of actors in high-pressure situations. And, we’ve consistently seen gifted actors get passed over time and again for roles they could have booked, or falter when it came time to deliver a standout performance.

In our experience, we’ve found that there is a core skill set that--when used fully--will propel a performance from good to outstanding.

That is why we teamed up. We were tired of seeing good actors go unnoticed. So, we created a performance approach specifically designed to address the unique needs of screen actors--a comprehensive approach that is tangible, deep, and has immediate, mind blowing results.

Simple.


The Co-Founders of ONE TAKE
 

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Randi Glass is a New York casting director.  She has worked on studio and independent films, television shows and commercials with Susan Shopmaker Casting for 12 years.  

Projects include: Killer Films’ Beat-Up Little Seagull starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Keifer Sutherland; all four seasons of the Emmy Award winning series, A Crime to Remember; the Showtime pilot, Happyish, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman and directed by John Cameron Mitchell; God's Pocket, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman and directed by John Slattery; That Awkward Moment, starring Zac Efron; Big Words, starring Dorian Missick (Slamdance 13'); Skins, MTV’s scripted teen drama, Martha Marcy May Marlene (Sundance 11’ and Cannes 11’), Not Waving But Drowning, starring Adam Driver (Champs-Elysees Film Festival 12'), Beware of the Gonzo, starring Ezra Miller, Zoe Kravitz and Amy Sederis (Tribeca 10’), Two Gates of Sleep (Cannes-Director’s Fortnight 10’), Exploding Girl (Tribeca 09’), Children of Invention (Sundance 09’), American Violet (Telluride 08'), Afterschool (Cannes 08’) and Disney's Enchanted, New York Casting on Mark Water's Ghosts of Girlfriends Past and Spiderwick Chronicles, Warner Bros' Speed Racer, Ninja Assassin and Where the Wild Things Are.

In addition to her casting work, Randi teaches classes in on-camera auditioning techniques, and coaches privately. Rooted in a theater background, Randi has a fundamental understanding of the challenges actors face. As a result, she is able to translate a director’s vision into the language of acting, ensuring she gives each actor the best possible shot at getting the job.

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Kristin Tanzer is a performance specialist and the creator of Mastering Authentic Presence and Performance, a five-principle approach to achieving authentic presence and dynamic expression for an unforgettable performance.  

Developed over 15 years of working as a theater professional, teacher and Certified Movement Analyst, Tanzer’s singular approach puts her on the cutting-edge of performance development. Employing both theoretical and experiential techniques, she has the incisive ability to cut to the core of an issue and bring actors to new levels of performance excellence in a supportive, focused environment. She brings out the strengths that come naturally to people.  And, with an unwavering goal in mind, she provides actors with a competitive edge in a step-by-step approach that achieves rapid results and lasting change.

Tanzer’s theater work has been seen in many New York City theatres, including the Barrow Street Theatre, Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater, HERE Arts Center, Ohio Theatre, Baryshnikov Arts Center, Flea Theatre, and Dixon Place, among others. She has twice been an artist in residence with New York Theatre Workshop, and is a proud member of their Usual Suspect community. Tanzer is also a founding board member of Jersey City Children's Theater. 

As a teacher, she served as a senior faculty member, alongside renowned director Mike Nichols, at the New Actors Workshop for over 10 years, until the school’s closing. Tanzer has also been an instructor or guest artist at New York University, California Institute of Technology, Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Towson University’s Graduate Theatre Program, and the New York Academy of Dramatic Art, among other institutions.

In addition to working with actors, Tanzer coaches individuals across industries whose public presence and ability to captivate audiences is critical to their personal and professional success (TanzerGlass Consulting).