"Rob Colt is unlike any other acting teacher, with a genuine love for acting and an egoless approach. He intuitively understands acting in a way that blows away rule books, that carefully crafted techniques can’t emulate. He has a gift for bringing out your natural talent - which he will be sure to let you know is already there, just needing to be gently guided to the forefront. People who don’t know he exists are missing out and every actor at all levels could benefit from some time with Rob. I am forever changed. Not only my acting abilities, but my life. His class offers a safe, judgement free, non-competitive place (SO RARE) to dig deep and help you reach your full potential in ways you don’t even realize you’re capable of. He is the only acting teacher I can recommend and the only person I know who can really prime you for your career as a serious actor. If you have the opportunity to be in his class, I highly recommend you take it."
Claire in “Clairevoyant”
"I am a huge fan of Robert and his Art of Not Acting class. It’s the most alive, authentic, empowering, freeing and unique approach I’ve ever experienced. Robert's impeccable eye for truth and a rare instinct to tune into what’s blocking each actor has helped me get out of my own way and, finally, into that elusive state of flow. His approach of fostering creativity from an honest, vulnerable, and authentic place is beautiful and rare. I’ve grown so much as an actor and as a person since I started to work with him and it shows in the unfolding of both my personal and professional lives. Bearing witness and jumping into the magic that happens in Robert's classes is nothing short of inspiring and soul expanding."
Maria Elena Laas, "Vida" "Warrior"
"I've studied with MANY MANY teachers. Robert is the best! If
you're an actor in LA and you're serious about, not only the craft, but the mindset it takes to succeed in what I think is the most competitive job in the world, you must seek out Robert Colt."
"Copycat" "Stealing Home"
"Natural Enemy” "Age of the Living Dead"
Rob is the acting teacher you imagined before you joined your first acting class. He’s perfect. He’s a teacher who accepts that he cannot know more than you do about your own potential. He only accepts that he knows more than you currently do about unlocking said potential by allowing you to be your true self. Rob does not get in the way - does not overly poke and prod and judge. He gives you vast swaths of time to perform and then perform again with adjustments and then try again in a wildly different direction as an experiment. He allows students to come and go as they need or please. Rob is genuinely there to help you. I have never been to a class of Rob’s that didn’t go overtime. I have never been to a class of Rob’s that felt like a waste of time. Most of all, he’s a true teacher - not a failed actor. Someone called to teach. Someone whose natural inclination is to make sure you grow into the only version of yourself that can have a career. Not so you can be another decoration on their mantle.”
Arthur De Larroche Diennet
Co-Director, Co-Writer and Actor in “Clairevoyant”
"I'm no longer mimicking life, I'm just here...living it. That's what Robert has taught me, and for this I am forever grateful. I could ramble on about Robert and the incredibly kind, passionate and inspiring teacher he is. All I know is that I've never felt that level of honest dedication and commitment from any other teacher in all of my life."
"The Old Ways"
"Roswell, New Mexico"
"The nature of Robert's class is Being. Being present, being real and being truthful. The result is being alive. His acting class challenges me to do that. Robert keeps it simple. It's so simple it's hard to trust that it's enough. Being present is the key. That's what I'm learning from Robert."
"The "inside work" Robert does with us is the foundation of who we are as humans, so it only clarifies us as artists. His special ability of unearthing the subconscious is a rare and valuable gift that is applicable to any genre of script. I'm so grateful for his insights. They've helped me tremendously in work and life."
"Caroline In The City"
"Robert's insight and ability to unlock creative blocks is second to none."
"It, Chapter 2"
"Robert helped me take my artistic craft to the next level. Thanks to his teachings I started booking and gaining the respect of an industry overwhelmed with the infinite options of actors; with Robert’s guidance I was able to get to my truth faster and with great clarity. This allowed me to bring those characters on the scripts to life in such a way that I have been able to deliver undeniable performances that stayed in the memory of people for such a long time, resulting in more invitations to audition and direct acting jobs' offers from major casting offices and production houses. Besides being in a safe environment where we can expose one’s soul, while also having a lot of fun, the students are genuine and
truly inspiring. Robert Colt’s class offers a community that supports exponential artistic growth. I can not tell you how grateful I am for having access to such a wonderful coach as Robert and our peers."
Actress / Director / Producer
Amazon Prime’s “My American Family”
“Altitude Not Attitude”, “Dog Eat Dog”, “First Kill”
"When I met Robert I thought to myself 'This guy should be teaching an acting class.' Finally, he caught up to my idea. His class was all I expected it to be and so much more. It is called 'not acting' because that is exactly what you do, not act but listen to the truth of that moment. To an actor that sounds great in theory but it's a whole different experience when you are witness to it. Robert has a special way to cut through all the crap we actors put in front of ourselves and get straight to the core, the most simple and raw part of our being. In this place everyone's light shines through and it is an exhilarating thing to experience and to watch. I would recommend Robert's "not acting" class to any actor who is serious about taking their work to the next level."
J. Eddie Martinez
Series Regular on "The Sinner"
"I don't think an approach like this has ever existed before. Robert's class goes beyond technique and invites you to trust what is present and innate when you dare to leave yourself alone and live in the unknown of each moment. This is where the real magic, spark, and unpredictable brilliance of any great performance lies, and Robert leads actors there with incredible clarity, passion, generosity, care and humor."
"There is no one like Robert Colt. No one. I continue to be in awe at his uncanny ability to identify truth at a quantum level. He also helps the actor remove unnecessary training, techniques, and artistic blocks that prevent the actor from exploring truthfully, fearlessly, and unapologetically. These are the types of actors that industry professionals are looking for. I can’t recommend his class enough."
"It is with deep perceptiveness and vulnerability the most profoundly human experience in acting is created. Robert leads an exceptional class in "not-acting' and simply being. I can see how deeply connected this work is to being human and communicating the human experience through storytelling. Robert's gentle, honest and radiant energy is palpable as he encourages the most authentic approach to being with a scene partner I've ever seen."
Emily Vere Nicoll
Bliss in "Clairevoyant"
"I can’t find the words to explain what you have done for my career. Definitely can’t find the words to say what you’ve done for my life. You helped me get rid of the fear of being great in my craft. Because of you I can now pick up a truth and have no fear of opening my mouth and letting the words come out. Because of you I have no fear and I’m completely open to the vulnerability of what comes naturally. Because of you I’m ready to work! All I can say is I love you and thank you."
"Rob, your class draws together a certain kind of actor, a particular sort of person - one that is ready to be cracked open, to share themselves and bring themselves fully to the delicious moment that is the drug of acting. You help us to know deeply that at every instant we are enough and to trust our unique, genuine response. In the short time I've been in class, a tectonic shift has occurred. I feel it in my auditions, and very much in the jobs I book. It is a sense of ease, of joy, of simplicity in the work that brings more truth and originality than I've previously experienced. Being in class to witness this in my colleagues is beyond inspiring. It's thrilling. This is the kind of work I've always felt was somewhere inside, tucked away under layers of training, conditioning, and the road blocks my mind was constantly constructing. This is the gold. This way of working mines the gold - acting that is so natural you don't see the work, just the magic.”
"Robert, WOW! He changed not only my career, also my life. First of all, in his class, you feel like a brother is teaching you. He taught me one of the greatest things, “NO ACTING”, and also made me grow as a person in so many aspects of my life. I gained so much confidence and everything started to be easier. He told me, do not act, be simple let it go let it flow……wow, that’s it! I started not only booking more and more, I'm also having big auditions for the biggest studios and production co., and competing with big, big actors. I love his technique, so authentic, he is your acting coach but at the same time your life coach and I found just how important that is. He has the capability to put the whole class in the same tone, vibration, and energy. You feel you're having so much fun working with everybody like a close artistic family. Everybody supports you, nobody is better or worst….We are all the same and growing together. Thank you so much, Sir!
“The Forever Purge”, Universal Studios
“Mayans M.C.”, FX / Hulu
"Robert's is one of the top notch classes in LA, NY and really anywhere. A couple of months ago I was preparing to play the lead in a film I co-wrote, produced and was starring in. Robert helped give me the space, awareness and just a touch of encouragement I needed to find my own personal truth in the role. Nothing put on or controlled. On set, I felt free and playful in the role...like I could do it forever. I’m so thankful for Robert and his class! It's an absolute must!!"
Rachel Cora Wood
"Just wanted you to know I got the part in the Judd Apatow new movie! You were right. They loved me. I killed it! I was so relaxed and in the moment. And it's because of you. Thank you Robert."
"Robert's Not Acting class has changed my life! I am a completely different person than when I started training with him. Robert has helped me to embrace my truest self, live in that truth and be unapologetic about it. Robert is one of the clearest communicators I have ever come across. The way he is able to collaborate with each actor in a personal way is astounding. Robert doesn’t let anyone get away with anything but the truth and as a result it breaks you out of old habits, ideas, and comfort zones. The moment-to-moment approach Robert uses forces each actor into the present and out of their head, which is the most freeing place to be as an artist. The trust and love between Robert and all of the students is so clear in they way everyone gives themselves fully in every class. This Not Acting class is so much more than just an acting class. Every class is a new moment; each set of sides a new truth, and every time you work a chance to start from zero with no ideas. I am forever grateful for Robert, his Not Acting technique, the students in his classes and what it has done for me as an actor and as a human being. Thank you!”
"I’m about to wrap on the first big project of my career. I’m a key supporting character in a 10 episode pilot series. As I wait for my last shot I can’t help but hear the words of my teacher, Robert Colt, “sometimes all talent needs is the right support and encouragement." Robert's class is that. The things that you learn from him gives you all you need to feel confident and ready to be free and play on camera. Being in his class has taught me the standard of preparation and truth I’m not only capable of but expect every time I work. Every time I had a hard time, I heard Robert’s voice and his priceless tools for those moments. I could hear him say to me, “I trust my judgment on talent, and I bet on you." And I did it, I was free, I trusted him to trust myself and the talent. The talent always wins. You were right my teacher. I love you. It’s time to play.
As Henry Lee on A Good Cop
"The greatest lesson I've learned from Robert's class—There's a big difference between an actor who is skilled, and an actor who instead delights in telling the truth, who's unabashedly real and welcomes being so in the moment, that they don't even know what's coming next, even if they have performed the scene a dozen times. It takes courage, not skill, to simply stand in that unknown space and trust that you are enough."
“Robert's remarkable gift is to guide you through an incredible journey into being at ease with your true self and allowing your talent to shine. The growth I have experienced as an artist and in my personal life is tremendous.”
"Robert is a powerful teacher and has the remarkable quality of really seeing you, allowing you to be seen and teaching you how to do this for yourself. A student of Robert Colt will not only leave his class a better actor, but will also have the tools to find their presence as they navigate the business of this profession, so their talents can shine."
"Robert's class is a Master Class for actors. His teaching and coaching are at the highest artistic level, along with all the talent there. In all my years working with the best coaches in Los Angeles and New York, no one compares to him. I call him the ‘talent whisperer.' If you want to become the most exciting, unpredictable working actor you can be, I would train with him. His classes are a breeding ground for excellence and truth."
"After 10 years of acting classes, I've never found something as unique and as fun as Robert Colt's Art of Not Acting "class." Robert's class is a deep exploration of truth, art, and life. He has a talent for seeing your talent and pushing you to reveal it and let it shine. The work we do is empowering and inspiring and has blended into my daily life. I've become a much more passionate and truthful artist and have had more fun in my acting work and in my daily life since taking Robert's class. Robert's class will liberate you, thrill you and change you in ways you can't even imagine."
Dew in "Clairevoyant"
"Since joining Robert's class, the transformation in my acting has been truly unbelievable. He has empowered me to reach depths of emotional truth that I always knew I was capable of but somehow couldn't reach. He fosters an incredible sense of trust and safety that allows artists to explore themselves in a way I had never experience before. The work I see consistently every week is awe inspiring. He not only has an uncanny eye for the truth, but he also enables me to find my own genuine reactions and be ruthlessly real in expressing my truth. The way that Robert works doesn't just create brilliant art, it creates exciting and dangerous artists. If you want your art to be safe or you want to stay in your comfort zone, don't take Robert's class. If, on the other hand, you're prepared to bare your soul for the world to see, I can't recommend this class highly enough."
Drew in "Clairevoyant"
"There is nothing quite like being in 'the zone' as an actor. Those moments of being truly in the moment wether it is on stage, on camera or rehearsal, are so precious and fleeting. And since coaching with Robert they have been occurring to me so much more consistently. Approaching my artistic process and my life from a place of 'beingness' and truth in the Non-Acting Class has been incredibly enriching to me and my career. Robert, with his sharp 'lie detecting skills' and generous insights has created a space where talents can fully emerge, and blocks can be dealt with. The level of talent, collaboration and pure joy I've seen in his classes has been unmatched!
Thank you Robert!"
"After years of training, and years of avoiding more training, I found Robert Colt’s class, and found a new way of working that reignited my fire. Unlearning long held beliefs of what good acting was, I have never felt so alive in my work. The class will challenge you, and push you to limits much like an athlete readying for competition, strengthening your drive to bring your truth to the world and the marketplace. The work you witness in class will remind you how transcendent the art of acting (or not acting) is, and how worth the squeeze, the juice of life is. I can’t wait to get back to class every week. I can’t wait for people to see the actor I knew I could always be, thanks to Robert Colt.”
“Robert's approach to acting is both simple and profound. I’ve gone to many classes and what strikes me the most about Robert’s class is the consistent amount of “not acting” I see and experience. That for me is the best kind of acting - when I witness ease, flow and beingness. I love the analogy he uses that doing a scene is like entering a boxing ring. There is a moment to moment alertness and a willingness to be exposed and leave it all in the ring. It’s a joy to be in the room.”
“Robert Colt’s acting class is not a “how to act” by concepts and ideas, but a master class in being real and connected to truth thru trusting of the given moment in the given circumstance. Engaged in what is true listening and letting go of the feeling that you have to make something happen. Being part of this journey has allowed me to free myself within the art form to become the character of circumstance.”
"Robert's "Art of Not Acting" class is exactly what my inner doctor ordered. I go for a new ride every week. Robert has an ability to see inside his students and the talent that longs to be released. He is nurturing, intuitive, and excellent at what he does. We are challenged by the great material he chooses, that continues to rub alongside those little uncomfortable places within us that grow us to the next level as artists. We are Free to Be!"
"This honestly has been one of the best, and most unique acting experiences I have ever had! Robert got me back to the childhood feeling of 'playing pretend.' To the times where I wouldn't think, I would just be. This class doesn't just help you to become a better actor, it also helps you to become a better person. Robert removes blocks that you may not even realize are there which allows vulnerability, leading to a truthful performance. This is a transformative class that I recommend for beginners and experts alike!”
“Since working with Robert my ability to book work actually increased! His class is unlike any other training I've ever done. There is a total reverence for supporting Realness and Truth, and at the same time a no-tolerance mentality for "faking it", or "acting tricks", or personal BS/stories. Robert is the kindest, most compassionate, supportive, and loving individual I've ever met or worked with. He truly believes in everyone's ability to be free of limitations and mediocrity, and encourages us to explore our greater selves. He knows how to push us past our comfort levels while still being loving and straightforward. Plus, everyone in the class is just a gem to work with! It's an incredibly special group of individuals that constantly inspire me to be bold and truthful."
Michelle Jubilee Gonzalez
"This was one of the best acting experiences I've ever had and definitely the best class I've ever taken. I say that having worked with some of the best acting teachers in Europe and the US. However I'm reluctant to call it a "class" as when Robert Colt works with you you feel like your in the real world on a film or TV set. He fine tunes your craft effortlessly making your performance seem effortless. But the truth is you are not "performing" you are simply being. You are connecting with your scene partner at the highest possible level. I was blown away by the A - list level of talent in the room. If your an actor living in Los Angeles or New York City do yourself a favor and sign up to be a part of this truly unique and groundbreaking approach to the oldest profession in the world. It will bring you immediate results!"
"Robert Colt, I have not stopped thinking about your class and what I learned from you. I have been meaning to write you but the words are too important for me to rush it. You changed my view of life and death. You ripped the anxiety right out of my body that has been enduring it for years. Thank you for being so giving and loving and honest sharing your experiences. I would advise all actors to study with you. I have been directing actors on camera ( I run my camera) for 35 years and there is that moment to moment real feeling that is hard to teach to an actor. Helping an actor not act and to trust their instincts is special. Not everyone can do that. But you do it so lovingly and with so much praise and faith in the actor. I've been all over town and see a lot of coaches. I have never learned something myself, until now. Thank you for having me and thank you to Billy McNamara for sharing you in the first place.
Robert Colt, I want more!"
"There are many acting coaches in L.A. None however are able to do what Robert is doing; taking the powerful and transformative technology of Inside Game that he has developed over the last 18 years, and pairing it with his experience and training as an actor to offer this unique experience. I believe that everyone who goes into this class cannot help but come out a more dynamic actor and a more dynamic human being.
Randy James, Randy James Management
"I had been in Los Angeles for literally 24 hours when I came to Robert's class. Within minutes, I relaxed into being and found my home amongst Robert and my colleagues in the room. Robert’s warmth and passion reverberates through the room. Truth sets everything free, and that is Robert’s gift - being ruthlessly real. He lives by example and from his example I have begun to learn to be with what IS, both in life and as an artist, transcend the boundaries of the mind and cast aside preconceived notions of Hollywood “acting” to be not a good actor, but a great artist. My artistry has completely transformed with Robert’s guidance, although my journey is far from over. I have the utmost respect and love for Robert as a mentor, friend, human being, and kindred spirit artist.
Robert's talents offer soooo many things to actors in training and working actors. His amazing interpretive skills, talent and ability to communicate nuance and vision will bring any actor's work to a new level. He has so much to share. He has pockets full of magic dust. Enjoy!"
"Escape at Dannemora"
"Law & Order" "Oz"
"If you believe that less is more in your work, then anything less than Robert Colt’s Art of Not Acting class has more probability of being a mistake for you than not, in my humble opinion. Robert brings a passion to his guidance, motivated by direct, but kind encouragement that is unparalleled, in my experience. He challenges each actor to get out of their own way and by doing so unlocks the unique quality that every actor possesses to shine through in their work."
"Before I joined Robert's class about a year ago, I was almost ready to throw in the proverbial towel. After 3 decades in this business, I had spent the last several years trying to revive my passion and motivation for acting – and was failing miserably. I was taking various classes and workshops, filling my head with so many techniques and “insider tips“ about auditioning and acting that I ended up with the opposite of what I was searching for: I felt stale, uninspired, and deeper in my head than ever before. It would take an enormous amount of effort to pull me out of there, but Robert was willing to oblige. With a great deal of patience and generosity, Robert helped me break down those self-imposed barriers and find my passion for acting again. In Robert's class I discovered that “being in the moment” and “being truthful” are not so abstract or elusive after all. He helps us to identify and appreciate our strengths, while pinpointing the flaws that get in our way - where no one else has had the courage or insight to point them out to us. I’ve also learned how to actively listen and not worry about what’s going to happen next. It was such a relief to discard everything I thought I knew and to stop trying so damn hard. The level of support and love from my classmates is unparalleled. Robert asks for nothing less. And the talent? Simply jaw-dropping. When someone has a breakthrough, we all benefit. Robert strongly resists the typical “acting teacher” label; he is more facilitator and colleague – just the most generous one I’ve ever met. Whereas in the past, I would feel lost outside of acting class without my teacher’s approval and guidance - with Robert, I feel armed and ready to play no matter where I am. Recently, a casting director even commented, “Finally, an actor who knows how to listen.”
Eliza in "Clairevoyant"
"Robert's class is unlike anything you’ll ever take. I’ve benefitted greatly from many classes with wonderful teachers over the years, and learned so much from each of them. But Robert is in a league of his own. He looks at someone and sees past all of their habits and tricks straight down into their soul. He masterfully knows just what each person needs and when they need it. Just as he will step out of the way to allow breathtaking performances to unfold, he will be lovingly ruthless in helping someone remove a layer or mask they didn’t know they were wearing. I’ve never before seen an acting teacher strip down a person’s performance so that the actor’s heart is beautifully exposed before even they realized it. I only wish that Robert were more bi-coastal! I will study with him every chance I get the opportunity, and I highly suggest you do the same!"
"As an actor you are constantly pulled into and inticed with the next acting guru, or teacher. The hot new thing you just must spend your money on so that you will be the next big star.
I don't know if you will ever be a "Star" but you may just wake up to the most beautiful real, sexy, dirty, enchanting, simple, complex, creative version of you that you have experienced in a long time by spending some time with Robert. I have studied with so many teachers and have been up and down and around the block in this business and I have not studied with someone who brings such razor sharp compasion and joy to the game of acting as Robert does. There is no teacher here, no swami master who is going to try to make you feel like a pile of shit. What I got, and what I believe you are going get out of this is the best friend you wish you always had. One who is not afraid to cut through all the bs, and help you move to the core of you in the most loving real way. I have and watched people take material they have never seen before and make some of the most compelling work filled with such freedom, ease and joy. A beinginess that should honeslty be a part of every creative endeavor. Being. If there is any big secret to acting its right there. Its right here. I was profoundly effected by this class and environment. Every person has their journey and wakes up to things at different times, but My advice is to get out of your own way and jump into the fun with Robert. It may just change everything."
"Robert Colt's class is where you can be yourself, or better yet, where you can safely let go of being yourself. To be free to be nothing, an empty vessel where essences and emotions move through within you to serve the story that is revealing itself from the unknown. When you are part of Rob's class you are loved and celebrated by Rob and everyone there. It's a place, that nurtures your evolution as a human being. If you're looking to fully express your raw authenticity, Rob will gently guide you there. You can become the more honest and humble artist you've been looking to be. One that, to use Schumann's words, truly "sends light into the darkness of men's hearts".
I remember the first time I walked into one of Robert's classes. I didn't know what to quite expect. Somehow it didn't feel like I was entering a classroom where someone talked down to people but rather a playground or recess for fun. Over the past few years I have not only seen myself grow into a artist and someone who enjoys telling the truth. But I have also seen people around me excel and encourage each other through everyone's personal journey. I fell in love with stories as a child, and thanks to Robert I fell in love with not acting but living in the moment. There is nothing remotely as beautiful as the moments I have had the pleasure to witness in his classroom. His passion and fire will help ignite or reignite your own by simply encouraging you to tell your own truth. He's a Swiss army knife when it comes to cutting through the bullshit, and hands down one of my favorite actors of all time." Tamas Kun
"Robert Colt’s Art of Not Acting class has revolutionized my relationship to the craft and my confidence as an actress. Rob’s truthful yet compassionate approach was a great fit for getting me out of formulas and bringing my characters into a genuine and spontaneous state of being. My confidence in the audition room and on set has skyrocketed. Robert’s class has deeply changed both my craft and my life. Thank you so much, Robert, for your tireless encouragement."
Sarah in "Clairevoyant"
"If you are looking for someone to work with who values truth and encourages the un-apologetic you, Robert is the guy. If you are tired of acting and want to get to the root of it then this is the room to work in. If you like a mind-full approach to your work and enjoy the neurosis that can so often mute performances then you probably won’t enjoy Colt’s approach.”
"I've been to many acting classes throughout my adult life and have never found one where I've felt more raw, vulnerable and yet so comfortable and supported, as I have with Robert's
Art of Not Acting class. Robert's classes are a deep exploration into your truth and a constant reminder to listen and respond honestly, as well as how important it is to connect with your scene partner. Robert has a sniper eye for talent and is spot on when helping us be our best selves. He will get you out of your comfort zone and you will not only be a better actor because of it, but also a better person.”
"Robert has a passion for authenticity in the artistic expression. He’s dedicated to helping me (and everyone who works with him) to connect to and express my own talent in its fullest form. He’s ‘allergic’ to anything derivative and non authentic. This is what really helps me. I know that my best work happens when I let my talent work through me, freely and fully. Booking a job is okay, but a career is what counts. For that I must have access to what makes me me, and bring it fully, every time. And when that happens, I love it. Robert’s work is focused on that "
"Robert Colt has a gift for seeing and knowing truth. Truth and vulnerability in acting are such incredible gifts to experience and Robert is wonderful at knowing them and clearing a path to them. I have taken countless acting classes centered on getting the results of the scene and performing a scene how it’s ‘supposed’ to look, and what I learned was how to question my own artistic expression and intuition. What Robert teaches in this groundbreaking class is how to allow the artist to live and thrive in the truth of the moment as it occurs. I have officially rediscovered my love of playing and my joy of acting."
"Robert's 'No Acting' technique has re-awakened my love of acting in a new way. You can be an artist or just another LA actor. This class is where the artists are. Robert's class is an absolute blast and has attracted some of the finest actors in town. You are laughing one minute and crying the next, all the while finding your own personal truth and layering it into your work. Once you can let go of how you think 'it should be,' and be comfortable with the unknown, there your power lies both in your work and within your soul. Your artistic gold lies in the unknown and Robert's approach reveals that in every moment of your work. Once you understand this you will have a confidence in your work and effortlessly trust what is at any given moment.”
"Robert's class isn't like any class I've ever taken. It' a training session for the Performance Olympics. Robert intuitively recognizes what may be blocking you from shining your brightest, and helps you "work it out" with him and the talented cast of characters that assemble to share this unique adventure."
"Robert Colt is a rare gem. His brilliance is his ability to sense truth vs. acting. Weekly, I am awed by the talent and the amazing work he draws out of the class. He shines a light and has unveiled my own "conditionings” as a human and an actor. He will gently push in and bring you to some uncomfortable places as you unearth your authentic self, but the work is so rewarding! The freedom you have as an artist when your instrument is truly set free is undeniably rich and yet so simple, and the work is just breathtaking and inspiring to watch. I am a better actor and person having worked with him. Thank you Robert!"
Dee in Clairevoyant"
"Robert is an incredible, intuitive teacher and I'm very grateful to have found him. He has a gift of guiding you to find the truth and honesty in your performance by encouraging you, spotlighting your talents and helping you eliminate old destructive ways of thinking. He has given me confidence in my talent, in myself and has helped me take my work to the next level. I highly recommend Robert to anyone who is ready to take their craft to the next level and free themselves from mental roadblocks that don't serve them in their acting and life."
"Robert's class will teach you how to open yourself to what the Great Ones have and Robert gives you specific tools to move you through anything that may block your path or limit your natural ability; while surrounding you with a tremendous pool of talented artists in an intimate non-performance setting. To call this class anything less than the keys to a sustainable, successful career is to underestimate the value of what the right teacher can do for you."
"Last week Rob was the first person I called to tell him I booked an amazing part in a farce called A Comedy of Tenors at Pierson Playhouse, a theatre in the LA area. My scene partner at the audition and I were panting on stage after galavanting around in the highly physical and farcical pace when the director literally stood up and told me I made his day! I was thrilled to share the news with Rob when I booked the part, but mostly I wanted to thank him. If it weren’t for his guidance in scene study, I honestly don’t know that I would have booked this part. Everything I’ve been learning in class prepared me to crush that audition and truthfully embody this character. In the past year Rob encouraged me to stretch my acting muscles and tackle the genre of farce, admittedly I was intimated. How does one walk that delicate tightrope and balance the absurdity of the situations and characters with the grounded truth? We spent months playing in Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor, and more modern pieces too. I remember Rob saying that if we could tackle farce, especially Shakespeare, it would unlock something in us making every piece hereafter easier and more fun. He was right! Something freed up in me and I learned I truly could trust my impulses. This newfound freedom has not only led to many more fulfilling scenes in class, but thanks to my newly polished comedic chops I’ve booked three commercials this year, been put on avail for three more, and now booked this role in a play! I know without a doubt I have Rob to thank in part for this. Rob’s class has been an absolute light for me. I am thrilled every week to unlock more treasure."
"Robert Colt has an incredibly keen discernment, the highest of integrity, and deep, deep love. Therefore, you will not be “learning” from another “teacher”, but, instead, being led to the truth by a steadfast “guide”. He has such respect for the art, and for people, that you only need surrender to the simplest of truth, accept what he is offering you, and you will be profoundly moved. Too often we deny ourselves permission... to take time, to be our true, fullest, most expressed selves. You owe yourself this opportunity to see what happens when you do! While working with Robert, I was awed daily by the masterful talent in the room, and the caliber of performance that was revealed, in no small part through Robert's careful attention, and often uncanny insight. I slowly dropped into a deeper understanding and appreciation of my very self. I woke up the morning after a week of training with this great sense of responsibility, and duty to my own talent. I feel extremely honored, empowered, and lucky. And I am forever changed. If you really listen, and let it happen, you may be too.
With such great love and gratitude, Kobie Bowles
"One word to describe Rob's class is MAGICAL. I've never experienced anything like it! I've experienced a level of freedom, honesty,and vulnerability in my work that I've never experienced before. I've tapped into the power of who I am as a human being and as an actress. Rob strips down all the "acting" BS and keeps things so simple. My confidence and trust within myself has sky-rocketed. I now know that I can take on any role and all there is to do is bring my truth to it. Being in Rob's class is a gift! If you are an actor and want to experience FREEDOM in your craft and deepened trust within yourself, you must take Rob's class!"
"No matter who you've studied with, where you've been, who you've worked with on set, as an artist we are always seeking to get better. Robert's technique took me from knowing my technique to truly getting back to living the passion of the art. There's a huge difference and it shows in the work. The best thing about the transformation that happens in Robert's class is that the actor gets back in touch with their deepest truths. It goes far beyond acting and takes working with a scene partner onto the quantum level. The utter bliss of connecting so deeply, way beyond Meisner (like wayyyyyy beyond), is a profound feeling that really can't be accurately described beyond total artistic connected bliss.”
"It’s a belief I hold that ‘acting’ can’t be taught.However, Robert Colt comes closest to the best ‘teacher’ I ever had and luckily he was my first; Lloyd Richards. It was the inaugural year of NYU’s School of the Arts, (currently Tisch) and I was 19 and transferred from 14 years of Catholic education to a ‘conservatory’ in the Lower East Side of Manhattan adjacent to Fillmore East in 1969. Not since then has a ‘teacher’ of acting created such an environment, in the room he commands, of a gentle communication and great compassion for the performer of that art. I still believe it can’t be taught, it’s an innate gift, but spend your money wisely and give yourself a nurturing man, an actor himself, which, for me, increased his authenticity.
You won’t find anyone else like him doing this; Lloyd Richards & Billy Hickey are acting & teaching elsewhere at present.
Robert Colt's Art of Not Acting Studio
"Let the moment be and it will let you be."
Thursday 11AM - 4PM
Friday 11AM - 4PM
*Saturday Zoom Class
11AM - 3PM