The Acting Room originally started in 2004 as a Los Angeles based professional acting class, taught by me, Kirsten Tretbar.

Using our original website to promote these weekly classes, we noticed that people were contacting us for help and asking questions from all over the country, as well as the world! With this in mind, we thought we’d better serve aspiring, and working actors alike, by relaunching The Acting Room website as a community-focused blog.

With this new blog platform we now hope to reach out further and connect with actors of all levels, types and ages. We promise to make The Acting Room a fun read and a great resource for all things acting. And we also hope that the experiences, stories and teachings published here will help take your acting, and your understanding of the craft, to a whole new exciting level.

About Kirsten Tretbar

Kirsten Tretbar is a well-known acting teacher and filmmaker, and former actress. She received her MFA in acting from USC, and acted professionally in LA for many years. In England, Kirsten produced TV for the BBC and ITV networks. She also headed the private production company for the Sultan of Brunei. In recent years, Kirsten produced several independent films with Independent Spirit Award nominee and brother, Eric Tretbar. Kirsten is also an award-wining documentary filmmaker with ZENITH, a feature doc which aired on NBC in 2003, and also won a prestigious Movieguide Award for “Best Documentary of 2003”. When not teaching at Grinnell College, or producing films in Los Angeles, Kirsten lives in Kansas City.