What if I told you that there is one thing you can control that would help you gain the traction you need to book the room and gradually more theatrical work. Sure, some luck is involved when it comes down to being selected by the executive producers or showrunners, but having a consistent process and a set of reliable tools to pull from when auditioning are what will set you apart and help you make fans of casting directors.
We all know that aspiring to become a working actor in Los Angeles or in any major market is hands down one of the most challenging professions one can pursue. Don't put yourself at a disadvantage by not understanding the writer's intentions and not being prepared.
In-depth script analysis & text based choice making
Professional tape room
Coach via video conference
or in person
Fluent in French and can coach dialects: Caribbean, British, East and West African accents
I'm an alumni of Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, where I majored in Drama and studied at the Meisner conservatory, The Experimental Theater Wing, and Stonestreet Studios for Film and Television Acting.
I worked in New York City theater for many years, but my real passion lies in film and television. I earned my first guest star credit on LAW AND ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT at 19. Since then I've gone on to appear in dozens of television shows and I've collaborated with Emmy and Golden Globe nominated tv & film directors such as Sebastian Silva, director of THE MAID, and Timothy Busfield, former series regular on the critically acclaimed THE WEST WING. I've guest starred, co-starred, and been a series regular for shows on HULU, NBC, CBS, ABC, HBO, Freeform, USA, BET, FX, and Issa Rae's/Color Creative YouTube channel. I've been on over 1000+ on-camera auditions during my career and have figured out what works in a successful audition. Nothing excites me more than helping others achieve their true potential and being a supporter in their journey to artistic fulfillment.
Talent I work with are repped by industry leaders
*representation collaboration - on recommended coaches list
"Abraham's grasp on genre and tone is so on point. He knows how to pull out the best choices in your performance, and highlight what you're naturally good at. His self tape set up is fabulous and the video and sound quality always turn out looking professional!"
Series Regular on an upcoming Apple TV show, Supergirl (CW), Why Women Kill (CBS), Family Reunion (Netflix), & Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (CW)
“Abe Amkpa is as good of a collaborator as you could ask for. If you want to be directed, he can direct you. If you want a rehearsal friend, he can rehearse with you. From series regulars to Shakespeare, as long as it’s story telling, Abe can help you.”
Recurring Guest on Law & Order: Organized Crime, Stars in The Last Thing He Wanted (Netflix) with Ben Affleck & Anne Hathaway, Transparent (Hulu), & Difficult People (Hulu)
"Abraham's an awesome coach! Thanks for all your help!"
Recurring Guest on Saved by the Bell (Peacock), Series Regular on Mech X-4 (Disney), The Good Doctor (CBS), Schooled (ABC)
“I was struggling, and under the clock with a difficult audition. Abraham quickly and easily helped me find a way into the material. He loves acting and working with actors. Two Big Thumbs Up.”
Blacklist (NBC), Blue Bloods (CBS), & a Recurring Guest on Dickinson (Apple TV)
“I really enjoy working scenes with Abraham. He has a great intuition for story and finding golden nuggets that I may have overlooked.”
Series Regular on Painkiller (CW) and Lost in Space (Netflix), Sirens (Freeform), & a Recurring Guest on the critically acclaimed Lovecraft Country (HBO)
“Abraham quickly and skillfully gets to the bones of a scene. An expert in text and genre, he helps to create a roadmap of choices and intentions that are necessary tools for the audition room. He's fluent in "actor" and a total joy to collaborate with.”
Blue Bloods (CBS), Law and Order (NBC), Recurring Guest on Show Me a Hero (HBO)
"Coach Abe is an amazing coach! Awesome supporter. He’s helped me with booking NBC and now most recently a recurring role on HBO! I am very grateful and thankful to have someone so professional and caring. You really don’t get coaches like that in LA. So I am very thankful for Coach Abe! He’s the Sugar Honey Iced Tea!
-Eric Mack Jr.
Recurring Co-Star on Insecure (HBO) and Guest Star on the NBC pilot Sunnyside