Acting is meant to be fun, creative, and passionate. Sam helps actors get out of their own way and unlock themselves in order to find their most disruptive, specific and unique process that will carry them from the first audition to the first take
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Sam is the best kind of teacher - Someone who's actually been in the job.  She's not guessing, her advice comes from years working as a top casting director.  It's like getting lessons from a bank teller about how to rob a bank.

Topher Grace, That 70's Show, FOX


Auditioning with Sam Stiglitz is like doing a scene with a scene partner you have been working with for a week. Sam is just there with you in the moment.
She is ready to play and give you space to make the choices you want to make.
Sam is a unicorn in the casting world.
She’s incredible to read with and makes you so comfortable that you are actually able to do your best.
Auditioning can be so tough and it’s such a gift to feel so supported in the room.
Actors are lucky to have Sam.

Jackie Tohn, GLOW, Netflix

Sam is the type of Casting Director an actor hopes is in the audition room when he walks in. She loves the work; she loves actors, but it's her ease in giving direction that is most impressive. She has the ability to pull the best out of a performer in a very short period of time. 

Luke Cook, Sabrina, Netflix


As an Actor, auditioning can be quite stressful. Sam always helps me get out of my own way, stop overthinking, and have fun! She really has an eye for what “matters” and what absolutely does NOT! 
Her adjustments have always been spot on and I always leave with the confidence and strong choices that really do make the difference in making great impressions in this highly competitive business.

Rose Rollins, The Catch, ABC


Sam is my favorite audition coach I've ever had the pleasure of working with. Sam's approach is incredibly unique in that she finds individual methods that work for each person. She understands that the actor needs to nail the audition and that's what she's here to teach you. Her feedback is invaluable as she's been a professional casting director for many years. She provides an environment that is warm and easy to become vulnerable in. 

Kelsey Darragh, E! News Host

Some of my best and funnest auditions have been when I was working with Samantha Stiglitz. She gives great notes and direction and I always look forward to reading with her. Her coaching is the same. Invaluable. I always feel ready and get great feedback after our sessions. Plus, her rates are grrrrreat! (Tony the Tiger, reference. Anyone get it? No? No one? OK.)
Anyway, thanks Sam!


Jesse Garcia, Narcos, Netflix







I have been working with Sam for years now.  As someone who go a late start studying acting Sam as really helped be accelerate my abilities.  She does a fantastic job of giving me the confidence to use my strengths and personalty to help create the most interesting characters possible.  In addition the dedication she has to making me a better actor, she very much has been a great resource to bounce ideas of, get advice from as it relates to the industry, and set future goals with.  As long as I am acting I will be working with Sam!

Nick Viall, The Bachelor, ABC


Every client I send to Sam has the best experience with her. I can always trust her to prepare our talent for any casting office scenario. Her previous experience in casting really makes her stand out as a coach as she understands audition pitfalls and quirks to avoid when going on tape. My clients all love her personalized approach and she’s great at giving feedback to them in addition to providing us reps with info on how the client is making progress and what areas they need to continue to work on etc. 

Maxine Brabant, Agent


Sam is my go to anytime I have a self-tape!  Instead of stressing about them, I call her!  She gives insightful coaching and guidance in her collaborative approach that leaves me feeling confident about my choices and performance.  I highly recommend!

Brooklyn Sudano, Taken, NBC


I can easily say there is no one like Sam. You can see her passion for acting and for helping others in her work. In the people who trust her because we know with Sam, we are free to be whoever the hell we want and have a safe space to grow at our own pace in our art. I wouldn’t be where i am without sam. I look forward to every session with her because i know i’m going to come out of it an even stronger actor. Sam is simply, the best. 

Bryana Salaz, Team Kaylie, Netflix


Every client I send to Sam calls to thank me after the first session. Her understanding of an actors process mixed with an ability to navigate the inner working of a casting director is exactly what every actor needs! Since my clients have started working with Sam they have all started to book jobs regularly. She takes the time to get to know each one and help lean in to their individual strengths. 

Ivy Cavic, Manager


Sam is my go to audition coach because she tailors her approach to the individual. She doesn't do one size fits all. Her background in casting makes her insight invaluable to the actor. She makes actors feel at home and able to bring their best performance

Logan Eisenberg, Agent


Sam's instincts with actors are always on point. She knows what she is doing and has the passion and strengths to back it up. Working with her is productive and always a pleasure.


Adrien Pellereau, Agent

Stone Manners Salners Agency




I’ll try and make this short and to the point, because I could talk about Sam extensively-it’s hard not to. I was referred by a friend to Sam for private sessions a few years ago. Thank you friend. There are so many elements that set her a part from the rest. She cares immensely for her students happiness and success. It shows in every curated step she takes, bringing life to words on pages. She shapes a unique learning process for each student. There is not a one size fits all method, with Sam. I love that about her. Her energy and enthusiasm for this art and the person in front of her, makes the rest flow so easy. I’ve learned tremendous amounts about myself as an actress and human while studying with Sam. 

Sophia Esperanza, Model/ Actor/Activist

Sam takes a personalized, modern, grounded approach with all her actors. Focused on working with one’s authentic self, Sam takes the time to truly understand her actors inside and out to best prepare them for achieving their goals. She is one of a few select coaches that we turn to and trust when our clients need help in preparation for auditions and beyond. 


Matthew Martin, Manager


I've had the tremendous pleasure of working with Samantha Stiglitz on countless projects over the years. Her ability to make an actor feel comfortable and safe in the room is second to none. As anyone in the industry will attest, an actor's performance hinges on their ability to feel safe and secure, to be vulnerable to explore the work and to be able to open up and take risks. This is perhaps the hardest feat placed upon a casting director/coach and Samantha does it with ease.
Samantha's other great talent is her ability to elicit not only the best performance out of her actors but varied ones as well. Often she will take a different direction to a scene than what immediately jumps off the page. As we know actors often don't have a lot of time to prepare for auditions and having someone like Samantha skilled enough to do this allows us to give a director or studio different options.
I have no hesitation in recommending Samantha, she's good people and we need more like her.

Tanc Sade, Cameron Crowe's Roadies, Showtime

There’s really no one quite like Sam. She has a way of bringing out the best in you for each role. She works with everybody differently, personalizing her lessons and approach to help bring YOUR voice to your characters. She’s helped me get out of my head during scenes, and to be fully present, AND she’s just a ton of fun to be around!

Tristan Tales, Actor/Content Creator


It's rare to find an acting coach who will also be your cheerleader.  Sam goes above and beyond to make her actors feel supported, safe, and heard.  It's special to know you have a coach that's truly in your corner.  Working with Sam, I always come out of a session feeling like a stronger and smarter actor. She challenges us to make different and smart choices, and helps get into the fine details when it comes to character work. With Sam, I know I'm always leaving feeling like I did my best work, and it's such a relief. I cannot recommend her enough. 

Janel Parrish

Pretty Little Liars, Freeform


Working Sam has given me self-confidence in so many areas. She has allowed me to tap into different areas of my talent that I didn’t even know I had access to.  I went into my first session with Sam feeling very fearful of looking bad or not doing well— specifically as a queer actor it was really hard for me to feel comfortable— but Sam’s ability to understand and help you through the fog of your own mind is unsurpassable. Sam’s gentle and informative feedback allows you to drop any sort of ego and JUST HAVE FUN with the work. With Sam, actors are able to find their own voice, learn how to make decisions creatively, and find the confidence to be the actor you’ve always wanted to be.

Curly Velazquez - Queer Writer/Actor/Personality


I absolutely LOVE working with Sam. She has amazing ideas and choices when it comes to the work! My favorite thing about Sam is that she tailors it to you. She works with your strengths and your personality so when your auditioning you feel extremely confident. 

You don’t have a mask between you and the character you’re not TRYING to be the character you ARE the character and that’s what you show them.  That’s Sam she teaches you to put your best foot forward. You.

Genesis Rodriguez

 Umbrella Academy, Netfllix


The Actors that come from  working with Sam are some of my favorites to shoot.  So many  artists struggle with the visual aspect of their branding but Sam’s people just get it.  They show up  confident ,  articulate, and know exactly what they’re trying to achieve- and that shows up in every shot.   Sam’s deep understanding of the artistic process combined with a first hand knowledge of the business is such an asset to any actor looking to level-up their game.   

Matt Kallish

Headshot Photographer