What To Do When You Have A Bad Workshop | Workshop Guru
Ok, I admit, I love workshops! That’s why I started WorkshopGuru.com. They’re a great opportunity to meet and form new relationships with industry decision-makers that you wouldn’t have had access to before.

They’re great… when you’re great. But what happens when you have a bad workshop?

Maybe you were under-prepared, maybe the guest or the studio just wasn’t that actor-friendly. Once I even had a casting director who got sick during a workshop. Not “was” sick; He got sick during a workshop and could barely keep his eyes open. Needless to say, it wasn’t the best experience.

But don’t worry, it’s not the end of the world. Watch this week’s #GuruTips and learn exactly what you should do in those not-so-great situations.

Like I said, TODAY I’m answering your questions. We’ve all had bad workshop experiences, but they all can be so individual, and I want to make sure you continue your day confident and with a plan on how to make this experience a learning opportunity. Post your questions in the comments below and I am personally going to go through and answer each one of them.

You all are so amazing,

Ajarae Coleman | Workshop Guru


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Ajarae is an actress and entrepreneur living in Los Angeles. She founded Workshop Guru in 2012, which expanded into Acting Resource Guru in 2017, to help actors save time and money on classes and workshops, and give them a powerful voice by publishing anonymous actor reviews of acting schools, casting directors, talent agencies and management companies. You can see Ajarae on shows like ABC’s SCANDAL, REVENGE, PRIVATE PRACTICE, and THE CATCH, CBS’s THE McCARTHYS, 2 BROKE GIRLS, and NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, NBC’s DAYS OF OUR LIVES, TNT’s PERCEPTION, I'M SORRY on TruTV, and more. She raised over $17,000 and co-created an action comedy television show called SMACK Unit, currently has national commercials running, and has cultivated rewarding relationships with her agents and manager.


  1. Hi Ajarae,
    Thanks for your awesome guidance!
    What about when you are prepared and give a strong performance, but the CD just isn’t crazy about you for some reason? I usually chalk that up to the fact that some people will like you and some won’t in this business, and to focus on those who do. Thoughts?

  2. Thanks for watching, Becki! I would agree that we should focus on building relationships with people with get along and vibe with. But I’m curious… what made you think the CD wasn’t crazy about you? I think sometimes we take things personally that may not mean much at all…


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