Casting Director and
PERFORMANCE COACHING
FOR EVERYONE

Amy
Potozkin, CSA
Casting, acting, public speaking,
boardroom presentations—
whichever stage is yours,
I can help you shine.
Contact Amy

What I Do

Services include:

  • Casting Director, member Casting Society of America
  • Preparing, crafting and delivering presentations, including TED Talks
  • Coaching for auditions and interviews
  • Live and on camera communication consulting
  • Team building and productive, engaged meetings
  • Presentation skills for business, sales and service professionals
Amy is dedicated to motivating individuals and groups to achieve their highest goals.

About Amy

Amy Potozkin brings a passion for inspiring effective, authentic communication with the spirit of collaboration, humor and fun to all her work. She helps clients excel in a variety of mediums including auditions, interviews, TED Talks, national speaking tours (Alice Waters of Chez Panisse) and political keynotes. She has led communication and team development programs for Kaiser Permanente, Biotech Partners and Meyer Sound Laboratories, Inc.

For 30 years Amy was director of casting for the Tony Award winning Berkeley Repertory Theatre and received a Casting Society of America Artios Award for Outstanding Achievement In Casting. She has taught master classes and workshops for numerous theatre companies and universities including Stanford University, Santa Clara University, Mills College and the Berkeley Rep School of Theatre.

Amy is committed to motivating individuals, teams and organizations to achieve their best and highest goals. She received her Master of Fine Arts from Brandeis University and Bachelor of Arts from Binghamton University.

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What my clients say...

Amy’s positive spirit lifted mine! She gave me the confidence to give my speeches. Because she really engaged with the subject matter, she was also able to fine tune my words.
Alice Waters

Owner, Chez Panisse

I’m a much better actor having worked with Amy, and when an audition really matters, she’s the first person I think to call. Not only is she EXTREMELY qualified she is personable, professional, and passionate about seeing actors succeed. If you want to grow as an actor, give Amy a call.
Reggie White

Actor

Amy was instrumental in helping break the ice and build rapport between our incoming groups of teens from rival high schools. She met with staff prior to the two-day seminar to assess the needs based on our goals and participants. Amy created a fun, engaging and dynamic series of team-building games and exercises that addressed the core values we wanted to introduce. The trust developed between the students was evident immediately. Students came to rely on each other for support and were better equipped to help others through the subsequent academic and personal challenges they faced.
Deborah Bellush

Executive Director (2005-2014), Biotech Partners

I appreciated Amy’s keen eye and supportive style when she worked with me on a play I wrote and in which I performed multiple characters. Amy gave me such helpful direction with the characters and she even suggested I add a line, which I’m glad I did: it gets HUGE laughs every show! She is experienced, insightful and generous. I highly recommend working with Amy Potozkin for any kind of theatrical direction/coaching.
Maryclare McCauley

Playwright, performer

I heard wonderful feedback about Amy Potozkin’s communication sessions. Even the most jaded sales guy came up to me to tell me how much fun he had and how much he learned from Amy both insightfully and practically.
Helen Meyer

Co-founder & Executive VP, Meyer Sound Laboratories, Inc.

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For professional inquiries, please contact Amy at this email: apotozkin@gmail.com