Portland, Oregon

Acting Classes in Portland, Oregon

Actor, Dan Kyel makes a guest appearance at an acting class at The Actor's Lab in Portland, Oregon

The Actor’s Lab calls The Headwater Theater home, an artistic collective nestled near the railroad tracks… close to Portland International Airport, accessible by the 5 Freeway and near the shores of the Columbia River

Acting instructors at this location: Kristina Haddad, Joseph Bertót and J.D. Lewis are all accomplished veterans in both film and stage. Kristina oversees operations at our Portland, Oregon location. J.D. Lewis makes frequent appearances at the Portland Lab, and is available for Skype training sessions.


Kristina Haddad, Acting Coach at The Actor's Lab in Portland, Oregon

Kristina Haddad – Kristina’s TV and Film credits include: the Adam Sandler film, ‘You Don’t Mess with the Zohan,’ The Conan O’Brien Show, ‘Valley of the Dolls,’ ‘Blankslate,’ ‘The Apocalypse Diaries,’ and ‘Trinkets’ (Netflix). She has appeared in several award winning independent films including ‘Staccato Purr of the Exhaust’ (Sundance Film Festival), ‘A BIG Love Story,’ and ‘Tracktown’ (with Rachel Dratch of SNL and Alexi Pappas).

Kristina’s L.A. stage credits include: ‘OJ Law,’ ‘Media Whores’ ‘Amewrecka’andTraditional American Values,’ as well as many other plays including ‘The Maids,’ ‘Museum,’ ‘Mom,’ directed by Ellen Sandler (also a writer for ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ and‘Taxi’) and ‘The Glass Mendacity.’

Kristina is a series regular in the much anticipated web series ‘The Exceptionals,’ and was recently cast in the Netflix series ‘Trinkets’ as well as the SAG-AFTRA series ‘In the Vault.’ She is also an accomplished voice over actor – credits include AvoDerm, Ronzoni, Shari’s Berries, Kroger, The Hoosier Lottery and the hit video game ‘Mafia 2.’ She recently performed her original hit show, ‘Miss Ethnic Non-Specific’ to sold out audiences.

Joe Bertót, Acting Coach at The Actor's Lab in Los Angeles, California

Joseph Bertót – Joseph has been in the entertainment business for over 25 years; He started as a Musical Theatre major at Miami Dade Community College in Florida. In 2001 he moved to L.A. after landing his first recurring role on Nickelodeon’s hit show ‘Taina’ and during that time has worked with Oscar winning actors, directors, and writers. In Portland he has been cast in ‘Lean On Pete’ starring Steve Buscemi and Chloë Sevigny, ‘Green Room’ starring Anton Yelchin and Sir Patrick Stewart, and ‘Brother Nature’ starring Taran Killam, Bobby Moynihan. He also had a recurring role on ‘Grimm’ (role of Detective Pogue). In 2016 ‘Papa: Hemingway in Cuba’ was released (starring Giovanni Rabisi, Joely Richardson, and Adrian Sparks as Hemingway), allowing him to take in the country of his mother’s birth.

J.D. Lewis, Founder and Artistic Director of The Actor's Lab

J.D. Lewis – J.D. has done guest-starring roles on shows such as Friends, ER, Suddenly Susan, Midnight Caller, Oliver Beene, Dead Last… all the way back to L.A. Law. He has worked with some of the great film directors such as Wim Wender, Mimi Leder, Robert Singer, Rob Bowman, Gary Halvorson, Philip Charles MacKenzie, and Paul Leder. Read more about J.D.

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Schedule & Tuition

ALL CLASSES ARE NOW ONLINE: You can hone your acting skills from the safety of your own home at a discounted monthly rate of $150. The on-site courses below will resume when social distancing is no longer necessary.

Adult Scene Study and Cold Reading
Level: Master Class
Monday Evening: 7:00 – 10:30 PM
Instructor: Kristina Haddad
Tuition: $150 a month (while online for social distancing)

Adult Scene Study and Cold Reading
Level: All Levels
Thursday Morning: 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Instructor: Kristina Haddad
Tuition: $150 a month (while online for social distancing)

Adult Scene Study and Cold Reading
Level: Beginning/Intermediate
Tuesday Evening: 7:00 – 10:30PM
Instructor: Joseph Bertót
Tuition: $150 a month (while online for social distancing)

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Private Coaching Available

Lab Instructors J.D. Lewis
In-Person $100/hour $125/hour
Skype Sessions $125/hour
Career Guidance
Business Plan
$500/four sessions

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Our Address in Portland

55 NorthEast Farragut Street, #9 | Portland, OR 97211

Scene Study at The Actor's Lab in Portland, Oregon

Actress and Acting Coach, Kristina Haddad with her students in Portland, Oregon