acting studio team

Michael M. Good

Owner and Founder

Michael Mario Good holds a Bachelor of Arts in Professional Theatre, a GPSC certification in Drama and is a member of the Screen Actors Guild.  He has worked as an Actor, Producer, and Director for over twenty years. As an educator, he has worked in various school systems as a drama teacher for all grade levels. He is an Acting Coach for Theatre, Film & Television, and has a passion for helping actors achieve their dreams.  As Owner and Founder of Good Acting Studio, his vision is to train all actors from novice to professional to become a total actor.  He holds true to the belief that “Character is not made in crisis, but is only exhibited.”

Robert Drake

Director of Improv and Special Programs

Mr. Drake teaches improvisation at the GOOD Acting Studio and Improvisation, Semiotics, and Economics at the OLLI program at Emory University. He is the Artistic Director of the Academy Theatre, the longest running theater in the Southeast and designs for Capitol City Opera Company, Aris Theatre, Agatha's: a Taste of Mystery, Laughing Matters, and the Atlanta Radio Theatre Company. Robert is an award winning writer and director and is based in Atlanta.

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Freddie Hendricks

Master Teacher

Mr. Hendricks is the founder and former Artistic Director of The Freddie Hendricks Youth Ensemble of Atlanta (YEA). He has created over 20 critically acclaimed productions that tackle contemporary issues such as child abuse, teen pregnancy, HIV and AIDS, youth violence and apartheid. The productions feature self-empowerment for every generation as their underlying mission is to create art that inspires positive social change.

As one of Atlanta’s international artist groups, his company has performed in Belgium, Holland and South Africa. Hendricks has conducted workshops, directed and created productions throughout Europe. His critically acclaimed production of “What’s Going On,” a tribute to Marvin Gaye, toured Europe for six months.

Hendricks has performed on many stages across the country, though his greatest joy comes from his work with youth. His work inspired the formation of The Youth Ensemble of Soweto (YES) in South Africa. A leader in the arts for decades, Hendricks was honored as a distinguished teacher of America in Washington, D.C. by President Bill Clinton in 1996 and 1998. He was awarded the Abby Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts in 2002.  

Hendricks, a humble and honest creator, has worked with several world names, and more importantly has helped shape some of today’s most accomplished artists. As an acting coach, Hendricks has coached actors on BET, MTV, ABC, NBC, Nickelodeon and Broadway.

Paige Steadman

Director of Children's Theater and Education

Ms. Steadman grew up in theatre and music.  She started her theatre career with Offshoot Productions, first in an apprenticeship and then acting, teaching, composing, and musical directing.  She has worked with the Georgia Renaissance Festival, The Academy Theatre, The Atlanta Radio Company, and more. https://paigesteadman.com

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Amari Cheatom

Master Teacher

Amari Cheatom began performing while a student at the Tri-Cities Visual and Performance Arts Magnet High School. During his time at Tri-Cities, he was introduced to The Freddie Hendrick’s Youth Ensemble of Atlanta, where he was trained in the Freddie Hendricks method before being accepted to The Juilliard School of Drama in NYC.

 

Upon graduating from The Juilliard School with a BFA in Drama, Amari began his career in NYC working with the likes of Steven McKinley Henderson, Suzan Lori Parks, and Ruben Santiago Hudson. On film Amari has worked with Denzel Washington, Kerry Washington, Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, and Anthony Mackie to name a few

Amari enjoys coaching and teaching as a means to share his experience & expertise with anyone willing to explore the intricacies of performance, text exploration, and character development.

Kendra Woodard

Teaching Artist

Ms. Woodard is an Atlanta native and a graduate of Florida A&M University. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater and Dance Education. With over 5 years of experience in education, she is passionate about using the Arts to help cultivate young minds. As a teen, she performed with the Freddie Hendricks Youth Ensemble of Atlanta. Kendra has appeared in a number of short films, commercials, TV shows such as “David Makes Man” on the OWN network. 

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Roy Choates

Director of Operations

Mr. Choates is an Atlanta native with over 45 years of Business experience from technical to various executive positions, including Corporate President. Mr. Choates has been Instrumental in building Construction, Operational and Marketing Teams, throughout the United States and in several foreign countries. He has extensive experience with business development associated with, Marketing Strategies Media Management, Customer Contacts, Material Management and coordinating the activities for the following: Profit & Lost units, Operational, Engineering, Construction, Marketing, Sales, and Accounting units. Mr. Choates has sat on a number of corporate boards and currently serves as Board President of the nonprofit Good for the Arts.

Javon Johnson

Celebrity Master Teacher

Mr. Johnson is an Actor, Writer, Director, Acting Coach, and Producer. A native of Anderson, S.C., and a founding ensemble member/resident playwright of Congo Square Theatre Company in Chicago. Johnson is also a member of The Dramatist Guild, SAG, AEA, AFTRA, an MFA graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, BA recipient from S.C. State University, and has served as NEA and TCG panelist.

Series regular on Tyler Perry’s “The Oval”. Other projects include “American Soul”, “Boo! A Medea Halloween”, “Poor Jane”, “The Watsons Go to Birmingham” for Hallmark Channel, FOX’s “Shots Fired”, “The Mob Doctor” and “Prison Break”, History Channel’s “Six”, BET’s “The Quad” and “Let the Church Say Amen”, MGM “Barbershop 2”, Tyler Perry’s “Daddy’s Little Girls”, NBC “The Temptations”, Askew Films “Dogma”, SC Educational Television “Porgy: A Gullah Version”, and “Morning Due” film short CANNES Film Festival. Guest Star, Recurring, Co-Star on BET’s “The Yard”, STARZ “Survivor’s Remorse”, CW’s “Containment”, TBS’ “House of Payne” and ABC’s “One Life to Live”.
 
Publications:  Dramatic Publishing Company, Smith and Krauss of New York, and 2004 Publication "Seven Black
Plays” Northwestern University Press.
 
Featured: USA Today Weekend Magazine as August Wilson's protégé - May 2001, Black Voices Quarterly - summer 2001, and the cover issue of American Theatre Magazine - October 2002 and Black Mask - October 2003. www.javonjohnson.net

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Krista Davis-Brown, Ed.S

Marketing & Merchandising Manager

Krista Davis-Brown is an award-winning educator, currently serving as an Instructional Literacy Coach in Fulton County Schools. When she's not supporting teachers and advancing the literacy of young people, she's completing her doctoral program in Teacher Leader Administration, at Walden University. A native of St. Louis, MO, now residing in Atlanta, she is a proud graduate of Harris-Stowe State University, an HBCU. Mrs. Davis-Brown is the proprietor of A Klassy Koncept, founded in 2018. A Klassy Koncept is a creative firm that specializes in special event decor, customized gifts with a personal touch, and school beautification. Mrs. Davis-Brown is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Douglas Goodoien

Special Events Manager

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What We Do in 90 Seconds

Hi, I’m Rob with Good Acting Studio. Located in Marietta, we are the premier acting studio for children, teens, and adults across the entire region. With classes and workshops taught by industry pros, you won’t find better training anywhere and definitely not for a more reasonable price! 

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What is Good Acting Studio?

Good Acting Studio is the premier acting studio for children, teens, and adults around the entire region. With classes and workshops taught by industry professionals, you won’t find better training anywhere and definitely not for a more reasonable price! At Good Acting Studio, we believe that total actor training focuses on the mind, body, and spirit of the actor. We equip our students with the training and skills needed to come into their own as an actor and a creative. Good Acting Studio embraces the beginner, advanced, and professional actor in a way that brings out the very best in each of our students. We help you tap into your imagination and creativity, giving you the ability to take your acting skills and career, no matter where you are now to the next stage!

Why choose Good Acting Studio?

At Good Acting Studio we believe that anyone has the potential to be great. We embrace beginner, advanced, and professional actors and actresses in a way that stimulates the imagination and creativity which lies inherently in every human being. When you choose to work with Good Acting Studio we guarantee that you will be equipped with the tools necessary for creative discovery in various performance and entertainment mediums. In addition to professional training, our studio also provides audition taping for our students. We have all of the equipment you need to create a memorable, professional audition so you’ll get noticed. And with our talent search program, we help you find roles where you can shine and show the world what you can do!

What is the best method to contact Good Acting Studio?

For general inquiries, please fill out the contact form on Good Acting Studio’s, ‘Contact Us’ page or email us at goodactingstudio@gmail.com. We are constantly looking through our site correspondence and answering emails so your inquiries should be addressed shortly!

 

​What number do I call if I need to reschedule or cancel my appointment?

If you need to reschedule or cancel your upcoming appointment with Good Acting Studio, a member of our studio staff can best be reached by calling our Studio line at (770) 628-7577. We look forward to assisting you in all your rescheduling and cancellation needs.

​What areas does Good Acting Studio service?

Good Acting Studio is based in Marietta, GA and we have clients coming to us from across the surrounding areas. We like to rephrase this question and say that if you can get to us, we are ready to help you with your acting career. We also offer on-line coaching for clients anywhere on planet earth.

​Who does Good Acting Studio provide services to?

Good Acting Studio is here to support the careers of all flourishing actors and actresses, of any age. Our classes are taught by industry professionals and aimed at children, teens, and adults across the entire region.

What are Good Acting Studio’s hours?

Good Acting Studio is open at varying times throughout the week: Mondays from 11:00AM to 9:00PM, Tuesdays from 11:00AM to 9:00PM, Wednesdays from 9:00AM to 5:00PM, Thursdays from 11:00AM to 9:00PM, Fridays from 9:00AM to 5:00PM, and Saturdays from 10:00AM to 6:00PM. Our varying times are meant to accommodate your busy schedule and we have extended our hours on some days and shortened them on others, to provide you with more opportunities to come and work with us.

 

Good Acting Studio states that it imparts the total actor training philosophy, what is total actor training?

Total actor training is the combination of the body, the mind, and the spirit that allows an actor or actress to be at their best. We approach total actor training by first strengthening the body as we explore how an actor expresses action. Next, the mind; we will work on the way an actor thinks. We will constantly be challenging our students to change up an actor or actress's psychological process. Finally, we will strengthen our acting spirits by exploring the heart of what inspires an actor or actress to create. Once we determine what part the body, the mind, and the spirit play in perfecting the art of acting, only then have we become total actors.

Founder’s Experience...

Michael Mario Good holds a Bachelor of Arts in Professional Theatre, a GPSC certification in Drama and is a member of the Screen Actors Guild.  He has worked as an Actor, Producer, and Director for over twenty years. As an educator, he has worked in various school systems as a drama teacher for all grade levels. He is an Acting Coach for Theatre, Film & Television, and has a passion for helping actors achieve their dreams.  As Owner and Founder of Good Acting Studio, his vision is to train all actors from novice to professional to become a total actor.  He holds true to the belief that “Character is not made in crisis, but is only exhibited.”

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