San Francisco Acting Academy

We are pleased and excited to announce the new beautiful, modern location for the SF Acting Academy.
My tween/teen on-camera classes will be taught in San Francisco, at Das Studio, 1050 Sansome Street (Between Vallejo and Green). Very convenient and plenty of parking. Large casting facility with state of the art equipment and offices.

Intensive Teen Acting Classes Intensive Teen Acting Classes
2018 February Intensive Showcase for parents

TV Commercials and Voice Over!

New combination class offered at SF Acting Academy:
Saturday, November, 10, 2018 11 am -3:30 pm
More info on SFAA web site:

Intensive Teen Acting Classes

Saturday, August 4 & Saturday, August 11, 2018
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm ~ $240.00
Ages 10 to 17 years old

This is an ongoing acting and auditioning workshop series for young actors. Classes should be taken often to help young tweens/teens perfect their acting skills and keep improving in between auditions. It is for young actors who are new and curious about the industry, and/or have experience and are represented by an agent.

As I have been successful in all aspects of the business for many years, and as a working member of SAG/AFTRA, appearing in over 70 commercials, films and industrials for 30 years, I know exactly what your child needs to deliver "in the room" and book more work. I have also been the teacher for the Tween/Teen Division for 7 years for the prestigious San Francisco Acting Academy, as well as 15 years as the model/talent scout for STARS Agency and STARS Management. It is of the utmost importance that your child CONTINUES studying actively even once they are signed with an agent. It is critical for me to see what is working, or not, in the audition process to help them succeed. I will have very specific scripts that I have chosen especially for your child's needs and skill level.

Teen Intensive Acting classesOn camera instruction will include introduction slates, interview questions and commercial scripts.

Teen Intensive Acting classesThe class series will be 8 hours ~ Noon to 4pm each class
I take a limited number of students in class so they are active and engaged the entire class.

Teen Intensive Acting classesCommercial scripts and improv, personality slates and interviews for first week then, second week of film/tv scripts,
including current Nickelodeon auditions, episodics like 13 Reasons Why, Divorce, and Ray Donovan, and films like Lady Bird.

Teen Intensive Acting classesMore emphasis on character and back stories for film/tv.

Teen Intensive Acting classesOn the last Sunday class, parents will be invited to a 1.5 hour informal showcase so you can see your child performing film/tv scenes and improvs.

Teen Intensive Acting classesIf your child has an agent, I will contact the agent after the conclusion of the class, give them feedback on their participation and be sure they know your child has taken my series of classes. Agents want the talent to continue to study and improve their craft.

Teen Intensive Acting classesAs an added bonus Beau Bonneau session director, Paul Ghiringhelli, will be filming the students working in this class.

"Just a quick note of many thanks…Lauren had such a great time working HARD in your classes…She LOVED the stretch work..Thank you for fanning the flames of whatever we call this… Greatness !!!"
-- Julie Matson/Lauren M. STARS Agency and CLEAR Talent/LA

To sign up for this series go to and click on kids classes to register.
If you have any questions, please e-mail me.

I look forward to working with your children in my intensive series of acting for teens/tweens. My business partner, Cynthia Pepper will also assist in working the camera, jumping into the improvs and reading as the casting director.

"Imagine the film you want to see and make it."

Intensive Teen Acting classes with Melinda Darlington-Bach Intensive Teen Acting classes with Melinda Darlington-Bach

Intensive Teen Acting



cell: 415-847-4980 - Melinda
415-407-9269 - Cynthia

If interested, please e-mail me.

Melinda Darlington-Bach and business partner Cynthia Pepper