Benson Simmonds is an award-winning actor, an award-nominated writer/producer and celebrated acting teacher and coach.

"Where to start in describing the most inspiring teacher and actor I've met to date? I met Benson Simmonds in the spring of 2005 for private coaching and a scene study workshop. I was floored by his acute sense of insight and instinct in regarding the Ivana Chubbuck  technique that is so profoundly present in his style.
It is a technique that is unique and works an actor's drive on all levels to the max. I had no idea how much the work that we did together would influence my entire perspective of acting since I began 26 years ago in college. Benson rocked my world and it will never be the same. Out with the old and in with the new! I wish we could have him living right here in Montreal to be able to access all that he has to offer.
Benson is on ALL the time. Never missing a beat in class as to how to guide the students through their work so carefully that they can "own" a scene. I have accelerated through my experience as well as watched the transformation of the other students in class from a fine performance to a raw and honest spectacular triumph brought out because of a sincere trust with Benson."
Dawn Ford, actor, Montreal

"Studying acting under the discerning tutelage of Benson Simmonds means way more than the typical course description of "learn how to act."  For me it was more like a voyage of self-discovery and awareness, leading me to explore my inner-self, and consequently find my own potential for being the best possible actor I can be.

All this translated into amazing audition results including many occasions where I was subsequently asked to read for a more important role on the spot!  Benson is a teacher who goes way beyond the role of teaching and his uncanny ability to understand people enables him to push each student to their individual limits.  Because of this, his group classes feel like private lessons and the intense workshops feel like marathon training for actors.  If you have the opportunity to study under this master, I full heartedly recommend you do so.  You will never regret the experience!"
Donna Seidman, actor


Benson Simmonds is an award-winning actor and celebrated acting teacher and coach. He has been teaching for over 15 years, coaching hundreds of actors to principal and series lead roles in television and film.

He is a longtime student of Ivana Chubbuck and teaches her technique combined with his own. Benson combines the best elements of the Ivana Chubbuck technique with his own
unique method of helping the actor come from a place of JOY, creativity and freedom.

Benson taught for Ivana in Canada and for many years ran his own independent acting school, holding sold-out workshops and seminars in every major city in Canada as well as New York City. He has been invited to be a guest lecturer at universities and colleges including Montreal's Concordia University as well as Hebrew U in Jerusalem. Benson has been hired to be an on-set acting coach for Network Pilots (including SONY) as well as numerous independent pilots.

Benson is known for his ability to inspire actors to give great confident auditions by personalizing their characters needs and objectives. He has the uncanny ability to identify what will ignite each individual actor's passion and enable them to be "on fire" at their auditions and on set. Benson also helps the actor find the humor and depth in every character and every audition. According to Benson, "Depth, Humor, Passion and Likability is what every casting director, producer and director is looking for and I am committed to helping my actors increase their D.H.P.L. factor."

Benson has also been helping actors become proactive goal-driven career strategists for many years and teaches and coaches one-on-one and in groups to help the actor set goals and follow through on accomplishing their dreams careers.

He is currently releasing his ling=awaited MASTER YOUR AUDITION downloable video and DVD. Benson is also in the editing process of producing, directing and starring in his third short film, The Truth about Mark Sanders. His previous shorts were award-winning and nominated film festival hits. Benson is also completing Soular Power, his spiritual handbook which helps actors and all others learn to transform fear, lack and limitation into joy, love and expansion.

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