Nick J Field
PRINCIPAL & STUDIO PRODUCER / COURSE LEADER PROFESSIONAL DIPLOMA
Nick is the Principal of ACS and the studio's Producer. He also teaches and directs on the full and part-time acting programmes at Acting Coach Scotland. Nick also specialises in coaching for monologue auditions, and has been a judge for the World Monologue Games.
He had a successful career in business and management prior to training at East 15 Acting School. As an actor he has toured theatres in Scotland and England, as well as appearing on BBC radio and television.
Prior to joining ACS, Nick produced work for theatre companies in London and Edinburgh, and was previously the Senior Production Coordinator for the National Theatre of Scotland.
Nick has also led workshops in the UK and overseas, has worked with companies to improve creativity and abolish self censorship and is a passionate believer in the ‘Yes And..’ philosophy.
FULL-TIME & PART-TIME COURSE COACH
Callan is a freelance drama specialist working throughout Scotland since 1994 on projects involving educational training, historical interpretation, business training and theatre production management. Her background is in directing children's theatre and SQA Acting and Musical Theatre productions as well as writing and presenting heritage theatre.
At the start of 2022, Callan joined the team at ACS to work on the STAGES programme and is delighted to now also be working with Full-Time students and taking on SQA coordination duties.
In addition to her work at ACS, Callan is also a lecturer at Glasgow Academy of Musical Theatre Arts, the creative production manager and script developer of pantomime at the Alhambra theatre in Dunfermline and works throughout the year for Illuminate UK on the drama training team for Historic Environment Scotland and their myriad of exciting projects all over the country, where she manages projects in both film and presentation, writes scripts, and sometimes is still persuaded to participate in a presenting role.
FULL-TIME & PART-TIME COURSE COACH
Calum Moore is a Glasgow-based writer, director and theatre-maker.
He is a graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (MA Classic & Contemporary Text: Directing) and Stirling University (BA Hons in Creative Writing, 1st Class).
As a director, he creates work that is energetic, collaborative and truth-pursing; with experience in both developing new writing and adapting pre-existing texts.
As a writer, he is keen to explore what makes us vulnerable and, in turn, what makes us strong - with an emphasis on momentum and rhythm in language.
As a teacher he champions two central principles – active listening and believing in your own truth.
After previous experience with devising and delivering the acting curriculums for Acting Out Drama School and ISSFT, he is currently working with ACS to deliver lessons for the Foundation Acting and Professional in Stage and Screen Diploma courses.
MOVEMENT COACH / STAGES 1-3 COACH
FULL-TIME COURSE COACH
Jake studied at Liverpool John Moore’s University, BA Hons Drama, and then trained in physical theatre at Hope Street, Liverpool. He is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy having gained an FHEA from Rose Bruford.
Jake has acted in theatre, television, film, and radio since 2001, throughout the UK, Sweden, Mexico and Zambia, earning over 70 credits. His television credits include Coronation Street, Emmerdale, The Bill, and Hollyoaks.
From 2012 Jake was a drama school lecturer and theatre director at Liverpool John Moore’s university adapting and directing Ivanov, Perfume, Jamaica Inn, and Madame Tellier’s Establishment. From 2013 he lectured and directed at The Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts directing Rent, Made in Dagenham and Cabaret. Then from 2019 at The MGA Academy of Performing Arts, Edinburgh, he lectured and directed Tipping the Velvet becoming head of department for The Online School.
Jake coproduced and directed The Seven Acts of Mercy at the Liverpool Arts Theatre in 2019. In 2022 he co-directed the theatrical immersive version of his mother Dianne Jackson’s classic film The Snowman.
Jake has written and directed for children’s immersive theatre several times. He has co-written a new play Sober Companion with the actor Joe McGann they hope to tour the play across the UK in 2024/25.
DRAMATIC COMBAT COACH
Robin is a Fight and Intimacy Director for stage and screen, a certified Teacher with the British Academy of Dramatic Combat, and a Fight / Special Action performer.
Originally from Perth, he trained at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (MA Acting, Classical and Contemporary Text), then toured across Scotland in physical theatre shows with Company of Wolves and Blood of the Young.
He currently teaches Dramatic Combat at several drama schools in London, coordinates on Fight and Intimacy projects and runs professional training courses across the UK. Recent directing credits include working with Bard in the Botanics, Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh and Pitlochry Festival Theatre.
Haley has been with ACS since 2017 and the Stage 1 course is the extent of her acting experience, with the exception of one line in her fourth grade play.
She grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and is a graduate of Purdue University in the US, Surrey University, UK and holds a Masters degree. Before arriving at ACS, Haley worked in the hospitality and tourism sector.
Usually in the studio in the afternoons, Haley has a flexible schedule to best take care of the team and can easily be contacted by email to answer any questions you may have about our training.