What to Expect

When you work with Sara, you’re choosing to revolutionize your training and create your own success as a Mornellian. When you register, you’ll submit your headshot and resume so we can tailor your experience. Actors will be provided sides on the Monday before the Weekend Intensive to create a self-tape, due the Friday prior to the Intensive.

This isn’t an acting class. This is an audition technique class, at Mornell Studios we teach the hardest part of an actors’ career first: the audition. An honest constructive insightful and fun look at you as an actor and how to succeed in the business of Hollywood.

Class Fees

$450 In Person  | $375 Online 

Time 12-6pm Eastern both Saturday & Sunday


Two Day Virtual Intensive

This one-of-a-kind actor training spans two full days and includes:

  • The Mornell Method for approaching auditions
  • How to do a phenomenal self-tape
  • Audition secrets for guest stars, film, series regulars, dummy sides, and technical auditions
  • Agent manager relationships
  • How to be more proactive in your career

Only Offered 4x a Year

Our most popular event is offered 4 times each year! In-Person in LA, Atlanta, & London plus once Online. Follow us on Instagram (@mornellstudios) for dates or click to register.

Christina Ochoa

My booking ratio, my callbacks, my confidence have all improved significantly since taking the weekend and coaching with Sara. Don’t even question it, just take it. – A Million Little Things, Animal Kingdom, Promised Land

Staz Nair

“Sara’s intensive was the perfect introduction and in-depth approach to the way the audition process works. Sara’s method is constantly evolving to accommodate the changing nature of the biz. She taught me how to own a room, how not to diminish my value in a room full of casting directors and how to bring something to the scene that is unique to me. I still train with Sara on a weekly basis and would recommend any serious actors looking to get a leg up in this business. Thank you coach.”

–  Game of Thrones, Rocky Horror

Online Requirements:

  • Reliable internet
  • A laptop or desktop computer is required. Class can be taken via tablets but will limit your ability to get the full experience. Phones are not an acceptable alternative.

Note: Intensive dates and timezone are noted on the website and on all invitation information, refunds will not be given for missing class due to time zone mishaps or unreliable internet connection.  

Important Notes:

  • Class size is limited to 10 actors for individual attention and support
  • All communication is done via the email address used when you pay your class fees. If you’d prefer to communicate via a different email address, please email
  • Payment is nonrefundable, except in the case of family emergencies or job bookings. Cancellations within 24 hours or less of Intensives will not be refunded, no exceptions. View our policy here.
  • Register for upcoming Weekend Intensives
  • Completion of Weekend Intensives does not guarantee placement in ongoing class