My passion for theatre is boundless! Nothing gives me more joy than enpowering and encouraging young performers. An accomplised singer and actor Gigi has been coaching aspiring young actors for the past 10 years. Credits: Minnie/Angela in Parade(Cygnet) Crachitt/Tessie in Gypsy (ION) Texas in Storyville, Bloody Mary in South Pacific (Star Theatre Company)Princess and the Black-eyed Pea, Book and a Song to Sing (San Diego Rep); Emma Goldman in Assassins, On the Twentieth Century, Fosca’s mother in Passion (Cygnet Theater), Julie LaVerne in Showboat, Petra in A Little Night Music (Riverside Center), Sarah in Ragtime (Arlington Players), Maria in Man of La Mancha (Lyric Opera San Diego) Mrs. Pugh in Annie (Moonlight) Other credits include: Rose Seller in Oliver (SCT), Oklahoma (Starlight), Maria in Man of La Mancha (Lyric Opera San Diego), Jekyll & Hyde, Marie in The Scarlet Pimpernel (Tantallon Players). Education: Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama gigicoddington.com
Gigi Coddington was my drama coach and mentor during high school. She helped me prepare for many auditions, including the La Jolla Playhouse’s Summer Conservatory and the Old Globe’s Shakespeare Summer Program. With her guidance, I was accepted into both programs. Gigi is a talented, kind, patient, teacher at heart. I loved working with her because I always saw her passion for theatre coming through her direction and how much she cared for me during the process. I recommend Gigi as a dramatic coach to anyone who is willing to learn; she gives wonderful advice on monologue preparation, song choices for auditions, and presentation. As a working actress on both the West Coast and East Coast, I recognize that so much of my audition preparation comes directly from what I learned from Gigi. She will guide you in the right direction.
Emily Anabeth Hoolihan .Mullenburg Drama
“I just want you to know that you have helped transform the way I look at auditions… and now I am having the BEST time of my life auditioning! I am now able to trust what I have prepared, be present, and just have FUN in the room and collaborate with Casting Directors. I actually look forward to getting in the room now! (What the heck?)”
Sarah Jones. Actress/Singer
Voice lessons with Gigi Coddington are a delight. In each lesson, she creates a positive, supportive space in which to grow. She possesses a unique ability to balance positive feedback with specific and constructive suggestions for improvement, and welcomes the singer to discuss what he or she is experiencing with his or her own instrument. It is an enlightening experience and it’s clear Gigi truly cares about the growth and success of her students. Thanks to her guidance, I have experienced immense improvements in how I think about and use my voice. Highly recommend.
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