"More than anything, Marcia gave me the confidence to believe in myself and strategies to help me take the stress off of auditioning. She also gave direct feedback on each of my monologues and actually suggested a different way to do a scene without a prop I was 100% sure I needed. I'm so glad I listened to her, because even thoughI went into my independent audition with UCSD nervous, I was confident that as long as I did what I had worked on with Marcia and thought of the process as a chance to act without restraint, instead of trying to impress the people behind the table, I would be fine."
"Marcia is that rare combination of the two qualities you want in a collaborator. She is playful and she is serious. Playful because she takes risks with energy and enthusiasm. Serious because she brings rigor to her work and inspires others to do the same."
Performance maker, Director, Actor, and Teacher
"Dr. Ferguson (Marcia) is brilliant at how she approaches monologue and scene coaching; she helped me pinpoint exactly where I was having problem areas before I noticed it myself, and knew intuitively where I was getting stuck in or places where I was holding back. Not only does she have a deep professional understanding and respect for craft, but for the individual actor or student themselves. She does this all while providing a safe and comfortable environment that allows students to explore questions, delve into difficult topics, and try different things, which is crucial in any workshopping of monologues or scenes for an actor.”