TASA STUDIO - The Art and Soul of Acting

Mary Thoma

The Art and Soul of Acting

phone: 318 465 5374

email: mary@marythoma.com



TASA Studio Testimonials

“I hope you will have the good fortune to work with Mary Thoma! She has all the qualities that make a great teacher of acting – she is deeply sensitive and caring, she is a truly gifted actress and singer, she has a keen understanding of the human condition and she has a heart of gold. I am very proud to call Mary my colleague and my friend.” — Larry Silverberg

Author / Master Acting Teacher, Director of the International True Acting Institute

“TASA Studio and Mary Thoma have been a powerful influence in the life of my aspiring teenage actor, giving him both the confidence and the motivation to pursue his love of theatre. With each workshop, class  and lesson, he has grown in understanding and appreciation of this art!  Mary’s gentle and encouraging approach seeks the ability within each child in a unique way, nurturing and fostering the individual, even in a group instructional setting.  I highly recommend her!!” - Dr. Cheryl White

"Mary Thoma has the kind of natural warmth and smooth, easy talent that the camera loves. She'll anchor any scene, bringing to it much welcome truth and specificity. She's a total pleasure and a real gem." - Jeffrey Goodman, Director THE LAST LULLABY ( Tom Sizemore/ Sasha Alexander)

"Mary's got the chops! She teaches becasue she can, not because she has no other choice! - Gregalan Williams, Actor ( The Soprano's, Boston Legan, NYPD Blue... ) Http:/www.imdb.com/name/nm0930707/

"You are such a well-balanced and healthy person, what you doing on a film set?" - Gary Grubbs, Actor ( Will and Grace, JFK, Not Like Everyone Else...) imdb.com/title/tt0787498/fullcredits#cast

Mary Thoma is a delight to work with! Not only is she a talented actress she has that sparkling personality to go with it! I have known Mary for a few years now, and she has stayed true to continually polishing her craft and her professionalism has never wavered. Mary, we look forward to working with you for a long time to come! Brinkley A. Maginnis - BAM Casting, LLC (W., MAD MONEY, TRUE BLOOD, IN THE ELECTRIC MIST…)

"Mary Thoma is a staple in the Shreveport Theatre community who always delivers.  When Mary steps on a stage, she owns it." - Blayne Weaver, Director Lifetime’s WEATHER GIRL ( MARK HARMON)

“Looking for an enthusiastic and professional coach to help you with public speaking invitations? Need tips for presenting yourself better during television interviews? I can't tell you how much Mary Thoma helped me learn to handle television appearances more professionally! Mary's expertise helped me prepare for a program shown around the world. I relied heavily on her tips ... and was invited back for additional segments on the show. She is enthusiastic, encouraging and has the know-how to help you stand before others with skill.   I highly recommend her. “ - Judy Christie, Author of GONE TO GREEN series, HURRY LESS WORRY LESS, HURRY LESS WORRY LESS AT WORK. 

“The Actor Support Group has changed my life as an actor, but more importantly a person. The best thing about The Actors Support Group is that is so simple and easy, who knew the listening would help so much.  I used to cut myself down a lot because I’m not the best dancer, I’m not a great singer, or I’m not the handsome; but now, I’m a lot more comfortable with myself and I don’t worry about that stuff as much, plus this confidence thing has helped me get a lot more roles! “ – Bradley Thomas Silman

“I am so excited to be working with Ms. Thoma.  She is helping me reach for the Stars!!! After working with her, I feel like I can be any character that I wish to be.  Ms Thoma is a great teacher and role model.  I am so proud to be one of her students.” -- Farrah Fitzhugh

"ASG is a group that artists desperately need. There is nothing better than the feeling that you are not alone as a struggling artist. No one understands the journey like fellow actors. ASG is a place where you can scream, cry, and laugh alongside them!" - Emily Mwakitawa


"Actor's Support Group has done so many things for me. It has helped me to connect on a deeper, more personal level with my fellow thespians and friends. It helped me to become a better actor by seeing, first hand, how people react to situations that I, myself, have not had the opportunity to experience. And most of all ASG is a junkyard, if you will, for all the problems that have been pestering me throughout the week. You don't realize how much relief you get by simply sharing your turmoils and difficulties with others, and how much it means to have peers that are concerned about your problems, and concerned about how they may help. Actor's Support Group really is like the sky, once your there the possibilities are endless!" -- Paul Savage