Imagine NEVER Stressing About Memorizing Lines EVER AGAIN

The Off Book It course makes that possible. Don't waste any more time memorizing lines with the same old boring, tedious, and ineffective methods. Cut the study time. Cut the anxiety. Learn lines fast, make them stick, and FREE YOUR ACTING.

Watch the course introduction for FREE below!

Learn the Smart Way to Memorize Lines

Memorizing lines: it's painfully boring, tedious, and time-consuming. You've tried every tip out there - writing out your lines by hand, recording your lines, saying them over, and over, and over.

 

Alas, time is often not on your side. Opening night is coming fast. Script changes get thrown to you the night before filming. Or you have multiple scenes to do for your self-tape. And everyone is counting on YOU to be off book. BUT YOU'RE NOT A ROBOT RIGHT?!

With the Off Book It course, the days of rote memorization are over! No matter your age or level of experience, the Off Book It course will help you learn lines fast and make them stick. And you'll do it in a way that is fun and creative. You'll save time, save stress, and free yourself to truly act.

Just Say NO to Rote!

Learn From a Jeopardy Champion!

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Hi, I'm Joyce! I'm an actor and a 3-day champion on the game show Jeopardy. As an actor, I struggled with memorizing lines, but as a trivia enthusiast, I learned several simple, easy techniques to boost my memory. I delved deep into the science of memory and learning and figured out what works and what doesn't.

 

I understand that memorizing dramatic text is unlike memorizing anything else. So I created a comprehensive memorization method tailor-made just for actors. In the course, I'll teach you my method step-by-step so you can learn how to memorize lines quickly and easily. You'll walk away with an invaluable skill that will support you and be there for you throughout your career.

Did you know having a dirty mind boosts your memory?

BE HONEST. How much is poor line memorization holding you back?

IMAGINE simply reacting and listening to your scene partner, rather than worrying about your next line.

IMAGINE being totally in the moment, acting spontaneously, without panicking you might draw a blank.

IMAGINE never feeling embarrassed or ashamed about lines ever again.

Did you know you can remember MORE, by studying LESS?

THE OFF BOOK IT METHOD

Off Book It combines the insights from three fields of knowledge: cognitive psychology, ancient mnemonics, and modern acting. It synthesizes these insights into an innovative memorization method specifically designed for actors memorizing dramatic text.

Cognitive Psychology

Cognitive psychology is the scientific study of mental processes, including perception, memory, attention, problem-solving, and learning. Several research findings in this field show us how we can improve learning and increase memory retention and recall.

Ancient Mnemonics

You know those people you hear about sometimes who can memorize a whole deck of cards or 1,000 digits of pi? They're not prodigies or super geniuses. The techniques they use can be learned easily by anyone, and they've been around for thousands of years.

Modern Acting

Many of the standard practices actors employ to analyze a text and bring a role to life have been shown in studies to aid in the memorization of text. These include breaking a text into beats, finding objectives, and finding causal connections in the text.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

  • How to cut down HOURS of study time.

  • How to memorize lines DEEPLY so recitation becomes effortless.

  • How to optimally organize and break down a text.

  • How to use creative imagery to create mnemonic devices.

  • How to troubleshoot particularly difficult spots.

  • How to memorize your cues.

  • How to retain flexibility in acting choices while memorizing.

  • How to avoid getting locked into a "line reading."

  • How to synthesize acting work with memory work.

All the techniques used in The Off Book It method are science-backed and proven!

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WHAT YOU'LL GET

10 Videos (11+hours)

Lifetime access to all 10 video presentations, totaling 11+ hours, featuring step-by-step demonstrations using actual dramatic text. You will also get future updates to the course!

Course Materials

​Downloadable PDF copies of :

  • Step-by-step protocols

  • Sample scenes and monologues used in demonstrations

  • Text breakdowns and analysis

  • Presentation slides 

Community

Access to the Off Book It private Facebook group exclusively for students of the course, where you can ask questions and discuss concepts with other actors and get ongoing community support as you learn.

Certificate of Completion

Upon finishing the course, you'll receive a certificate of completion. Brag to all your friends, and show off your shiny new memory skills!

Don't Take My Word For It!

Watch the video below to hear how The Off Book It Course helped Nicole Ghastin free herself from the shackles of line memorization!

The Off Book It Course helped Camilla Susser cut her line memorization time IN HALF! Watch this video to hear her story.

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I used to find it very difficult to memorize scripts for auditions when given only 2-3 days to prepare. But after taking the course, I have a systematic approach that really helps me, and I’ve found that learning the lines is a lot faster now. I noticed that I didn’t even "freak out" when I had 3-5 separate scripts to learn. I’m calm because I have a reliable memorization system. Before the course, I looked at each set of sides as an ocean to sail across. Now I see the sides as a river that is easily forded. I can now go on tape fully off book with confidence in my ability to create the character.
 

- Samuel Whitehill

COURSE CURRICULUM

Presentation 1: Course Introduction

This presentation will introduce you to the three fields of knowledge we will be drawing from: cognitive psychology, ancient mnemonics, and modern acting. You will also get a broad overview of what to expect from the course.

Presentation 2: Cognitive Psychology

This presentation will teach you the various scientific findings and principles we will be using to strategically boost memory retention and speed of learning. These principles include spaced repetition, the testing effect, chunking, the magical number 7, and state-dependent learning. You'll also learn how to use sleep and exercise to enhance memorization.

Presentation 3: Mnemonics/Memory Training

This presentation will teach you the basic skills of mnemonic technique that have been taught for thousands of years, and are currently used by memory athletes/champions worldwide. You'll learn what's called the method of loci as well as the link method. These methods use your creative imagination to turn text into useful mnemonic devices.

Presentation 4: Acting Work and Script Analysis

This presentation will teach you how to break down a text and analyze it, using common practices such as dividing a text into beats and finding objectives for each beat. These practices are of course designed to help actors perform a role with specificity and authenticity. But I'll show you additionally how to use them to enhance line memorization.

Presentation 5: How to Memorize a Contemporary Monologue

This presentation is the first that combines the principles from our three fields of knowledge and puts them into practice. It will teach you the protocol for memorizing a contemporary monologue through a step-by-step practical demonstration.

Presentation 6: How to Memorize a Contemporary Scene

This presentation teaches you the protocol for memorizing a contemporary scene. Through a step-by-step demonstration, you'll learn how to adapt the method to working with dialogue and accommodating and incorporating another character's lines.

Presentation 7: Approaching Shakespeare's Text

This presentation is a broad introduction to working with Shakespearean text. Before learning how to memorize Shakespeare, you must first learn how to understand, analyze, and utilize Shakespearean verse and language. This presentation will teach you the important fundamentals about blank verse, scansion, rhetorical structures and patterns, imagery, and sound.

Presentation 8: How to Memorize a Shakespeare Monologue

This presentation teaches you the protocol for memorizing a Shakespeare monologue. Through a step-by-step demonstration, you will learn how to tackle any Shakespeare speech and take advantage of the unique properties of Shakespearean text to enhance line memorization.

Presentation 9: How to Memorize a Shakespeare Scene

This presentation teaches you the protocol for memorizing a Shakespeare scene. Again, there will be a step-by-step demonstration that shows you how to use the method to fully break down and analyze a scene and memorize it.

Presentation 10: How to Memorize an Entire Role

This presentation will teach you the protocol for memorizing an entire role in the most efficient way possible. You'll learn how to create a map of your role and how to tackle it in a strategic, organized way.

PRICING

Volume pricing is also available for groups and organizations! Click here to learn more.

CONTEMPORARY ONLY

$297

Or 4 payments of $89

This is an abridged version of the course, which excludes the three presentations focusing on Shakespeare (7,8,9).

  • 7 Videos
     

  • Downloadable Course Materials
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  • Access to Private Facebook group
     

  • Certificate of Completion
     

  • Future Updates to the Course

FULL VERSION

$397

Or 4 payments of $114

This is the full version of the course, containing all 10 presentations.

  • 10 Videos
     

  • Downloadable Course Materials
     

  • Access to Private Facebook group
     

  • Certificate of Completion
     

  • Future Updates to the Course

COURSE + COACHING

$797

Or 4 payments of $214

This is a premium version of the course, with personal 1:1 coaching.

  • 10 Videos
     

  • 5 Hour-long 1:1 Coaching Sessions with Joyce
     

  • Downloadable Course Materials
     

  • Access to Private Facebook group
     

  • Certificate of Completion
     

  • Future Updates to the Course

 

THE OFF BOOK IT PLEDGE

100%  SATISFACTION GUARANTEED

I get it. There are A LOT of people out there looking to scam actors for a quick buck. I HATE THAT. I want to make sure this course works for you.

If I don't help you get tangible results, guess what? I don't deserve to be paid! That's why all purchases are backed by The Off Book It Pledge.
If for whatever reason you don't like the course, contact me within 30 days, and I'll issue you a full refund.

F.A.Q.

Who is this course appropriate for?
Actors of all levels of experience are welcome. Whether you're an amateur, student, or a professional, a beginning actor or a veteran, you can benefit from the Off Book It course. Because there are some brief references to sexual and violent imagery, the course may not be appropriate for young children. Parental discretion is advised.

Do I have to complete the course according to a set schedule?

No, you can start the course at any time and complete it at your own pace. Upon purchase, you'll receive full access to all video presentations and materials.

How will I access the course?
The course is hosted on Teachable.com, one of the best, most trusted online course platforms. Upon enrolling for the course, you will be prompted to create a Teachable login and password, which you will use to access the course on that platform.

How long will I have access to the course?

You will have lifetime access to the course and all course materials.

Are there any tests or quizzes?

Nope!
 

Can I purchase the Contemporary Only version now and get the Shakespeare presentations or 1:1 coaching sometime later?

Yes! When you purchase the Contemporary Only version of the course, you have the option to purchase the 3 Shakespeare presentations as a standalone add-on anytime in the future. You will also have the option to purchase and schedule 1:1 coaching sessions with Joyce if you'd like more personalized help with a specific script.

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"Memorization is a HUGE part of the actor's job. So why not get REALLY GOOD AT IT? Give your career and craft the edge it deserves!"
 

- Joyce