A Working Group

ON CAMERA ACTING CONSERVATORY AT BROCK/ALLEN CASTING

Toni Cobb Brock

Casting Director, Acting Coach and Co-Owner of Brock/Allen Casting. A Texas Tech graduate, Toni is formally trained as a director and actor. She has been teaching on-camera acting and auditioning techniques to actors for over 20 years as well as casting film and television for 25 years., Her teaching has taken her to universities and studios all over the southwest including Dallas Theatre Center, Tepper Gallegas Studios, and Brock/Allen's acting studios in Dallas and Austin. 

Sally Allen

Casting Director, Acting Coach and Co-Owner of Brock/Allen Casting. Sally started her teaching career at Texas Tech University while she was getting her MFA in Acting & Directing for Theatre. In 2009, Sally and Toni started an on-going acting class focusing on auditioning techniques in Austin, TX. They also travel the southwest teaching workshops to actors of all ages. In 2014, Sally was honored to be a guest instructor at the University of Texas where she taught graduate students on-camera acting. Texas State University & Michael Costello bring Sally in every Spring to work with their BFA acting majors.

 

Our Founders

Richard Robichaux

Richard is a seasoned actor and nationally recognized leader in acting training with a BFA from Stephen F. Austin University and and MFA from Rutgers University. He studied under acclaimed acting teachers William Esper and Maggie Flanigan and is currently the Head of Acting at Penn State. Some of Richards notable work on camera includes Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (2016) and Richard Linklater's Boyhood (nominated for 6 Academy Awards); leading, guest starring, and recurring roles on ABC, NBC, CBS, Showtime, Comedy Central, and the Lifetime Channel. He has also had films in a variety of festivals including Sundance Film Festival, Berlin Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, and South by Southwest. Some of his stage credits include the Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, D.C., Yale Repertory Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, Syracuse Stage, and many other theaters throughout New York, California, and everywhere in-between. Richard has worked with many of the top training programs in the country including the Juilliard School, Yale School of Drama, University of Evansville, University of Texas at Austin, St. Edwards University and the New York Conservatory among others. He is the founder of A Working Group (LA and Austin) and he leads master classes each summer at the University of Northern Colorado in their MA program.

Natalie Robichaux

Natalie received her BFA in Theatre Performance from the University of Evansville and her MFA in Acting from the University of California, San Diego. Natalie currently teaches at Penn State University. She was also a company member of the Carolina Ballet for four years. She has performed in theaters in New York, California, and regional theaters across the country. Some of her favorite credits include, "Dinner at Eight" at Lincoln Center, "Amadeus" and "The Importance of Being Earnest" at Indiana Repertory, "Kean" at Shakespeare Santa Cruz and the premiere of "Dogeaters" at the LaJolla Playhouse. Natalie has worked with many of the top directors in the country including Michael Grief, Michael Donald Edwards, Gerald Gutierrez, Les Waters, Anne Kauffman, and Steve Cosson. After years in New York City she moved to Los Angeles where she worked in development for the Sundance Institute and was the Co-Founder of A Working Group, a professional studio for actors in film, television, and theater in Los Angeles and Austin. In addition, she studied at the Drama Therapy Institute of Los Angeles under Pam Dunne. Natalie has worked as a teaching artist at Wingspan Arts in New York and the University of California San Diego. She is also a visual artist and is fascinated with the repurposing of found objects and the creation of works in fabric. Her experiences as an actor, dancer, artist and mother fill her passion for championing the imagination and creative spirit in others.