The journey of a thousand miles…Faline England

Diana teaches what “cannot be taught”. She teaches poetry of the soul. Her mentorship has changed the trajectory of my life as an artist and human being. I am forever grateful.
– Faline England

Who knew? When the young and ferociously talented Faline England walked through the doors of The Imagined Life studio for the introductory acting workshop 20+ years ago- little did we know what was in store for Faline, Diana and the future of the acting studio. The work begins with the empathic and fictional first person I AM- and for the first year, that’s where Faline and her acting teacher Diana Castle focused their efforts, expanding Faline’s already formidable gift and excavating extraordinary expressions of imagination, with an empathic vulnerability and accessibility unknown to her to that point.

Awakening the mission of acting teacher and coach

As Diana continued to mentor Faline’s work as an actress, both in acting classes and one on one coaching, she began to see a profound part that was most certainly unknown to Faline- a part that Diana believed Faline was destined to play. The part of Imagined Life acting teacher and acting coach.

The Future is Bright

15 years, since the day she walked through the doors, Faline was made an on staff teacher for The Imagined Life Studio. Faline teaches acting classes and coaches one on one acting sessions both at The Imagined Life studio in person as well as conducts online acting classes and one on one coaching online. She is beloved by her students and staff alike and is the bright and shining diamond of a teacher that Diana always knew she could be. Her work as an actress continues to be lauded, with her recent extraordinary, risky and ferocious incarnation of Georgie Burns in a two-hander tour de force alongside Emmy winning actor Joe Spano in Simon Stephen’s Heisenberg for The Laguna Playhouse. She’s a three time Ovation Award nominee for her turns as Ann in Arthur Miller’s All My Sons, for Treva in Gulf View Drive, as well as for her playing as The Governess in The Turn of the Screw. Faline recently returned from the Dublin Theatre Festival with Gare St. Lazare Ireland after opening a production of Will Eno’s The Realistic Joneses which received an Irish Times Theatre Award nomination for Best Ensemble. The Gare St. Lazare production in collaboration with The Rubicon Theatre and The Laguna Playhouse has garnered Faline the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle nomination for theatrical excellence in a lead performance in The Realistic Joneses. The production also garnered the LA Times Critics choice as well as Faline being named Best Actress LA Times OC.

We’re all so proud of Faline’s achievements as an actress, teacher and acting coach and we look forward to a bright future for her and The Imagined Life acting studio in Los Angeles and online.

Faline England

Faline England

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