Hey, I’m Dani Rei

Directing & Monologue coach

I’m here to help you feel confident in your auditions. Let’s Get You CAST!

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Your Fierce First Impression Checklist

This checklist and its corresponding worksheet will prepare you for your audition. Encouraging and reminding you that you are ready to Own Your Audition!

Meet Dani Rei

Dani Rei is a collaborative and encouraging monologue coach. She studied Acting, Directing and Playwriting at Cornish College of the Arts. She has sat in on and run hundreds of auditions. She has been a part of auditions for a college conservatory style program and knows what the auditors need to see to get you cast! Dani is the creator of the Next Canon Podcast, where she and her guests discuss how to make the American Theatre Canon more accessible and better suited to the current and future American Theatre community.

Clients Say


"Dani Rei was the confidence booster I needed to feel like I knew my monologues inside and out. Each question she asked Highlighted a new aspect of the scene that I hadn't thought of before. She established that each session, while fun and comfortable, was productive and satisfactory."

Monika E.


monolouge coaching

If you’re looking to make a Fierce First Impression and Own Your Audition I will help you take your monologue from read off the page to CENTER STAGE! 

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Next Canon Podcast

Because theater needs to join the 21st century

The Next Canon Podcast is tackling the tough questions. Why are there such problematic shows in the theatre canon? What shows can we go without seeing for the next 50 years and what shows truly deserve to represent our modern community as the NEXT CANON!

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on the Next Canon Podcast

That’s How We Create Empathy… By Listening

Next canon Season 3 episode 11 That's How We Create Empathy... By Listening! Featuring Danielle Beckmann Welcome to Season 3 Episode 11 of the Next Canon Podcast! Today Danielle and I talk about the importance of empathy and cheering each other on. We believe that...

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Let’s All Get Better at Trying New Things!

Next canon Season 3 episode 10 Let's All Get Better at Trying New Things! Featuring Francesca Betancourt Welcome to Season 3 Episode 10 of the Next Canon Podcast! Today Cessa and I talk about stepping out of our comfort zones to make sure we can see amazing new work....

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Why So Much Shakespeare? Let’s Mix It Up A Little!

Next canon Season 3 episode 9 Why So Much Shakespeare? Let's Mix it Up a Little! Featuring Kylie RenchWelcome to Season 3 Episode 9 of the Next Canon Podcast! Today Kylie and I Talk about our burlesque experiences and how we come alive on stage! We also discuss ways...

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