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Aubyn Philabaum

Aubyn Philabaum coaching

Aubyn is a professional actor and coach based in both Los Angeles and Tucson.  She holds her BFA in Acting from Boston University and her MFA in Acting from The Yale School of Drama.  Aubyn also studied in London and worked on New York stages for many years before moving west.

As an actor, Aubyn may be seen on CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX, Netflix and most recently on FX’s Mayans M.C. – her scene as an impatient shopper has twice gone viral. 

Along with being a professional actor, she has spent the last 15 years as a teacher and coach, having worked as a guest artist at multiple universities and private studios.

Aubyn founded Book The Room Coaching in Los Angeles in 2019 – acting coaching and self-tapes for the professional actor – which turned remote during the pandemic.  This allowed her to meet clients all over the world.  She now coaches actors in the U.K., Mexico, Philippines, Ecuador, Canada and all over the U.S.

She finds great joy in helping actors free themselves of limiting beliefs so that they may delight in the work and Book The Room!

Aubyn splits her time between Los Angeles and Tucson, Arizona, where she operates the Aubyn Philabaum Acting Studio for in-person classes and workshops.

Dexter Masland

(Intro to Acting, On-Camera)

Dexter Masland

Mel Blumenthal (Storytelling)

Dexter attended The University of Southern California, where he received a B.A. in Dramatic Arts and minored in The Critical Study of Film and Television.  He continued his training at the renowned British American Drama Academy (BADA) in London.


After completing that program, he returned to Los Angeles and

began working as a professional actor.


During his 10 years in Los Angeles, Dexter trained at both The Groundlings and UCB improv schools, and studied under some of Hollywood’s top acting coaches.


His credits include Disney Channel's Dog With A Blog, CW’s Jane the Virgin and BounceTV's Johnson.  His most recent project was Strays, starring Will Ferrell, Jamie Foxx and Will Forte.


Most importantly, Dexter's love of acting is contagious, and he is committed to helping others reach their greatest potential.

Mel Blumenthal

Mel has decades of experience on stage, with an extensive background in both acting and storytelling. 


She is the Outreach Director for F*ST! Female Story-tellers, whose mission is to uplift the voices and stories of women and marginalized genders, and has been a part of the organization since its founding in 2012. 

Mel has conducted a myriad of storytelling workshops, ranging from working with high school actors to corporate business branding and marketing strategies for Fortune 500 companies.  She has spent more than five years teaching actors how to tell their own story to help them become better actors and storytellers.


A fixture in the AZ storytelling community, Mel is passionate about using storytelling as a tool to build and strengthen communities.  Through storytelling, she has helped many people learn to overcome challenges, discover hidden talents and grow a stronger sense of self.

Mel is also the president of WOSAC, the Women’s Studies Advocacy Council for the University of Arizona Gender and Women's Studies Department.  She was proud to be chosen as a 2021 Women of Impact Honoree.

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