Attention Actors

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. FREE YOUR ACTING.

Watch the video below to learn more about the course!


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.

Learn From a Jeopardy Champion




I'm Joyce! I'm a trained 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.

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.

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

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 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.

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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.

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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.

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You'll Learn How To:

  • Cut down HOURS of study time.
  • Memorize lines DEEPLY so recitation becomes effortless.
  • Optimally organize and break down a text.
  • Use creative imagery to create mnemonic devices.
  • Troubleshoot particularly difficult spots.
  • Memorize your cues.
  • Retain flexibility in acting choices while memorizing.
  • Avoid getting locked into a "line reading."
  • Synthesize acting work with memory work.

What You'll Get

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Lifetime access to all video lessons, featuring step-by-step demonstrations using actual dramatic text. You will also get future updates to the course!


​Downloadable PDF copies of step-by-step protocols, video transcripts,

text breakdowns and analysis, and presentation slides. Also access to innovative tools and resources. 


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.


Yes, that's right, you get future updates at NO ADDITIONAL COST! 🤯 The most recent addition to the course was a BONUS LESSON on how to use A.I. tools, such as Chat GPT, to speed up your line memorization! 

Success Stories

"...the lines are there. I don't have to grab for them anymore."

Nicole Ghastin

"It cut my practice time in half, which is HUGE for me. I just started to have more and more trust and I could just relax."

Camilla Susser

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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!"

- Samuel Whitehill

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"I REALLY appreciate this course. It has really given me some ease in the preparation process and has allowed me to focus more on the feeling/emotions needed for being present and actually acting. I have already recommended it to others!"

- Alyssa Brodie

Daniel Arana

"Off Book It is a course I wish I had taken years ago. It has helped me to increase my memorization skills in ways I never would have imagined. It's like pixie dust for your brain!"

- Daniel Arana

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"Joyce is sooo helpful and a much needed resource for any actor who hates memorizing lines or hasn't found the right method that works. I am now excited and much more confident doing self-tapes!"

- Sharon Speer

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"This course is PHENOMENAL. I'm currently in the beginning stages of learning quite a hefty role for a play I'm in, and this has been a godsend in helping me get off book quickly so I can start playing more freely in rehearsal. I'm amazed that within 2 days, I already have a bulk of the lines memorized.

Learning lines used to give me so much anxiety, particularly with fast turnarounds. I now have the confidence that I can memorize quickly and efficiently. I really never thought that would be possible, and I can't tell you what a gift it is to no longer feel so much fear when I have a quick turnaround audition or role."

- Sarah Sutherland

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"I was taking acting classes and was massively frustrated. I could not understand why I could not remember my lines, even though I had spent numerous hours cramming them into my head. I was struggling to a point where I thought maybe this isn't for me. But I'm not a quitter! 

I joined Joyce’s course. I followed the steps, and I had a lightbulb moment. I noticed I was able to recall a lot more, even from day one. As I applied what I learned, I had a huge boost in my confidence level. I wasn't stuck anymore. I could feel the memorization becoming a lot less frustrating, and I was seeing progress in a very short period.

My coach commented on my recall and noticed I was able to focus more on the acting, not the lines. I was starting to flow.

I absolutely love this course, and I'm so glad that I found it."

- Terry Wells

"I never would have been capable of that before."

- Tricia Alexandro - The Other Two (HBOMax), The Blacklist (NBC), Bull (CBS)

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"I never would have been capable of that before."

- Tricia Alexandro - The Other Two (HBOMax), The Blacklist (NBC), Bull (CBS)

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Course Curriculum

The course teaches you my method step-by-step, using actual dramatic text!


Module 1: Cognitive Psychology

This module 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 magic number 7, and state-dependent learning. You'll also learn how to use sleep and exercise to enhance memorization.


Module 2: Mnemonics or The Art of Memory

This module 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.


Module 3: Acting Work and Script Analysis

This module 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.


Module 4: How to Memorize a Contemporary Monologue

This module 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.


Module 5: How to Memorize a Contemporary Scene

This module 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.


Module 6: Approaching Shakespeare's Text

This module 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.


Module 7: How to Memorize a Shakespeare Monologue

This module 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.


Module 8: How to Memorize a Shakespeare Scene

This module 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.


Module 9: Last Lessons

This module wraps up the course. Here you will learn how to memorize an entire role. You'll also learn important tips for relaxation and focus. THERE IS NOW ALSO A BONUS LESSON ON HOW TO USE A.I. TOOLS TO SPEED UP LINE MEMORIZATION!

Let's Get Started!

Choose from two different versions of the course. The Contemporary Only Version excludes the three modules that teach how to memorize Shakespearean text. The Full Version teaches how to memorize both contemporary text and Shakespearean text.

Contemporary Only

This is an abridged version of the course, which excludes the three modules focusing on Shakespeare (6,7,8).

  • 6 Modules of Video Lessons [$600 Value]
  • Downloadable Course Materials [$400 Value]
  • Access to Private Facebook group [$500 Value]
  • Bonus Lesson: A.I. for Memorization [$100 Value]
  • Future Updates to the Course [Priceless!]

$297 or 4 payments of $89/month

Full Version

This is the full version of the course, containing all 9 modules.

  • 9 Modules of Video Lessons [$900 Value]
  • Downloadable Course Materials [$500 Value]
  • Access to Private Facebook group [$500 Value]
  • Bonus Lesson: A.I. for Memorization [$100 Value]
  • Future Updates to the Course [Priceless!]

$397 or 4 payments of $114/month

Need Flexible Payments?

No problem! I know these are uncertain times in the industry right now! To make my course more accessible, I offer Buy Now, Pay Later options through Affirm and Afterpay. These options allow you to split the purchase into lower spread out, INTEREST-FREE PAYMENTS!

Simply choose which version (contemporary or full) of the course you want. Click the "enroll now" button. On the checkout page choose Affirm or Afterpay as your payment option. You will be taken to a separate screen where you can choose an installment payment plan.

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30 Day Money Back Guarantee

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.


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 lessons and materials.

How will I access the course?

The course is hosted on, one of the best, most trusted online course platforms. Upon enrolling in 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?


How long is the course?

The Contemporary Only version of the course has about 5.5 hours of video lessons. The Full Version of the course has about 9 hours of video lessons.

Can I purchase the Contemporary Only version now and get the Shakespeare modules sometime later?

Yes! When you purchase the Contemporary Only version of the course, you have the option to purchase the 3 Shakespeare modules as a standalone add-on anytime in the future for $100. 

Can I get 1-on-1 coaching with Joyce?

After enrolling in the course, you will have the option to purchase and schedule 1:1 coaching sessions with Joyce if you'd like more personalized help with a specific script.


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!