I have been teaching acting for twelve years. My goal is for you to create honest work. I will gear you to the choices that are right for the piece. I am very honest in my approach but I work in a positive manner. I will always tell you what is working and what still needs to be worked upon. As a teacher, I may ask you to reflect on your own life experiences, imagine scenarios, or improvise. I use the Stanislavsky method of acting which asks 'What does your character want?'
Over 20 years experience acting, writing, directing, and producing films and theatrical stage plays. My mission is to inspire and develop your unique gift. Fun, interactive, and applicable teaching techniques that will motivate the best you!
I have a BA in Theatre Arts from Virginia Tech. Though at the time I focused on performance, the program allowed us to learn extensively about design, business, and directing. Currently I'm in my third year of teaching International Baccalaureate Theatre, which focuses on a variety of performance methods, theories, and units of study.
I'm first and foremost an actor, and have been on stage and on camera for more than a decade. I've been coaching emerging young artists since 2007, and have given the first onstage opportunities to many actors who have gone on to join the unions and have worked regularly ever since. My theatre companies' productions have won awards of excellence from The Capital Fringe Festival and the Helen Hayes Awards. Let's make the most of your abilities, and get to work!
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