I have directed and performed dramatic roles for over 3 decades. From comedic timing to high drama, I carefully direct and coach the actor to be authentic and effective. As a musician, I specialize in timing and nuance.
With a BA from London's Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Crystal has appeared in over 50 plays. She teaches the technical and creative skills necessary for acting on the stage.
I have much experience in acting in the theater. I will use that experience to work with students on techniques, energy, vocal production, characterization, exercises, and games for theater actors. We will work on projection of the voice, articulation in reading lines, finding and portraying characters, and finding and using themselves in each role.
Received my BFA in Acting (Emphasis in Musical Theatre) from UC Irvine.
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