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Andrew C.

Philadelphia, PA

About Andrew

I have a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from Lehigh University. I have studied abroad in Ireland at the Gaiety School of Acting, as well as participating in workshops run by the world renowned Tectonic Theatre Project. I have experience as a director, actor, designer, and technician, and can give students an overall view of the world of theatre.

A musician has an instrument, an artist has an array of tools to visually express themselves, an actor has but the body and mind. As such, my lessons are geared towards not only strengthening knowledge of craft, but knowledge of self. When the student
is strengthened in this way, these lessons assist not only on the stage, but in everyday life. Text is added last, so the actor may understand their flexibility, rather than being subjected to roles that inhibit them them from making bold choices.

I encourage students to find their own voice, rather than implanting my voice into them. Each of them has amazing and unique potential, all they need is to be shown their strengths.

*** Lesson Details ***
Self discovery is the main focus of my lessons. Text (ie plays, musicals etc.) can be mastered more readily when the student learns of their flexibility in regards to art and life.

*** Studio Equipment ***
When text is introduced, the instructor will provide texts that the student/student's gaurdian is comfortable with.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I will be traveling by means of SEPTA transportation.

*** Specialties ***
Michael Chekhov Technique
Vocal projection and diction
Play Analysis
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Andrew C.

Andrew C.

Philadelphia, PA 19104
starting at
$15 / 45-min
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Jayson W.

Lansdowne, PA

How I Help:

* Coach your skill level up

* Hone you're auditioning skills and also help you while you're presently on a gig or for a huge upcoming audition

* Character development

* Script analysis

* Show you how to attack all media forms for the camera, while also showing you how they are vastly different.

* Do my best to steer your career in the direction of success and keep you from the pitfalls of this business

* Give you the reality of the highs (working consistently) and the lows (possibly waiting for years between gigs)

* Help you discover the real cost of this business

About Jayson

Hello, I am a working television, film and commercial actor, with a B.F.A. in Acting from Carnegie Mellon University. I am interested in coaching individuals who are serious about the craft and looking to excel. As a working actor for over 18 years, I can help you grow and evaluate where you are and help get you to the next level. With many years in television, I can also teach you what is necessary to accomplish success on screen and how it varies from stage. Whether its TV, film, commercials or stage, I will help you grow to the best of your ability. Also, after attending one of the best U
niversities in the country for acting, I can also help you understand your audition process and how to get the best out of your admission monologue.
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How I Help:
* Coach your skill level up

* Hone your auditioning skills and also help you while you are currently employed with a job or preparing for a huge audition

* Show you how to attack all media forms for the camera

* Career Coaching

* Character development

* Script analysis

* Give you the reality of the highs (working consistently) and the lows (possibly waiting for years between gigs)

* Help you discover the real cost of this business
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Jayson W.

Jayson W.

Lansdowne, PA 19050
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Parke F.

Philadelphia, PA

About Parke

Teaching Philosophy

“It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” We, as theatre artists, have heard this time and time again in acting classes, from casting directors, and from family and friends. I believe that the “who” may get an actor in front of certain people; however, it is the “what” that will keep them working. As an instructor, I encourage my students to keep networking while they delve into the nuts and bolts of their craft.
As theatre artists, we must have a working knowledge of many different aspects of the world: business, finance, arts, humanities, science, politics, and hi
story. This knowledge will allow the artist to fuse his/her personal or imaginative experiences with the world of the play. I help develop this in artists through practical script analysis for the actor, the four C’s (concentration, contact, connection, communication), awakening the imagination, personalization (sensory details and subtext), action/objective, and characterization/transformation. I strive to have these artists understand these concepts intellectually, vocally, and physically. I want the actors whom have trained under me to have a precise process, and the will power that will help them hone their craft while simultaneously grounding them into their careers.
To develop these skills, I feel it is essential that the artist needs to first find their “universal self.” By adjusting posture and regionalisms in their speech, their instrument will be open and ready for the work and the possibility of discovery. Then the actors can discover their character’s universal self; funnily enough, by adjusting their posture and speech style.
To accomplish this I use a Stanislavski based acting technique with exercises from Meisner, Hagen, and Improv. For movement training, I use a technique called Dynamic Presence Training, which uses the Suzuki Actor Training Method, Plastiques, Stage Combat, Martial Arts, Slow Tempo Exercises, Lecoq, Laban/Bartenieff, Vinyasa Flow Yoga, and Contact Improv to help establish an easy but present actor on the stage. Then vocally, I use techniques based off exercises from Linklater and Fitzmaurice to help with opening up the resonators. Finally, for speech I use exercises from Lessac, Roy Hart, and Edith Skinner.
When teaching, I expect my students to feel that they have many different ways to connect with their partners onstage, as well as with stage managers and directors. I want them to feel like they can handle anything given to them. Also, I want them to be able to critique and adapt other actors’ choices, so they can either gain that certain actor’s skill or avoid that actor’s choice. I hope that my students will gain imagination, precision, speed, intelligence, and passion.
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Parke F.

Parke F.

Philadelphia, PA 19144
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Noah L.

Philadelphia, PA

About Noah

I am recent graduate working as a theatre artist in Philadelphia. I am an actor, writer, theatre artist, sometimes economist, and casual mathematician. My background covers everything from the arts to math and science, and I got a double major in Theatre Arts and Economics to prove it.

Apart from working on plays as actor, director, writer, stage manager and more, I have also trained in theatre in London and Philadelphia. Looking to learn to act? Write your first play? Make an interdisciplinary performance piece that defies classification? If you are looking to learn a particular skill or j
ust about theatre in general, you won't be disappointed.

I also have an excellent academic record and can tutor/teach everything from calculus to literature. Check out the detailed listing of everything I can teach.

In addition to tutoring one-on-one, I have taught workshops, classes, and directed students of all ages (5 year-olds to high school and college age to beyond).
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Noah L.

Noah L.

Philadelphia, PA 19104
starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Karla S.

Malvern, PA

I've been studying and performing as an actor for over 10 years. I studied improv in several places, but most notably with the famous actress, Jill Whelan (who played Miss Vicky on "The Love Boat"). Jill studied and performed improv and was a fabulous teacher. I currently perform sketch and improv acting with the Riddlesbrood Touring Theater Company and also with a corporate team building/scavenger hunt business called, "The Go Game."

About Karla

Thanks for considering me for your tutoring needs.

I'm an experienced gardener (I planted my first garden when I was only 12 years old). I'm also a freelance writer. I've always enjoyed writing and have had several articles published.

I've always been excellent at public speaking. I've received praise when I speak in front of an audience, and because of my 25 years experience in marketing, public relations and special events, I know how to present to an audience. I can help you with poise and confidence, and assist you in becoming an effective speaker.

I'm a trained actor in
both scripted and improvisational acting. I do improv acting with the Riddlesbrood Theater Company and improv comedy acting (I trained with Jill Whelan, (a.k.a. Miss Vicky from the Love Boat) and perform as an improv comedy actor with both Riddlesbrood and for "The Go Game," a corporate team building/scavenger hunt activity.

My teaching style is casual and relaxed with a touch of humor - as I love to laugh. You'll be comfortable working with me as I'm easy-going and very supportive.
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Karla S.

Karla S.

Malvern, PA 19355
starting at
$25 / 30-min

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