- Teaches students:
- Ages 7+
- Teaching since:
- January 2006
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I am all about finding out how storytelling can help us communicate, instigate dialogue, reveal new perspectives, and foster creative partnerships dedicated to the celebration of powerful human experiences.
I've been an artist in many different capacities spanning many different mediums including theatre, film, and music as a teacher, director, actor, writer, and production/project manager. I am currently pursuing my MFA in Theatre Education at Boston University. I also have received an MA in Classical & Contemporary Text from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, and a BS in Film and Television from Boston University. I currently teach at the college level such classes as Speech Communications and Acting & Performance 1. Both classes address the needs of non-theatre majors, and help find entry points into the work that help introduce them to the medium and introduce skills that are applicable to their own work and life. Specifically, we address confidence in public speaking, and how to navigate storytelling as a powerful communications and public relations tool. My most recent adventure was performing in Tony Award Winning director Darko Tresnjak's production of "Romeo & Juliet" at Hartford Stage, Jim Petosa's production of "Good" at New Repertory Theatre. As a director, I recently spearheaded Will Eno's "Tragedy: a tragedy" at the BU School of Theatre. And as a production manager, I've been working consistently with Commonwealth Shakespeare Company since last summer when I was associate production manager for "Romeo & Juliet", the free Shakespeare on the Common production.
These lessons have a wide range of applicability. Presentation coaching can be useful for corporate executives for in-house presentations within the workplace as well as speeches for conferences and other venues. I've also been helpful for students and teachers looking to improve their school presentation skills as well as their ability to have greater confidence in seminar settings. We will use highly accessible exercises to work on awareness, listening, textual analysis, and public speaking.
THEATRE AUDITION PREP
These lessons are suited to those who want to develop their ability to enter an audition room with confidence and charisma and get the job or role you've prepared for. The most important thing to remember about auditioning is that the people behind the table want you to be the right person for the job as much as you yourself want the job. These lessons will be most useful to those auditioning with a monologue or cold reading sides. If you are not working towards a specific audition, we can work on broad spectrum auditioning and mock auditions. These lessons are available to any age and experience level.
**I can work with those who already have pieces in mind that they'd like to practice on as well as those who need help finding a monologue.
"Ideation" by Aaron Loeb, Directed by Jim Petosa
"Two Jews Walk Into A War..." by Seth Rozin, Directed by Will LeBow
I work on the free Shakespeare on the Common productions for Commonwealth Shakespeare Company.
"Romeo & Juliet" 2017
"Richard III" 2018
I teach Acting & Performance 1 and Speech Communications, non-theatre major courses designed to find entrypoints for newcomers and bolster skills for those with experience. We specifically work on fundamentals of awareness, listening, text analysis, narrative building, improvisation, and other techniques to harness the power of storytelling.+ Read More
I directed a number of musicals with casts of about 20 kids per show that needed to be rehearsed and ready for performance in a week to a week and a half.
Courses included Marketing and Audience Engagement in the Arts, Financial Management for Nonprofits, and Legal Issues in the Arts.
Actors' Equity Association, founded in 1913, is the labor union that represents more than 49,000 Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society.+ Read More
Absolutely incredible teacher. Very open, supportive, and gave great constructive criticism when necessary. He met with me outside of class when I had questions and helped give me the courage to pursue my passion!