Anthony Michael M.
I am a professional actor with credits Off-Broadway, regionally, and abroad. I received an MFA in Acting from the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Academy for Classical Acting at The George Washington University, and a BA in Theatre from Florida State University. My goal is to inspire students to own their voice and find creative ways to express truth in performance.
We will explore technique in voice & speech, physicalization & movement, text & character analysis.
Voice & Speech
Speaks English, Spanish
Teaching since 2008
Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Anthony Michael is very skilled and adept at working with Shakespeare. He is patient and focused, and allowed me to find the sense of the piece together. I would highly recommend him!
My experience with Anthony has helped me to push myself to limits that I could have never imagined, He has given me monologues that i would never have had the courage to even attempt. From our first meeting he fully immersed himself into getting to know me as a person finding out my strength and weakness as an artiste.
He has shown me how very important it is to have technical training, that it can only enhance the natural talents that I have. He is caring, stern in the fact that he makes you work the full time you are with him. He is an incredible support system a great encourager, I'm looking forward to what the future holds for my acting career now!!
I have had the unique experience of working with Anthony Michael Martinez as both a teacher/coach and fellow teacher. He has coached me in private sessions on multiple Shakespeare monologues and contemporary pieces. He had an incredible ability to explain various acting adjustments and helps to bring the best out of the performances and performers. I always feel confident after working with Anthony, and he makes each session fun and full of energy. Similarly, as a fellow teacher, Anthony can adapt to any situation, student or class size. He is energetic, articulate, and has an incredible sense of humor with students and teachers. He is an ideal fellow teacher.Show More
I've had the pleasure of working with Anthony for almost a year now and it has been the best decision I've ever made. Anthony is the type of teacher that knows your potential and will do everything he can to push your skills to the next level. He challenged me on my diction, reading lines out-loud, and taught me techniques on how to understand the character I was playing in ways I never would have thought. I can't say enough amazing things about him!Show More
Michael is a fantastic teacher! He helped me work on my Cleopatra among other great characters. He is focused, knowledgeable, passionate and has a profound manner in making the text accessible-current and personal. I used to have difficulty relating to a piece, the language intimidated me. Michael helped me to make the text my own, coming from my own heart. It changed how I worked on everything, both classical and modern.Show More
- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I help actors personalize their characters by utilizing textual clues and establishing trust in their natural impulses. Through a variety of acting techniques and exercises, you'll create a dynamic performance which illuminates the playwright's vision and also brings your unique gifts to the forefront.
As Stanislavski said, we as actors must embody "truthful behavior in imaginary circumstances." Acting involves an incredible balance of specificity and spontaneity. In order to achieve that balance, we must prepare and conquer the many technical (physical and vocal) as well as personal (emotional and intellectual) demands we face in our careers and lives.
New York Theatre Workshop
o Designing curriculum promoting dialogue about themes in An Ordinary Muslim. o Developing workshop lesson plans to lead students toward creative & personal expression.
Red Bull Theater Company
o Helping students build enthusiasm & confidence in speaking classical text. o Utilizing textual clues to communicate Shakespeare's themes with clarity & intention. o Facilitating final scene presentation illustrating ensemble & creative collaboration.
Classic Stage Company
Leading Shakespeare master classes & workshops for middle/high school students in NYC. Introducing basic principles of acting Shakespeare through voice & movement. Creating a kinesthetic experience by exploring text through performance.
-Teach students of all ages (Acting/Shakespeare/Audition Technique)
Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey
-Taught Shakespeare Workshops to students of all ages (NY,NJ,CT)
-Designed & Taught interactive Shakespeare workshops to students of all ages (NYC) through exploring Shakespeare's sonnets
Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Academy for Classical Acting at The George Washington University
Florida State University
Fluent / Native Proficiency
George Washington University
SAFD (The Society of American Fight Directors)
Florida State University
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