Gerard Joseph

Gerard J.

Los Angeles, CA

Lesson Details

Theater Acting

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I approach acting work in a naturalistic way. I begin with what the student brings to the table and then layer the individual with perspectives and experience that helps create a fully embodied character. I create unique specificity that is beautiful to watch on film or stage.

I have a Masters degree in Acting and have trained with some of the very best in the industry. I don't rely on any one technique or 'method', but rather combine all of my teaching and experience to fit what works best for each individual. I've taught students ranging from kids to adults, and from grade school to graduate school, and I have a great understanding of what specific triggers are necessary to help bring a scene, character, and audition to life.

I also will tape and edit your scenes for help with submissions.

Let's chat before you book. I'd love to answer any questions you may have. 9098518821
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About

Gerard delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 10+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2011

I am a professional actor who has worked extensively in stage and film. I've performed Off-Broadway, in regional theater, and on touring shows in 6 different states. I've also starred in and played supporting roles in several films and television series. I have a Masters degree in acting and I've taught at the University level for 2 years.

I've also trained with some legends in the industry. Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Maggie Flanigan, and Loyd Williamson to name a few. I combine all of their very different techniques to create a personalized experience tailored to the needs of the student.

If you'd like Ill send you my Acting Reel so you can see that I am not a one-dimensional actor. I play a variety of roles well, and will use that diversity of experience and skill to help make your work come alive.

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Experience

Private Coach
Apr 2011 - Present
Who's World

I teach students in a classroom or private environment for preparation of auditions, acceptance into acting programs, and general improvement.

Assistant Professor
Jan 2012 - Apr 2014
University of California, San Diego

I taught Acting and Public Speaking to a students from all fields of education. I developed lesson plans, designed tests, and created a learning environment conducive to collaboration and success.

Education

Master of Fine Arts in Acting
Aug 2011 - May 2014
University of California, San Diego
Master of Science in Bioengineering
Sep 2000 - May 2003
University of Pennsylvania
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Sep 1996 - May 2000
Penn State University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Best Actor
Jul 2012
Downtown Theater Festival - NYC

Affiliations

Actors Studio
Jun 2016

The Actors Studio was formed in 1947 in New York City to provide a place where professional actors could work together between jobs, or during long runs to continue to develop their craft and to experiment with new forms in creative theatre work. In 1967 the Actors Studio opened its only branch in West Hollywood, California. Membership provides a place for theatre artists to advance their craft and talents. For more than sixty years The Actors Studio has lived a very rich artistic existence and will endure as long as talent needs a home.

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Actors' Equity Association
Jul 2013

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.

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SAG-AFTRA
Jul 2013

SAG-AFTRA represents approximately 160,000 actors, announcers, broadcast journalists, dancers, DJs, news writers, news editors, program hosts, puppeteers, recording artists, singers, stunt performers, voiceover artists and other media professionals. SAG-AFTRA members are the faces and voices that entertain and inform America and the world. With national offices in Los Angeles and New York, and local offices nationwide, SAG-AFTRA members work together to secure the strongest protections for media artists into the 21st century and beyond.

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Omicron Delta Kappa
Jan 1999

Omicron Delta Kappa was founded on Dec. 3, 1914 on the campus of Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va. The Society was founded by a group of 15 students and faculty who believed that leadership at the collegiate level should be recognized and encouraged across all phases of campus life. This general principle—that scholarship alone couldn’t predict success, and that other intrinsic qualities had value too—became known as the OΔK Idea.

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Photos & Videos

Grapes of Wrath - Preacher Casy

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Titus Andronicus - Lucius Andronicus

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Hamelin - Samuel

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Dutchman - Clay

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His Girl Friday - Ensemble

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In the Red and Brown Water - Ogun

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Yellowman - Eugene

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Grapes of Wrath

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Yellowman
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1 Review

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Rena W. Jun 15, 2017
Child Acting · In studio

Gerard is a very skilled actor who has a lot of patience with children. He takes time and develops ideas and actions with the child. Highly recommend his services for all acting needs.

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