- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
In An Actor Prepares Stanislavski writes, “… A nagging critic can drive an actor mad and reduce him to a state of helplessness. Search for falseness only so far as it helps you to find truth. Don’t forget that the carping critic can create more falsehood on stage than anyone else because the actor whom he is criticizing involuntarily ceases to pursue his right course and exaggerates truth itself to the point of becoming false. What you should develop is a sane, calm, wise and understanding critic, who is the artist’s best friend.”
This is the type of critic that I believe in and aim to display towards my students. Acting demands vulnerability, therefore there must be an environment in which freedom to share, show and live a character’s deepest and darkest secrets is not only allowed, but also encouraged.
It is my hope that as a result of this type of environment students will respond with and eagerness to learn, willingness to work and love and respect for the art of theatre. I desire to give actors the tools they need to live truthfully on stage, all the while becoming a rare and cultivated artist. I have high expectations of every student who approaches the theatre and I am confident that every student has the ability to surpass my expectation if they are nurtured, free and encouraged to do so.
- Teaches students:
- Ages 5 to 25
- Teaching since:
- September 2010
Kyle is currently a Professor of Theatre, with a specialty in Acting (Musical and Non-Musical Theatre) and Playing Shakespeare at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, FL. Prior to his current appointment, Kyle spent three years as the Director of Theatre at a private high school in Memphis, TN, where he also served on the board of the Tennessee Theatre Association. Kyle is a professional actor, a member of the Actor's Equity Association, has been a member of several professional and semi professional Shakespeare companies, has been represented by stage, tv and film agents based out of New York City, as well as regional markets, is an award winning teacher and stage director and continues to book work in all of those fields.
*** Lesson Details ***
Whether you are just starting out in acting, or are a seasoned professional - it is valuable to remember that talent is common. I strive to help my students cultivate what talent they have into become an excellent and truthful artist. My students will never be less then good, but will develop a hunger for excellence which we will work to make consistent in their auditions and performances.
*** Studio Equipment ***
Journal, Pencil(s), Headshot/Resume, Recording device
*** Specialties ***
Shakespeare, Acting for Stage and Screen, Acting in Musical Theatre, Reel/ Headshot/ Resume Production, Directing, Building an Acting Career, Auditions
Speciality: Shakespeare, Acting for Stage and Screen, Musical Theatre
Director of Theatre (6 plays/ year)
Teacher (9-12, 6 classes daily)
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
The best acting teacher ever. doesnt move onto the next lesson until he knows youve got it down perfectly, enjoying each one more and more:)
love him alreadya after one lesson. doesnt just care about the physicality and statistics of acting, but the emotion and history of it
Kyle truly cares about helping his students achieve their personal best and strive for excellence. He is knowledgable in his field and gives practical applications that help make concepts more clear to the actor. Working with him helped me to gain confidence in my acting as well as push me to work towards bettering my craft.+ Read More
Professor Schnack is extremely knowledgable about theatre, and his passion for it is infectious. He values hard work, and he will push you to be excellent. He cares about you and wants you to be great. As long as you are willing to work, he will use his knowledge and skill to make you successful.+ Read More