I have taught acting for over 30 years based in the Meisner Technique, and I write and direct my own plays and films. I have years of experience as an actor, jazz saxophone player, singer and poet, as well as a philosophy degree, which I bring to my understanding of acting. I use this rich background to focus on the creativity, intelligence and improvisational abilities of each student in their acting process. I know what it takes to walk into any acting situation ready to play the role. My goal is to create actors who enjoy their work and can act skillfully in film, theater, tv and auditions. I emphasize character work in the program, an important and often neglected part of the acting process. I have cast my advanced students in my original projects in the DC area, and most recently directed my original play, "The Big A: Scenes from a Vanishing Landscape" for the 2014 DC Fringe Festival. I have directed two films: "Adams Morgan: The Movie," which premiered at the Avalon Theater in 2010 and was selected and shown as part of the East of the River Festival in DC; and a short film from my original screenplay titled "Crazy" which is currently in the editing phase. My student Mack Leamon is currently appearing in the Arena Stage production of "Raisin in the Sun" and I am very proud of his accomplishment!
Teaches all skill levels
Teaching since 1982
BA in Philosophy
Teaches ages 8+
Speaks Un petit peu Français.
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Mr. Epstein is extremely kind and patient instructor! Our classes are always a lot of fun. I look forward to them each week. He is extremely knowledgeable of the Meisner technique and acting in general. Great teacher! Would highly recommend!
Very knowledgeable & kind. Set good groundwork for my daughter. She really enjoyed it and talked about it all through dinner.
Helpful right out of the gate! What a fabulous experience! A true pro and I’m already looking forward to our next session. Excellent!!!