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Mark G.

Sacramento, CA

Act naturally. It's easier said than done. To be real on stage or screen is an adventure but requires an introspective and willingness to go beyond.

About Mark

I experienced life in Hollywood attending the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and it shook my world in not only the craft of acting but also that passion is key in pursuing this field. Because when success in roles doesn't come your way, you are still satisfied with your choice of occupation. Personal Experience in Theater: Several roles played at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in 2003 Performed in two local improv groups 2003-2005 MP role in "The House of Blue Leaves" in 2005 Manolo Costazeula in "The Odd Couple- Female Version" in 2010 Lenny Ganz in "Rumors" in 2012 *** Lesson Details *** Through experience in drama school and additional time spent learning the craft, I believe I have learned what it takes to teach the craft with passion. With emphasis on ...

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Tina L.

Carmichael, CA

Overall basics of performing. Students will learn about finding objectives, proper breathing and movement techniques, non verbal communication, character analysis, scene and monologue work.

About Tina

I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre from the University of Southern California and a Master of Arts degree in Educational Theatre from the NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development. I worked as a classroom teacher for four years and have directed over 17 theatrical productions. I have also worked in various capacities on a number of other theatre endeavors. I worked closely with the American River College Theatre Department and am currently working on starting my own theatre troupe. I work with my students on creating the best learning experience possible. I tailor all of my lessons to the needs of my students. Using various techniques and activities, my goal for my students is to learn to treasure performing and build confidence and truthfulness on ...

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Andrew L.

Sacramento, CA

For beginners, we can start with basic improv games and acting exercises to help you get into the right space; for more intermediate: we can do various scene work to help hone your craft.

About Andrew

Hi, my name is Andy, and I am a Music/Composition major currently at American River College, where I have studied composition and music theory with jazz pianist Joe Gilman for 2 years. I have also tutored the Basic Musicianship class there for 3 semesters, where they like to call me resident "music theory nerd". I also studied Creative Writing for 2 years, and won the 2008 Newsom Prize for Poetry, and have been published several times in the Poet's Corner of the Sacramento News & Review. In addition, I am a seasoned actor in live and musical theatre. Previous roles include Beadle Bamford in Sondheim's Sweeney Todd, Ezra Chater in Arcadia by Tom Stoppard, and most recently the Blind Hermit in Young Frankenstein. My teaching style is friendly and sympathetic; my passion is to help ...

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Sara M.

West Sacramento, CA

I like to give my students the tools and skills to which they can learn to direct themselves and to continue to grow as an actor. I have a B.A. in Theater Arts from Earlham College, and have been working professionally for over 4 years. I've been mentoring actors for 3 years in both stage and voice acting and have conducted workshops locally in Voice Acting. I always like to start out by talking about your personal goals and what you're looking for in a lesson. Whether you just need another pair of eyes for an audition monologue or you want advice on getting started in voice over, whatever it is, I want to help you pursue your dreams no matter how small or big.

About Sara

Hello, My name is Sara and my mother is Japanese from Kobe, Japan and my father is Caucasian American. I grew up speaking both Japanese and English and I now work as a bilingual, full-time actor in beautiful Northern California. I'm looking forward to working with you on reaching your goals for 2015! Whether you want to study acting or Japanese, I'd like to talk about what you wish to accomplish with our time together. Your goals are important to me and I wish to help support you on your journey towards achieving them. I've been mentoring actors for the past four years and have have been teaching Japanese and English for 3 years. A friend suggested I start teaching online after I told him about my desire to offer affordable acting lessons to anyone who was passionate about it, ...

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Jackie S.

Sacramento, CA

I have an extensive background in theatre, having directed many plays, both musical and non-musical. Actors have loved working with me, because as an actor myself, I understand the dynamics of character building, scene development and how to create a viable role. As a former theatre owner/producer and talent agent, I understand all aspects of the industry and have many contacts in the Sacramento area. My passion has always been theatre and passion is what drives acting.

About Jackie

I have an BA in theatre arts and also an MA. I have run three theatres and taught acting for ages 5-99, both on camera and theatrical. I have a broad background as a director, actor, choreographer and teacher. I have taught privately in small groups and also college. My MA degree allows me to teach anyone, and also college. I am not currently active in local theatre, but attend many plays and have many recommendations as well as contacts to further a students career choices I built three theatres in Sacramento and am looking for part time work as a teacher.

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