What I Teach...
Developing craft in acting is a personal journey- one that includes developing both skills and your own sense of truth and point of view. In my class, you will discover who you ARE— what makes you tick, and how your physical, emotional and energetic bodies work—and then incorporate all of that into your technique.
You will learn to make everything you say personal and specific to you—and oh yes, you must make it personal to who you REALLY are, not an idea of who you wish you were, or fear you are not.
Some find that this personal truth works best when it is from actual life moments, some find more spark from what is imagined. Some need to work from a combination of brain and heart, some from a body that learns to let go of the brain. Others work from specific parts of the body- the pelvic floor or from following energy from chakra to chakra. All classes are designed to help you figure out the specifics of how all that and combinations of that work in YOU.
And with a host of techniques to choose from, there are always lots of ways into this process.
My goal is always to help you find the way that works for YOU— so that you will find YOUR way of working.
And you don’t have to stop there. Because I also teach Shakespeare and Elizabethan/Jacobean text from the perspective of many of the great teachers.
You will have the opportunity to learn specific and multi-layered on camera technique.
And styles- classical, musical theatre, comedic, dramatic and contemporary. You will learn to act a song.
And to work with text from the playwright's perspective. To deepen your understanding of text and form. And your technique will be strengthened with scene work.
Add to that the most cutting edge new techniques for deep truthful work,
-techniques that will shift and grow both with both your skill level and with the fashions of the day-
-techniques that will help you to get the most out of your professional auditions, and will be there whenever you need them-
and you will see that you are in an acting studio that is truly special-
with a teacher who is determined to help you find the WHOLE actor in you.