I began my career as an educator with the New York Film Academy, where in addition to teaching acting and filmmaking, I developed the acting program that we launched as the Academy's acting school in 2003. In 2009, I moved to the School of Creative and Performing Arts (SOCAPA), where I was head of the acting program, and eventually, director of the L.A. campus. Since then I have developed and taught courses at Brooklyn College, University of Nevada - Reno, New York Conservatory of Dramatic Arts, Kean University, and Lafayette College. As a guest artist, I have led workshops at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts (AADA) and Sierra Nevada College.
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The goal of all classes is to encourage the actor to take risks and to let go of their fear and apprehension. Experience the joy of acting freely and fully.
Scene Study I / Script Analysis: An introduction to working on scenes. In this class we will break down not only the scene, but the script as a whole. What questions does one ask when reading a play? How do you discover and develop a character? What are the objectives? What are the relationships? The goal is to have the actor asking as many questions as possible so that they can experience the scene fully.
Scene Study II: Students have the choice of bringing in scenes that they would like to work on or having scenes assigned. Each week students will perform and discuss their work. Students will look further into how to prepare and develop characters. What are one's actions and objectives?
Monologues: This class concentrates on how to choose the right monologue for you as an individual. Students will find monologues that show off their traits as an actor. Once monologues are chosen they will begin to develop them into creative and strong audition pieces.
Auditioning: This class focuses on preparing for various types of auditions. Monologue vs. a cold reading. What is a cold reading and how does one approach it? How can one prepare for an audition? What does one do while waiting to be seen at the audition? Each week students will practice auditioning. The goal is to be comfortable, not intimidated by the audition process, and to acquire the tools necessary to get the part.
I coach individuals who are preparing to audition not only for productions, but also for performing arts institutions and colleges. Coaching is not limited to monologues, but can also include scene work with partners. Tell me your goals and we will make them happen.
Former students have gone on to attend Juilliard, NYU, UCLA, Emerson and more...
Students from my Brooklyn College acting class team up with the media department to present a scene from This Is Our Youth.
Two scenes from the SOCAPA acting program.