Actitude

Actitude

5.0 (2)
1 employee
1 years in business

About this pro

40 years of experience in the entertainment industry as actor, director, writer, producer. Having portrayed a myraid of roles, I can instill in others the ability to bring their characterizations to life with energy and commitment.

I have been a working actor for the last four years and have proven myself equal to any task assigned with skill and panache. Having worked in so many various capacities in the field of entertainment, I can bring many resources to bear and can assist other performers in their quest to be the most productive and versatile artist that thay are capable of being.

I have always been considered one of the most talented graduates of the theater program at California State University and graduated with Dean's list honors and awards during my pursuit of a Bachelors of Arts degree in the Theater Arts program. 

I have two years of experience of teaching acting at Broadway Academy with participants ranging in ages from eight to sixty. As a director and coach I have always sought to encourage the best instincts in each individual and striven to help them expand their repertoire and versatility.

Exposing students to great dramatic literature which can broaden their horizons and find new ways to express themselves. Acting is a collaborative craft and is an excellent socializing tool. Seeing the light bulb go on over their head as they grasp an idea or nuance is rewarding.

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Sacramento, CA 95817
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2 Reviews

5.0

  • Kim McCann Lawson

    I have known Gregg for over thirty years. He is an outstanding actor and has experience in many styles of acting, from contemporary realism to Shakespeare. His range runs the gamut. Gregg has been active in theatre for years and he has worked at a wide variety of theatres, from non-professional to professional companies. These experiences have given him a solid grounding in technique, voice, movement and styles. His knowledge and thorough understanding of both the craft and business of acting. He will be able to speak not only of training but also practical experience. Gregg has a deep love and respect for theatre and acting. I believe that he will be able to impart that love and respect to students as well as providing understanding of the business and the need for training. Sincerely,

  • Jacqueline A Schultz M.A.

    I have had the pleasure of working with Gregg for many years, and, as theatre colleagues, we have both been lucky to have contributed to the growth of theatre in this region. As a teacher, actor, writer, as well as director, Gregg has always been dedicated to keeping theatre engaging, vital and essential for our future thespians and audiences. Gregg is one of the good guys! He has a broad literary as well as diverse education in all aspects of theatre, historical and contemporary. Also, a pretty extraordinary toolbox. Combine this with his deep and abiding love for the stage and Gregg brings a thoughtfully wise and brilliant mind to this craft. I highly recommend Gregg’s work and think that he would make an excellent addition to your staff in any capacity. “Life is a shuttle.” William Shakespeare Merry Wives of Windsor Sincerely,



FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Find from each individual what their aspirations and experience level is and through exercises and scene work to assess the best way to convey and communicate the necessary steps needed to help them realize their full potential.


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

B.A in Theatre Arts from C.S.U. Sacramento. 

40 years in the entertainment industry in various roles including casting and talent management in Hollywood. 

My primary focus has always been theater where performance and the spoken word are paramount.


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Asking $25 per hour. But, rates can be adustable according to each individual need.


How did you get started teaching?

The owner producer of Broadway Academy in Sacramento is an old acquaintance from church choir days and he asked me to establish an acting program for him.


What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with students from grammer school age to retirees. Mostly with people with little or no experience.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

As an actor with the Sacramento Theatre Company we performed many student matinees for grammer, middle and high school students. It was gratifying that the institutions that attended were participants in expanding young people's exposure to the arts. It was always intersting to experience their various reactions to what was being presented on stage.


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

To be certain about what your actual goals are in participating. It will help you decide on an instrutor that can actually be of assitance to you at your current level of experience. Ask if you can audit a class before commiting. They way they appraoch the work can clue you in to their methods and decide if they are right for you. Make sure they have practical experience as an actor or at least as a director.


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

How committed are they? Are they willing to do work out of class? How much support do they have from their family and friends? If you feel the instructor is not clear or is only basing their guidance on only the negative, do not be afraid to speak up about it. As it is a collaborative art, do not hesitate to ask even difficult questions.


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