I am a student of 'The Method', a great tool that I learned and honed in graduate school at the worldfamous 'Actors Studio Drama School' in New York City...but Method Acting isn't for everyone, so I use the tools that I have gathered from the many different coaches, professors, actors, and creatives that I have had the privilege to work with in my life.
It is my belief that no one doctrine of acting will work for everyone...So, I get to know my students and we tailor their coaching to who they are, and what works for them.
I love seeing peoples minds and bodies work through the process of creating/becoming a character. I love to see the results of the hardwork that is put in to live effortlessly and turly in imaginary circumstances.
Grant is an incredible, passionate and inclusive artist. He truly understands what it means to honor a story and character, and the fundamentals of finding it within yourself in order to make it relatable to an audience. We've worked together repeatedly and every single time is a privilege and a blast. If I could work with him on every project, I would.
Grant has an amazing range of acting ability and an impressive portfolio of work. He has a relaxed presence in every role, which makes him very believable as an actor. He is upbeat, generous and collaborative, which makes him great to work with on and off camera.
Grant has excellent acting, coaching and communication skills. He has an innate ability to bring creative concepts and characters to life. He has the insights to visualize the role and to coach his actors to their full potential. Grant takes feedback and works with you to deliver creditable characters and performances. He brings his experience and skills with his unwavering commitment to success.
Grant Harvey is an accomplished actor who can help not only actors, but also professional speakers, as they work to refine their craft. He is warm, personable, and committed to his trade.
When working with students, I like to get to know them first, so I always ask that they bring in a monologue that they indetitfy with as who they truly are in their lives today; or who they feel they are.
After getting to know them through this initial monologue, I like to move on to script analysis and really break the monologue apart and see how it evolves and changes over the course of a few sessions.
After script analysis, I like to move on to scene work, cold reads, and audition material tailored to who they are as an actor.
This is my process for new students, getting to know them as a person and as an Actor...from there we can move on to a variety of lessons tailored just for them
B.A. in Theatre, Morgan State University
M.F.A. in Acting, The Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University
My standard fee for lessons is $40 an hour
I started teaching during my time in grad school, and I love to see the journey of the actor. When all that is learned gives birth to that "moment" on stage or film...it's the most rewarding feeling.
I just spent a year working for AMDA College & Conservatory as their Production, Education, and Artists' Lab Coordinator. In the Artists' Lab we incubated student original projects, and seeing those student's bring their ideas to life and put up full productions -- absolutely amazing experience.