Each student that comes for class receives my undivided attention and I am able to bring out the best in a students abilities. Acting can be more challenging than one might imagine. Four instance you may be asked to play some villanous roll and accessing such emotions within yourself could be difficult, even painful. My longtime experience with delving into creating poignant character portrayal is powerful and useful. Every performer has blocks. It could be stage fright or a fear of failure or not be able to access emotions that are the basis of outward expression which is acting. As an acting teacher I will provide techniques to clear your instrument, which is your very self, and hone your understanding of expressing the art and craft of performance.
Art, literature, theatre, and film are second only to direct spiritual experience in coming to understand the human experience. Working in this field can only be an enjoyable rewarding experience.
I started in theatre in the early seventies working in mid-Atlantic regional repertoire companies such as the Norfolk Theatre Compay and the Virginia Opera Society. At that time I worked with and studied under the Polish American director Stanislaus Fedyszyn performing such plays as "Hamlet", "The Glass Menagerie ", and "A Taste if Honey". In the Washington DC area I worked both on and offstage in area theatres including the earlier years of Arena stage.
In the early eighties, following a Master's Degree in film and video production, I worked as a producer with the Smihsonian and ten years in television news in the Gaza Strip, Central America, and the U.S. and writing scripts in Hollywood. Started in 1998 teaching acting and theatre 🎭 in the DC area.
Also in the late '80s and early '90s I began studying with the famous and often controversial Eric Morris, founder of The Actor's Studio in Los Angeles, Ca., who has further refined the method acting system introduced by Stanislavsky and taught by Lee Strasberg in New York and Los Angeles. Eric Morris's system which is what I use has been praised by such actors as Johnny Depp, Jack Nicholson, Sally Kirkland, and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
I have taught acting both privately and in schools in the Washington area and directed plays such as "Mid-Summer's Night Dream", "The Miracle Worker", and "Blithe Spirit". Bringing out the best in an Actor is what I do.
Working with Mr. Stephen/Creative Unlimited was so invigorating and refreshing. I've been searching for acting lessons for a few years and he seemed like the only mentor/instructor I've met in the D.C area that was straightforward about wanting to teach and wanting to find an aspiring pupil, like myself, to give lessons and acting advice to. He has an optimistic vibe from 1st impression but he was also ready to go right into the nitty-gritty of acting and doesn't seem to shy away from incorporating meditation and mind-fullness alongside the energetic nature of acting. I look forward to more of Mr. Stephen's lessons and I'm glad that Lessons.com made it easier to find creative connections like this.
Steve is amazingly patient and understands what I need to improve, catching my weak points and working with me to develop my diction and skills. In addition, he gave me a number of very effective assignments. It is obvious that he knows his craft. I recommend highly.
One on one teaching starting with getting an idea of a student's abilities and limits. Then pushing those limits to expand a student's repertoire through various acting exercises.
Norfolk Theatre Center
Stanislaus Fedyszyn School of Theatr
Masters in Film Production - American University
Eric Morris Actor's Studio
Started teaching theatre classes at Paul VI Catholic High School, Fairfax, Va.
Ages 15 and older.
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