David D. Mitchell -Theatre Lessons And Workshops

David D. Mitchell -Theatre Lessons And Workshops

5.0 (1)
3 hires on Lessons.com
14 years in business

About this pro

David is the former Creative Director at Baltimore’s newest art incubator, the Motor House, the Founding Program Manager for the Urban Arts Leadership Program at the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance, and Executive Board Member/ Associate Artistic Director for Arena Players Inc.

He graduated from Morgan State University with a BA in Theatre, and received an MFA from the New School for Social Research. 

He returned to Baltimore in 2005 to work as a full time at Morgan State University and since then he has been a facilitator and major catalyst; in bringing together diverse segments of the performing arts community.  David is also the former Managing Director for Run of the Mill Theater “It’s Anything But!”, a not-for-profit community theatre here in Baltimore.

He has also worked with several Art Education groups in Baltimore as the lead theater consultant, both in the classroom and at community centers.   

David has facilitated and instructed university and college students in the fundamentals of theater, acting, advanced acting, voice, and theater history.

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Credentials

Baltimore, MD 21218
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1 Review

5.0

  • Jennifer Williams

    Last week was the first class. My son felt it was worthwhile and looks forward to the second class.



FAQs


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

This class is designed for professionals and non-professionals.  Classes will assist students in discovering impulse and authenticity. Special attention will be given to the breakdown and execution of a contemporary scene, with a concentration on objectives and tactics.


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

Coppin State University (Professor / Administrative Assistant to Chair)
Baltimore, MD 8/07- 8/13

• Voice and Speech of the Actor—implementing a new Vocal Technique called The Direct Energy Vocal Technique (DEVT). Nine steps that give the student power to transform and fix the voice.
• Acting,—Teaching both the fundamentals of acting with an introduction to craftsmanship, technique, and application of technique
• Speech Communication—Instruction in the fundamentals of speech making. (Impromptu, informative, persuasive) Intra and interpersonal Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics and Communication. (DEVT)
• Theater History (1& 2)–Pre- Greek theater to early Romanticism. Romanticism to Contemporary Drama. 
• Intro to Urban Arts—An introduction to what it means to be an artist in an urban environment, specifically Baltimore City. The class is centered around the investigation of the 3 Arts Districts, while connecting with a diverse group of practitioners (Artistic and Administrative)

Goucher College (Professor)
Baltimore, MD 8/08-8/13

• Acting, For non-Majors—Teaching both the fundamentals of acting with an introduction to craftsmanship, technique, and application of technique
• Speech Communication—Instruction in the fundamentals of speech making. (Impromptu, informative, persuasive) Intra and interpersonal Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics and Communication. (DEVT)
• Theater for Social Change—Designed a course that studies our social fabric and uses theater to explore and address deficiencies within various social constructs. 

Morgan State University (Professor)
Baltimore, MD 8/05-6/07

• Theater History (1& 2)–Pre- Greek theater to early Romanticism. Romanticism to Contemporary Drama. 
• Voice and Speech of the Actor—implementing a new Vocal Technique called The Direct Energy Vocal Technique (DEVT). Nine steps that give the student power to transform and fix the voice.
• Acting, Advanced Acting—Teaching both the fundamentals of acting with an introduction to craftsmanship, technique, and application of technique
• Speech Communication—Instruction in the fundamentals of speech making. (Impromptu, informative, persuasive) Intra and interpersonal Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics and Communication. (DEVT)

Baltimore City Community College (Professor)
Baltimore, MD 01/09-8/12

• Acting,—Teaching both the fundamentals of acting with an introduction to craftsmanship, technique, and application of technique
• Speech Communication—Instruction in the fundamentals of speech making. (Impromptu, informative, persuasive) Intra and interpersonal Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics and Communication. (DEVT).


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

$30 = 30min

$60= 60min


How did you get started teaching?

I've taught on a collegiate level for 11 years.


What types of students have you worked with?

I've worked with all ages and varying levels of experience. 


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Just finished director a production of August Wilson's Radio Gulf (2016) for Arena Players (Baltimore) 


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

Always have a conversation about "needs" first. A common language is crucial in any learning environment. 


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

Want do you really want from an instructor?

How much time and money do you have to invest in yourself? 

Are you really open to criticism? 

Are you willing to accept the possibility that all of your previous training may be put aside for a deeper understanding of craft? 


Lessons offered

Theater Acting Classes Acting Classes Film Acting Classes Film And Tv Acting Classes Method Acting Classes Meisner Technique Classes Shakespearean Acting Classes Speaking Voice Training Stage Performance Training