Over 25 years professional theater experience as an Actor, Director and Instructor.
*Seeking students who are serious about pursuing theater, acting professionally. * Extensive experience not required but some basic training or stage experience preferred.
Artistic Director of my own professional theater company with network and extensive knowledge of local theater community.
Coaching for auditions specialty is theater, musical theater--"acting the song", developing monologues .
Theater is my passion and the most enjoyable aspect is the interaction and collaboration with students and fellow artists, creating positive, creative relationships.
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My process is totally INDIVIDUALIZED so there is no such thing as typical. Obviously the process does involve getting to know the student and attaining a sense of how they communicate, what their experience level is, what their goals are.
I was trained for over 5 years at a Master Class Level at the Michael Howard Studios in New York City.
Additionally, I studied at New York University, The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in NY as well as Woolly Mammoth Theater School and RoundHouse Theater School in Washington DC.
I have a sliding scale that is adjustable to each individual student/situation. I charge an hourly rate but am agreeable to a flat fee for weekly/regular lessons.
I started teaching as a Director/Instructor for a youth theater program in N. Virginia.
I have worked with a wide range of students, from children with little experience as young as Age 6 to professional adult actors. I have also instructed and directed teens and young adults with special needs.
My most recent production as an actor, Rapture, Blister, Burn was an incredibly powerful and emotionally challenging experience.