I have had the pleasure of performing on professional, college, community, high school and private stages. I have worked with local independent film for about 10 years and am well connected to the art scene in the area.
I have degrees in theatre and musical theatre and currently direct throughout the community. I also currently direct musical theatre at Reed High.
I am looking to find students that are ready to explore this incredible art form and help them achieve whatever it is your creative open minds can dream of.
There is so much to enjoy. I look at acting, directing and teaching as the ultimate happiness. I often say to my actors 'They call them plays because we get to go play for a couple hours out of our day. ENJOY IT'
It is a fascinating thing to say about such a serious art but that is what playing is. When we can pretend so hard it almost comes true. In the theatre and on the screen we get to pretend so hard that it becomes a reality for everyone else too.
John opened my eyes to a new world of acting, and understanding it on a personal level. We were able to connect with each other and ourselves more than ever before. We could be vulnerable, raw, and express our true emotions. He helped me find the actress in myself, and I continue to grow more and more everyday because of it.
I believe that every actor is different and has different needs. Below is a list of some of the things I work with actors on.
-Prepping for call backs
-Developing a character
-Researching shows, character and events to strengthen your performance
-College Audition prep
-Finding your character when you are ensemble or a movie extra
-I don't sing but I want to be in musicals. (This is something I actually get to help with often)
-Different acting techniques
-History of stage and film
-and more<<<<<added in for cheese factor as well
35+ Years Acting and Directing
AFA Musical Theatre
served as a judge for 3 consecutive years for the Nevada State Thesbian Competition. I have been invited back but had to decline because I have students competing.
$30 per hour students/elderly/vets
$40 per hour regular
i keep my rates low because I love this art and want to help others develop their skills. That said if you have a special need reach out to me. I try to work with anyone who wants it.