I am a working actor. I get into rooms that hire actors to be on and principle players in the biggest hit shows in the country. I book work frequently because of what I have learned from my mentor Vincent D'Onofrio who I studied with for several years.
I teach on an adult acting class on monday evenings in Haddonfield Nj. I absolutely love to see our actors have breakthrough moments when they hear and feel their honesty showing through their work. When honest human emotions are injected into well drafted dialogue and the actor is able to insert themselves and who they are in the characters circumstances, breakthroughs happen, and it's remarkable to watch. That is when confidence is built.
His breath of knowledge and real life experience. His honesty when you are both good and perhaps not so good!
Adam is wonderfully supportive and is very constructive with his criticism. He will tell you when you have been successful but he will tell you when you haven't hit the mark. With his criticism comes meaningful tools to get you where you need to go. I am so fortunate to have had him as an instructor.
Adam is a gifted actor and educator who is able to draw from his experience in the industry to influence his students to use their true selves and emotional experiences to act. For the professional actor, self-awareness and being in touch with your own emotions are as important as the physical training comparatively for the professional athlete. I’ve personally watched Adam wring out the tendency to overplay a role and guide actors to truly make a meaningful, believable connection with their audience.
I’ve been into acting off and on for several years, but Adam got me serious about it. He makes learning the process fun and without him, I wouldn’t have the confidence in my abilities as a performer. Highly recommended!
I love to first find out about WHO the student is first. My process is based in speaking in your own voice and creating a character based on the actors own personal experiences. In essence if we find out how the new actor speaks and the nuances in their inflections and any idiosyncracies they may have, we can better assess and teach them to be themselves within the characters circumstances, so they do NOT appear to be acting at all. Hence the phrase "acting is NOT acting."
I have a BA in Communications Media and a minor in Theater. I have studied intensive scene study in New York City under actor Vincent D'Onofrio from 2003-2007. I then studied in Venice Ca. with Vincents teacher Sharon Chatton. I also studied with Sally Kirkland in Culver city from 2007-2008.