Manuel C Cruz Studio

Manuel C Cruz Studio

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About this pro

Author of Via Actorem, the Way, the Actor: A Chicano Actor's Journey (publication pending).  Master of Fine Art Acting with thirty years experience.  I enable actors to become truthful, holistic actors through The Actor's Quartet and solid C.O.R.E.S. preparation.

I enjoy enabling young actors, especially actors of color or under represented groups.  I love seeing actors make measurable improvement in their skills as artists; finding their own voice.

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Dallas, TX 75244
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  • Dennis Newman

    He is great at making you a better actor.

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

The student is introduced to the Actor's Quartet and C.O.R.E.S.  The student is also introduced to the Four Levels of Competency.

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

I have a Master of Fine Art in Acting from The Academy of Art University School of Acting in San Francisco.  I have thirty years experience as an actor on stage, television and film.

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

$60.00 per session for adults (2 hours) and $40.00 per session for minors 10 to 18 years old (1 hour). 

How did you get started teaching?

I have seven years experience in public primary and secondary education and four years college and university education.  After graduate school I had the credentials to teach my first passion, acting.

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with primary, secondary, and college/university students.  I am currently an Adjunct Professor at Brookhaven College and have taught at the University of North Texas.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I enjoy seeing my students making noticable improvement in their acting skills.  They always improve.

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

Be open to new ideas when it comes to the craft of acting.  The actor pushes oneself outside their comfort zone.  Empty your cup.

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

Why do I want to be an actor?

Lessons offered

Acting Classes Film Acting Classes Film And Tv Acting Classes