I have bee in Theater for 47 years. I am British Trained as an actor. I work with intermediate to advanced students and focus on both inner and outer work for the actor. I set high goals and encourage students/actors gently to move toward those goals. I work intensly but also in a fun way. I generally work only with groups. Individual coaching only for advanced actors. I do not have a studio. I am still in touch with many many of my past students, I think that says something. My complete C.V. can be found at http://www.halryder.com. I also have profiles on Facebook, Linked In and other social websites.
I enjoy seeing students and actors grasp new concepts and applying them and both of us discovering new things.
Directed/coached a musical I was in. Great insights.
Hal is a compassionate teacher and human. He patiently breaks down big concepts and is warm and witty.
Dedication to learning, skill as a teacher, wonderful presence. He has a great fund of knowledge and skillat communicating.
We meet and set the actors goals and expectations prior to any work. We plan a schedule and work out space and fees. After those practicalities are done, I would like to hear either a memorized speech or have someone read a speech from dramatic literature. We might read scene together. I would hope most lessons would be more than one person unless we are dealing with a)theory b)history. My modality of teaching is learning by doing. Getting actors on their feet and have learning experiences is the goal to start with. I also teach theater history and literature.
University of Arizona Drama Depeartment
Univeristy of Miami Drama Depeartment
Univeristy of Washington B.A. Drama
Drama Studio London Certificate
Various workshops with industry leaders.
Preavious Acting and Directing over 200 productions
Professor Cornish College of the Arts 33 years.
Coaching one on one for advanced actors: $60/hour plus space rental and/or travel expense.
2-12 hour class for 4 to15 people $100/hr
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