I currently serve as the Head of Performance at The Johnny Carson School of Theatre & Film at The University of Nebraska - Lincoln. Previous positions include University at Albany, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Rutgers University. I am a certified teacher with the National Michael Chekhov Association.
I have always taught in collaborative programs where the lines between acting, voice, and movement are interchangeable. I believe that all impulses begin in the body and involve the breath and that the most fundamental unit of acting is the ability to listen and respond truthfully moment-to-moment. I have taught university courses in Stanislavski and Uta Hagen fundamentals, Meisner technique, Michael Chekhov technique, Personal Clown, Physical Theatre (including games, yoga, partnering, tumbling, dramatic acrobatics, and Viewpoints), Devising, Voice & Speech, Period Styles, Camera, Business of Acting, Shakespeare, Audition Technique, and Directing.
I believe the classroom doesn't stop at the door to the studio. That is why I am always finding ways for my students to either travel with me when I work professionally or to create opportunities for their own professional engagements.
One of my core beliefs is that in order to be an artist one must be a student of the world, hence travel and education abroad are a part of my teaching. That's why I created an Education Abroad Program for UNL in London housed within Globe Education at Shakespeare's Globe.
I am available for workshops in Michael Chekhov Technique, Meisner,Shakespeare, Directing, Devising & Ensemble Creation, and Physical Theatre via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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