Bruce Ducat Theatre Director-Acting Instructor
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I have been an agent, talent manager, casting director, and still direct theatrical productions when time permits. My long list of coaching clients and acting students, both past and present, includes the stars of Feature Films, Television Series, New Media, and On and Off-Broadway Stage Productions.
Though I am especially adept with young adult and adolescent actors, I have also worked with an equal number of established veteran performers. My adult list includes Oscar and Emmy winners Julie Andrews, Jayne Meadows, Jennie Garth, Chris Farley, Scott Clifton, Rider Strong and a whole host of others. As well, I have worked for Oscar winning directors such as Blake Edwards and a multiplicity of Emmy winning television directors.
I am a Theatre professional with an enormous body of real-world experience to share with young actors. In fact I have spent most of my adult life teaching, directing and working with young people. A very large portion of my former have enjoyed vibrant and productive, careers in Theatre, Film, and Television.
In addition to my academic venues and personal coaching clients in the U.S., I also travel to Brazil to conduct Masters Workshops in São Paulo, Curitiba, and Rio de Janeiro where my growing list of successful students include Globo and Rede Studio actors including rising stars and recognized veteran actors.
My pedagogic specialties are Acting for Camera, Career and Audition Prep for both Stage and Screen, and of course Acting, Scene Work and Improv (Including Meisner). While I am competent at all skill levels I love working with those actors who are early in their training.
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- English (Fluent)
EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL TRAINING HIGHLIGHTS
CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY, Montreal, Quebec, CANADA
Degree: Bachelor of Fine Arts
Major: Drama with Specialization in Directing
Minor: Film with Emphasis in Directing
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, Seattle, WA
M.F.A. Directing Program
NEW COLLEGE OF CALIFORNIA, San Francisco, CA
M.A. Poetics: Film/Theatre Performance Program
ACTORS AND DIRECTORS LAB, Beverly Hills, CA
Directing Comedy & Improvisation with Jack Garfein and Harold Clurman
WEBSTER UNIVERSITY, St Louis, MO
CAL STATE UNIVERSITY AT LONG BEACH, Long Beach, CA
Graduate Level Directing Course Work
New York Film Academy, Los Angeles, CA *
Instructor, Short Term and Degree Programs
Acting for Film
Studio Actreel, Hollywood, CA *
Owner/Administrator and Director
Young Actors Space, Van Nuys, CA
Associate Director/Acting Instructor – Teens and Adults
Weist-Barron-Hill Television and Film Acting, Burbank, CA
Director of Youth On Camera Training and Commercial Instructor
Young Actors Workshop, Berkeley, CA *
Owner/Administrator /Lead Instructor
The Drama Studio, Berkeley, CA *
Berkeley, CA, Professional Training Program
University of California, Berkeley, CA
Guest Instructor, Directing Faculty
NEW COLLEGE OF CALIFORNIA, San Francisco, CA
Drama Studio London *
Director of Young Actors Programme
Instructor Film/Television Acting, Improvisation/Comedy
*In addition to “Standard” Acting classes I also taught Acting for Camera, Audition Techniques and Preparation, as well as Career Prep, TV Genres.
** Many years of private acting salons with SAG/AFTRA actors.
*** On Call Audition Coach.
ADDITIONAL TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Emplacar Você Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Acting for Film Instructor
DM Atores e Modelos Curitiba, Parana, Brazil
Master Class Instructor/Director
Hollywood Arts Academy, Hollywood, CA:
Acting/Scene Study with Homeless and At Risk/Sheltered LGBT Young Adults. Resident Stage Director.
Bucks Rock Center for the Arts, New Milford, CT:
Stage Director/Stage and Camera Acting Instructor three summers.
Stage Door Manor, Loch Sheldrake, NY
Stage Director/Stage and Camera Acting Instructor.
Idyllwild School of Music and the Arts Academy:
Master Classes Acting and Acting for Film Instructor
Stage Director/Instructor for three summers.
Conducted Acting Workshops for members of the resident dance companies of Bella Lewitzky and Joe Tremaine
Director of Children’s Center Drama program one summer.
Cazadero Music and Arts, Cazadero, CA:
Director of Theatre Training three summers
Northwest Actors Studio, Seattle, WA:
Improvisation/Stage and Camera Acting Instructor
New College of California, San Francisco, CA:
National Autism Society, San Pedro CA:
Crystal Actors Workshop, Montreal, Quebec, Canada:
Director of Training
Bay Area Youth Theatre, Berkeley, CA:
Improv & Scene Study
Herzaliah High School, Montreal, Quebec, CANADA
Improv & Script Analysis, Guest Director
Jefferson High School, Daly City, CA:
San Jose Children’s Musical Theatre, San Jose, CA:
Acting for the Camera
Centerstage Studios, Berkeley, CA:
The Brebner Agency, San Francisco CA
Co-Director, Film Acting Division
(Stage and Camera Acting Instructor)
MANAGEMENT/TALENT AGENCY/CASTING EXPERIENCE
Bruce Ducat Management, Hollywood CA
Look Talent Agency, San Francisco CA
Reisler Talent, Montreal, CANADA
Napshyr Casting, Montreal, CANADA
`ON SET COACHING EXPERIENCE *
“AVARICE”, Triton Films
“UNDER THE BED”, Site B
“HIDING”, Dolphin Entertainment
“LAST HOURS IN SUBURBIA”, Moody Entertainment for Lifetime Television
“CHASING HAPPINESS” Jackal Productions Independent Film 2007
“DEATH STRIP” Little Joe Productions. Winner at Four Intl and Domestic Festivals 2007
“MAX KEEBLE’S BIG MOVE” Disney Pictures
“THE PACT” Allegro Films
“LIES OF THE HEART” MOW Lorimar Productions/ABC (One Camera Film)
“MOTHER’S BOYS” CBS-Entertainment/Miramax (Feature Film)
“THE THREE NINJAS KICK BACK” TriStar (Feature Film)
“BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT” CineVox/Miramax Films (Feature Film)
“SPIES” The Disney Channel (Two Camera Film)
“REMOTE” Full Moon Productions/Paramount (Feature Film)
“TECUMSEH” TNT/Dan Blatt Productions (Movie Made for Cable Television)
“MALHAÇÃO” GloboTV, Brasil *
“THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL” CBS/Daytime Series *
“ONE LIFE TO LIVE” ABC/Daytime Series
“MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE” Fox T V
“SEVENTH HEAVEN” Spelling Entertainment
“BOY MEETS WORLD” ABC/Touchstone TV *
“SLIDERS” USA Cable
“SOCIAL STUDIES” Disney/UPN
“DREAMCATCHER” Independent Film. Winner at Six International and Domestic Festivals
“GENERAL HOSPITAL” ABC/Daytime Series*
“DAYS OF OUR LIVES” NBC Daytime Series *
“HOME IMPROVEMENT” ABC/Touchstone Television*
“AGAINST THE GRAIN” NBC/Warner Television Series
“JOE’S LIFE” ABC Television Series
“JULIE” Series for Blake Edwards and ABC/TV-Viacom (Four Camera Film) Coached Julie Andrews, James Farentino, Eugene Roche and most of the Guest cast including Robert Wagner.
“SALUTE YOUR SHORTS” Series for Nickelodeon TV
“SECRET WORLD OF ALEX MACK” Lynch Productions/Nickelodeon *
“EMPTY NEST” Witt/Thomas Productions
“EVENING SHADE” CBS/Mozark Productions
“ODD MAN OUT” (TV Pilot) Lorimar/NBC
“TOM” CBS/Warner Television Series (Four Camera Film) Coached the entire cast and most of the Guest
cast including Kenneth Mars, Jayne Meadows, Chris Farley, Obba Babatunde and others…
“MAYBE THIS TIME” (TV Pilot) ABC/Disney
Educational Video Series, Multiple National Commercials including: Milk, Cadbury, Anti Tobacco, and two Anti Drug PSAs.
* In many cases was hired by actors directly.
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