NYC-based Actor and Teaching Artist

Teaching Artist

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Desired position type: 'Full-Time/ Part-Time/ Contract'
Location: Norwalk Connecticut, United States


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Summary

NYC-based Teaching Artist and Performer.

Education

EDUCATION/TRAINING

The New School. M.F.A. Acting Candidate, Expected 2022. Acting: Crystal Dickinson, Patrice Johnson, Stepehn Brown-Fried, Caymichael Pattenson, Kathryn Rossetter, Annelise Lawson. Voice: Susan Cameron (Speech/Dialects), Alba Quezada (Linklater/Singing). Movement: Cynthia Reynolds, Teva Bjerken (Alexander Technique), Jean Taylor (Clown), Thomas Schall (Stage Combat), Nora Woolley (Grotowski), Shelly Wyant (Neutral/Character Masque), Ragnar Freidank (Michael Chekhov Technique), Shannon Stowe (Dance)

Marymount Manhattan Colleg. B.A. Theatre Arts, Concentration in Theatre Performance. Acting Scholarship, Dean’s List. 2016. Acting: Antonio Edwards Suarez, Richard Niles, David Mold, John Basil

B.A.D.A. British American Drama Academy, August 2014, Midsummer in Oxford, UK, Certificate in Acting

On Camera Technique, 2017-Present: Bob Krakower, Eric Reis, Sanjit De Silva, Erica Jensen, Lesly Kahn & Co.

Experience

06/21-08/21, Stagedoor Manor, Loch Sheldrake, NY                        

Drama Teacher (Shakespeare, Viewpoints, Cold Reading, Playwriting)

06/20–Present, Independent Teaching Artist

Audition/Monologue Coach; Taught outdoor and socially distanced Improv & Theatre games to children ages 6-10 following all CDC guidelines throughout Fairfield County, Connecticut (2020).

08/17–06/19, NY Kids Club, New York, NY

Coach; Instructor; Substitute/Assistant Teacher; Special Events Team Member for Themed Birthday Parties, PJ Parties, Holiday Parties, Holiday Camps, etc.

06/18 – 08/18, Maine Teen Camp, Porter, ME

Counselor; Instructor during daytime activities (Theatre, Improv, Shakespeare & Creative Writing); Assistant Directed numerous camp shows; Helped implement evening activities; Cabin co-supervisor of 13 teenagers (ages 13-17).

06/17–Present, Less Than Rent Theatre Company, New York, NY

Actor/Core Company Member

06/13-08/13, New York International Fringe Festival, New York, NY

Playwright of “Very Bad Words” @ Teatro SEA

06/12 – 08/12, Vassar & New York Stage and Film’s Powerhouse Theater, Poughkeepsie, NY

Actor Apprentice

05/11 – 08/11, Shakespeare on the Sound, Rowayton, CT

Actor Apprentice

 

Skills

  • Scene Study
  • Improv
  • Clown/Commedia
  • Viewpoints
  • Monologue/Audition Coaching
  • Playwriting
  • Accents/Dialects
  • The Alexander Technique
  • The Linklater Technique
  • The Michael Chekhov Technique
  • The Russian Étude Method
  • Shakespeare
  • Devising within an Ensemble
  • Public Speaking

Specialties

    Acting, Monologue/Audition Coaching, Public Speaking, Teaching, writing

Groups & Associations

    Acting, Monologue/Audition Coaching, public speaking, Teaching, writing

Spoken Languages

    English

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