"There is no art without joy." ~Michael Chekhov
I am certified in the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique via The Great Lakes Michael Chekhov Consortium/Kent State University and I hold an MFA in Acting from Case Western/Cleveland Play House.
I have taught a diverse population of students from high school to college to professional actors, using tools and exercises from assorted methodologies. I am able to pull from multiple techniques including Michael Chekhov, Stanislavski, Uta Hagen, Viola Spolin, Grotowski, Viewpoints and Laban, among others.
I have taught at Miami University, Hathaway Brown, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, City College of NY, GLMCC/Kent State University, GLMCC at University of Mount Union, Dobama Theatre's Emerging Actor Program, NYSTI, as well as private workshops for professional actors in NYC.
Summer 2018: Teaching at Great Lakes Michael Chekhov Consortium at University of Mount Union. Wide range of students: College students,Theatre Educators, professional Actors.
2017-2018 Coach with MT Prep, monologue audition coaching for competitive BFA Musical Theatre auditions.
Summer 2017: Taught at Great Lakes Michael Chekhov Consortium at University of Mount Union.
Spring 2017: Coached role for a Graduate Thesis at Miami University.
Fall 2016: Workshop at Miami University with Musical Theatre students on creating character and Michael Chekhov Technique.
Summer 2016: Co-presented a workshop at VASTA in Chicago 2016, "Sound Chek: Chekhov Technique and Voice!" presented with my colleagues Jennifer Tuttle and Susan Cato-Chapman.
In fall of 2015, I joined the Oregon Shakespeare Festival as a teaching artist with their School Visit Program. We performed a devised piece based around fools in Dramatic Literature and an abridged Hamlet as well as teaching workshops throughout Oregon.
- When we were in La Pine the Bend Bulletin did a story (with video) about our work with the students there, check it out here.
- When we were in Corvallis the Gazette Times did a great article on our teaching with students in Oregon.
For further information or to book a workshop please email me.
CV and references available upon request.