"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 am also an Associate Teacher with GLMCC. 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 Northern Kentucky University, Wright State University, 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.
For further information or to book a workshop please email me.
CV and references available upon request.
Recent Educational Credits
Fall 2018: Adjunct Professor at Northern Kentucky University, Wright State University, Miami University.
Teaching at Oregon Shakespeare Festival for their Summer Seminar.
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.