My Teaching Philosophy
I have an MFA in Performance Pedagogy (the science of teaching) with a focus in Acting/Directing from Virginia Commonwealth University. While getting my Masters I taught and designed the undergraduate Directing I and II sequence, as well as developed classes in Acting for Web Content, and Voice-Over/Radio Drama. While in Los Angeles, I teach On-Camera Acting to some of Hollywood’s most up-and-coming actors at Zak Barnett Studios in Los Angeles, CA.
This upcoming Fall Semester I will be a Visiting Assistant Professor in Theatre at Beloit College in Beloit, WI: teaching courses in Acting as well as Theories in Contemporary Performance.
My specialties include: Acting for New Media (web platforms), Acting for the Camera, Acting Technique (various methodologies), Audition Technique, Text-Analysis, Stage Directing, Playwriting, Business of Acting, Voice and Speech (Accents/Dialects and IPA), Voice-Over, Shakespeare, and Performance Theories.
I’ve conducted workshops across the United States on various subjects including: Vocal Viewpoints Character Creation, Audition Technique, Pilot/Episodic Season Script Analysis, Voice-Over Technique, and the Business of Acting. I’ve taught workshops at Virginia Commonwealth University, Adams State University, and Beloit College. I also have a keynote speech centered on integrating drama and theater into high school class curriculum, in an effort to further the objectives of social emotional learning and critical literacy. The speech was initially presented at the Middle and High School English Teachers Conference at Adams State University in CO.
Check out the entire list of courses taught as well as my creative endeavors by looking at my CV.
I’m happy to bring a workshop to your neck-of-the-woods (wherever that may be). Please contact me by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org and give me the lowdown, and I’ll give you mine.