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 Teacher . Professor . Private Coach

I have been an acting teacher and private coach for over twenty years.  My objective is to give actors the technique, craft and skills they require for stage and camera work, while guiding them to develop their talent. I believe what makes an actor's performance interesting is choice, detail and authenticity.

NYC . Online . On Set

For more content visit my YouTube Channel @theactorsdirector

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Training and Process

I teach at Marymount Manhattan College and I've also taught at Brooklyn College, Hunter College, The Santa Fe University of Art and Design, and The Stella Adler Studio of Acting. I hold an MFA in Directing from Brooklyn College, an MA in Theatre from Hunter College and I trained at The Stella Adler Studio in their full-time program.  Like Stella, I teach from the imagination using  given circumstances, objectives, actions/tactics, justifications and character work. I 've also had the opportunity to work and collaborate with several other master teachers whose style and process I have incorporated in my teaching and directing. Some of these artists are: Jon Jory, Anne Bogart, Mary Overlie, Peter Brook, Alan Arkin, David Shiner, Tom Bullard, Tina Howe and Irina Brown from the National Theatre. I have  developed a collective style which offers the actor autonomy  and authenticity.

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What I teach

  • Audition Techniques for Camera and Stage

  • Acting Technique & Craft for Camera and Stage

  • Monologue and Scene Study 

  • Script Analysis and Scene Structure

  • Chekhov Intensive

  • Directing

  • Public speaking and image presentation

Who I teach

  • Professional Actors

  • Student Actors

  • On Set Coaching

  • Business and Government Professionals


Click on image for a link to my recent publication in Dramatics Magazine: "A Monologue Should Serve You"

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