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Jon Jory, producing director at Actors Theatre of Louisville, directed over 125 plays and produced more than 1,000 plays during his 32-year tenure. He conceived the lauded Humana Festival of New American Plays. He received the National Theatre Conference Award and the American Theatre Association’s Distinguished Career Award…
Robert Cohen is Founding Chair of Drama at the University of California at Irvine in 1965, Robert Cohen is the University’s Distinguished Professor of Research in 2015. He is a director, playwright, translator, drama critic, acting theorist and acting teacher, but is most widely known as the author of a dozen-plus books and three dozen-plus articles on acting, directing and theatre — including Acting One, for the last three decades the best-selling acting text in the United States…
Larry Silverberg is one of the world’s foremost authorities on the Sanford Meisner Technique and is the author of the internationally acclaimed four-volume series, “The Sanford Meisner Approach: An Actors Workbook” In addition to being one of the most published acting coaches in the world today and an award-winning actor/director, Larry is the Master Teacher of Acting at renowned Shenandoah University Conservatory. He is also called the “Teachers Teacher” training hundreds of professors and high school drama teachers in his Summer Meisner Training Programs…
Fredi Olster, Renowned Actress and Author, has appeared in over 60 productions of Shakespeare’s plays. Her extensive work in regional repertory theater includes several seasons at the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco where Fredi was Kate and her husband Rick was Tranio in Bill Ball’s widely acclaimed production of The Taming of the Shrew, televised for Theatre in America on PBS. They also spent several seasons with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, The Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, The Utah Shakespeare Festival, The Alley Theatre. and the Dallas Shakespeare Festival. Fredi’s TV/film work includes appearances on “The Lou Grant Show”, “Cagney and Lacy”, “Babylon 5”, a recurring role on “Walker, Texas Ranger” and the film “Bolden”.
Gary Sloan, Co-head of the MFA Acting Program at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. has performed leading roles in plays by Ibsen, Williams, Pinter, Odets, Strindberg, Shaw and Mamet as well as 22 separate Shakespearean productions, including the roles of Hamlet, Macbeth, Mercutio, Mark Anthony, Angelo, Orsino, Feste, Puck, Edgar, Iachimo, Caliban and Berowne at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Folger, Alley, Huntington, Arena Stage and The Shakespeare Theatre Company in DC. On stage, he has appeared opposite such recognizable names as Robert Prosky, Kathleen Chalfant, Tom Hulce, Peter Gallagher, Sigourney Weaver, Pat Carroll, Lea Michelle, Mary Beth Hurt, J.T. Walsh, Stacy Keach, Fritz Weaver, Michael Learned, Lynn Redgrave and Hal Holbrook. Gary is the author of a book entitled, IN REHEARSAL, In the World, In the Room and On Your Own.
Shane Ann Younts is a Broadway and Off-Broadway vocal and dialect coach and Author. She was the dialect coach for “Newsies” on Broadway and for the tour. Other Broadway shows include “The Lion King”, “Mary Poppins”, “Clybourne Park”, “Bonnie and Clyde”, “Mamma Mia!”, “Jekyll & Hyde” “Annie”, and “Tarzan”. Off-Broadway productions include “Storefront Church”, “Luck of the Irish”, “Stunning”, “Danny and the Deep Blue Sea”, “Edward II”, “The Duchess of Malfi” and others. For the Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park she worked on “Macbeth” (staring Liev Schreiber), “Hamlet” (staring Michael Stuhlbarg), “Measure for Measure” (staring Danai Gurira as Isabelle) and “All’s Well that Ends Well”. Shane Ann is also a Professor in the Graduate Acting Program at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. She also has a private studio in Manhattan where she teaches a complete program of voice, speech & text work.
Tracey Moore’s performing career includes two National B’way Tours (CAMELOT, RAGTIME) and three Off-Broadway productions (REGINA, I WILL COME BACK, SEÑOR DISCRETION) as well as performances at the Met and New Jersey State Opera. Her book, Acting the Song, is published by Allworth Press. She has written for The New York Times, the Chronicle of Higher Education, Dramatics magazine, Teaching Theatre and more…
Martin Jago is a theatre director, instructor, and writer from England who specializes in Shakespeare. Educated at the University of Oxford, he is the author of two books on Shakespeare, To Play or Not to Play: 50 Games for Acting Shakespeare and ESL Shakespeare: 101 Everyday Phrases. He has worked as a commissioned playwright in the US and UK, is a Bruntwood Prize Playwright, and recent finalist of the F H Pasby Prize for academic excellence at the University of Oxford. The Founding Artistic Director of RAZE THE SPACE, an international theatre company based in Los Angeles, he employs bold and imaginative approaches to the storytelling process.
Matthew Edwards is one of the leading voice teachers for Contemporary Commercial Music Styles in the United States, with students performing professionally throughout the world. Edwards’ has performed operatic and musical theatre roles with companies including Tri-Cities Opera, Ash Lawn Opera Festival, New Jersey Opera, Atlantic Coast Opera Festival, Bay View Music Festival, the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra, Dayton Philharmonic Pops, Hudson Valley Symphony, the Miami Valley Symphony, Cincinnati Opera Outreach and Lyric Opera Cleveland Outreach. He has directed and acted with The Theatre Lab (Dayton, OH), Canal Days Festival (OH), and KNOW Theatre (Binghamton, NY) where he was also Executive Director from 2008-2010. He has received awards from the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Southern-Tier Opportunity Coalition, Dayton Opera Guild Competition and The National Association of Teachers of Singing.
Dr. Michelle Murray Fiertek teaches voice at The Hartt School, University of Hartford and the Program Director for their Summer Musical Theatre Intensive programs. Michelle holds two B.M. degrees from Arizona State University; an M.M. from the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at California State University, Long Beach; and a D.M.A. in Vocal Performance from The Hartt School, University of Hartford. An active singer across many musical genres, recent performances include Hansel and Gretel (Humperdinck) with Opera Connecticut as Gertrud and The Crucible (Ward) with Hartford Opera Theater as Ann Putnam as well as numerous song recitals throughout New England and Spain. Michelle has released two albums on the Summit Records label: Blue: The Complete Cabaret Songs of William Bolcom and Arnold Weinstein, described as “exemplary” by BBC Music Magazine and named “CD of the week” by the Arizona Republic and KBAQ-FM, and The Juliet Letters. Michelle made her Carnegie Hall debut in December 2005 with a solo performance described as “First rate – engaging and authentic” in New York Concert Review.
Jane Brody is an Award Winning Casting director, actor, teacher, producer, agent, and stage director, Jane Drake Brody is a nationally recognized expert in how to create a sustainable, happy, and rewarding career in the acting business. Recipient of the Casting Society of America award for Best Location Casting for the acclaimed Coen brothers film Fargo, Jane is also a Los Angeles Weekly’s Best Actress award winner and has performed on some of America’s most prestigious stages, from the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis and Drury Lane in Chicago, to Los Angeles Actors’ Theatre.
Lucien Douglas has enjoyed an extensive career as an actor in theatre, film, and television, including being featured on Broadway with Zoe Caldwell and Dame Judith Anderson in MEDEA. He is Associate Professor of Acting in the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of Texas at Austin and a recipient of the 2014 Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award. Douglas is a member of the Texas Educational Theatre Association and conducts workshops annually for over 700 high school students and drama teachers…
Mary Anna Dennard. Mary Anna Dennard is a nationally recognized college audition coach. She is the author of “I Got In! The Ultimate College Audition Guide For Acting and Musical Theatre” and “Before I Got In! The Young Teen’s College audition Guide For Acting and Musical Theatre” You might recognize her writings for the NY Times, Huffington Post, Backstage, EDTA and Theatermania. Mary Anna conducts master classes throughout the country and serves as a guest instructor for the Broadway Dreams Foundation, Broadway Teachers Workshop, the Dallas Summer Musicals, Texas Musical Theatre Workshop, Making It On Broadway and The Performing Arts Project. Dubbed “The Princeton Review For College Theatre Auditions”, since 2000, she has coached hundreds of high school students all over the country who have been accepted into the most prestigious college programs in the US and Europe.
Kevin Covert, Director of the Musical Theatre Program at renowned Shenandoah Conservatory of the Arts, is a Broadway veteran, including the original Broadway cast of “Spamalot”, the original Broadway cast of “Memphis”, the original Broadway revival cast of “How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying”. He has also been in the national tours of “South Pacific,” “Oklahoma!,” “Grand Hotel,” “Cats”. Kevin has also directed and choreographed regionally all across the United States, he is aa Fred Astaire Award nominee for “Memphis” and he was the Theatre Department Chair at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts.
Susan Coromel is Head of Acting, Voice and Movement at Willamette University, called “The Best BA Acting Program in the US, 2015”. Susan received her MFA in Acting from the Professional Actor’s Training Program at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. She is a member of the Actor’s Equity Association and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and The Voice and Speech Trainer Association. Her acting credits include roles with the New Jersey Shakespeare Festival, New York’s Riverside Shakespeare Festival, Illinois Shakespeare Festival, Idaho Shakespeare Festival and Artist’s Repertory Theatre in Portland, OR. She has studied acting at the Michael Howard Studio and she completed her teaching certification in the Meisner approach with Master teacher Larry Silverberg.
Dunja Tot was born in Zagreb, former Yugoslavia, now Croatia. She has been trained as a theater and film director in Zagreb, Boston (Harvard and Boston University) and Berlin (Komische Oper, Harry Kupfer). She graduated as a film coach in Hollywood, Los Angeles (Jeremiah Comey Studio). Dunja has been teaching Meisner for 15 years and has completed her training as a Meisner coach at Larry Silverberg’s True Acting Institute, USA. Her directing activities include theaters, opera, musical, puppet theater, music theater and television. Since 1986, she has lived and worked in Vienna, both as a director and as a theater and film coach. She has taught at numerous drama schools throughout Europe and she has her own studio in Vienna, “PALLAS”
Catherine Zavlav is a very busy French actress in film and television, and she is also an acting teacher at her own studio in Paris where she is co-director with renowned actor/dancer Mariana Baum. Along with teacher her acting workshops throughout Europe, Catherine has been busy on the stage working under the direction of the famous French theatre artists, Michael Lonsdale and Jean-Claude Drouot. As a filmmaker, Catherine wrote and co-drected the feature documentary, “Stop The Deni” which advocates the prevention of sexual abuse and she has just written the feature film, “The Voiceless” which is now under development in France. Catherine holds Masters Degrees in acting, theatre teaching and in writing from the Sorbonne University.
Lou Binder is head of the München Film Akademie, one of Germany’s top private acting schools since 2007. Lou served as an assistant director on set to renowned German directors Doris Dörrie and Xaver Schwarzenberger, among many others and then moved on to directing his first television and film projects. Realizing that one of the biggest challenges was directing actors, he studied Strasberg technique, under the tutelage of John Costopulus, Adler technique with numerous teachers and the Meisner Technique under Jacqueline McClintock/Canada. Lou shot and produced feature films with the mfa and the last one was shown in the main competition of the Shanghai International Film Festival and many other festivals.
Christa Mastrangelo Joyce, Master Yoga Teacher, is founder and owner of Jala Yoga. Chista has studied primarily with Kim Manfredi, as well as Tom Gillette, Shiva Rea, Maria Garre and other wonderful and enlightening teachers. While her instruction is rooted in an Ashtanga (a physically rigorous practice) based practice, Christa’s teaching has evolved into a more fluid expression of movement in recent years. She is interested in what happens to the mind and body when we push past the limitations we create in our mind and allow ourselves to become stronger, healthier, more attuned to life, and all around more wonderful beings than we ever imagined possible. Christa loves to share the gifts that yoga has offered her and to help each person find their own path to this joyful practice.
Alexis Black has been a professional actor and fight director for 15 years, working in various venues; from international tours and television to Broadway. Her specialties include stage combat (unarmed, rapier, broadsword, knife, quarterstaff and contemporary violence), improvisation, neutral mask, Viewpoints, Michael Chekhov Technique and The Meisner Technique. Fight Direction credits include: NYC: New York Fringe Festival, Brick Theater, American Globe Theatre, TITAN Theatre Company, Nosedive Productions, UglyRhino, The Samuel French Theatre Festival, and assisting David Leong for the Broadway show, Fool For Love (Starring Sam Rockwell and Nina Arianda). Regional Theatre: The Shakespeare Theatre Company, DC, Virginia Repertory Theatre, Quill Theatre, Firehouse Theatre, Cadence Theatre Company, MaineStage Shakespeare. International: TNT Britain. Nominee: New York Innovative Theater Award for Best Choreography/Movement of 2013. Winner: Best Actor/Actress of 2014 (Queens Kudos Awards, NY). She also part of the All-Female, comedic fight troupe, The Vixens: En Garde!
Laura Moise spent four years as an actress in Bucharest at the Jewish State Theatre. She moved to Spain 12 years ago and has taught Drama in English and Spanish. Laura opened her first acting school in Spain in 2005 and now her second school in January of 2016. Her first school is called Act and Play and it is in Gandia, where she teaches drama in English to over 200 children and young actors yearly. Her other school is called True Acting Studio, where she is busy teaching Meisner technique in Spanish to adult, professional actors.