Acting Through Song with Andrew Abrams

In October/November 2014, I took my voice teacher’s (composer Andrew Abrams) Acting Through Song Workshop for a second time. This time, my focus was on contemporary musical theatre songs, which I needed more of for my audition book. One of those songs was “Wrestling” from But I’m A Cheerleader, for which Andy wrote the music. … Read moreActing Through Song with Andrew Abrams

Moment Work with Scott Barrow

Technically, I did not take a class with Scott Barrow (Tectonic Theater Project company member) on Tectonic’s Moment Work. But, I did learn this amazing technique from Scott during our Stages on the Sound teacher curriculum meetings and during the process of devising Gold Coast for Metropolitan Playhouse’s Gilded Stage Festival. They say you learn while … Read moreMoment Work with Scott Barrow

Tennessee Williams Advanced Scene Study Class with Karen Kohlhaas

This past fall, I took Karen Kohlhaas’s Tennessee Williams Advanced Scene Study Class. My primary scene work was focused on the role of Lot in Kingdom of Earth, a role I would happily dye my hair blond and lose 20 pounds to play off or on Broadway. I worked extensively on the accent for my character–and … Read moreTennessee Williams Advanced Scene Study Class with Karen Kohlhaas

Indie Film On-Camera 5-Week Class with Brette Goldstein

In July 2013, I took casting director Brette Goldstein’s On-Camera acting class at Actors Connection. I had seen Brette speak at a panel discussion and became instantly smitten with her. In addition to being absolutely hilarious, she’s very honest, direct, and yet completely down to earth. I knew that I would be able to better … Read moreIndie Film On-Camera 5-Week Class with Brette Goldstein

Commercial Improv Intensive with Barry Shapiro

In March 2013, I decided to take my commercial acting further by taking Herman & Lipson casting director, Barry Shapiro’s Commercial Improv Intensive at Actors Connection. It was an incredibly fun day, and I learned so much about playing smartly during these kinds of commercial auditions/shoots. If you would like to take classes with Barry, … Read moreCommercial Improv Intensive with Barry Shapiro