My goal is to educate and develop students of all ages in life lessons learned through the theatre arts. Their experience can help them appreciate the importance of cultural differences and help them work more effectively with a sense of compassion and empathy. Whether they walk away from their time with me as budding artists, devoted audience members or as a more understanding individual, I will have accomplished my goal.
My teaching is conducted with an undercurrent of significance and immediacy in order to fully explore the craft. A majority of my teaching experience and focus has been on the areas of basic acting, Shakespeare, collaboration and improvisation. However I have taught a myriad of other topics such as: playwriting; theatre careers; accessing emotions; tactics in acting; stage make-up; voice and movement; stage combat; comedy; theatre marketing; and other story related topics.
A typical class with me can include theatre exercises; text work; discussion on technique; or themes and most importantly; ensemble building. I customize curriculums because they work best when they are tailored for the individuals in the group. Students learn the depths and heights we are capable of climbing or sinking to because I believe theatre can show us both the power and frailty of human kind. If students gain a sense of our true natures through theatre, they are receiving valuable training for life.
Teaching Bay Area Shakespeare Camp as SF Shakes Education Associate in 2008