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My name is Harland, and I am a personable and patient teacher with many years of experience with all kinds of students.
I have MFA degrees from Columbia University in both Directing and Theatre Management, and have been the Artistic Director of a professional Theatre and a well known Shakespeare Festival for 25 years. In addition, I received my undergraduate degree in English from Vassar College, while also finishing the degree program for a major in Biology. I have taught theatre for the last seven years at an Independent Private School in New York City, taught classes at a number of Colleges, and have designed and implemented numerous educational programs at schools in New York, Connecticut, and Rhode Island for 25 years.
I have worked with students of all ages and abilities, and have a teaching style that is geared toward making the work fun and varied, reducing the feeling that the session is a chore. I realize that students learn in different ways, and I have a very flexible and dynamic approach to teaching that reflects the needs of each particular student. Having raised two children of my own, I am sensitive to the changing needs and moods of developing students, and enjoy the opportunity to pass on some of my knowledge and passion for the material to the student.
My qualifications are 30 years as a theatre director and Instructor, with numerous classes and workshops taught on acting, voice, presentation of self, and workshops given to lawyers on presentation in court.
Theatre Arts, Acting, Directing, Play-writing, Shakespeare, Script Analysis, Dramatic Literature.
I have an MFA degree from Columbia University, having fulfilled degree programs for both Directing and Theatre Management. I founded an Equity theatre, still running, in 1985, and a well known summer Shakespeare Festival, which has been in operation since 1991.
I have taught classes at the Colonial Theatre for 25 years, and have spent the last seven years teaching theatre at a private school in NYC. At the university level, I have taught acting and script analysis, advised student directors, and directed a number of productions for the schools.
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