I recently completed my second national tour of a children's theatre group and now I am looking to pass my knowledge on.
Why me? I'm experienced: I've taught very young children and college kids alike. I can work with all sorts of skill sets.
I have a wide range of methods and styles: I've been taught Stanislavski, Brecht, Meisner, Hagen, Viewpoints. I know Elizabethan, Commedia, Modern, Contemporary, and a little film.
I can be someone to talk to about the industry, the ins and outs of audition, resume building, and a sounding board for monologue work. A good monologue shows off everything about you in 60 seconds or less. What do you say with yours?
Yoga is a passion of mine and it just about saved my life. I was finishing my undergrad and was spinning my wheels trying to do anything meaningful. Pre-graduate malaise. I found yoga and it really evened me out and gave me a way to challenge my body by switching it on and challenge my mind by switching it off. I've taught a workshop called "Yoga for Actors" at TETA conference 2009 and again at a UIL clinic at Texas Tech University. My introductory section is "This Counts as Yoga: positions you didn't know were yoga"
For those who are here looking for more academic help, I am a preternatural speller. I love words and want to make you (or your child) love them, too. Miss full sentences and long for the days before text-speak? I can help with that?
Creative writing help needed? I can help you create worlds, new games, and have a blast learning your own lessons.
I can come across a little snarky, but part of acting is building a thick skin and being confident in oneself. One must be honest before one can fabricate a new fiction. If you're looking for someone to tell you you're the next Maryl Streep, please move along. For creative writing, you'll get the same treatment.
With young children, I obviously take a softer approach, but I will challenge them to think critically about what they're doing.
Yoga is about releasing the body and accepting its limitations. As I learned when I first started out, "There is no Ta-DA! in yoga" We'll learn you and your body together and grow.
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