TEACHING AND COACHING
1985 - Present KV Studios
Acting Coach
Provided training to professional actors in the Chicago area. Created, taught and marketed Classes and Private coaching in technique, scene study, Shakespeare, monologues, commercial copy, and career counseling.

January-May 2009
Illinois Wesleyan University Bloomington, Illinois
Guest Artist/Director/Instructor
Directed Top Girls and taught monologue class.

January-April 2008
Willamette University Salem Oregon
Guest Artist Director/Instructor
Directed The Women and taught Shakespeare acting Senior class.

September 2007 University of Illinois
Champaign/Urbana
Guest Artist Director/instructor
Directed In the Continuum and taught Acting Business seminar

October 2006 University Of Illinois Champaign/Urbana
Guest Artist/Instructor
Masters Class in personalization with MFA acting candidates

2004 University Of Illinois Champaign/Urbana
Guest Artist/Instructor/Consultant
One week residency consulting with Director and cast in the creation and development of the original play of Lush Life based on the song of the same title.

2003 University Of Illinois Champaign/Urbana
Guest Artist/Instructor
Two week residency teaching Acting For The Camera.
Also led Professional Practices Seminar for MFA acting class.

2002 University Of Illinois Champaign/Urbana
Guest Artist/Instructor
One week residency co-teaching Acting For the Camera with Robert Anderson.

2001 - 2002 Village Theater Guild
Artist in Residence
10 month residency mentoring directors and coaching actors.
Also taught classes in basic acting and scene study.

1998 - 2001 Spiriting Expressing Performance Company
Co-Artistic Director/Acting Coach
Provided artistic leadership for the company and directed, and acted in plays. Taught classes in Basic acting, Beginning/Advanced Scene Study and Monologues.

1988 - 2000 Act One Studios
Acting Coach
Taught the following classes: fundamentals of acting, script analysis and character development, scene study, emotional commitment, and Monologues.

Fall - 1997 Tellin' Tales Theatre
At Gallery 37
Acting Coach
Coached acting for a story telling camp at Kinzie Middle School (hearing/hearing impaired) and assisted the Director in mounting a production written and performed by the participants.

Summer - 1996 & 1997 Tellin' Tales At Magic City Camp
Acting Coach/Assistant Director
Taught acting and drama classes to 8 to 12 year old children (able bodied, physically disabled and learning disabled) at Hansen Park School and assisted the director in the mounting and producing a play written by the participants at the Chicago Children's Museum.

1991 - 1993 LaBarraca 90 Theatre
Director of Special Programs
Created, taught and marketed a Professional Acting Training program for deaf actors including technique, scene study and monologues.

1985 - 1988 Huron Theatre Co.
Director of Special Programs
Created a professional actor training program. Responsibilities included: marketing, managing a team of four teachers and teaching.

Created a creative dramatics program for retarded adults through the Center For Rehabilitation And Training Of the Disabled.

1985 Center On Deafness
Acting Coach/Assistant Director
Acting coach for the cast (children and adults both hearing and non-hearing) of Fiddler On The Roof and assisted the director in the mounting of the play both at the Center and in New Orlean 



TRAINING AND EDUCATION

Kate Buckley
Chicago Shakespeare Theater
(Shakespeare - Language/Text) 1993

Gillian Lane-Plescia
Chicago
(Voice-9 week intensive) 1993

Julie Reilly
NYC
(Acting - Strasberg/Chechov/Meisner Techniques) 1979-1982, 1984, 1989, 1996

Eric Morris
Chicago
(Acting - Masters Class) 1991

Joanne Sylvestrak
Act One Studios Chicago, IL
(Commercial Technique) 1991

Cecily Barry
Chicago
(Voice - Masters Class) 1988

Kenneth Branagh
Shakespeare Chicago
(Shakespeare - Masters Class)1988

Kristen Linkletter
Shakespeare and Co. Chicago
(Shakespeare - Masters Class)1988

Edward Petherbridge
National Theater of Great Britian
Chicago
(Shakespeare - Masters Class)1987

Jose Quentero
Columbia University NYC
(Scene Study) 1980

William Mount
Lincoln Center NYC
(Singing) 1979 - 1982

Margo Lewition
Interart Theater NYC
(Acting) 1979

Illinois State University
Normal, IL
(B. S. Acting and Directing) 1975 - 1978

Millikin University
Decatur, IL
(Acting) 1974 

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