Classes, Coaching & Talks
For more than 20 years, I've been teaching, coaching and giving talks to
high school students
of all experience levels and ages to help them find their voice, power and truth in their work.
I am available for coaching sessions. For more information, check out my page on coaching here. Or, simply contact me through my contact page or at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a free consultation and to get more information.
Currently, I teach at the NYU and the Terry Knickerbocker Studio.
Courses I teach include the following:
Solo Show I & II
Are you an actor or writer with a story you've been dying to tell? Do you want to create your own work to perform at solo show and fringe festivals? Do you have some great ideas but don't know how to get started? In Solo Show I, students are provided with a safe, encouraging environment in which to use their intuition and creativity to find their unique voice. No writing experience is necessary, but everyone is welcome. Think of some of the great actors who have gotten their start doing solo shows: Chazz Palminteri, John Leguizamo, Sarah Jones, Anna Deveare Smith, just to name a few. Start your journey to self expression in this exciting course. In Solo Show II, we take the next step to realize the full vision of your project and to workshop it before a live audience.
Leave the guesswork out of script analysis! Come learn the original BAI Method of Practical Script Analysis for Actors from award-winning actor/writer, Pandora Scooter, who has developed this hands-on, practical methodology to script analysis for the past 26 years. Developed while teaching at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rider & Drew Universities, and the Maggie Flanigan Studio, the BAI Method provides actors with a step-by-step approach to working on scripts that produces precise and accurate performances. Plays covered in this class include 'night Mother, A Doll House, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Angels in America, Desire Under the Elms and more.
Advanced Script Analysis
Take this seminal course in applying the script analysis techniques from Script I in a rehearsal setting. Working on rich and challenging scripts like A Streetcar Named Desire, Sexual Perversity in Chicago, Angels in America, ...And Baby Makes Seven, students will learn how to really make their analysis of the play come to life. Each student will be assigned a character and a scene to analyze and then bring in to rehearse in class. Spend three to four rehearsals on one character so that you can go on a deep dive. Deepen your understanding of script analysis and how far it can take you.
Starting from the Egyptians and running all the way up to the late 20th Century, this course is designed to do many things: a) bring theatre history to life for the students, b) expose students to the different methods, styles and movements throughout Western theatre history, c) help students learn about their own aesthetic, d) expose students to a wide range of playwrights and plays.
The Playwright's Voice.
Are you interested in learning more about some of the great playwrights of the 20th and 21st centuries? In this course, students will be exposed to the writings, styles and voices of five seminal playwrights: Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams, Paula Vogel, Suzan Lori Parks and August Wilson. Each week, a new playwright will be explored and analyzed. This course is a great benefit to those who are looking to develop their play-reading exposure and to compliment the content of Theatre History.