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Allan Miller Guest Moderates In May

We are so thrilled that Allan is teaching this May Interlude, in our time slot for the Shakespeare Workout.

Allan’s workshop runs May 4th-25th (Tuesdays, 2-5pm at Antaeus in North Hollywood).

From Allan:

“Every marvelous piano player knows you don’t just go out and play concertos, you have to practice fingering, chord structures, arpeggios, dynamics, etc. Every terrific basketball player knows you don’t just go out and play games, you practice dribbling, jump shots, lay-ups, etc.  For any creative actor there are five basic areas of work: text, character, situation, interpretation, and the actor’s habits. This class will focus on the process of practice.

Please join me for my May workshop: What & How to Rehearse—in any medium, from first readings and auditions to full production. We will work on cold readings, monologues, scenes, even songs.”

ALLAN MILLER is an actor, director, teacher and writer. He has acted in over two hundred films and television productions, and dozens of plays.  He recently appeared on Broadway in BROOKLYN BOY by Donald Margulies and THE SUNSHINE BOYS in Los AngelesMr. Miller was artistic director of the Back Alley Theatre for ten years, for which he received the LADCC Margaret Hartford Award for Distinguished Achievement. Other directing credits include theRoundabout Theatre, the Berkshire Theatre Festival, the Westport Playhouse, the Odyssey Theatre, International City Theatre, and Actors Studio West.  He teaches acting privately and at colleges and professional schools, including Circle in the Square, The Actors Studio, Yale School of Drama, New York University’s MFA professional program, the Focus Theatre in Dublin, and the International Actors group in Rome. His work as a master teacher is featured in the compilation book, A New Generation of Acting Teachers, published by Penguin. He is the author of “A Passion for Acting: Exploring the Creative Process” now in its third printingand a DVD “The Craft of Acting: Auditioning.”  He is the author of “A Passion For Acting” and a DVD, “Auditioning.”  He wrote the play The Fox, which has been widely produced both nationally and internationally.  Mr. Miller is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, has served on the Board of Directors of the Screen Actors Guild, and has been a panelist for the City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department and the California Arts Council. He studied with Lee Strasberg at the Actors Studio, Uta Hagen at HB Studio, and Erwin Piscator at the Dramatic Workshop.

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