Performed in more than 100 Shakespeare, classical and contemporary plays -regional, NYC and LA. Resident artist: A Noise Within and Theatricum Botanicum. Works steadily in television, film, commercials, voice overs. Has run Shakespeare workshops at Cal Lutheran, NYU; and UCLA. Directing credits include USC, Pico Playhouse; Pacific Resident Theatre; Theatricum Botanicum; Kingsmen Shakespeare, Orange County Shakespeare. BFA, CalArts; MFA, George Washington University. www.SusanAngeloStudio.com
Theatre for me is a forum, where ideas can be openly expressed, and allowing a platform for activism to possibly create change. To entertain an audience, is of course important, but to engage them is my ultimate goal, where theatre becomes a mirror held up for us to look at ourselves, raise awareness and give insight into the world we live in. For bio and info go to Michaelarabian.com
Sharon Marie Carnicke a professor of critical studies and acting at the USC School of Dramatic Arts. She is internationally acclaimed for her groundbreaking research on Stanislavsky and her master classes on Active Analysis, which was created by Stanislavsky. Carnicke has conducted master classes in the US and The Moscow Art Theatre School. PhD in Russian from Columbia University. She has worked in theatre as actor, dancer and director.
Louis Fantasia has produced and directed more than 200 plays and operas worldwide. He has taught at the Juilliard School and the University of Southern California School of Theatre, and was the Director of the Shakespeare Summer Institute for Teachers at the Huntington Library from 2005 to 2017. In 2016 he was awarded the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany. He is the General Editor for the Playing Shakespeare's Characters series published by Peter Lang.
Twenty-plus years of story analysis and development at Walt Disney Studios, Universal Pictures, Paramount, Sony SPE, Miramax & National Geographic Films. Prior to that – twenty-plus years as a director, script doctor, acting teacher and coach to celebrity and non-celebrity actors. Member of the Screen Editor’s Guild (700s) Lifetime Member of the Actors Studio Co-moderator of the West Coast Studio Play Development Unit in Los Angeles.
Martin Jago is a British-American theatre director and multi-genre writer. A respected authority on classical-acting methodology, he is the author of four critically-acclaimed books on Shakespeare, published in the United States by Smith & Kraus. Artistic Director at Raze The Space, a Los Angeles theatre collaborative, Associate Director at Eagle Rock Theatre Co., and proud Steering Committee member for Directors Lab West. Martin was educated at the University of Oxford.
Bruce has been a moderator with the Lab for over 20 years. Training: Stella Adler, MFA Yale School of Drama. He has acted on Broadway, off-Broadway and off-off-Broadway, plus film and TV credits in New York and Los Angeles. Bruce has taught acting for more than 30 years, including Chekhov workshops in Oxford, England, Denmark, and Buenos Aires, Argentina plus at colleges and and acting conservatories. Webinar series: Secrets of Chekhov is open to subscribers online: www.secretsofchekhov.com
Kent Klineman won a Tony Award with the Broadway production of Death of a Salesman starring Brian Dennehy. He has acted all over the U.S. in Regional Theatre and in major theatres in Chicago, New York, Boston and here in LA at the Ahmanson. Recent Film and TV work include Guest Star roles in seasons 3 and 4 of Pamela Adlon's televsion series "Better Things" on FX. And he just appeared opposite Larry David as Lord Inventor in the Super Bowl commercial "Don't Miss Out."
SIMON LEVY has been the Producing Director of the Fountain Theatre in Los Angeles since 1993. The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle honored him with the Milton Katselas Award for Lifetime Achievement in Directing; and he has been twice nominated for the Zelda Fichandler Award in Directing. His stage adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby is being produced widely around the world. www.simonlevy.com
Rod has enjoyed moderating and directing at the Lab since the 1990s, where he’s delved into Shakespeare, Molière, Fernández de Moratín, Shaw, Hellman, Williams, etc. He focuses primarily on the receptive presence of the actor in the moment of utterance. A busy industry coach, he teaches Acting at AMDA, and Voice/Dialects for UCLA MFA students. Diploma in Acting, Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. MFA in Acting, York University, Toronto.
A member of Antaeus Theatre Company, (co-artistic director, 2011-2019). Rob teaches at Theatre of Arts, Art of Acting Studio, Hussian College In Studio and the Antaeus Academy. He has directed Shakespeare to Shanley, and Schisgal to Guirgis. Acting credits include productions at South Coast Repertory, New World Stages, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Portland Center Stage, Old Globe and Shakespeare Theatre Company. More at robnagle.com @nagdoggie
Stephanie Shroyer: director, choreographer, movement director and educator. Former Artistic Director of Pacific Resident Theatre, Founding Artistic director of the 24th Street Theatre, former Artistic Director of USC’s School of Dramatic Arts where she is a Full Professor of Practice in Performance. Credits include: A Noise Within, Antaeus, Getty Villa, Pasadena Playhouse, Disney Hall/LA Philharmonic Youth Concert Series, Matrix, Wallis Annenberg, Laguna Playhouse, Showtime’s Act One Series.
Yale School of Drama and founding member of Robert Brustein's Yale Repertory Company. Director, actor or producer: NY Shakespeare Festival, London's Royal Court Theatre, Dublin's Abbey Theatre, Edinburgh Festival, Lincoln Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music, La Mama, Roundabout, Juilliard Opera, L.A. Theatre Center, Williamstown Theatre Festival, O'Neill and Aspen Playwrights Conferences, Folger Shakespeare Group, Great Lakes Shakespeare Festival, Artistic Director of The Simon Studio in NY
Director for Antaeus: Hamlet, Measure for Measure, The Malcontent. For CTL: Comedy of Errors, staged readings of The Relapse, School for Scandal, Hay Fever and School for Wives. Other: Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival: Two Noble Kinsmen. Actor Broadway, Off and Off Off Broadway, on tours and in regional theatres, TV Soaps. Teacher Cal Arts, Barnard, Marymount Manhattan College, NEH Fellowship to work at Globe Theatre
Former Artistic Director Antaeus Theatre Company, Kitty has taught at Antaeus Academy, camera audition camps at UCLA, Pepperdine, UNM, Stanford, set coach for films and television and private audition coach. Actor on regional and local stages, television guest star and commercials.
Geoffrey most recently played Snape in HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD (San Francisco). He’s worked on Broadway and off-, toured nationally, and works extensively in regional theater. He’s done episodic TV, radio plays, some soaps, and a few films, including Spielberg’s The BFG. Directed acclaimed productions of A WALK IN THE WOODS and THE CRUCIBLE. Has taught at the Antaeus Academy since 2003. Trained at Central in London