Every artist actor possesses a unique creative work process and we all need to nurture that process for continued growth. I can support you in your work and development. My passion is acting and that is the driving force behind my work as an acting coach and teacher.
Your work as an actor is a very personal form of self-expression. The art of acting is both a conscious and intuitive process, you know how to use yourself, on what to focus your concentration and how to be in contact with the imaginary. You also create the imaginary world and make it a visible and visceral experience for yourself and for the audience. It is the art of making the invisible, visible. Finally, passion is essential to your artistic success: it allows you to accomplish the work required to create a full character, with a complete imaginary world, which requires a deep and complete personal commitment.
My realistic acting technique is based on master teacher John Strasberg’s Organic Creative Process, an acting method that has evolved from the work of the actors at the famous New York Actor’s Studio. I have been training with mister Strasberg continuously as an actor and an acting teacher for nearly twenty years now, and I have thirty years of experience as a film, television, and theater actor. As a teacher, I was initially trained at Actraworks in 1997, in the Actra Performers Guild National Actor training program which led to my position as Program Director and head trainer of the Actra Actor’s Workshop for several years. I have taught at ACTRA, the National Screen Institute, the Algonquin College Theatre Program, Dynamic Theatre Factory, Theatre North America, the John Strasberg Studios, Ubisoft and finally, for many years now, at my own studio in Montreal, Canada.
In 2006, I co-founded Intentional Dreams Productions, a Montreal based non-profit organisation that operates Plateau Theatre, providing a place where actors can practice and hone their skills while creating theater and web-series productions.
As a volunteer I have donated my time as an Actra Branch President and National Councillor and as a Public Relations Representative with Theatre North America.
Acting is a craft, a profession, even a calling for some and I am thrilled to be teaching it. I invite you to join me and allow me to share my passion with you and support you in your development as a professional actor.
Method acting, Sense memory, Acting training consultant, Self-expression, Public speaking