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Peter Romano & Brynne McManimie


Actor's Approach to Classical Text

Peter Romano & Brynne McManimie

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Have you been hesitant to Audition for Shakespeare? Break it down with us!

In this course students will learn how to apply basic acting techniques to classical texts. We will begin by looking at Greek tragedy and focus heavily on Shakespeare and the unique challenges that his works present to actors. Actors will be assigned text and receive coaching and feedback.

Peter Romano is a Syrian-American Actor, Director, Musician and Teaching-Artist. Peter holds a BFA from NYU: Tisch, and earned his MFA in Acting from Columbia University. He has taught Acting at many training programs such as New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts, Columbia University and currently teaches for Hunter College. As an actor, he has worked internationally, on the African tour of Antigone in the World, and regionally in the American Premiere of Terror (Miami New Drama) both directed by Tony award winner Gregory Mosher. Off-Broadway: Fucking A (Signature Theatre), Othello, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (CSC) Yasmina’s Necklace (Premiere Stages). Film/TV: “New Amsterdam” (NBC) “The Blacklist” (NBC) “The Week Of” with Adam Sandler (Netflix). Peter is the creator of the web series “The New Neighborhood.”

Brynne McManimie is an actor, producer, editor, and teaching artist. She has an MFA in Acting from Columbia University, and a BA in Theatre from Cal State Fullerton. NY Theatre: Othello (Classic Stage Company), Twelfth Night (Four Words Theatre Co.). TV/Film: The Mysteries of Laura, Elementary, and Bull. She has produced and edited two web series, Small Parts, and The New Neighborhood, both of which have been accepted into many film festivals, and have been nominated for several awards. She recently produced a short film entitled Lessons From My Father which is currently in post-production. In addition to acting and filmmaking, she teaches music, acting and Shakespeare to students age 5-18, all over New York City. She is a proud member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA.

Peter Romano & Brynne McManimie