Teaching Bio

HOWARD FINE ACTING STUDIO, Los Angeles: 1998
to current

COMPREHENSIVE TECHNIQUE: 12 week course to outline and identify the actor’s tools through a combination of lecture and practical exercises.  By placing focus on the development of concentration, emotional  recall, basic script analysis and characterization, the actor will acquire a method of approach for all aspects of acting (ie. Film, TV, Stage, and auditions). Required texts: CHALLENGE FOR THE ACTOR-Uta Hagen and ACTING, THE FIRST LESSONS :Richard Boleslavsky

THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN HOMEWORK
AND REHEARSEL
: This class teaches the student how to apply the tools and technique learned in Basic Technique class to scene work. Emphasis is on developing a step-by-step process and  understanding of how to apply the technique from first reading to rehearsal to performance.

INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED SCENE STUDY: This class is an ongoing application of the principles set forth in Basic and Intro. Students prepare scenes for critique and continue to work on them until objectives are satisfied.


INTENSIVE AUDITION/ INTERVIEW WORKSHOPS: Cold reading, interview skills, presentation, songs, monologues

San Francisco, 2005 thru present- Screen Actors Guild and Media Access
Berkeley 2005 thru present Media Access
Santa Fe, March 2007–Screen Actors Guild
Alamogordo, NM July 2007-Revision Studios
Los Angeles, July 2007–Screen Actors Guild
Last Frontier Playwrights Festival, Valdez, Alaska–July 2007
Actors Workshop, Cardiff by the Sea, Wales–August, 2006
Musical Theatre Conservatory of Wales, August 2006


MEDIA ACCESS,
North Hollywood and Berkely, Ca.
1996 to current on-going class for actors with disability, professionals and the community in theatre games, cold reading and interview skills, and scene/monologue study. Objective of the class is to give basic skills of speech, improv, scene work and audition
technique. Special focus on freedom of expression and play.


PALM BEACH COMMUNITY COLLEGE: 2003 and 2004: Audition and Interview Intensive


COMPTON SCHOOL DISTRICT: 1998 to 2002

Drama consultant for the district. Taught high school, alternative
school and elementary drama with the focus on communication skills and conflict resolution. The students also wrote and performed original material.


SANTA MONICA COLLEGE: 1994 to 1998
interview/audition technique


ACTORS CENTERS INT’L, Los Angeles: 1993-1996 week intensive classes geared towards nailing the audition. The objective was how to enter and leave the audition/interview with confidence and your self-esteem intact.


HB STUDIO, NYC : 1991 to 1993
Substitute for scene study classes of Carol Rosenfeld


AMERICAN ACADEMY OF DRAMATIC ART ,NYC: 1991 to 1992
These classes not only worked on basic singing skills but the
actor approached the song using the same technique as in regular scene work.


STELLA ADLER INSTITUTE, NYC: 1990 basic speech


NC SCHOOL OF THE ARTS: 1982
Taught opera singers to ‘act truthfully’ in their songs.
Audition and interview technique.

For references:
Howard Fine – 323- 962.3188
Carol Rosenfeld – 201- 864-5499
Gloria Casteneda -818-409-0448