First Breath Speech - Better Voice Better Life / EP02 - What Makes a Good Actor?
- A conversation with Don Williams, the Managing Artistic Director of the Art of Acting Studio in LA.
- Publishing date
- 2015-11-20 12:00
Here in episode two, I talk with Don Williams, the Managing Artistic Director of the Art of Acting Studio in LA. We talk what he looks for in a potential student or actor for the shows he directs, as well as theater vs. film and TV.
Since 2002 Don has worked as Head of Acting, Managing Artistic Director and Chief Academic Officer for the Art of Acting Studio, Los Angeles and the Stella Adler Studio NYC. Don holds an MFA from the National Theatre Conservatory and BA from California State University Fresno.
As director, Don Williams off- Broadway: Lebensraum, Turn of the Screw, Look Back in Anger, Libidoff.Regional: Waiting For Lefty, Marisol (LA premiere), Long Way Go Down (LA Premiere), Muckrakers (LA Premiere) Macbeth, Speed The Plow, Midsummer Night's Dream, the Laramie Project, Carrying, All in the Timing, Prelude to a Kiss, The Dining Room.
At New York University: The Shape of Things, Dancing at Lughnasa, North Shore Fish, , That Championship Season, Twelve Angry Jurors, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, the Rimers of Eldritch.
As actor stage: the Neighborhood Playhouse, 78th Street Theatre Lab, the Harold Clurman Lab Theater, New York University, The Producers Club, the Denver Center Theater Company, the Marin Theatre Company, the San Jose Stage Company, the California Shakespeare Festival, Theatre 1050 and the Hot Ink Play Series to name a few.