Brian Drillinger

Brian Drillinger joins T. Schreiber Studio from Los Angeles where for the past ten years he’s been the Creative Director of Edgemar Center for the Arts. He has taught scene study, on-camera auditioning and voice for the Larry Moss Studio, the Michael Woolson Studio and the UCLA Extension program. As a visiting artist he has taught classes in Melbourne Australia, for the Philadelphia Acting Studio and the Steel River Playhouse in PA.

Brian’s teaching technique has evolved through his work with: Uta Hagen, Milton Katselas, Larry Moss and Terry Schreiber and his collaboration with writers and directors: Neil Simon, Herbert Burgdoff, Gene Sachs and Margret Edson.

He directed: The House of Yes, Chip Chop and It Must Be Him at Edgemar, Stopping By at Ensemble Studio Theatre in LA, Lost In Yonkers and Almost Maine for the Steel River Playhouse in PA, Almost Maine for the Gasworks Theatre in Melbourne AU and The Dreamer Examines His Pillow at The Complex in LA. He produced and stars in the films: The Bandit Hound and Hello Herman Hollywood Film Festival 2012, Monaco Film Festival 2013 winner “Award for Social Relevance” and How to Go Out on a Date in Queens for which he won “Best Supporting Actor” at the LA Indie Awards 2006. He produced the short film Dos Corazones winner “Audience Favorite” Malibu Film Festival.

Brian graduated with honors from the SUNY Purchase Acting Conservatory program. He played Stanley on Broadway and in the film version of Neil Simon’s Brighton Beach Memoirs and the National tour of Broadway Bound and Jason in the original production of the Pulitzer Prize winning play Wit at the South Coast Repertory Theatre. He is a “Recommended Acting Coach” in Judy Kerr’s industry guidebook, Acting Is Everything.

Rehearsal/Performance Workshop

This 6-week workshop will provide the benefits of an acting class with the rewards of performance under the guidance of a working director. Rehearsals will emphasize process-driven methods that deepen the actor’s connection to the role, the script, and each other.

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