Robert Verlaque

Meisner Technique/Conservatory/Audition Workshop/On-Camera-Beginning

Robert has been a professional actor, director, teacher and writer for over 30 years and teaches in Toronto, Los Angeles and New York. He stars in the Disney release “The Games Maker” opposite Joseph Fiennes, Ed Asner, David Mazouz; has guest starred on “Jessica Jones”, “Boardwalk Empire”, “Saving Hope”, “Warehouse 13″, “Cracked”, “Reign”. Recurring ‘Judge Gus Benjamin’ on “Suits”. He performed in New York in the critically acclaimed world premiere of The Road to Damascus. Robert is also co-starring in the film “Indignation” with Tracy Letts, Logan Lerman, written and directed by James Schamus.

Extensive directing credits in New York, Toronto, and regional theatre. New York directing credits include Labyrinth Theatre Co., Playwrights Horizons, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Acorn Theatre Co., Circle Rep East, The Shooting Gallery, and The Actors Studio, among others.

Robert is a produced playwright and screenwriter, with plays produced in NY, San Diego and Toronto. His full-length play ‘Icarus Sings’ was work shopped in NY last season for a Toronto production. Among the many talents he has been fortunate to work with are Christopher Plummer, Mike Nichols, William H. Macy, William Hurt, Harvey Keitel, Cybill Shepard, Mary Louise Parker, Christopher Walken, Stanley Tucci, Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, among others.


Meisner I

Meisner Technique for Actors focuses on putting together the fundamentals of a solid acting technique with a step-by-step approach to working on stage and screen. Open, honest listening and responding is taught through a series of structured Meisner exercises to develop the beginning actor’s instincts and imagination and help to unselfconsciously bring a script to life.

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On Camera I

Focuses on training the actor to fulfill on-camera blocking and direction while incorporating truthful moment-to-moment involvement and spontaneity. The exercises provide the foundation for improvisations that develop an understanding of character and relationship. Scenes are assigned, rehearsed, then filmed, with director adjustments, allowing students to see how their work translates on screen and how vital specific work is to the film medium.

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Audition Workshop with Bob Verlaque

This intensive workshop shows how to work from the text to get all the information and common sense insights for auditioning. Curiosity, intuition and deductive reasoning combine in this step-by-step breakdown of the auditioning process. Get specific. Pin down the first moment. Make on-the-spot adjustments. Eliminate fear and doubt. Nail the audition!

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Summer Acting Intensive

The Acting Intensive integrates acting, voice and body to cultivate a free, open and instinctive actor with a complete understanding of practical techniques. This intensive concludes with a performance of scenes in the studio’s Gloria Maddox Theatre.

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Private Coaching

These one-hour private sessions give the actor an opportunity to work on material that cannot be covered in a scene study class: monologues, upcoming auditions, etc. They are provided for actors who are unable to attend a regular weekly class and need an intensive, personal one-on-one experience.

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