Actors Movement Studio: Summer Theater Institute

New York, NY


The Actors Movement Studio's (AMS) Summer Theater Intensive's curriculum includes a variety of physically based techniques and is specifically designed to develop the actor’s Imagination voice and body, the total Instrument.

Students will be immersed in an intensive program with Master Teachers and Guest Artists while surrounded by the cultural abundance of NYC.

For twenty-five years, AMS has offered physical training for the actor. AMS has been featured in SHOWBUSINESS, The Soul of the American Actor, and the critically acclaimed book by Nicole Potter, Movement for Actors.

Master Teachers and Guest Artists include: Loyd Williamson-founder and author of the Williamson Technique; Catherine Fitzmaurice-founder of Fitzmaurice Voice-Work; Mala Powers-actress, director and author who studied extensively with Michael Chekhov and is acknowledged worldwide as a leading authority on the Chekhov technique of acting and is the Executor of the Chekhov estate; Andrei Malaev-Babel-M.F.A. graduate from the renowned Schukin Theater School of the Vakhtangov Theater in Moscow, Russia and author of a chapter, translation and commentary on “The Application of Psychological Gesture” in the recently published edition of Michael Chekhov's seminal book To the Actor; Ted Pugh and Fern Sloan-certified teachers of Michael Chekhov Technique; Ted Morin and Janice Orlandi-Artistic Directors of Actors Movement Studio NYC, Certified teachers of Williamson Physical Technique and Period Style and Dance; and Bill Bowers-renowned Mime artist who recently worked with John Turturro and Aida Turturro in the Soul of Naples on Broadway and in Italy, Tom Vasiliades- Certified Teacher Alexander Technique Chair of the Movement Department at the New School for Drama at New School University. Scott Fielding director of the MICHAEL CHEKHOV ACTORS STUDIO CHICAGO and the artistic director of ALCHYMIA THEATRE in Chicago. Gene Terruso Director of the School of Theatre Arts at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Lesley-Ann Timlick Chairperson of Theatre at Florida International University in Miami, a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner. Paula Murray Cole MFA and one of the country's chief developers and proponents of RasaBoxes, innovative exercises that train actors to become “athletes of the emotions.”

Our Faculty has taught at major universities, studios and conservatories including: Tisch School of the Arts (NYU), A.R.T./ Harvard, The University of the Arts, Yale School of Drama, Mason Gross School of the Arts ( Rutgers University), Julliard School, Brown University, Bard College, Northern Illinois University, Florida International University, University of the Arts, American Conservatory Theatre,Williamstown Theater Festival, The Actors Studio MFA Program, among many others.

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