Director’s Lab for the Actor Testimonials


Neil Pepe classThis Lab Intensive is for the serious working actor with prior training and performance experience who is ready to bring their work to the director’s eye. After being cast in their roles for the weekend’s working rehearsal, participants will experience a table read with their director followed by a casting workshop with Casting Director Todd Thaler. Day two offers a full day of exploring the creative process, technique and the business of working on plays with Artistic Director Neil Pepe through a working rehearsal / lab format. Below are a couple testimonials from previous Director’s Lab students:



Director’s Lab was a terrific way to blow the dust off acting muscles in a compact amount of time. Fitting an intense workout into my busy schedule, since it only involved a day and half, was perfect. With only 12 actors, working on six scenes, everyone got individual coaching, while learning still more by watching Neil work on the other scenes, too. Neil is a wonderful teacher, perceptive, encouraging — he leads actors into discovering things which I think is the best way to learn. Plus, Todd Thaler’s on-camera coaching was delightful — he’s warm and funny, and set everyone at ease, while giving terrific, practical tips for on-camera auditioning. I loved the entire experience!” – Michele Remsen

I loved studying with Neil. It was a great experience and didn’t have the taste of a “pay to play” like a lot of classes of the sort have. Neil and Todd truly committed their time and expertise and we all benefitted from it. It is by far the most beneficial work I have ever done as an actor because of the people in the class all being at a similar level – more classwork like this for people who are working and can not attend school full-time is key.”
– Gil Perez-Abraham

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