Is a New York based actress, voiceover artist, and acting coach. Mia’s work spans from feature films, Off-Broadway productions, commercials, voice-over ads, and award-winning webseries.
Mia received her MFA from the prestigious Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University and holds her Bachelor’s of Science in Television and Film Production from St. John’s University. While working professionally she taught at an elementary school theatre program, summer stock theatre programs, and is an adjunct professor of acting and mass communications at St. John’s University. She also teaches acting and movement with the StoPD Foundation.
Living by her mantra: Create. Give. Live. Mia believes that self-expression is a vital part of life and specializes in developing young talent. Proud member of SAG-AFTRA (Committee Member for the National NextGen Performers) and AEA.
Course: Scene Study Master Class
Melissa is a Brooklyn-based director and teaching artist. Originally from Virginia Beach, Virginia, Melissa has a BA in Music Industry and Drama from Randolph-Macon College, and her MFA in Directing from The Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University. In 2018, Melissa was accepted into the Stage Director and Choreographer Foundation’s Observership Program, where she assisted Patricia McGregor on her Production of Lights Out: Nat King Cole at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles.
She has also worked with The Lower Eastside Shakespeare Company, The WP Theatre, The Tank, Women of Color Productions, The Secret Theatre, The Ume Group, New York Fringe Festival, and The New Group in New York; Virginia Repertory Theatre and Cadence Theatre Company in Virginia and the Kattaikkuttu Sangam and Gurukulam in Tamil Nadu, India.
She is an associate member of the SDC.
Course: Voice and Movement
Matt is a native New York actor, singer, musician, voice consultant, and acting coach. He has almost 20 years of acting experience and has been involved in over 50 productions throughout that time. He has worked and trained extensively with Laura Pietropinto (Next to Normal, Superhero, Cutting Edge Composers) and Tom Kitt (Next to Normal, Jagged Little Pill, American Idiot, If/Then).
Matt worked for 5 years at the Marymount Summer Drama program as a production assistant and then as the assistant director in his final year. He is a NCSF certified personal trainer, and a proud member of the Time Out New York acclaimed sketch comedy group, Our Bar. He holds a BA in Drama from Vassar College and an MFA in Acting from the Actors Studio Drama School.
Course: Improv Building Blocks
Bryan Radtke started his career at Detroit’s Second City Theatre in 1995. He co-wrote, directed and produced his first comedy revue in 1996. He has studied at Jeff Daniel’s Purple Rose Theater in Michigan. In NYC, he has studied with Alan Arkin, Adrienne Weiss, David Dean Bottrell, Bob Krackower and the Annoyance Theater. He has acted in many plays, commercials, Improvisational Comedy Troupes, films and industrials. He has produced, cast and directed a number of projects in the NYC area including plays, short films and sketch comedy.
Bryan has been teaching and coaching both adult and child actors since 2001.
Course: An Artist into Broadcasting
Brittaney is what Diahann Carroll, Kerry Washington’s Olivia Pope, and Jasmine Guy’s Whitley Gilbert would have given birth to. A Southern debutante based in New York, she is a renaissance woman whose diverse experiences range from being a multimedia professional to a music – vocal, producing artist. She made her third professional debut Off-Broadway as Gwen Ermont in “The Mistress of Wholesome”. Currently you can see her in “Little David” on The On Channel and Urban Flix Tv.
Brittaney is trained in method acting, the Stanislavsky system, the Alexander technique, Shakespeare scansion, and the Linklater method. Brittaney is a mezzo-soprano, vocally trained. She holds a Masters of Fine Arts degree from the Actors Studio Drama School, and she is represented by The Jackson Agency.
Course: Shakespeare 101
Nathan Krasner (he/him) is a Brooklyn-based actor, educator, and writer from Philadelphia. He is a graduate of the Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University (MFA, Theater), Oberlin College (BA, Theater Studies), and the British American Drama Academy. He’s acted all over, but his New York credits include Our House (Merv, Three-Legged Dog Theater), bobrauschenbergamerica (Becker, 3LD), Associates in Communications (Matt, Samuel French OOB Short Play Festival), Lack of Milk (Father, NYC Summerfest), Romeo and Juliet (Benvolio, Mercury Glass Theater co) and King John (Pembroke/Citizen, American Theater of Actors). Regional and summer credits include Far From Heaven (Ensemble, dir. Michael Greif, Williamstown Theater Festival), Let’s Tap (Jonah, dir. Kevin Hourigan, WTF), New Year’s Eve (Bruce, dir. Dara Malina, WTF), the Winters Tale (Camillo, Oberlin Summer Theater Festival), Macbeth (Ross/Murderer, OSTF), and Inherit the Wind (Bert Cates, OSTF). Principal film credits include Reno (MindfieldLA Gold Award) and Olivia (Tiburon International Film Festival). Nathan has a special passion for Shakespeare and other classical work, having acted in numerous Shakespeare productions and films and taught numerous Shakespeare intensives. Nathan would like to thank his family for their support and CGL for welcoming him as a first-time collaborator!
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Off-Broadway Director, Melissa Mowry: Scene Study Masterclass
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