Anyone Can Act
Myth: Acting is about talent and talent is something you’re born with. Reality: Acting is a craft that anyone can learn at any age. Acting is also a fun and deeply satisfying activity, and Washington has more opportunities for doing it than practically anywhere else. Take two hours on a Saturday and learn some fundamentals while having a great time with other people who want to explore different sides of themselves. Get in on the act!
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Dorothy Neumann is a pioneer in the small professional theatre circuit, having directed in the Washington area for over 37 years. She received three Helen Hayes nominations for Outstanding Direction-for Top Girls, Johnny Bull (both Horizons productions) and Unidentified Human Remains... at Signature-and served as Artistic Director for D.C. Stage and Goosebump Theatre. An Artistic Associate at Source Theatre, Horizons and Signature in past years, Dot has taught at The Theatre Lab almost since its inception and particularly enjoys teaching Intro to Acting. She joined the seasonal staff at Clear Space Theatre Company in Rehoboth where she has directed Cabaret, Shirley Valentine, La Cage Aux Folles; On Golden Pond; Love, Loss and What I Wore; and The Vagina Monologues, which was also recently performed at Keegan Theatre. In addition to her directing, Dot published Truth Serum, a book of poetry available on Amazon.
Vince Eisenson is very excited to be returning to The Theatre Lab this summer. As an actor he has worked with Synetic Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, WSC Avant Bard, and PlayMakers Rep. TV credits include several shows on Discovery, OWN and National Geographic Channel. Vince teaches theatre classes at various venues in the metro region, but nothing quite compares to summer camp at The Theatre Lab.
Carlos Saldaña is an actor, teacher, director, and voice coach. He has taught acting, voice, movement, directing, and stage dialects at several universities and has led performance and corporate workshops for actors, teachers, and business professionals. His professional acting credits include productions with Shakespeare Theatre Company, Theatre J, Cincinnati Playhouse, Olney Theatre, Theatre Alliance, Gala Theatre, Constellation Theatre, Source Theatre, The Welders Playwrights Collective, Atlas Performing Arts Center, Consuming The Arts Theatre Project, The Inkwell, and The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Carlos is a certified Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework© and has also trained in the Alexander Technique, Feldenkrais Method, Stanislavski Method, and studied with master teachers including Catherine Fitzmaurice, Kristen Linklater, Arthur Lessac, and Patsy Rodenberg. Carlos earned his Master of Fine Arts degree in Performance from California State University Fullerton and his Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from the University of Texas El Paso.
Amal Saade has been teaching on the Theatre Lab youth faculty since 2007, and the Life Stories faculty since 2010. She is currently on the theater faculty at the Lab School of Washington, and has also taught at ArtStream, Inc., Imagination Stage, and Jamestown Elementary School. She is a graduate of The Theatre Lab's Honors Acting Conservatory, and has performed at theaters including Theater J, Olney Theatre, 1st Stage, Rorschach Theatre, Taffety Punk, Young Playwright's Theatre, and The Source Theatre Festival. She holds a Masters in Theatre Education from Catholic University.