Bio – Teacher & Classes

Bob Bio  &  Class Details

 

About Classes . . .

Classes are for Intermediate and Advanced Actors who are 17+ years of age.  At least one monologue should be memorized and ready to present on the first day of class. (TWO would be Better)  Scenes will be chosen/assigned on first day of class.

Bob does not subscribe to any ‘one note fits all’ approach to acting (with one exception – Truth Always).


ACTING:
  The primary aim of Acting Class is to combine a character’s emotional, physical and imaginative life with the technical abilities required to realize that character to its maximum potential. This is accomplished through Scene Study, Monologue Work and Exercises: identifying and applying appropriate choices that are grounded in the text; and creating a connection to the acting partner.

Work in all classes are based on traditional (and new) techniques and exercises from the following categories: Acting (Stanislavski, Meisner . . . ); Voice and Ear-Training (Skinner, Fitzmaurice, Linklater, . . . ); Movement (Laban, Lecoq, Commedia, . . . ); Alexander Technique; Text Analysis; and Many Training Exercises. Class participants will be exposed to a deeper approach to learning the Craft of Acting, and learn to apply a broader rehearsal ‘skill set’ – within which they will learn to ‘play’ and create.

CLOWN:  Get out of your Head, and Jump into your BODY!!
Through Exploration, Play, Adventure, Outrageously Heroic Feats of Messy Stupidity, Song and Whatever-We-Can-Think-Of-to-Throw-Into-the-Mix, . . . You Will Re-Discover That Unique Little Creature Inside You . . . That Generator of All Things Exciting & Important & Fun . . . That Volcano of Creative Energy Yearning to Burst Forth . . . 

!!   YOUR CLOWN   !!

What were your original instinctive
‘Physical’ & ‘Vocal’ impulses
before you heard your first socializing
“No!”,
“Don’t!”, “Not here!”, “Shhhh!”, “Stop!”,
et cetera?

How much of what you ‘do’
(movement)
is filtered through your brain?

Be part of a Creative Mess to Remember.
There will be Softening, Silliness & Singing.
Exercise your HaHa.
Jump Into Your Body!
Follow Your Original Natural Impulses!!

Be Faster Than Your Worry
And Louder Than Your Critic
Christopher Bayes

 

About Bob . . .

Bob has appeared in over 100 professional stage productions and is a proud member of Actors Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA.  He holds an MFA from Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Academy for Classical Acting, a BFA (Directing) from the University of Miami, FL and recently completed a two-year CLOWN apprenticeship with Master Clown Christopher Bayes at both Yale and Juilliard.  Bob has been teaching for 20+ years. His Classes include Acting;  Voice & SpeechScansion & Speaking Shakespeare and Clown.
 
Bob also teaches the following: Audition Techniques;  Text Analysis;  Dialects;  Improvisation As An Actor’s Tool;  Actions, Objectives & Tactics. 

He has taught for Universities (University of Miami, FL;  New World School for the Arts-College, FL;  American University, DC;  Christopher Newport University, VA), AND for High Schools (New World School for the Arts-High School, FL; Duke Ellington School for the Performing Arts, DC), AND for Acting Studios,  Acting Conferences and Workshops

Improve the actor’s art of story-telling;
Train students to be enthusiastic and equal
participants in theatrical collaboration;
Instill in them the confidence, skills and passion to acknowledge
and realize their potential for their roles in theatre and life.
– Bob Rogerson –

 

 

Curriculum Vitae

NYC Acting Studios – Learning:
– Terry Schreiber –
– Vivian Matalon –

– Michael Howard –
– Dennis Miller –

More Learning:
Christopher Bayes/CLOWN

Apprentice to
Master Clown
Christopher Bayes
at Yale & Juilliard / 2014-’16

The George Washington University, DC
MFA:  Shakespeare Theatre Company’s
Academy for Classical Acting
– Michael Kahn –
(Acting the Classics)
– Catherine Weidner –
(Acting Shakespeare)
– Maria Aitken –
(High Comedy)
– Isabelle Anderson –

(Jacques Lecoq: Movement & Masks)
– Gary Logan –
(Voice – Speech – IPA)

University of Miami, FL
BFA:  Drama & Directing

Teaching:
The Actor’s Process –  
(’96-’05)  
 Professional Actors’ Workshop
Co-Founder & Faciltator  

New World School for the Arts –  (’03-’05)  
    Professor of Acting & Improv ♦ Miami, FL  

– University of Miami –  (’04-’05)  
Lecturer/Acting: Scenes ♦ Miami, FL  

– Duke Ellington School for the Arts –  (’07-’09)  
Teaching Artist ♦ Washington, DC  

– American University –  (’08-’09)  
Teaching Artist ♦ Washington, DC  

– Christopher Newport University –  (’09-’13)  
Professor of Acting/Voice & Speech/Shakespeare  
♦ Newport News, VA

– Acting Workshops –  (’05->  )

– Emotional Workshops –  (’13->   )

– Clown Workshops –  (’16->  )

> “Actors should find as many options as possible, within each moment on stage.
There are many . . . “
– BR –

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