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.
!! YOUR CLOWN !!
What were your original instinctive
‘Physical’ & ‘Vocal’ impulses
before you heard your first socializing
“Don’t!”, “Not here!”, “Shhhh!”, “Stop!”,
How much of what you ‘do’
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
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 & Speech; Scansion & 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 –
NYC Acting Studios – Learning:
– Terry Schreiber –
– Vivian Matalon –
– Michael Howard –
– Dennis Miller –
– Christopher Bayes/CLOWN –
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 –
– Maria Aitken –
– Isabelle Anderson –
(Jacques Lecoq: Movement & Masks)
– Gary Logan –
(Voice – Speech – IPA)
– University of Miami, FL –
BFA: Drama & Directing
– 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 –