GREGG HAMMER (Vocal, Musical Theatre, & Guitar Instructor) Originally hailing from the West Coast, Gregg Hammer has spent most of the last three years rocking out as Johnny Cash or Sam Phillips in Million Dollar Quartet on Norwegian Cruise Line. Also a songwriter, Gregg recently premiered a reading of his new musical called Hymon & Parfunkel. He’s visited over 60 countries working on cruise ships and his voice can be heard as a yodeling druken beerstein at Disney World's Epcot Center. Gregg's performed at The Kennedy Center (The Diviners) and
BRYNNE MCMANIMIE (Acting Instructor) Brynne McManimie is an actor, singer, editor, and teaching artist, with an MFA in Acting from Columbia University. Recent acting credits include Twelfth Night (Feste, Four Words Theatre Co.), Othello (Bianca) with Classic Stage Company, Our Town (Rebecca Gibbs, dir. Tyne Rafaeli) and Blue Window (Emily, dir. Ken Rus Schmoll). TV: "Elementary", "Bull", "The Mysteries of Laura". When she is not acting or editing, she is teaching music, theatre, and Shakespeare to kids all over New York City. www.brynne-McManimie.com
TRISTAN SHULER (Musical Theatre Instructor) Being a theatre instructor is more than just teaching someone how to sing or act; it's teaching them how to be a stronger, more confident and creatively-inclined human being. Every lesson and exercise in Tristan's classroom leads towards building that essence of a young actor - so that they may journey towards an acting (or really any) career feeling fearless and fully capable. Tristan works as a NYC-based actor, director, acting coach, and script supervisor for new musicals in development. Starred in Off-Broadway's Spamilton: An
On Honing The Craft
Joan W. "I was so impressed -- not just with the quality of the production but especially with the kids. What really struck me was that they are clearly being trained to play a character -- whereas so many productions at this age level look like kids having memorized lines and going through the motions, the kids were really in character, something that they obviously owe to good coaching! I also thought the format was great -- short pieces that gave all the kids a chance to play a
On Audition Prep
Frederica J. "My son Derek is heading to Broadway (Simba, The Lion King) thanks to Ms. Roberta and her talented staff. My son could not have accomplished his goal if it wasn't for Acting Out. If your child's desire is to sing or act, Acting Out will make it happen!" Helen W. "The believers at Acting Out make your child confident at a skill they love to do. They teach the art of acting so well that walking into a room at an audition [is] easy. My son was taught
On Personal Develoment
Cynthia V. "My daughter has learning difficulties; needless to say she struggles throughout the year in school, and her confidence level and self esteem are low. This summer instead of concentrating our efforts into tutoring sessions during the summer, we decided to let her do something she loves. We were hesitant walking in through the doors of ACTING OUT! Myself, as a mom of a struggling kid, only hoped that she would find a place that made her happy. My daughter, being accustomed to disappointment, shielded herself with
Gi60 #NextGen tickets are now on sale!
Acting Out! in collaboration with Brooklyn College and ScreamingMediaProductions presents: 25 plays in 25 minutes The World's Biggest Little Theatre Festival United States - United Kingdom - New Zealand The 25 brand new plays have been submitted by playwrights from all over the world, and will be brought to life here in Brooklyn by an ensemble of Acting Out students ages 10-16. Join us as we celebrate our 4th year in this international festival. Two performances only! Friday, June 9th at 8pm at the Tantrum Theatre at Acting Out! 7426 15th Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11228 Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2956935 or (718)
Our students rocked in Gypsy!
Gypsy at The Gallery Players opened Saturday, September 17th and we were right there in the audience cheering on our students! We are so proud of the work that they did up there!! “The small children who play Baby June, Baby Louise, and the other pint-sized vaudeville performers in the opening scenes are absolutely adorable, with remarkable stage presence and surprising skill. They actually made me nervous that after being bowled over by cuteness, I might be disappointed with the adult cast.” – Jon Sobel, Blog Critics “Of course,
Gi60 #NextGen 2016 Playlist is up!
Gi60 #NextGen invited playwrights from all over the world to submit one-minute plays for our annual festival. The live performances occurred in June 2016, and are now available for your viewing enjoyment on YouTube! For those of you who missed the live performances, or want to relive them once more, here's the full playlist below. Watch, laugh, cry, and please, please share to continue building the Gi60 community! Looking forward to seeing you at the theatre again next year!