Bill Smith, Director
1170 Krameria St.
DENVER, COLORADO 80220
The Acting Studio offers ongoing weekly workshops in acting for the
camera and the stage ( Tuesday evenings -- $180 per
month.) Private coaching is available in voice & speech,
dialects and voiceover (by appointment -- $220 per 4 one-hour
This year, The Acting Studio celebrates it's 30th
anniversary... training actors, performers and
storytellers. Congratulations to our talent for their work in the
Laura Booze features as Grandma in Edward Albee's THE AMERICAN DREAM,
directed by Rick Bernstein at the Miners Alley Playhouse. In the
same production is Nita Froelich, playing Mommy. Joe Wilson stars
as Peter in Albee's ZOO STORY in the same venue. (Joe also
featured in Ivan Turgenev's FORTUNE'S FOOL, directed by Chris Tab for
Everyman Theatre Company). Rich Young plays Marcus in The
Industrial Arts' production of TITUS ANDRONICUS.
Joni Pierce stars in ORTHOGENESIS, a non-union feature film shot last
November in Denver. Director is Bob Berg, one of the creators of CITY'S
EDGE, the ongoing on-line soap opera which includes Anna Hadzi as
actor/director and has featured several TAS actors. Anna Hadzi
directed and produced a film short, EXIT INTERVIEW (written by TAS's
colleague and master teacher, Andy Garrison). Competing against
21 entries, the film ranked Number One for the Colorado Film School's
contest at the Starz Film Center, winning Anna a scholarship for UCD's
BFA Film program..
Rich Young featured in a new work, THE PATRIOT ACT: A Modern Burlesque
du Politique, by Adam Chanzit, directed by Sasha Zeilig for the Lida
Project. Richard Young co-starred as Duncan in the Shakespeare's
MACBETH produced by the Shadowbox Theatre, directed by Buddy
Butler. Also, Chaz Grundy played Caithness and Murderer #3
and Adrienne Martin Fullwood played Lady Macduff.
Anna Hadzi served as voice/dialect coach.
Dennis Sanchez featured in the female version of Neil Simon's THE ODD
COUPLE, produced by Vintage Theatre. Dennis co-starred in a
production of GROSS INDECENCY by Moises Kaufman, directed by Nicholas
Sugar at Theatre on Broadway. Dennis played the Joker
opposite Batman in Elitch Garden's production of CARNIVAL OF
CHAOS. He starred in an indie feature, THE MONUMENT, directed by
Kriss Hipps for Paper Cat Productions.
Samantha Norton starred in BROKEN HEARTS, a one-act directed by Mary
Ann Kehler at Metro-State. Rob Tromp played Dr. Einstein in ARSENIC AND
OLD LACE for The Acting Company at the Rialto Theatre in Loveland,
CO. He also played Homer in Paul Osborne's MORNING'S AT
SEVEN. Rob features in THE VALIANT at Colorado State. Rob
Tromp also co-starred in a new comedy at the Christian Arts Center.
Camilla Susser featured in a commercial for ATLA, "The Jury" produced
by Network Affiliates. Justin Frumkes played Jeff in the indie film,
‘Through the Eyes of Life", produced by Image Works Productions in
affiliation with the American Cancer Society. Laura Booze
Eric Field played Orpheus in AH, EURYDICE! By Stanley Taikeff at
The Germinal Stage. Eric did a one man show, KAFKA
LIVES! Co-starring in Edward Albee's THREE TALL WOMEN at
The Germinal was Cody Alexander. Lori Hansen featured in Ed Baierlein's
production of ANIMAL FARM at the Germinal Stage. Nita Froelich featured
in John Patrick Stanley's "ITALIAN AMERICAN RECONCILIATION", at
the Miners Alley Playhouse. Joe Wilson featured in THE ELEPHANT
MAN by Bernard Pomerance at the Miners Alley Playhouse.
Josh Hartwell featured in Buddy Thomas's THE CRUMPLE ZONE, directed by
Steven Tangedal at Theatre on Broadway. Josh featured in MANSON:
ON STAGE an original collaboration by LIDA Project.
Catherine Sheehan did a series of five voice overs for J. D.
Edwards. She also voiced a training video for J. D. EDWARDS
through CYNYC Entertainment. Catherine featured in a video
promotional for Bank One produced by the Colorado Arts Institute.
Joe Wilson, Steve Pease, Anna Hadzi and Theresa Fenneaux featured
in episodes of BUSTED, a series project for Animal Planet.
Theresa Fenneaux starred in a training video on customer service
training for AT&T.
Bill Ranson appeared as a paramedic in a scene in TERMINATOR
THREE (yes, the one with Arnold). He featured in an episode of
CBS's STILL STANDING, and did two film shorts -- PROOF and A SOCIAL
EVENT. Bill wrote, directed and appeared co-starred in a SAG
Experimental Film called BINGO ANONYMOUS, starring Danny Goldman and
Laurie Henmeyer (of "Gimmee a Break.").
Theresa Fenneaux starred in "Journey to the Day" directed by Steve
Saldana produced at Cleo Parker Robinson's Studio. Matt
Colussi featured in CHICAGO, directed by Michael Gorman at the Colorado
Springs Fine Arts Center. Anthony Fernandez and Trevor Fodrhonc
co-starred as Max and Tito in LEND ME A TENOR by Ken Ludwig, directed
by Jillian Lietzau for Sunshine Music Productions at The Oriental
Chaz Grundy did a commercial for Guarantee Bank and also featured as an
inner city teacher in MURPHY's LAW", an HBO pilot. Laura Laird
played the Pregnant Woman in a film short, WYATT, directed by TAS alum,
Anthony Fernandez starred in WEED, a Sunshine Production project at the
Rural Development Conference in Greeley. Anthony also was in the
ensemble of THE HISTORY OF AMERICA - ABRIDGED produced by Sunshine
Productions at The Oriental. Anthony also appeared in a
production of LYSISTRATA at the Lida Theatre Project. David
Harms did a staged reading of Ellen Graham's GENIUS OF LOVE, directed
by Bill Selig (a TAS alum) at the Lida Project.
John Beasley studied with me, not at The Acting Studio, but when I
taught at University of Nebraska. Catch him as Mr. Irv in the
WB-TV series, EVERWOOD (starring Treat Williams). Anthony Parker
featured in an episode of "Busted", a syndicated series produced by
Animal Planet. He also will feature as Kayita in the upcoming
Western, ALAMO, shot in New Mexico.
David Harms starred in Lee Blessing's TWO ROOMS, directed by Michael
Duran for the Everyman Theatre Company. David played Wolf in
BENT, directed by Jeremy Cole for Hunger Artists at the Lida
Project. Anna Hadzi reprised her role in Jeffrey Hatcher's THREE
VIEWINGS, this time directed by TAS friend, Andy Garrison of Kansas
City's The Actor Training Studio.
Laura Booze played several roles in Aurora Fox's production of A
CHRISTMAS CAROL directed by Liz Jury. Laura also co-starred as
Mrs. Wire in Tennessee William's VIEUX CARRE, directed by Warren
Sherril for the Paragon Theatre at the Acoma Center. Co-starring
as Nursie was TAS alum, Adrienne Martin-Fullwood.
Betsy Grisard featured as Aunt Aggie in A HOUSE IS NOT A HOME, written
by Jeanee Nott Ellis and directed by Jane Borg-Chilson, performed at
the Colorado Performing Arts Festival. Betsy also co-starred as
Ethel in Ken Ludwig's MOON OVER BUFFALO at the Castle Rock
Theatre. Betsy Grisard, Laura Booze and Bill Rowley
co-starred in a series of original one acts produced by Dangerous
Theatre Productions at the Buntporte Theatre:
Toby Meuli completes his BFA at Baylor University this spring.
This year, Toby played Romeo in ROMEO AND JULIET, Prince Hal in
HENRY IV, and Bill, the doctor, in Alan Ayckbourn's WOMAN IN
MIND. He also stars in an indie, NO SOLICITING (A View Apart
Productions) which is making the film festival rounds this year.
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