Kim Tobin Acting Studio Houston, TX

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kim tobinKIM TOBIN - Click to Read More Acting, Scene Work, Meisner and more..

kim tobinThroughout the years Kim has worked as an actor, director, teacher, producer and writer. Kim grew up in Houston , Texas where she studied acting/directing at the University of Houston . Part of her education and training there included working with Jose' Quintero, Edward Albee and Sidney Berger (Shakespeare). While studying in Texas she won an "Actress Excellence" award at the annual Texas College Play Festival in 1992 for her portrayal of Sarah in Children of a Lesser God . In Texas she also appeared in productions of, Whose Life is it Anyway, Shadowbox, Steel Magnolias, Blind Date, Cabaret, Midsummer Night's Dream and Children's theater productions.

She moved to New York in the summer of 1993. During her years in New York she has had the privilege of studying and/or working with Gene Frankel, Seth Barrish, Lee Brock, Kevin Klein, F. Murray Abraham, George C. Wolfe, James Earl Jones, Kevin Klein and Marian Seldes to name a few. Kim was an officer of the New Mercury Theatre Company from 1994 to 1996 where she produced and acted (Sally) in the 1995 revival of Sam Shepard's, A Lie of the Mind .  She was also Artistic Director of the New York theatre company; Blue Sphere East, the sister company to the award winning Los Angeles theatre company; Blue Sphere Alliance.  Other favorite Off Broadway and Off-Off Broadway credits include: Talk to me Like the Rain..., A Streetcar Named Desire, The Fifth of July, Fool For Love, Savage In Limbo, The Smell of the Crowd, Bed, Bawd & Beyond, Impassioned Embraces (Emotional Recall), Ctrl, Alt, Delete and Trust and most recently the Barrow Groups production Short Stuff Two and their production of her original One Woman Show , Inside Out. Kim also spent three and a half years in Los Angeles where she studied with Sandy Marshall and Larry Moss. Credits during her stay in LA include; The World Premiere of Children of Shame , The Interrogation, Masseur, Baby with the Bathwater, Check to Check, and The Foreigner . Kim can also been seen in the films; The Alarmist, The Big Lebowski and Sex Maniac as well as on Sunset Beach .

Kim has worked and studied continuously over the last 15 years with some of the greatest teachers and actors of our time. She is trained in the acting techniques of Konstantin Stanislavski and Stella Adler, Sanford Meisner and Lee Strasberg, in addition to her training with the current leading teacher professionals in NYC and LA.   She has taught Improvisation, script analysis and Scene Study classes from beginning to advanced levels over the last eight years.

My goal is to teach you not to inhibit who you are but to embrace it."

~Kim Tobin

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Phillip Lehl PHILIP LEHL -Click to Read More Acting, Shakespeare, Mask Work..

Phillip Lehl Philip is a Houston-based actor, director, and teacher. He is the co-founder and Co-Artistic Director of Stark Naked Theatre Company, for whom he has appeared as an actor in, Dinner With Friends, and Debt Collectors. Other acting credits include: Broadway: Blood Brothers, The Kentucky Cycle. Off-Broadway: Hundreds of Hats. National Tour: Titanic, the Musical. Since arriving in Texas in 2001: Stages: Oh, the Humanity, Yankee Tavern. I Am My Own Wife, Mr. Marmalade, Lady, Souvenir, Amy’s View, The Pavilion, Dirty Blonde. Over thirty productions at the Alley including: The Pillowman, The Farnsworth Invention, Eurydice, The Crucible, The Exonerated, Our Lady of 121st Street, The Mousetrap, Hamlet and The Invention of Love. Main Street Theatre: Arcadia. Classical Theatre Company: Ghosts, Uncle Vanya, The Tempest, (member of the resident acting company.) Houston Shakespeare Festival: King John, Romeo and Juliet, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Julius Caesar, Cymbeline. TUTS: Wonderful Life, Sound of Music, and one memorable performance of Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady. Generations: Our Town, Bat Boy, Spring Awakening. Unity: Turn of the Screw. BCCM: On the Town, Fiorello, Assassins, She Loves Me. EHS: The Tempest. Regional: St. Louis Repertory, Cleveland Play House, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Missouri Repertory Theatre, McCarter Theatre, Portland Stage Company, Williamstown Theatre Festival, The New Harmony Theatre and Weston Playhouse. Film and TV: Tripwire, The Nanny, Martial Law and Hollywood Off-Ramp. As a director: Almost Maine, Reckless (Brave Dog Theatre) Debt Collectors (co-director, Stark Naked Theatre), Art (Generations), Ferdinand the Bull (Stages), On the Town (co-director, BCCM.)

Education and Training: The Juilliard School, Drake University, NTI, Moscow Arts Theatre School.

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CourtneyCourtney Lomelo -Click to Read More Acting Instructor

Courtney Lomelo Courtney is an acting coach, bi-coastal actor, a published writer (Forever Spoken) and film producer.
She is Vice President of Warped Bros. Productions and just finished producing her first feature film Urban Shakedown. Courtney has produced several award winning short films including Widowmaker , Let it Come Down and The Love We Deserve.  She taught acting technique and modeling for John Robert Powers in Houston and Los Angeles and is a judge for the IPOP showcase talent competitions out of Los Angeles.

Courtney started her acting career at the age of six in Austin when she was cast in a professional production of The Music Man and she started working in television at the age of eight for PBS and Kidz Klub. In Houston, Courtney studied at Chris Wilson’s studio for actors with James Jeter (Little House on the Prairie) Brandon Smith (Powder), Anna Lee Jeffries and Cecil Pickett. Courtney also attended University of Houston where she studied under Jose Quintero (acting), Debbie Kinghorn (voice), Edward Albee and Lanford Wilson (playwriting).
Courtney is also a master student in Kim Tobin’s Meisner class.

In California, Courtney studied under Milton Katselas at the Beverly Hills Playhouse, Joe Anthony and Harry Master George.
Courtney has starred in national commercials such as Aamco and Kellogg’s in addition to feature films including Urban Shakedown, Patriot act with James Hong and Osprey with Eric Roberts.
Courtney is an active member of the arts community and is a company member for Mildred’s Umbrella Theater Company in addition to working on stage with Stark Naked Theatre Company. Some stage credits include Constance in Misalliance, Paulina in The Winter’s Tale, Titania and Hypolita in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Elvira in Blithe Spirit, and Polly in Pollywog.

Courtney knows the importance of acting technique and how to transfer that from stage to film.

“It is my goal to impart that there is no difference in character work and script analysis for film/tv/stage. That acting is in fact acting. It is feeling real emotion and having real relationships under imaginary circumstances. Though the medium be different, there is only a small difference in the technical aspect of presentation and environment including where to place your focus and vocal projection, however, in all mediums the approach to the material is what has to be emphasized and concentrated on when understanding where to put your attention and how to focus your acting skills and abilities".

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