Robert Cucuzza - "6 Secrets to Turning Pro"
Friday, December 13th, 2013 at 10:30am PST | 1:30pm EST
About Our Guest Expert:
Robert Cucuzza is an LA-based theater artist, filmmaker and teacher. He recently opened the revolutionary acting studio, Studio Cucuzza, and teaches acting at the famed Lee Strasberg Institute. He has performed at major theaters and festivals in Los Angeles and New York City, across the country, on the West End and worldwide. He spent sixteen years in New York producing work with his companies Hangdog Theater and ACME Acting Lab and performing with such vanguard theater companies as Elevator Repair Service and Richard Foreman's Ontological-Hysteric Theater.
Deemed a “master of mayhem” by The New York Times, his writing and directing work is known for its spectacular vision, controlled chaos, imaginative physicality, dark humor, heightened theatricality and high stakes tension. As a playwright, director and producer in New York, he spent six years as an artist-in-residence at Richard Foreman’s Ontological Theater where he mounted many highly-acclaimed original plays and was a co-founder of the Obie Award-winning Blueprint Series, a festival for emerging theater artists.
Originally from Bradford, PA, he is a 1990 graduate of Carnegie Mellon University where he received a BFA in Literary and Cultural Studies with a minor in Theatre. He holds a 2011 MFA in Directing from CalArts. He was the recipient of a 1990 Thomas J. Watson Fellowship for a one-year independent study of experimental theater in Europe and a 2010-11 recipient of a Beutner Family Award for Excellence in the Arts at CalArts. In 2008 he relocated to Los Angeles where his work has been presented at South Coast Rep, CalArts, REDCAT and Son of Semele.
For more information about Robert, please visit http://www.studiocucuzza.com.
Wednesday, December 18th, 2013 at 11am PST | 2pm EST