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AMANDA CREIGHTON

AMANDA CREIGHTON

MFA : New York University; BFA : Univ. of Utah

A versatile actor, director and educator, Amanda's career spans screen, television, and stage. As a director, credits include Romeo and Juliet, the world premiere of Creighton James’s original work Dirt, (Red Herring Productions) Two Gentleman of Verona (Jebby Awards winner). Other directing credits include an originally conceived production of Heinrich Hoffman’s Struwwelpeter, and an all-female staging of MacBeth. TV/Film credits include "Law and Order," "Criminal Intent", Synecdoche New York (Sundance), Little Accidents (Sundance Lab), And Winter Slow, A Mother’s Heart (Best Actress - Winterfest Festival), Jay Anania’s experimental film NY/Tehran, Diner. Stage credits include: Elisa in Cherubina (Sanford Meisner Theater), The Real Thing (Pioneer Theater Company), Jon Courie’s Los Angeles premiere To Carry the Child, Kyra in Merrimack Theater Company’s The Real Thing (Best Actress Award - Boston Outer Critic’s Circle), Lady Macbeth (Actor’s Theater of Columbus) Elizabeth in The Crucible (SRO), Portia in The Merchant of Venice (Gallery Players) and Petruchio in The Taming of the Shrew (Civic Theater).

Teaching is at the center of Amanda’s passion. As a private coach, she's had numerous clients book commercial, film, TV, and theater work; she's a recipient of the prestigious Jon Jory Award and an alumnus of “Project Match” LACC in Los Angeles.  She has served on faculty at The Acting Academy at Los Angeles City College, The University of Utah’s Theater School for Youth and New York Film Academy in Manhattan.

* BFA & MFA | Shakespeare | Voice & Speech | Stage & Screen Acting | Kids & Teens *

AMY LYNN STEWART

AMY LYNN STEWART

MFA UCSD * BA UNC-Chapel Hill *   Co-founder Acting (Actually)

Amy's an award-winning stage, screen & voice actress, with cherished theatrical productions including Appropriate (Humana, Louisville),  Intimate Apparel (Two River Theatre), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Theatre of Frankfurt), Electra (Warehouse), Beauty (La Jolla), Fallen Angels (Dorset), There's No Bayville in Texas

(Baldwin Festival; Outstanding Lead Actress Award), Ragged Claws (Cherry Lane NYC), Gideon's Knot

(Project Y), Rattlers (Flux Theatre), and Viral at the NYC Fringe Festival, where she won Best Actress Awards from Theatre World, ITBA, and Talkin' Broadway. Amy's appeared in films including Jewtah, Sisterhood of Night, Throttle, Jesus Maria, My Benefit, and Mama, for which she won Best Actress at the International Action Film Festival & the Palm Award for Best Actress at the Mexico Int'l Film Festival.  TV appearances include "House of Cards" (Netflix), "Shades of Blue" (NBC), "Unforgettable" (A+E), "I Love You But I Lied" (Lifetime), "I Know This Much is True" (HBO; opposite Mark Ruffalo), "MadameSecretary" (CBS) & "Wall St" (pilot; opposite John Cusack). Amy's voice has fronted national campaigns for Daisy, Hertz, Verizon & 'Got Milk'; Amy's first audiobook, on the life of Harper Lee (The Mockingbird Next Door), won the Audiofile Earphones Award for her performance.

Raised in Texas & North Carolina, Amy has loved coaching & teaching aspiring actors from San Diego to Brooklyn, from voice and speech for teens, to helping numerous clients get into elite MFA programs (NYU, Yale, UCSD & more). Inspired by the work of Eve Ensler, Amy's workshop Fierce Feminine debuts in 2020.

*  BFA & MFA Auditions | Shakespeare | Stage & Screen Acting | Voiceover | Acting the Song *

BEN TOLPIN

BEN TOLPIN

BFA Marymount Manhattan *  On-Camera Commercial & Comedy Pro

Ben's been a successful actor & prolific on-camera commercial performer for nearly 25 years, having appeared in more than 90 national campaigns including Super Bowl spots (Anheuser-Busch, Fed Ex, Motorola, Samsung) and a stretch as the national spokesperson for TGIFridays.  With his natural chops for comedy, improv and the camera, Ben's also booked numerous film & TV appearances, working with legendary directors such as Doug Liman, Michael Bay, Bobby Farrelly, Tony Kaye, Phil Morrison, and Errol Morris - credits include Weeds, The Loop, NCIS, Off Centre, Wilfred, The Island, Charmed, Twins, How I Met Your Mother, and a memorable series regular stint on sitcom, The Mullets.  On stage, Ben's most proud to have played Roy Selridge in Biloxi Blues (for Neil Simon himself) at the Pasadena Playhouse; his comic short film, Broken Up, won numerous festival awards.

A member of SAG, AEA & the Television Academy, Ben's a proud alumnus of acting studios on both coasts - his dedication to craft and career made coaching come naturally; Ben now teaches in Los Angeles, New York, Austin & New Orleans, often leading his On Camera Commercial Game intensive.

Ben lives in Los Angeles but also teaches in New York City, Austin, and New Orleans.

* On-Camera Comms | TV (Comedy & Drama) | Comedy & Improv  | Career Consult *

BIANCA AMATO

BIANCA AMATO

* University of Cape Town * Emery Battis Award, Elliot Norton Award, Helen Hayes & Irene nominee, Audie & Earphones multi-award winner

Bianca's distinguished international career began in her home country of South Africa. She moved to New York in 2001, appearing in celebrated Broadway productions including the Tony award-winning Tom Stoppard's Coast of Utopia trilogy, Arcadia and Macbeth, The Importance of Being Earnest at BAM, Top Girls, Pride & Prejudice, As You Like It and Pygmalion at the Guthrie, King Lear at TFANA and the "stunning" Neva at the Public Theater, among others. TV & film include Sex & the City, The Good Wife, Blue Bloods, The Big C, Elementary, Alpha House, HBO’s Warrior, The Kissing Booth 2, Our Girl, and Unforgettable, and Bianca's prolific voiceover career includes narrating over 60 audiobooks.

Bianca's natural warmth & passion for the craft of acting has made her a resource for aspiring artists for over 20 years - from stage & screen auditions to Shakespeare, dialects, and VO.  She splits her time between New York and Johannesburg, South Africa, with her beautiful family.

* STAGE  |  TV (Drama)  |  BFA  &  MFA  |  Shakespeare  |  Voiceover (Audiobooks) *

BILL DEMERITT

BILL DEMERITT

* MFA YALE * BFA MMC * Stage, Screen, VO Actor & Narrator

Bill's a dynamic New York actor, with appearances in HBO's The Normal Heart (based on the Tony-award winning play by Larry Kramer), Law & Order: SVU, The Lennon Report, Person of Interest, Guiding Light, One Life to Live, and Vimeo's original series, The Outs, along with national VO & on-camera campaigns, video games, a number of brilliant audiobook performances including Underground Airlines (Audie-nomination, Best Narrator); as well as prestigious stage performances in Signature's The Death of the Last Black Man, the Public Theater's Mom, How Did You Meet the Beatles, Liz Swados' The Violence Project at LaMama, and numerous Shakespearean highlights including Romeo & Juliet, King John, Merry Wives of Windsor & the U.S. debut of Shakespeare in Love at Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
* BFA & MFA  | Shakespeare |  Audiobooks | Voice, Speech, Accent Reduction *
BRIAN AVERS

BRIAN AVERS

BRIAN SLATEN

BRIAN SLATEN

MFA UCSD * BFA Univ. of Wyoming * Stage & Screen Actor & Teacher

Brian is a physical, dynamic actor, teacher & coach that has worked for over a decade on both coasts. Since graduating UCSD's MFA Acting program, Brian's booked work for every platform, but his primary focus has been on theater that "moves the conversation forward" - stage credits include: The Lifespan of a Fact (St. Louis Rep),  Angels in America and Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime (Actors Theatre of Louisville), Straight White Men (Steppenwolf Theater and Kirk Douglas Theater), Bent (Taper Forum), Fool for Love (Chalk Rep), Hay Fever (The Old Globe), Paris Commune (La Jolla Playhouse), The Good Thief (Slant Theater), and Five Mile Lake (South Coast Rep; LADCC nomination).  TV includes:  Chicago PD Masters of Sex, Rizzoli & Isles, Criminal Minds, Fringe, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Law & Order: SVU, Army Wives, and Guiding Light - films: Murder Bury Win, Happy 40th, Uggs for Gaza and Deception.

Brian's passion for the craft of acting led him to teach at UCSD & The University of Wyoming, a professional workshop at Actors Theater of Louisville, and currently at Webster University in St Louis, where he's proud to help aspiring artists from the heartland realize their dreams.

* BFA & MFA Auditions | Stage & Screen | Stage Combat | Career Consult *

CHRISTINE ALBRIGHT-TUFTS

CHRISTINE ALBRIGHT-TUFTS

* BS Ball State (Performance) * MFA UCSD
For the last 20 years, Christine has worked as an actress at Arena Stage, the GoodmanTheatre, Berkeley Rep, Seattle Rep, the Marin Theatre Company, the Mint Theatre Company, the La Jolla Playhouse, and many others. She has been a company member at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) since 2006, where she’s worked as an actor, director and teaching artist. Most recently OSF commissioned Christine, Lezlie Cross, Howie Seago, to adapt Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus into a bi-lingual script utilizing both spoken English and American Sign Language. OSF credits include Juliet, Titania, Lady Percy, and the world premiere of Bill Cain’s Equivocation. She was awarded a Theatre Bay Area Critic’s Circle Award for Best Actress for her performance as Mother in the West Coast premiere of Sarah Ruhl’s Oldest Boy.

* BFA  &  MFA  |  Stage Auditions  |  Shakespeare *

DAN BITTNER

DAN BITTNER

* BFA Marymount Manhattan College * Broadway, TV, VO, Audie Award winner

Dan is a prolific NY actor, appearing in numerous TV series including Marvelous Mrs Maisel, Law & Order, Bored to Death, Elementary, Person of Interest, The Good Wife, Blue Bloods and The Leftovers; along with films such as Brittany Runs a Marathon, The Post, Marshall, The Wolf of Wall Street and Adventureland. On stage, Dan proudly appeared on Broadway in The Vertical Hour, directed by Sam Mendes, as well as lauded off-Broadway & regional productions of Farragut North, The House in Town, Roads to Home, at Atlantic Theater Company, Lincoln Center and most recently The Young Man from Atlanta at Primary Stages. A busy VO artist, Dan is the voice of Norville on Nickelodeon’s Wallykazam, has led national campaigns, voiced characters on award winning video games and narrated over 100 audiobooks including Audie nominated Sci Fi bestseller Black Star Renegades and 2019 Audie and Odyssey award winner, Sadie.

* TV, Stage & Film | BFA Auditions |  Voiceover & Audiobooks) | Career Consult *

GINIFER KING

GINIFER KING

BFA Western Michigan University * Broadway & TV, Musicals, Comedy

 Ginifer is a charismatic, successful stage and screen actress with a love for mentoring and coaching people to be their best in the room --  whether they're auditioning, on set, or interviewing for an agent. She made her Broadway debut right out of college in Sam Mendes’ revival of Gypsy starring Bernadette Peters, playing the title role of Gypsy Rose Lee on numerous occasions. Other Broadway credits include playing Shelby in Steel Magnolias opposite Delta Burke and Christine Ebersole, and Cyrano de Bergerac, starring Kevin Kline and Jennifer Garner (also filmed for PBS).

In 2010, Ginifer moved to Los Angeles to pursue more work in television and film. She studied consecutively for 9 years in the Professional Class at Lesly Kahn & Company where she also assisted in teaching classes and coaching auditions. She starred for two seasons on the Nickelodeon series “The Haunted Hathaways” -- other TV/Film work includes: Struck By Lightning, Confessions of a Shopaholic, "Law & Order", "Law & Order: Criminal Intent", "Cold Case", "Medium", "Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior" (opposite Forrest Wittaker), "CSI", "Flash Forward", "Hawaii 5-0", "Rosewood", "Baby Daddy", "The Kicks" (Amazon), "The Librarians", "Code Black" (opposite Marcia Gay Harden), "Good Trouble", "Sydney to the Max" and most recently opposite Rob Lowe on the upcoming "911: Lone Star". Ginifer is a founding member of LA’s successful “For The Record” series; a live, one of a kind celebration of the soundtracks of modern motion picture masters. Shows performed include Baz Lurhmann (LA & Vegas Cirque du Soliel collaboration), The Cohen Bros., Tarantino, Scorsese, Paul Thomas Anderson, Zemekis, The Marshalls and a live performance of the holiday favorite “Love Actually”.

*  Musical Theater | TV & Film | Comedy & Improv | Career Consult *