Work one-on-one with Alleyway Artistic Associate Dan Lendzian. This is a great way to brush up on a monologue quickly, meet to dip your toe into the acting waters, or set up an ongoing session to work on your skills. Once you purchase a single lesson or a pack, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 716-852-2600 x207 to set up times that work for you!
Dan is an adaptive educator who connects individuals with the performing arts in a purposeful and practical way. An effusive and empathetic artist, Dan is trained in classical and contemporary theatre techniques for acting, directing, voice, movement, text and scene analysis, dialects, clown, devising, and musical theatre.
He has mentored more than 1,200+ students across the U.S. including New York, Texas, Alaska, and Florence, Italy. A highly analytical collaborator, Dan helps emerging artists discover their own unique voice. Currently a lecturer at SUNY Fredonia where he teaches acting, directing, devising, Shakespeare, and scene study. He has written and devised dozens of original works. At the site of the 1969 Woodstock festival, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, he created a three-week program in devising theater. He is a member of The National Alliance of Acting Teachers.
Dan has worked as a public and private educator at Interlochen Arts Camp, PLAY Theater, Sitka Fine Arts Camp, SUNY Sullivan, and Kean University. As an artist, Dan has performed in hundreds of individual shows on international, national, and regional stages with companies like FESTA Theater, Parallel 45, NACL, The Seattle Children’s Theater, The Shakespeare Theater of NJ, Interlochen Shakespeare, and The Weathervane Repertory Theatre. Dan is a certified Pilates Instructor and completed his MFA at The University of Texas at Austin.
Classes meet at the Alleyway Theatre and will be held in one of our classrooms or rehearsal halls. Your instructor will let you know where to meet on the first day and what to bring.
Alleyway Theatre offers a terrific playwriting course. The instructor, Bella Poynton, is adept at teaching key playwriting concepts through her feedback on student's individual work. By putting them into practice, students--or at least this student!--understood them much better than if they had been presented in a more abstract way. This was my first stab at learning how to write a play, and I learned a *lot.* Thanks for making this class available!