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Sam Breen is an actor, writer and educator. His stage credits include Ether Dome at La Jolla Playhouse,Mother Courage and Her Children at the American Repertory Theater, A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Independent Shakespeare Co., Macbeth at Antaeus and Flesh Eating Tiger at Highways and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He performed his multi-disciplinary The Trailer Trash Project throughout Los Angeles and internationationally at the PACT Zollverein (Essen). The bulk of his time is currently spent on the development of a new TV series based on the myth of Persephone. Education: M.F.A. Acting, CalArts.
Teaches TVFT 5253 Voice III.
Teaches TVFT 5281 Sound Recording/Design.
Matthew Miller has been an adjunct instructor of acting at New York University, Tisch School of the Arts - Experimental Theatre Wing where he taught courses in Grotowski based physical acting training as he learned it from Master Teacher Stephen Wangh. Broadway Credits include Not About Nightingales, directed by Trevor Nunn and The Invention of Love directed by Jack O’Brien. He has also worked at prominent Off-Broadway, regional and Los Angeles theaters. Television/ film credits include Hand of God, Colony, Major Crimes, Criminal Minds, Law & Order. Matthew received his MFA from the New York University, Tisch School of the Arts – Graduate Acting Program and his BFA from the NYU, Tisch School of the Arts - Experimental Theatre Wing.
Vickie Sampson is an award-winning sound editor with over 40 years in the as well as years teaching at the university level as such prestigious institutions as UCLA, AFI, USC and Video Symphony. She is known for her work on Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl(2003), Donnie Darko (2001) and Speed (1994). Rush Hour 2 (adr editor) / (dialogue editor) 2001; Additional selected credits include: Van Helsing (adr editor) 2004; Fun with Dick and Jane (dialogue editor) 2005; Sex and the City (adr editor - as Victoria Sampson) / (dialogue editor) 2008; Sex and the City 2 (supervising dialogue editor) 2010; Deadtime Stories (TV Mini-Series) (dialogue editor - 5 episodes, 2012 - 2013) (adr editor - 3 episodes, 2012 - 2013) (supervising sound editor - 3 episodes, 2013); East Los High (TV Series) (dialogue editor - 12 episodes) 2014; Transparent (TV Series) (adr editor - 3 episodes) 2014; Bad Blood (TV Series) (adr supervisor - 6 episodes) 2017; O.G. (adr editor) / (sound editor) 2018; Beyond The Sky (dialogue editor) 2018. Her awards include Independent Television and Film Festival Award for Best Sound, Golden Reel Award from the Motion Picture Sound Editors, USA, and the Wild Rose Independent Film Festival Award for Best Sound Design. Ms. Sampson is also an editor (Premiere and Final Cut Pro) and most recently has expanded her work into writing and directing.
Teaches TVFT 5281 Sound Recording/Design.
Josh Carlebach studied as an actor at SUNY purchase conservatory before falling in love with Comedia del Arte and leaving to study movement at Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris. Along with a international group of fellow students he went on to found The Flying Machine Theater company in Brooklyn NY. He’s had the privilege to develop work at The Public Theater and Soho Rep as well as tour nationally and internationally. Touring highlights include a stint at Teatro San Gines in Santiago de Chile as well as a six-week street theater project that traversed the island of Cuba.
In Spring 2018, Carlebach taught TVFT 5142 Movemet II: Lecoq.
In the Fall 2017, the Department of Theater and Dance and the Graduate Studies in Television, Film, and Theater welcomed Anna Estrada from the Institut de Teatre in Barcelona, Spain. Ms. Estrada taught TVFT 5151 Voice I and TVFT 5300. She directed a Spanish and English Bi-lingiual production of Fuente Ovejuna by Lope de Vega, which featured graduate students alongside undergraduate students.
In Fall 2017, directed the world premiere production of Holy, Seductive Dance, which featured graduate students alongside undergraduate students. Ms. Mitchell adapted the play from the novel Anthills of the Savannah by Chinua Achebe. She is an adjunct professor in Pan-African Studies. Visit Ms. Mitchell's website. During Fall 2017, Ms. Mitchell taught TVFT 5300.
Michael Yurchak is an award winning actor, voice over artist and educator. Michael works as a Lead Teaching Artist for Shakespeare Center LA, Pasadena Playhouse, Center Theater Group, and Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum. He holds a BA from Colgate University and an MA from NYU and is a Certified Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework.
In Spring 2018, Yurchak taught TVFT 5152: Voice II.