Sami Hussain Ismat
Directing, Performance Art & Studies, Cultural Studies, Applied Theater, Devising, Topics in Performance & Representation with focus on Conflict/Violence/War, Constructing Contemporary Performance, Embodied Research & Writing, Documentary Practices & Ethnography.
I love teaching many different acting classes. I also teach Speaking Out which is a public speaking class. It's important to me to teach as many practical real world skills as possible such as interviewing and auditioning skills. Information about how the acting business works and how to apply good communication skills to advance in any career you choose.
Special Interests: The Viewpoints, Contact Improv, the work of Augusto Boal, the work of Kristin Linklater & Patsy Rodenburg, the acting/theatremaking methodologies developed by companies such as Rash Dash, Theatre Complicite & Frantic Assembly. Integrating Voice/Movement/physically-based approaches with more classic Stanislavski-based acting approaches to give students an increasingly kinesthetic experience and approach to the work, Solo Performance (writing & performance- 25 + years experience), Exploring the Relationship with Audience, Collaborative Teaching Across Disciplines, Non-Naturalistic Theatre (served as Artistic Director, Literary Manager, Blind Parrot Productions- focus on non-naturalistic theatre & company-developed work).