Graduate Studies: Professional Actor Training Program: Faculty
Ray Dooley (PATP Head, Teacher of Acting; Actor, PlayMakers Repertory Company) Ray Dooley has taught by example and in the studio for the Professional Actor Training Program since 1990. He has been a guest instructor for numerous universities and training programs including the University of Texas at Austin, the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, and the University of San Diego / Old Globe Theatre. Mr. Dooley is a principal actor with PlayMakers Repertory Company, and has played leading roles in theatres in New York, throughout the United States, and abroad, including Circle in the Square; CSC Repertory Company (OBIE Award, Distinguished Performance, Peer Gynt); Yale Repertory Theatre; Seattle Repertory Theatre; Hartford Stage Company; American Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford, CT; Huntington Theatre, Boston; the Citadel Theatre, Edmonton, Canada, among many others. In January 2006 Mr. Dooley traveled to Vienna's English Theatre, Vienna, Austria, to play Father Flynn in the European premier of John Patrick Shanley's Pulitzer and Tony-Winning Doubt. He has appeared in numerous films, daytime dramas, and commercials. email@example.com
John Patrick (Teacher of Voice and Speech, coach for Playmakers Repertory Company) has taught for Rutgers University, New York University, New York Film Academy, the Miller Voice Method Studio of NYC and other theater companies and schools around the country. John completed his training as a teacher of the Miller Voice Method at NYU’s Graduate Acting Program under the direction of Scott Miller, Professor of Voice. As an actor he trained under William Esper, Lloyd Richards and Deborah Hedwall at Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts where he received his MFA. He received his BFA in Acting from TCU and trained in and employs the methodologies of Dudley Knight (Erik Singer), Patricia Fletcher (Ms. Fletcher), Edith Skinner & Kristin Linklater (Margaret Loft), & Michael Chekhov (Lenard Petit). Originally from Kansas City, John is also a working actor and has appeared off-Broadway, regionally such as The Dallas Theater Center & Casa Manana, in feature films, and has shot regional and national network commercials. firstname.lastname@example.org
Julia Gibson (Teacher of Acting; Actor, PlayMakers Repertory Company) has performed on Broadway and in other celebrated theatres in New York City and throughout the country for many years. She toured nationally with “The Exonerated” and has performed major roles at The Roundabout, Circle in the Square, Manhattan Theatre Club, Classic Stage Company, New York Shakespeare Festival’s Public Theatre and the Delacorte Theatre in Central Park, the Arden, Berkshire Theatre Festival, the Goodman, George Street Playhouse, The Long Wharf, New York Stage and Film, New York Theatre Workshop, Milwaukee Rep., Dallas Theatre Center, and the American Conservatory Theatre, among others. TV and Film credits include: Blue Bloods, Michael Clayton, Changing Lanes, So Close, Second Born, several episodes of Law and Order and Law and Order: Criminal Intent, Spin City, and One Life to Live. As a director she has worked with Portland Stage Company, New London Barn Playhouse, Atlantic Theatre Studio, 28th Street Theatre, Rattlestick Theatre; Epic Theatre Company; Naked Angels, Origin Theatre Company, Circle East, Estrogenius Festival, and Chautauqua Theatre Company. She has directed student productions with NYU’s Graduate Acting Program, the Juilliard School, SMU in Dallas, A.C.T.’s Acting Conservatory in San Francisco, the Stella Adler Studio, Stony Brook University, and The Actors Center. Julia served as the Associate Director for The Signature Theatre’s revival of Tony Kushner’s “Angels in America”. She received her MFA from NYU, is a Fox Fellowship recipient, a founding member of The Actors Center, and attended NYU’s Graduate Director’s Lab. She taught acting for several years at Stony Brook University. Additionally, she works as a voice artist, having recorded over 100 audio books.
Craig Turner (Teacher of Movement, coach for PlayMakers Repertory Company) has taught in actor training programs at Penn State University, University of Missouri at Kansas City, University of Washington, Ohio University, Boston University, California Institute of the Arts, the Alabama Shakespeare Festival Conservatory and the National Theatre Conservatory at the Denver Center Theatre. He has been a member of the Society of American Fight Directors and is a founding member of the Association of Theatre Movement Educators. He is a Certified Master Practitioner and Modeler of Neuro-Linguistic Programming. He has published articles on juggling, mime, movement theory, martial arts and masking process and is co-author of the book Methods and Practice of Elizabethan Swordplay. email@example.com