Angela Pierce

Undergraduate Discipline

Theatre

Graduate, The Julliard School, Drama Division. Works extensively in both Broadway and Off-Broadway productions, which have included productions such as the Tony and Obie award-winning Lincoln Center Theater production of Oslo by J. T. Rogers, directed by Bartlett Sher; The Public Theatre’s production of King Lear, directed by James Lapine with musical score by Stephen Sondheim and starring Kevin Kline; the Tony, Drama Desk and Theatre World Special award-winning Norman Conquests by Alan Ayckbourn, directed by Matthew Warchus at Circle in the Square Theatre. Pierce also works extensively in film and television, working with award-winning filmmakers such as Barry Levinson, Kevin Connor, Andrew Young, Paul Dalio, and Kieran Valla. Her TV work includes, Blue Bloods, Law & Order: SVU, Forever, 30 Rock, Private Practice, and Criminal Minds. She has also worked regionally in the United States and England at theatres such as The Guthrie, Denver Theatre Center, Cleveland Playhouse, Old Globe, and Royal Shakespeare Company. Pierce is a former company member and board member of The Acting Company, an Obie and Film Festival award winner, and member of AEA & SAG-AFTRA. SLC, 2018-

Undergraduate Courses 2018-2019

Theatre

Actor's Workshop

Open , Component—Year

This class meets twice a week.

This is an acting techniques class: foundational, process-based work to empower the actor in any theatrical environment. The first semester focuses on the voice and body and the development of a “toolbox” of acting techniques. The second semester focuses on applying those tools to language and text, while integrating the voice and body work through scene work. The goal is for students to leave the class with all of the basic tools that they need to act; to have a growing awareness of their body, voice, and physical habits in order that they may consciously use them in the development of character; and to begin to develop their own process of working, start to finish, with an arsenal of tools and techniques to use when needed. We explore the Alexander Technique, character work, sense memory work, viewpoints, animal work, voice and speech work, script analysis, text analysis, Lecoq exercises, and much more.

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