Howard Meyer's Acting Program

The Teachers

Howard Meyer's Acting Program, a Westchester acting school offering top quality acting lessons and classes

Francesco Campari

Rachel Jones

Howard Meyer

Jess Erick

 

Gabrielle Fox



Howard Meyer
Howard Meyer is a playwright, director and founding Artistic Director of Axial Theatre and Howard Meyer's Acting Program. Howard’s plays include The Kiss, All That’s Fair, The Contract, (co-created with playwright Linda Giuliano, and the Axial company) Twenty, Lost in Paradise, AngelBeast, Cherrie & Jerry and the monologue, Calculus. Productions of AngelBeast and Cherrie & Jerry at Axial Theatre have both received critical acclaim (Gannett). Lost in Paradise has been optioned for a motion picture.

Howard’s most recent plays: Radiance was read at the Hudson Valley Writers’ Center in October, 2010. WELCOME, This is a Neighborhood Watch Community was read at The Hudson Valley Writers’ Center, The Barrow Group, and Naked Angels’ Tuesdays at 9 (2008-2009), and was presented in November 2010 at Axial in November, 2010 directed by Drama Desk award-winner, Josh Hecht. The production featured LABrynth Theater Company co-founder, David Deblinger, and Emmy-nominated actor, Jon Lindstrom. Howard’s directorial assignments include the NYC premiere of Athol Fugard’s original text of Hello and Goodbye (New York Theatre Workshop, Rattlestick Playwright’s Theatre, co-produced by Kevin Spacey), the original workshop of Craig Wright’s The Pavilion (Playwright Center), Adam Rapp’s Train Story, Linda Giuliano’s The Last Delivery and his own Cherrie & Jerry and Lost in Paradise (Axial Theatre). He is an inaugural member of the Lincoln Center Theatre Director’s Lab.

In 1994 Howard founded the Acting Program that bears his name and in 1998, co-founded Axial Theatre now in its 12th season developing and presenting new plays in Westchester County, NY. Under his artistic direction, Axial has produced over 40 premieres of one-act and full length plays since the theatre’s inaugural performance in the winter of 2000. For more information about his specific projects, please log on at http://howardmeyer.info.

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Gabrielle Fox

An award winning playwright, Gabrielle Fox has had her plays produced throughout the New York Metropolitan area. Most recently, she won the Planet Activist Award for her fundraising efforts for the Alzheimer’s Association in the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. Her play The Home also won awards for outstanding play writing, and overall production. After studying with Erik Ehn in La MaMa Umbria, her one act play was presented in the La MaMa New Playwright Marathon in New York in 2014. Gabrielle facilitates play writing workshops for the Young Author's Conference and the Ossining School district.

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Rachel Jones

 

Rachel Jones is a member of Actors' Equity and Screen Actors' Guild. She toured the US and Canada with the first national tour of David Henry Hwang's M. Butterfly and has acted in several films and commercials. Rachel was a founding member of New York's Avalon Repertory Theatre where she both acted and directed. She has studied the acting techniques of Sanford Meisner and Uta Hagen. Ms. Jones currently acts with and directs for The Axial Theatre.

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Francesco Campari

Francesco Campari
Born in Milan, Italy, Francesco has worked and trained with Accademia del Teatro alla Scala and Centro Teatro, as well as working extensively with the Mamadou Dioume, Yoshi Oida and the great Peter Brook. He moved to New York city in 2006 continuing his director’s training under Robert Ellermann at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Insitute. Since 2008 Francesco, together with Anatol Yusef, is the artistic director of FIXITSOLIFE theatre company. In 2010 they produced Jason Odell William’s The Science of Guilt which had a successful run at the DR2 Theatre in NYC. Other Off Broadway credits include: Proof by David Auburn, Fifth of July by Lanford Wilson, William and the Tradesmen by Eli James, American Addict by Ricky Butler and Nineteenhundred by Alessandro Baricco. Francesco is a member of the 2011 Lincoln Center Directors LAB.

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Jess Erick

Jess Erick is an actor, teacher, coach, director, singer/songwriter and playwright. She has coached and directed with Rachel Jones for the HM Acting Student Workshops for several years. A former student of HMacting, she worked her way through every level of class and became a member of Axial Theatre for a number of years. She has worked with children providing guitar lessons as well as an Assistant Art Teacher at Karafin High School. Her goal is always to free her students, and teach them how best to work with themselves and others, while having fun and feeling secure.

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