Frankie brings some FUN into the mix! An overall creative, Frankie is versed in multiple genres of performance, and is passionate about helping others discover their artistry, from the novice to the seasoned professional. A professional actor, comedian, coach, and educator, she brings a wealth of experience and training to the table. With a BFA in Theatre and a BA in Psychology, she has found that these disciplines lend to the authenticity of her performance and teaching style. Frankie is on the Board of a successful Shakespeare Company, as well as serving as a Shakespeare Consultant to the Rutgers/NJIT Theatre Program. She has performed in Off Broadway productions, regional and community theatre, and has produced and directed many full-length productions, including a series of One Woman Shows. Frankie studied Long Form Improv with the original members of the Upright Citizens Brigade; Amy Poehler, Matt Walsh, Matt Besser, and Ian Roberts. She is versed in Long and Short Form Improv and has performed both styles live. As a stand-up comic, she has worked the NYC comedy circuit, and won the title of New Jersey’s Funniest Female. As an acting coach, Frankie focuses on enabling her students to maximize their potential. She holds the same philosophy as an educator and is grateful to bring her creativity into the classroom. She has taught students of all ages and levels in a variety of settings, from afterschool enrichment programs, inpatient facilities, professional development workshops, to classes in professional theatre programs.
This is an ongoing weekly workshop for beginners who have the goal of being a working actor. Through exercises in class and via self tape, we work on identifying your "type" and becoming familiar with it by working with scenes, monologues, commercials and improv.
Kids learn: Character development, acting techniques for all on-camera mediums, scene work, monologues, and improv skills.