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Book From Tape Studios

4502 35th St.

Orlando, FL 32811

I-4 at the Conroy Rd Exit

MEET THE TEAM

Head Honcho | Acting Coach

Instructor: The Acting Gym, T.A.G. Drop-In, & Advanced Groundwork

JORDAN WOODS-ROBINSON

Jordan is an Award-Winning Actor, Musician, and Coach.

 

As an actor, Jordan is best known for The Walking Dead, Homeland, Nashville, and as a member of the prestigious Blue Man Group. With a BFA with Honors from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, Jordan's physically-based theatrical training has to led to chameleon-like Film and TV roles opposite Anthony Hopkins, Colin Farrell, Clare Danes, Donald Sutherland, Andrew Lincoln, Connie Britton, Octavia Spencer, Michelle Dockery, Colin O'Donoghue, and more. (All of which were cast from the Book From Tape studios.)

As an Acting Coach, Jordan translates his theatrical training for Film and TV actors, empowering them to get into their bodies and out of their heads. He trains his actors (ages 6-76) to harness impulse as a tool, to trust their guts, to work on their feet, to break rules, and, overall, to make bold choices that make a lasting impression through tape. Actors who work with Jordan are taught techniques by Jerzy Grotowski, Laban, Viewpoints, Harold Guskin, and others from his personal Actor's Tool Box. (Wondering why you don't see Meisner on this list? He'll explain in a session.)

www.JordanWoods-Robinson.com

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Director of Education & Outreach | Acting Coach

Instructor: Intro for Young ActorsGroundwork

CLARE LOPEZ

Clare comes to Orlando from California (by way of New York). Originally from Sacramento, CA, Clare earned her BA in Music and Theatre from Saint Martin's University in Lacey, Washington and is a proud alumnus of PCPA Conservatory Theatre in Santa Maria, California. An esteemed actor known for her vulnerability and joyfulness, Clare’s been honored to work regionally in 5 states and internationally across 8 countries.  Clare’s performed with Generations Productions, Winter Park Playhouse, Mad Cow Theatre, Stageworks Theatre, Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival, and Lexington Children’s Theatre among others.  Some of her favorite film credits include roles in 12 Days with God (Pure Flix), Big Time Adolescence (Sundance 2019), and Todd (SFN Productions).

Having moved from Syracuse, NY, Clare’s recently been collaborating with Breadcrumbs Productions (a company which she’s helped launch and worked as Associate Producer). Having taught for over 8 years, Clare has directed hundreds of classes, residencies, and workshops across the country, teaching a range of courses such as: Musical Theatre, Shakespeare, Audition Technique, Script Analysis, Arts Integration and Devising. Having been trained in Stanislavski and Meisner, among countless other technical methodologies, Clare believes that only with honesty and empathy can we have the courage to uncover our best, most grounded, in-the-moment performances.

Currently, Clare’s voice be heard in the science fiction audio play, Windfall (nominated for Best Supporting Actor Audio Verse Awards). When Clare isn’t performing, she loves teaching, creating content, and collaborating as a casting director. She’s recently been casting and producing films such as Yoga Mat Chats and First Rodeo. She is deeply passionate about supporting fellow actors in their craft, and loves using storytelling to educate, elevate, and empower others. 

 

www.clare-lopez.com

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Acting Coach

JULIE WOODS-ROBINSON

Julie believes that learning should be active, hands-on, and infused with opportunities for students to both lead and collaborate. With a Masters in Theatre from the University of Central Florida and a BFA with Honors from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, Julie promotes a dynamic classroom environment utilizing the multiple intelligences and scaffolded lessons to build technique and deepen understanding of theatrical tools translated for Film and TV actors.

Ultimately, Julie wants to see actors who are amazed by themselves and inspired to use their power as artists and human beings to change the world.

 

"As a teacher, I am an integral part of transformative experiences in the lives of my students. As a mentor, I aim to inspire creators, artists, and life-long learners."

www.JulieWoods-Robinson.com

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Audition Reader and Coach

Instructor: Intro for Young Actors

MARIA KATSADOUROS

Maria Katsadouros holds an MFA in Theatre for Young Audiences from the University of Central Florida and a BA in Theatre and Elementary Education from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. The past six years have brought Maria opportunities to teach, perform, and share her love of theatre and film internationally and throughout the U.S.

 

Maria's credits as a teaching artist and director include The Kennedy Center (Washington D.C), Flat Rock Playhouse (Flat Rock, NC), The Coterie (Kansas City, MO), La Isla Bonita (San Pedro, Belize), and Orlando Repertory Theatre. Maria's love for Meisner and Laban remain at the heart of her work, inviting clients and students to dive deep into character analysis and explore how to build characters and tell stories rooted in authenticity. 

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Audition Reader and Coach

DANE BECKER

Dane Becker is a graduate of The University of Cincinnati College Conservatory Of Music with a BFA in Musical Theatre. He has spent time in both New York and Los Angeles as a working actor. Notable credits include: Grease: Live! (Fox Network), The Boy From Oz (Winner of 6 LA Ovation Awards), Hairspray (The Florida Studio Theatre).

 

Dane has done work on a variety of commercials and prints ads for companies such as Publix, Disney, and Bealls. He has facilitated classes for high school and middle school drama students over the past six years and is currently a Teaching Artist at Theatre South Playhouse.

 

Dane is a proud member of both AEA and SAG/AFTRA. 

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    ABIGAIL DOLAN

    Abigail has a strong awareness of character and the emotional journey that must be told. As your reader, she will provide a strong, grounded partner for you off-camera and help you achieve your best audition.

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    KIRK MASSEY

    Kirk is a Blue Man and applies his strong knowledge of physical storytelling and partner connection to each session. As a reader, he will provide a strong character for you off-camera.

    www.kirkmassey.com

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