Nick Piacente is an actor, director, and voiceover artist. He has been teaching Movement at the Stella Adler Studio for the past 5 years. Nat.Tour: Curious George (George). NY: C.O.A.L. (Boy), Fox on the Fairway (Justin). Regional: Doublewide (Chuck), Taming of the Shrew (Grumio), Romeo and Juliet (Romeo), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Puck), The Tempest (Ferdinand). He has worked for Florida Studio Theatre, 59E59 Theatres, THEATREWORKS USA, Oldcastle Theatre Co., and Premiere Stages to name a few. TV: “Losing It with John Stamos” (Hamos). Directing: Dog Sees God, Beautiful Bodies, Macbeth. Nick is a proud company member of the Vermont Shakespeare Festival and director of their Summer Training Division: a program in which he teaches Movement, Technique, Verse, Scene Study, and Business of Acting. He is a reader for ABC Primetime Casting, a narrator for Audible.com and has a B.F.A. from NYU Tisch, Stella Adler Studio. Member of AEA. www.tinyurl.com/nickpiacente
Nick’s class utilizes a fast-paced floor warmup set to contemporary music to warm the body, increase flexibility, and encourage breath to release tension. General focus on how to use the body as a tool in your acting, develop an awareness of body and space and a process by which that body can truly live and be affected by given circumstances, objectives, and partner. His class introduces the body to physical-based storytelling and the creation of original work. Key teaching technique: animal physicality is used to instill confidence in the body and encourages students to make choices, allow impulses to run free, and character development to flourish.
As of July 2018.