Accessing real emotion and living truthfully in an imaginary set of circumstances is often a challenge for actors. Marilyn McIntyre has developed a series of 'personalisation' exercises designed to help actors actors address these issues. Learn the basics of Personalisation with Howard Fine Acting Studio faculty member Marilyn McIntyre. Participants must have a short monologue (50-80 seconds) prepared and ready to go. It can be from any material, but you must know the circumstances and context of the piece. It can be just a portion of a longer piece if need be, but be familiar with the entire monologue. Please bring an extra copy of the monologue and a headshot/resume. Please note only 8 to 10 participants will be able to work with Marilyn but observers will still benefit. Our sincere thanks to the Howard Fine Studio for their support of this Equity Foundation workshop.
Bio of host:
Marilyn specialises in teaching her famous Personalization program - the course she was asked to create by Howard. She is also one of the studio's technique Scene Study tutors and extensively coaches private. In addition to be an HFAS faculty member, Marilyn also teaches at the Ted Brunetti Studio (on-camera), the SAG-AFTRA Hollywood Conservatory at AFI, and is the Coordinator of the Acting Program for “Elon in LA: Climbing the LAdder” (Elon University, NC). She has taught at California State University-Northridge (CSUN), the Old Globe/University of San Diego MFA Program, University of Southern California, University of Texas-Austin, Los Angeles City College Theatre Academy, among others.
Marilyn holds an MFA (Penn State) and a BFA (University of North Carolina School of the Arts). In New York, she studied at HB Studios, and with Michael Shurtleff, and was also a member of the NATAS (National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences) Actors Workshop. In Los Angeles, Marilyn had the privilege of studying with Uta Hagen in her master class and is featured on Ms. Hagen’s teaching video, 'Uta Hagen’s Acting Class' doing 'Object Exercise #10: Historical Imagination', playing Charlotta from 'The Cherry Orchard.'
Ms. McIntyre is a multi-award-winning actor whose credits include leading roles on and off Broadway, regionally (South Coast Rep, Mark Taper Forum, Alley Theatre, Utah Shakespeare, et al) and in Los Angeles where she has garnered multiple Ovation, LA Drama Critics Circle, LA Weekly, and BackStage Garlands awards and several nominations for her work with such companies as VS. Theatre Company, Matrix, Open Fist, Deaf West, Interact, among others. Ms. McIntyre’s numerous TV credits include Grey’s Anatomy, Cold Case, Watch Over Me (series regular), Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Judging Amy, X-Files, The Profiler, LA Law, et al. Film credits include Kurt Kuenne’s Shuffle (with TJ Thyne, Bones,) Heaven’s Rain (opp. Mike Vogel, The Help), On Holiday (opp. Harry Dean Stanton), First Daughter, Ring 2, Peter Berg’s Very Bad Things, and the hit short, George Lucas in Love, among others. She starred in the festival favorite short, Into The Unknown, which is currently part of the nationwide traveling arts exhibit, 'America: Now and Here!'