LOBLOLLY THEATRE                   
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Teaching Lab

Private coaching in acting is offered by Patricia Simmons.
Coaching features work in Vocal Technique for powerful and personal clarity in the spoken word,
Stage Movement 
for daring and appropriate physical expression,
for college acceptance, high school competition, or production casting,
for spontaneity,
imagination and concentration,
Character Development
for versatility and availability,
Script Analysis
for effective acting choices and quick memorization. 

For further information please call
850 637-2190.


Yolanda Reed  offers consultation in playwrighting to  those seeking to develop existing work or work in progress, and to beginners.
(850) 479-4530

Each year the acting students share their work with family and friends in a recital entitled "LabResults". 
The photograph above
is of the students of "Lab Results 2009" which was presented on August 2nd & 3rd.

In the photo:
 Back row:  Darien DeMaria, Kelly Milligan, Kendall Matthews, Elisa Austin, Margie Wagner-Jogerst, and Patricia Simmons
Front row:  Jackie Robinson, Jordan Law, Taylor Morton, Jessica Bare, Guido Guerriero
Center:  Brandon Timmons


Though most teaching is individual in the Lab, classes can be arranged as there is request for them.

Individual acting coaching:
$40.00 per hour
$20.00 half hour
$15.00 class fee

Playwrighting consultation:
individually arranged

Patricia Simmons is privileged to have studied and worked with some of the legends of the professional American Theatre, and some legends of teaching including Robert Lewis of the revolutionary Group Theatre, the innovative Lee Breuer originator of Mabou Mines, Jean Scharfenberg, student of Lee Strasberg and acting teacher to scores of Steppenwolf Theatre and other professional actors, John Sipes of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and Nancy Benjamin of the Stratford Theatre Festival and the California Shakespeare Festival. 

Pat's teaching of acting incorporates a number of acting styles, methods, and techniques such as the Stanislavski, Boleslavsky and Suzuki methods, Peking Opera, Tai Chi, Cicely Berry, Feldenkrais, Linklater and Alexander techniques.

Many of her students have gone on to advanced training at Carnegie-Mellon University, North Carolina School of the Arts, Boston Conservatory of Music, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and many others. 

Former students Katy Mixon, Ashley Brown, and David Holmes now work in film, and on the Broadway stage.