SAG/AFTRA - 6'2" 170lbs
AA, Acting | BA, Psychology
(excerpt from a PBS interview with the Director)
The Life and Death of
Tommy Chaos & Stacey Danger
Michael Lukk Litwak, Director
PBS: What was it like working with Doc King and Valerie Brody? How did you know from their auditions that they would be right for the roles as Tommy Chaos and Stacey Danger?
MICHAEL: They are both such wonderful people and were great collaborators. We had a lot of people read for both roles but when they read it was immediately clear that they got the tone and knew that having a more understated performance was what was going to ground the movie from all of its other crazy elements. We did a couple of rehearsals and all hung out a little bit just to get comfortable around each other and I was so impressed by them by the end of the process. They are both very youthful but also had a lot of maturity and interesting life experience behind them that I think they were able to funnel into their roles.
(excerpt from AADA's training philosophy)
The American Academy of Dramatic ArtS
An Immersive Educational Experience
To gain understanding of acting’s many dynamics, students are expertly led through academic, physical and psychological explorations. Training begins with acting history, text analysis, and renowned techniques including Strasberg, Meisner, and Hagen. The academic side is then married with the precise study of movement, speech, voice and sensory work.
The Academy’s unique and intensive education involves the actor’s whole being. An important part of this process includes a highly personal inward journey to better understand one's emotional reach by breaking down internal barriers. When this is combined with a diversity of acting methods and physical awareness, it develops an instrument unique to the individual.