Character exploration, 6th grader at PS 94 Bronx.

Max teaches acting, playwriting, movement, and physical comedy with many different age groups, from elementary school to college level.  He takes care to tailor his lessons to bring out the most in his students, meeting them at their level of comfort and pushing them further.  His teaching style is rooted in the belief that a strong connection to creative inspiration can open up exciting possibilities in storytelling, writing, and acting.  

His approach to teaching basic technique is grounded in Stanislavsky with sensory techniques from Lee Strasberg and image drills from Stella Adler. He uses Viola Spolin activities, movement games, improvisation, mime, and clowning to help explore character dynamics, solve interpretive problems, and open up the actor’s vision of the character. 

 

 

 

 

 Max's philosophy is that following a process of experimentation is essential to making discoveries.  Since performance is an exploratory art form, it is important to always reach further.  

Here is a list of some of the organizations he has worked as a teacher: West Virginia University College of Creative Arts (First Year Acting and Introduction to Acting), Greenbrier Valley Theatre (Summer Theater Camp and Afterschool Conservatory), Making Books Sing, Brooklyn Players Summer Theater Camp, PS 87 Afterschool, Young Playwrights Inc, and Multicultural Music Group.