When Flagler College associate professor Andrea McCook heads to New York in June to attend the Actor’s Center, the teacher will once again become the student.
McCook is one of 14 participants chosen for the Teacher’s Development Workshop, a program specifically designed for teachers of acting. The two-week program will be taught by master acting teachers such as Slava Dolgachev, former director at the Moscow Art Theatre and current artistic director of the New Drama Theatre of Moscow, J. Michael Miller who developed the program and Ron Van Lieu, current Chair of Graduate Acting at Yale and McCook’s acting professor during her studies in New York University’s Graduate Acting Program at Tisch School of the Arts.
“While the thought of being a student again, being tutored and coached, is a bit daunting, it is good to be humbled and reminded of the place from which I came and where my craft was formed,” said McCook.
According to the Actor’s Center’s website, participants in this workshop will be introduced to some of the most interesting and respected teachers in America and abroad with the goal of re-enforcing the tenets of the craft the participants would impart to their students.
“I am very excited about this experience,” said McCook. “I can’t wait to bring the new discoveries and insights back in the fall to my students.”