Elizabeth Brewster is a professional actress known for her work in independent films, such as the recently released, In Dubious Battle directed by James Franco, and the award winning Ben and Ara. She received an 'Audience Favorite for a Leading Actress' award for her work in the short film My Brother's Keeper. Her early career began in New York City where she studied with Gene Frankel. While in NY she did dinner theater, commercial work, off-off Broadway, appeared on the soap opera Another World, and did all sorts of odd jobs, too - like shoe modeling and yes, one of those pesky perfume sprayers at Macy's Herald Square. Since moving to Savannah, GA, in addition to film, her body of work has included: improv (Jeanmarie Collins Improv Troupe,); stage (originated the role of Maxine, in Johnny and Me an original work based on legendary Johnny Mercer, Company, How to Kill a Millionaire); TV (America's Most Wanted, Army Wives,) commercials; voice over; and print. Her best role to date - being wife to her husband Jeff for the last 26 years, and mom to McKenzie & Mark.
John Scamardella: John got his Bachelor's Degree in Theatre and Speech at Wagner College. He routinely works for Sundog Theatre performing in their Theatre For Young Audience productions including Christmas Carol, Ellis Island: Gateway to a Dream and Moby and the Mariners. Aside from being an actor, he's a husband, a father of two, a web designer, a music ministry leader, family group leader and Netflix binge watcher. Favorite roles include: Allen Felix in Play It Again, Sam, Albert Petersen in Bye Bye Birdie, Don in The Universal Language, and Stephen in Upside Down.
Instruction in the Acting Track will consist of two distinct, but complementary, skill sets. Elizabeth and John will be focusing on basic acting skills, relaxation, concentration, stage sense, listening and reaction, script analysis and characterization. They will also be focusing on building the tools of comedy improvisation, such as listening, saying “yes” to all situations, team work, and storytelling in the moment. Classes will include monologue and scene work, and on-camera techniques in conjunction with the Film and Television Track.