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.
Gina Stickley - studied theatre/music/directing/dance at the University of Houston with Edward Albee, Jose Quintero and several other theatre gurus! She also did her post BA work at Broadway's well known Circle in the Square Professional Conservatory. Gina began working as an actor at the tender age of 6 by singing and reciting movie lines non-stop in her bathroom mirror and driving her parents crazy asking for lessons. Most of her work has been in live theatre production both acting and directing but over the last 15 years she has had the honor of transitioning into Television and Films. She is currently working with the amazing Shari Simpson-Cabelin to transition a stage production into a screenplay which has already stirred some interest in the TV production world! Gina has taught Improvisational theatre, Acting with Kids In Mind! and owns her own Professional Coaching company working one on one with Actors, Singers, Dancers, Directors and even some CEO types, in Presentation Skills. She is most proud of her incredible family who supports her crazy artist self with unending grace and love. Not to mention that she’s pretty sure her kid is perfect and humbly accepts your agreement. Most recently she served as the Managing Producer for the National Production of Upside Down, A musical tale after the Christ in St. Louis. Gina is represented by MTA in Los Angeles, CA.
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.