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The Freeman Studio is built on the idea of Mentorship. Therefore, we collaborate with artists and teachers who are well known for their area of expertise and dedicated to developing the talents of their students.

Past Teachers

Philip Carlson

Former agent, author and career consultant.

Craig Carnelia

Broadway Composer. Three-time

Tony Award nominee. [Sweet Smell

of Success, Working, etc.]

Sam Gold

Director. Tony winner. [Fun Home, etc.]

Marin Ireland

Actor. Tony nominee. [Reasons to Be Pretty, Hell or High Water, Sneaky Pete]

Anne Kauffman

Director. Obie Winner​

Dakin Matthews

Actor (True Grit, Waitress on Broadway) Director. Dramaturg (Drama Desk Award for adaptation of Henry IV)

Adam Rapp

Playwright, screenwriter, and film director. Pulitzer Prize finalist for Red Light Winter

Simone Reynolds

Casting Director, Career Consultant & Founder of Casting Director's Guild

Ted Sluberski

Esteemed On Camera teacher and coach

Guest Speakers

David Auburn

Playwright [Proof, etc.]


Emily Bergl

Actor & cabaret singer [Shameless, Desperate Housewives, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, etc.]

Adam Bock

Playwright [Drunken City, A Small Fire, etc.]


Michael Emerson

Actor. Emmy Award Winner. [Person of Interest, Lost, etc.]

Frankie Faison

Veteran actor. Tony Award winner for Fences. TV including The Wire, Luke Cage, Banshee, etc.​​

Santino Fontana

Actor. Tony winner. [Tootsie, Cinderella, Crazy Ex-Girfriend]


Amy Herzog

Playwright. Pulitzer Prize winner. [4000 Miles, etc.]


Jayne Houdyshell

Actor. Three-time Tony nominee. [Well, Follies, The Humans]


Judith Ivey

Actor. Two-time Tony award winner.

Cherry Jones

Actor. Two-time Tony Award winner & Five-time nominee. [24, Transparent)

Terry Kinney

Actor and Director. Steppenwold Theatre founder. [Oz, etc.)


Neil LaBute

Playwright and filmmaker. Reasons to Be Pretty [Tony nominated Best Play], The Shape of Things, etc. Films: In the Company of Men, Nurse Betty, etc.]


Florencia Lozano

Actor, TV (regular on Narcos). Extensive stage career. Labyrinth Theater.


Bruce Norris

Playwright. Pulitzer Prize and Tony winner. [Clybourne Park, etc.]


Larry Pine

Veteran actor. Obie Award winner. Broadway. TV: House of Cards, etc.​​​

Carrie Preston

Actor. Emmy Award winner. [The Good Wife, True Blood, etc.]


Lois Smith

Esteemed actor. Tony nominee.


Sarah Steele

Actor [Humans on Broadway,



Marisa Tomei

Acclaimed film and stage actor and Academy Award winner.


Mark Wing-Davey

Director. Former head of NYU Grad Acting.

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