Acting Teacher, Coach, Director, Author; Penny Templeton’s over 30 years of artistry is the culmination of four generations of theatre actresses. Although Penny was warned by her family not to go on the Stage, she embraced her legacy and began performing and studying under such masters as Paul Sorvino and Wynn Handman. Highlights of her career include starring in Joyce Carol Oates’ I Stand Before You Naked at the American Place Theatre, and as Paul Sorvino’s wife in All The King’s Men.
She started teaching in the early 1990’s, and opened the Penny Templeton Studio in Manhattan in 1994. Ms. Templeton was selected by Columbia University’s School of the Arts to teach ‘Acting for the Camera’ to third year MFA students. Her book on the craft, business and art of acting, ACTING LIONS has been referred to as “The Actor’s Bible” and has received rave reviews in the industry.
Her unique teaching methods and techniques have garnered awareness and recognition from the press as well as industry peers. The Wall Street Journal highlighted her On-Camera Teaching techniques in its article on the importance of Green Screen in today’s films. She has appeared on ABC News, as well as broadcast media outlets in the US, Great Britain, Canada & Australia as an expert commentator on the craft of Acting. Her articles on acting have been published in national magazines, and she was called upon to be a finalist Judge for the New York Film Festival, Emmys and Cable Ace Awards.
Her directorial credits include the Off Broadway show, The Rise of Dorothy Hale, as well as the one man shows: F Train, Idiot’s Guide to Life and I Stand Before You Naked. She is featured in Ronald Rand’s acclaimed Acting Teachers of America, and Glenn Alterman’s book, Promoting Your Acting Career. Ms. Templeton works and Skypes regularly with actors in Theatre, Film and Television in New York City, Los Angeles, throughout the United States, and all over the world. Penny teaches her Master Class, Advanced on Camera and coaches actors on line, for theater, Film, Television and self-tape auditions.
Hank Schob, teaches Camera Technique, and Green Screen for Actors at Penny Templeton Studio. A graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Hank immediately began working on stage. Off-Broadway His 50 years of theatre experience include Off Broadway in the hit show Your Own Thing, Regional Theatre, and National Tours with stars such as Richard Gere in Awake and Sing. Jose Ferrer in Cyrano, and John Raitt in Shenandoah. He was nominated for a Carbonal Award in the Leading Actor category for his portrayal of Billy Flynn in Chicago. Hank has also been featured in the films Cadillac Man, Heading for Broadway” and Fame. His TV credits include roles on All My Children, Ryan’s Hope, Kojak, and Law & Order. He has also appeared on Good Morning America as an expert commentator on Acting and has been casting director for the feature film The Paragon Cortex as well as for Off-Broadway and Summer Stock. He contributed chapters on Camera Technique, Oh, and he is married to Penny.
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