Along with Larry Singer the Conservatory Faculty will include these great teachers.
Gregory Couba (Physical Acting and Training)
Gregory is an actor, singer, and director. He has performed with various theater companies in New York City, toured regionally with Nebraska Theatre Caravan as a featured dancer, and has particularly enjoyed portraying some of Shakespeare’s great clowns, including Ariel, Puck, and Feste. As an operatic character tenor, he’s played Goro in Madame Butterfly and Monostatos in The Magic Flute. He is also a personal trainer certified with the National Academy of Sports Medicine. This past summer he taught the first section of the Larry Singer Studio Summer Intensive, focusing on body awareness and alignment. He will be directing Much Ado About Nothing this winter for Snapped Productions in Harlem. He attended Hofstra University where he minored in Dance, and graduated with a BFA in Theatre Arts (Performance and Production). He is also a member of the Actors’ Equity Association.
Erica is a New York-based actor and dancer. She teaches acting at Sarah Lawrence College. Training: Sarah Lawrence College, École Jacques LeCoq, The Julliard School.Theatre credits include: War Stories (The Frick) The Rise and Fall of Annie Hall (The Lion), Frequency Hopping (3LD), Stars in Her Eyes (Ars Nova/The Brick), Ah, My Dear Anderson (Urban Stages); Williamstown Theatre Festival: Demon Dreams, Miss Julie, Sweet Bird of Youth, Two Small Bodies; other: House of Blue Leaves (dir., Will Pomerantz), The Greeks Part II: The Murders (Brian Mertes), Twelfth Night (Jesse Berger), The Winter’s Tale (Harris Yulin), Suddenly Last Summer (Sam Gold). TV credits: Mozart in the Jungle, The Blacklist, Blue Bloods, The Good Wife, Law and Order. Film credits: Cry Baby, Collected Thoughts, I’m Coming Over, Scaredy Cat.
Careena Melia is a New York-based actor. She teaches Acting, Voice, Movement and Shakespeare at Muhlenberg college.Training: Sarah Lawrence College (B.A), American Repertory Theatre/ Moscow Art Theatre Institute at Harvard University (M.F.A), Certified Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voice Work, Member: AEA / SAG. Theatre credits include: Off Broadway: Sleep No More (Hecate- original cast) Macbeth (Theatre for a New Audience), Anne Frank and Me (American Jewish Theatre), Sunnyside (Irish Rep), Hamlet (Empirical Rogue) Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet (Shelter Theatre); Regional: Merchant of Venice (Shakespeare Theatre, Los Angeles), Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare Theatre, Los Angeles) Sleep No More, Trojan Barbie, Experiment America, The Seagull (American Repertory Theatre), Ajax in Iraq (A.R.T. Inst.) The Madwoman of Chaillot (Williamstown Theatre Festival) Ah Wilderness ( Huntington Theatre Festival) Moby Dick Rehearsed (Berkshire Theatre Festival) All The Rage (Pittsburgh Public Theatre) The One Eyed Man is King (GeVa Theatre) The Tempest (Great Lakes Theatre Festival). TV credits: The Good Wife, Frank and Lamar, Grownups, Songs in Ordinary Time, JAG, Shakespeare in America, Eighteen Wheels of Justice, Touched by an Angel. Film credits: American Democracy, Moonlight Mile, Under Hellgate Bridge, Wake, Two Way Crossing, The Dark Light.
Joe graduated Cum Laude from The University Of Rhode Island with degrees in English and Theatre. He is a very active member of the theatre community in New York City. He has performed at numerous Off Broadway Theatres including… The Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Public Theatre and So-Ho Rep, The West Side Arts Theatre, MCC etc. International theatre travels have taken him to the Edinburgh Festival in Scotland and on a tour of India. His film and television acting work includes Goodfellas directed by Martin Scorsese and numerous episodes of T.V.’ s Law and Order and Blue Bloods. He is a Teaching Artist for Manhattan Theatre Club and TDF and an Acting Coach at Fordham Law School. He also teaches playwriting to NY Local Union employees through the Working Theater. He is a long time volunteer for the 52nd Street Project, an organization that brings under served children from the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood together with professional theater artists to create original plays. Joe is a member of ‘Actors & Writers’, a theatre company in the Catskill Mountains of NY, where he maintains a home.