Teaching


THE MEISNER TECHNIQUE:

Monica has been a Meisner-based acting teacher for over 20 years. She has taught for many prestigious institutions, including UCLA, Carnegie Mellon, and Steppenwolf Theatre Company. She also served as the Head of Graduate Acting at Point Park University (PGH) from 2012-2014 and is currently Head of Directing at Tulane University in New Orleans, where she teaches in both theatre and digital media practices. She previously served as Head of Performance at Tulane and was a finalist for the Weiss Excellence in Teaching Award. She has taught internationally in Toronto, Canada and Chisinau, Moldova.  Domestically, she has taught workshops in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago, Pittsburgh, and New Orleans, at studios and independently. Her students have gone on to work on television, film, and Broadway. She is a member of the National Alliance of Acting Teachers.

As both student and teacher, she was trained by several powerhouse Meisner women: Kathy Scambiatterra, Mary Ann Thebus, and Amy Morton.