Acclaimed Actor and Educator Marcus Giamatti
Joins ETC to Launch New Young Actors Conservatory
March 20, 2017 – Santa Barbara, CA – Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC) at the New Vic, Santa Barbara’s leading professional, resident theater company, is proud to welcome new Director of Education, Marcus Giamatti, to its expanding staff of theater professionals. Marcus brings his impressive resume of screen, stage, and teaching experience to the helm of ETC’s new Young Actors Conservatory, designing and launching the program in its inaugural year.
“Developing a professional program for students has been one of our long-term goals,” said Jonathan Fox, Artistic Director. “Our Young Actors Conservatory will offer high school students a unique opportunity to work in a professional theater alongside accomplished theater artists. Marcus’ extensive experience as an actor and educator are a true asset to this project, and we’re ecstatic to welcome him to the ETC team.”
Marcus Giamatti is an actor, teacher, acting coach, and graduate of the Yale School of Drama. Marcus founded his own acting studio in Los Angeles where he is the Master Teacher in Scene Study, Audition Technique, and Acting for the Camera. Marcus also serves as a counselor and mentor for actors around the world. He is a Master Teacher at the Actor’s Green Room in NYC, and at the Actor’s Key in Hollywood. He currently teaches courses in Scene Study, Shakespeare, Directing for Stage and Film, and Acting for the Camera at UC Santa Barbara.
Marcus’ career on screen spans more than 30 years, and he is best known for the role of Peter Gray on the long running CBS Drama, “Judging Amy.” Most recently Marcus was a series regular on Comedy Central’s “Big Time in Hollywood, FL.,” and the CBS crime drama “CSI Cyber.” He has appeared in over 100 guest star and recurring roles on television including “Flying Blind” (Fox Series Regular), “Look” (Showtime Series Regular), “Tell Me You Love Me” (HBO recurring), “NCIS Los Angeles” (CBS recurring), and many, many more. Marcus’ extensive theater credits include work on Broadway in Horton Foote’s The Young Man from Atlanta, and in Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure at Lincoln Center. Off-Broadway, he has appeared at The Manhattan Theater Club, Circle Rep, The Lambs and The WPA, amongst others. Regionally, Marcus has worked all over the country, from The Seattle Rep, to The Guthrie, The Goodman, Hartford Stage, Long Wharf, Williamstown (over 20 productions), The Yale Rep, and The Eugene O’Neil Theater Center.
ETC’s Young Actors Conservatory will provide three weeks of exciting hands-on training with master actors and theater artists in the beautiful New Vic Theater. With a curriculum that focuses on principles of acting, movement, voice, improv, and other key elements of theater training, ETC’s Young Actors Conservatory will be Santa Barbara’s premiere summer theater program for young and aspiring artists with a passion for delving deeper into the craft of theater. The program runs Monday through Friday, July 10 - 31. Tuition will be $899 with limited scholarships available.
“With the underwriting support of Virginia Castagnola-Hunter, and her commitment to the importance of arts education for young people, ETC will make a lasting impact in the lives of young theater artists with the launching of the Young Actors Conservatory,” said ETC’s Managing Director, Jill Seltzer.
Founded in 1979, Ensemble Theatre Company is Santa Barbara’s leading professional, resident theatre company. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Jonathan Fox, and Managing Director Jill Seltzer, ETC has attracted accomplished performing artists from around the country. The 2016 – 17 Season is its fourth in the New Vic, ETC’s newly renovated 294-seat performing arts venue. The Season continues with Baby Doll, by Tennessee Williams (April 13 – 30, 2017) and Allan Knee’s Syncopation (June 8 – June 25, 2017). Tickets and additional information can be found at www.etcsb.org.