Currently serving as the interim director of the School of Theater at George Mason University, Mr. Murray is a teacher, acting coach, and arts education advocate. Throughout his acting career, Mr. Murray has appeared in numerous films and TV shows, including “House of Cards,” on Netflix, “Veep” and “The Wire” on HBO, and “Homicide” on NBC. His collaborations extend to top Hollywood movie stars such as Arnold Schwarzenegger in “Aftermath” and Julia Roberts and Richard Gere in “Runaway Bride.” His latest appearance is in an upcoming limited Showtime series, “The Good Lord Bird.”
During this three-day workshop, students will work on individual and small group scene works, receive acting coaching, learn audition tips and tricks, and record their camera performance, all packed in six hours.
In addition to teaching acting techniques, Mr. Murray will give guidance on how to conquer a video audition, share his knowledge about the film industry as an actor and scholar, and explore acting in new media such as on the web or apps like Netflix, Instagram, or YouTube.
The program is open for everyone regardless of prior acting experience. Students who audition for theater programs or music competitions can look forward to learning a wealth of knowledge on performing on camera.
The program is open for registration in the week of June 22-26, July 13-17, and July 20-24. Workshops will be held on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 a.m.-noon (Age 7-11) and 1-3 p.m. (Ages 12-18). For more program details, including sample class schedule and technology requirements, please visit Acting for the Camera Workshop.