Praised by Rainn Wilson from TV’s The Office and renowned comedienne and actress Margaret Cho, as well as several other actors of stage, film, and television, The Acting Corps of Los Angeles offers a range of lessons targeted toward new and experienced actors and those in between. Founded by Eugene Buica, the school’s Artistic Director and resident writer and director, The Acting Corps retains a highly successful teaching faculty. The Acting Corps’ instructors, including those listed below, maintain years of experience on stage and in film and television.
A graduate of Williams College’s theater program, Sydney Walsh joined the cast of The Guiding Light shortly after completing her degree. From there, she appeared in off-Broadway productions put on by the Ensemble Studio Theatre and the West Bank. In 1985, Walsh relocated to Los Angeles to pursue further opportunities in acting. Her TV credits include guest roles on such programs as The Practice, Nash Bridges, ER, Touched by an Angel, and NYPD Blue and recurring and regular roles on Melrose Place, True Believer, Dream On, and Hooperman. Walsh founded the theater company Plymouth, and in 1995, she launched her career as an acting instructor.
Prior to joining The Acting Corps, Nathanael Johnson completed his Master’s degree in Acting at the Yale School of Drama and performed on many hit television shows, including Veronica Mars, The O.C., and Medium. Away from acting, Johnson spends much of his time as an acting teacher, having coached actors and directed for the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival and the Pacific Center of the Performing Arts. A talented director, he has helmed productions of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, The Tempest, Summertree, The Shape of Things, and other popular plays.