American Art Theatre offers acting classes to Long Islands’ Nassau and Suffolk County actors. 8 week semesters based in the techniques of Stanislavski, The Group Theatre and The Actors Studio (Method Acting) are offered Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer. Classes cover sense memory, improvisation, scene study, script interpretation and script analysis.
Classes are taught by Founder/ Artistic Director Rick Imberman, associate of The Actors Studio, graduate of N.Y.U. Tisch School of the Arts, student of Lee Strasberg, Bobby Lewis, Stella Adler and David Mamet.
Rick Imberman is the founder and Artistic Director of The American Art Theatre and Actor Workshop (established 1995). He has studied acting with America’s most prominent masters including Lee Strasberg, Stella Adler and Bobby Lewis. An associate of the Internationally renowned Actors Studio, Mr. Imberman has worked as Assistant to Director Al Pacino on Israel Horovitz’s Rats starring Burt Young, Assistant to Director Stephen Lang on John Howard Lawson’s Success Story starring Quentin Tarantino and Marisa Tomei, and as Assistant to Artistic Director Estelle Parsons for The Actors Studio 50th Anniversary Tribute To The Group Theatre. In addition Mr. Imberman has served as Associate Producer to Ms. Parsons on a collaborative directing project with The Danish National Film School. Rick Imberman is a graduate of New York University’s prestigious Tish School of the Arts where he received a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Acting. During his tenure there as an honors student, Mr. Imberman studied with Pulitzer Prize winning playwright David Mamet, and received the Lew Wasserman Scholarship.
Directing credits include Starstruck (Riant Theatre), Roses Turn (Harold Clurman Theater), Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, Waiting for Lefty (American Art Theatre) and a historical performance project of Sidney Kingsley’s Men In White (N.Y.U.).
As an actor. He has worked with Tony Award winning producer Jon Wulp (Dracula) in the title role of Goldenboy. He received Newsdays critics choice for his portrayal of Jan in Janusz Glowacki’s Hunting Cockroaches. Other credits include Waiting for Lefty (The Actors Studio), and Mikoils the Wise (92nd Street Y). Regional credits include Brooklyn Boy, Proof, All My Sons, Biloxie Blues, A View From the Bridge, Crossing Delancey, On Dangerous Ground, Beyond Therapy, Sexual Perversity in Chicago, Album and Stalag 17.