Insight Actors Studio || Our Team

Beth Becka 011Elizabeth (Beth) Becka, IAS Director, has an MFA in Acting/Directing from UNCG and is a certified Instructor of the Meisner Approach to Acting as trained by Larry Silverberg. Beth was a private acting coach in Los Angeles for 8 years and she has taught for over 25 years both privately and in Theatre and Communication Studies at UNCW. Her career spans from directing or acting in over 40 theatrical productions from Off-Broadway in NYC and Regional Theatre to TV and film projects in LA and the Southeast. Beth has a recurring role on NASHVILLE. Recent supporting roles include GREENLEAF, SIX, SECRETS AND LIES, FINDING CARTER, WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING, SOMEBODY’S CHILD, and WAR ROOM. Beth was the pre-production and on-set acting coach for the hit film WAR ROOM and for the NBC pilot, GAME OF SILENCE. In younger days she had a recurring role on MATLOCK. Meisner Technique/On-Camera Classes

 

Screen Shot 2016-07-08 at 4.26.37 PMRick Andosca has been an actor, theatre director and teacher for close to fifty years. As a stage actor, he has played over seventy roles in more than 1,000 performances and has directed over twenty Actors Equity Association productions from L.A. to N.Y.C.. Rick has appeared in more than twenty films and television shows and has worked with Elijah Wood, Gregory Hines, Carroll O’Conner, and David Morse, among others.  He trained in the Meisner Technique with Robert X. Modica in N.Y.C. for eight years and studied at Leland Powers School of Radio/Television and Theatre in Boston.  Meisner Technique Classes

 

 

11949340_1454893458174432_1890145999246049271_nAlicia Kelley has an MFA in Acting from Regent University and a BA in Theatre Performance from Huntington University. She has worked professionally on stage, in film, in television, and in commercials. Alicia has received two Irene Ryan Acting Nominations for acting, which have allowed her to compete and advance into the finals of the regional and national competition. She is grateful that her roots are in theatre, and is now actively pursuing film and television. Alicia loves working with young actors. She has been teaching, coaching and directing children and teens now for 8 years in a variety of mediums including film and television, commercials, theatre and musical theatre. Youth Class (Ages 7-12)

 

 

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 Tim Ross is a full time professional actor and acting coach. He teaches workshops all over the southeast and maintains an ongoing audition technique class at C&J Casting, the largest casting office in the Charlotte, NC region. Tim has appeared in over a dozen national commercials and commercial campaigns for folks like DURACELL, VERIZON, BURGER KING, FARMER’S INSURANCE and more, a dozen national commercials as a hand model, several dozen regional commercials and a large number of voiceover commercials. He also shoots industrial films all over the southeast. He has appeared on NBC’s show SURFACE, ONE TREE HILL and several other TV shows. He has appeared in over 30 feature films, the latest being Barry Levinson’s THE BAY, WICKED BLOOD (w/ Abigail Breslin), THE PERFECT SUMMER (w/ Eric Roberts). LIVE EVIL (w/Tony Todd) and MOUNTAIN TOP (w/ Barry Corbin) Audition Technique Workshop

 

583_10207850752362689_6668203246965417740_nLarry Silverberg is one of the world’s foremost authorities on the Sanford Meisner technique of acting. He is a graduate of the Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theatre where he studied with legendary acting teacher, Sanford Meisner. He is the author of the internationally acclaimed four volume series, “The Sanford Meisner Approach: An Actors Workbook,” “Loving To Audition,” “The 7 Simple Truths of Acting for the Teen Actor” and “Meisner For Teens: A Life of True Acting.”  His most recently released book, “True Acting Tips,” is rapidly becoming a favorite on actors’ bookshelves. Silverberg is founder and director of The True Acting Institute and tours the world leading master classes for actors and directors in the Meisner technique. Meisner Workshops

 

matt-headshotMatt Wallace is a Los Angeles trained actor and coach who has recently relocated to Atlanta. His acting career began as a teenager, when he toured the southeast performing stage plays during the summer months. After winning several awards (including “best actor” at the AISA statewide acting competition), Matt completed a BA in Communication Arts from Georgetown College with a specialization in Acting. From 2003 to 2016, Matt worked in Los Angeles as an actor, talent manager, on-set acting coach, and private acting coach where he helped launch the careers of actors like Malcolm David Kelly (Lost, GIgantic, MKTO), Austin North (I Didn’t Do It), and Samantha Bailey (The Young and the Restless, Just Add Magic). He worked on-set as an acting coach on Nickelodeon’s Nicky, Ricky, Dicky, and Dawn from 2014-2015. Improv/Comedy Class