Insight Actors Studio || Our Team

Elizabeth (Beth) Becka, IAS Owner and 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 30 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 Los Angeles and the Southeast. Beth has had recurring roles on THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE, NASHVILLE and MATLOCK. Recent roles include a lead role in Hallmark’s WEDDING AT GRACELAND, and supporting roles in OZARK, BLUFF CITY LAW, THE OUTSIDER, ROBBIE, JUST MERCY, VENOM, GOOD GIRLS, GREENLEAF, SIX, SECRETS AND LIES, FINDING CARTER, WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING, and WAR ROOM.  Beth was the pre-production and on-set acting coach for the following feature films: UNBROKEN: PATH TO REDEMPTION, WAR ROOM, LIKE ARROWS, OVERCOMER and for the NBC pilot, GAME OF SILENCE.  
Meisner Technique for Adults/On-Camera Scene Study/Meisner Technique for Teens

 

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

 

 

Damon Sumner has been bringing laughter to people’s lives even before he held a mic on a stage. He has continued to hone his craft and every time he touches the stage, he delivers hilarious stories about his upbringing, and witty, high-energy observations of everyday life. Since starting standup in Atlanta, Damon has shared the stage with numerous headliners: Iliza, Brent Morin, Todd Glass, Sarah Tiana, George Wallace, and so many more. He can be seen on EPIX’s “Unprotected Sets, Prime Video’s “Indie Life” and heard on Sirius XM’s “RAWDOG”. He co-hosts the hilarious podcast, “Forth and Ten” and runs shows all-around the ATL. In 2012, Damon toured China for a year and was a part of the team that opened the first full-time mainland comedy club in China, Kungfu Comedy Club. Damon has also performed in illustrious comedy festivals around the U.S. including the Dallas Comedy Festival, Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy Festival, Out Of Bounds Comedy Festival, Hell Yes Comedy Festival and was a semi-finalist for the American Black Film Festival’s Comedy Wings Competition, sponsored by HBO.
Stand Up Comedy Classes

 

Cameron Lee is our Business Manager. Cameron joined the Goizueta Business School at Emory University as an adjunct faculty member in accounting in 2011. He is a certified public accountant. Prior to his arrival at Emory, Lee worked for 20 years in public accounting, and in the oil service and mortgage banking industries. At Washington Mutual, he served as a vice president, managing a variety of business functions, including acquisitions and integrations, technology finance, and capital investments. At Bank of America, he served as a vice president and financial control manager in the mortgage services group. He received his MBA from Texas A&M University and has a BBA in accounting from Eastern Michigan University.
Business of the Biz – Second Sundays

 

Our Mentor

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, teachers, and directors in the Meisner technique. Meisner Workshops