Title: Actor and Director
B.A. English and Acting at Messiah College; Masters in Education from Penn State University
Ben Hodge's Summary
Ben Hodge has been acting and directing for 20 years in a variety of formats. He has directed several productions in York, PA and had his play REACH performed in NYC at an Off-Broadway venue in 2009. Ben studied English and Acting at Messiah College and received his Masters in Education from Penn State University. He has trained in Los Angeles with Anthony Meindl and most recently in NYC with Amey Goerlich. Ben has been the only acting teacher at local Central York High School for the past 15 years where he has developed an innovative and fresh curriculum for young actors aged 13-24. He is very excited to share his curriculum and philosophy with more Central PA area actors through The Perfect 5th family. Ben is looking forward to training and leading new actors to the realization that acting is a more than just a hobby or pastime: it is an honorable profession and a way of life.
WHAT/HOW I TEACH:
Learning is collaborative, specific and engaging!
•What makes you a good actor, makes you a great person.
•"Theatre is the safe place to do the unsafe things."-John Patrick Shanley
•One of the biggest keys to acting success is learning to embrace vulnerability and the process of being seen. We all must learn to give ourselves permission to feel, especially if we are performing.