We’d love to introduce you to one of our incredible TBG teaching artists, K. Lorrel Manning! Check out our interview with him below…
What do you enjoy most about teaching?
KLM: I love love love watching students, no matter the age or level of skill, push past their insecurities and discover abilities that they didn’t know they possessed. It puts me in such a state of happiness and gratitude. Over the last ten years, teaching has made me a much stronger actor, writer, and director. It’s amazing!
What is a TBG tool you love to use in your own acting journey?
KLM: For me, it would be “Get to it.” I use this one a lot in important conversations and in my own work as an actor, and especially as a writer. Once you figure out what you are there to do, get to the point, directly and as efficiently as possible. It’s been a lifesaver.
What is a project that you’ve been a part of that you are proud of?
KLM: There are two, actually. The first is a short film I’m directing in November called The Red Shoe. It was written by and stars TBG teaching artist and friend Arielle Beth Klein. It follows two young Jewish girls in Poland fleeing the Nazi invasion. Arielle wrote the script in my Screenwriting I class during the first few months of the pandemic. I was blown away by it and encouraged her to keep working on it. She sent me various drafts over the next few months for feedback and eventually asked me to direct it. It’s a really important film, and I can’t wait to make it.
To take a class with K. Lorrel…keep an eye out, as new dates will be added soon!
You can find TBG’s full schedule of classes here.