Teacher Spotlight: Lunie Jules

Doug GoldringCommunity, Training

We’d love to introduce you to one of our incredible TBG teaching artists, Lunie Jules! Read our interview with her below…

What do you enjoy most about teaching?

LJ: I love when people light up when they see a tool at work, or when it’s used. I always start every scene with the Conversation Exercise to get students really talking. It always brings out such wonderful, real behavior. Students always seem shocked by how much is achieved with this tool. My second favorite is Do Stuff. It’s so fun to see people doing activities in their scenes to get the story moving towards clarity.

What is a TBG tool you love to use in your own acting journey?

LJ: I love the idea of engaging with and taking in the environment I’m in. If I am talking to someone in the scene, I may also want to touch the furniture or look out the “window.” I was in a scene recently where I was a mom at a police precinct because my son was missing, and every so often I would look in the direction of where I thought he might be led in, or someone might come from to tell me news of him. It made the scene more real and helped me connect to the love of my son and not knowing where he was or what might have happened to him.

What is a project that you’ve been a part of that you are proud of?

LJ: I recently played Lucy in a comedic version of “Dracula” at The Flea, written by my friends Ellen Cheney and Ryan Bobila. I have never played a character like her; she was so fun and funny, and it was so freeing to play her. The director, Brynne O’Rourke gave me so much freedom, and it really gave me so much confidence. I want to work on a musical next!

To take a class with Lunie, try Beginner Acting Class I: The Basics starting 4/20!

Check out TBG’s full schedule of classes!