Eminem, Leonardo DiCaprio, Claire Danes, Tobey Maguire, and Margaret Cho were all trained by Acting Corps Faculty
After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania and afterwards attending The Neighborhood Playhouse in New York, where he studied with the legendary Sanford Meisner, Mr. Buica went on to work at length with Michael Chekhov’s associate George Shdanoff, Uta Hagen and master teacher Michael Howard.
Mr. Buica has been coaching and teaching actors since 1991, leading workshops in the Grotowski, Michael Chekhov and Meisner approaches in Malibu, Los Angeles, Bucharest, Beijing, Munich, Sydney, and New York. As Artistic Director and Founder of The Acting Corps, Mr. Buica originated and implemented unique training processes reflected in the Actors’ Boot Camp and all the other programs at The Acting Corps. The Acting Corps has, as of 2012, trained 4000 actors with 1400 of them acquiring film and TV credits and now appearing with their own IMDB pages after attending The Actors’ Boot Camp.
Sydney Walsh received her B.A. in theatre from Williams College. Shortly after graduating, she worked for a summer as part of The Second Company at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. Born and raised in Manhattan, she returned to New York for what was supposed to be a short time, but ended up staying to play a psychopathic drug addict on The Guiding Light. She also appeared off-Broadway at The West Bank and The Ensemble Studio Theatre.
Corey Sorenson holds an MFA in acting from Temple University and is a Certified teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework. He loves teaching at the Acting Corps. because “it is a unique actor-training studio, where dedicated students and professional faculty create an environment of discipline, risk taking, and support.
Jen McPherson received her BA from the University of California, Los Angeles and received her graduate Meisner training with Bill Esper at the Esper Conservatory in New York. She has studied with Lesly Kahn, Cameron Thor, John Gould Rubin and Larry Moss and was a performer at The Second City and IO West.
She can be seen, currently, in Neil Patrick Harris’ Accomplice: Hollywood, as well as upcoming films including Sprawl, Victoriana, The Deserted and Heterosexual Jill.
Rod McLachlan received a BS in Speech and Drama from Northwestern University. His professional credits include seven shows on Broadway, five shows at Lincoln Center, five seasons at the Williamstown Theatre Festival and numerous Regional Theater productions. In addition, Rod has appeared in countless films and guest starred on network series such as CSI and Curb Your Enthusiasm. He has taught on-camera acting at UC Riverside, and guest lectured at the American Repertory Theatre Institute, The Williamstown Theater Festival, and Northwestern University. He has also directed student showcases and plays in New York and Los Angeles.
A native of Minneapolis MN, Bethany studied at NYU Tisch School of The Arts where she received her BFA. She went on to study the Michael Chekhov technique with Lenard Petit. Shortly after she developed an interest in Improv and toured with the NY group the Chainsaw Boys and worked in an improv production on the Disney Magic.
Bethany’s other credits include a variety of regional theatre, the Broadway tour of Mamma Mia! where she portrayed the quirky role of Ali, JC Superstar with Ben Vereen, The Sopranos, where she played opposite Steve Bushemi, and the film Humboldt County. She has also worked as a stand up comic in venues including Carolines and The Comic Strip in NY, The Throckmorton Theatre in Mill Valley (where she worked with Robin Williams), The Brea Improv, and The Hollywood Improv.
Rafi Silver is a professional actor and writer currently living in Los Angeles. His TV credits include: Elementary (CBS), Fringe (FOX), Happy Endings (ABC) Ben and Kate (FOX) and a recurring role on NCISLA (CBS). Selected theatre credits include: The Off Broadway hit Masked (DR2), Manipulation (Cherry Lane Mainstage) and Cry of the Reed (Huntington Theatre in Boston). Rafi received his M.F.A. from the N.Y.U. Graduate Acting Program, his B.F.A. from Syracuse University, and trained at Shakespeare’s Globe in London.