About Allen Schmeltz Productions
Allen Schmeltz provides instruction for young people and adults that allow them to become "real" on stage and 100% honest as their character. It is not about how to act but how to stop "acting" and start "doing." This is accomplished through scene study, character analysis, theatre games, improvisation, monologs and building on the strengths of each student as well as developing new skills. Techniques are geared to the student's age, needs and interests.
Bio: Allen Schmeltz, is an award winning director, having directed over 70 plays, and was the founder and artistic director of the award winning Garbeau’s Acorn & Oak Theatre for young people. For the past ten years he has been an Artistic Associate, director and teacher at the acclaimed Sutter Street Theatre in Historic Folsom. His productions have received over 100 Elly nominations for excellence in theatre in every
category from design to acting to best production and he has received
two Elly awards and numerous nominations for Best Direction.
As an actor, Mr. Schmeltz appeared at Sutter Street Theatre, Garbeau’s
Dinner Theatre, Thistle Dew Dessert Theatre, The Woodland Opera House,
and The Actor’s Theatre of Sacramento. His most rewarding roles were
the Stage Manager in “Our Town,” Blind Captain Jack in the critically
acclaimed four star production of “Under Milkwood" and as Henry in “The
Fantasticks.” He received three Elly nominations for his acting. He has
studied with Miriam Gray, Jack Lynn, Charlie Holliday, and Ed Claudio,
founder and artistic director of The Actor’s Workshop Theatre of
“All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players.”