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Dr. Robert L. Benedetti

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President

Local Address: Los Angeles, California, United States
Robert Benedetti Productions, Inc. (Sole Proprietorship)
 
Background

Employment History

  • and Span>
    Robert Benedetti Productions, Inc. (Sole Proprietorship)
  • President
    Anasazi Productions
  • Guest Director
    Melbourne Theatre Company
  • Head of the Acting Program
    Yale Drama School
  • Chairman of the Acting Department
    Yale Drama School
  • Chairman of Theatre
    York University
  • Dean
    School of Theatre at The California Institute of the Arts
  • Dean and Artistic Director
    School of Theatre at The California Institute of the Arts
  • Part-Time Faculty Member
    School of Theatre at The California Institute of the Arts
  • Master Teacher
    National Theatre School of Canada
  • Master Teacher
    National Institute of Dramatic Art
  • Master Teacher
    Carnegie Mellon University
  • Member, Faculty
    Carnegie Mellon University

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • PhD
    Northwestern University
  • graduate degree
    Indiana University
  • Theatre
    York University
  • Master Teacher
    Victorian College of Art
  • Master Teacher
    National Institute of Dramatic Art
58 Total References
Web References
Teachers
inscription.com.au, 26 Feb 2012 [cached]
Robert Benedetti, Director.
Robert Benedetti holds a PhD from Northwestern University. He has taught acting, directing, and film/TV production and acting for thirty years at the School of Theatre at The California Institute of the Arts, the University of California at Riverside, York University in Toronto and at the Yale Drama School. He was guest director at the Melbourne Theatre Company and his pro- duction of Glengarry Glen Ross won the Victoria Green Room Award. His book, The Actor at Work, has been in print for thirty years and just appeared in its Eighth Edition.
From 1974 to 1981, Benedetti ...
www.tetatx.com, 1 Dec 2007 [cached]
From 1974 to 1981, Benedetti was Dean of the School of Theatre at the California Institute of the Arts.Before that, he served as Head of the Acting Program at the Yale Drama School, Chairman of Theatre at York University in Toronto, and Master Teacher at Carnegie-Mellon University.He has also been a Master Teacher at the National Theatre School of Canada, the National Institute of Dramatic Art and the Victorian College of Art in Australia, and the O'Neill Theatre Institute.
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Published on www.tetatx.com with the special permission of Robert Benedetti
THE COURAGE TO TEACH
TheatreFest 2007 Keynote Address
By Robert Benedetti, PhD
Robert Benedetti
www.robertbenedetti.com, 16 Sept 2011 [cached]
Robert Benedetti
Producer/Director - Writer - Teacher - Consultant
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Robert Benedetti, PhD, has had a forty-year career as a teacher, director, and producer, and is the author of six books on stage and film. He was Dean of the School of Theatre at the California Institute of the Arts and Chairman of the Acting Department at the Yale Drama School, and won three Emmys and the Peabody Award for his films for HBO.
Based on his work with actors, he has evolved a workshop on focused transaction . It uses breathing, moving, sounding, and ordinary life experiences to explore the give and take of energy, how it may be shaped by intention, how it generates personality, and finally how focused transaction can enhance our effectiveness and appreciation of the drama that we call everyday life.
Robert Benedetti
www.robertbenedetti.com, 16 Sept 2011 [cached]
Robert Benedetti
Producer/Director - Writer - Teacher - Consultant
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Robert Benedetti holds a PhD from Northwestern University. He has taught acting and directing for over forty-five years, and spent fifteen years in the film industry.
From 1959 to 1963 he was Director of Theatre at the University of Chicago and Artistic Director of the Court Theatre. In 1963 he joined the acting company of Chicago's Second City Theatre, and in 1965 founded the Indiana Theatre Company while doing post-graduate work at Indiana University. In 1966 he became Artist-in-Residence at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Fine Arts and Company Director of the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre.
In 1968 he joined the faculty at Carnegie-Mellon University. In 1970 he became Head of the Acting Program at the Yale Drama School. From Yale, he moved to York University in Toronto as Chairman of the Programme in Theatre.
He moved to the west coast as a tenured Associate Professor at the University of California at Riverside from 1973 to 1974, and from 1974 to 1981 he was Dean and Artistic Director of the School of Theatre at The California Institute of the Arts, where he remains a part-time faculty member to the present day.
He has been a Master Teacher at the National Institute of Dramatic Art in Sidney and the Victorian College of Art in Melbourne, Australia, the National Theatre School of Canada, and the O'Neill Theatre Institute, and many other schools.
His book, THE ACTOR AT WORK, has been in print for thirty-four years and a ninth edition appeared in 2004. In 1999 a new book, THE ACTOR IN YOU, appeared, and a second edition was published in 2001. The two books are the most widely used acting textbooks in the country. Benedetti also wrote THE DIRECTOR AT WORK, with a Foreword by John Houseman.
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Benedetti has directed extensively at such theatres as The Tyrone Guthrie Theatre, the Oregon, Colorado, and Great Lakes Shakespeare Festivals, the Milwaukee, South Coast, and San Diego Repertory Theatres, and the Pittsburgh Playhouse. He was also guest director at the Melbourne Theatre Company, directing the Australian premiere of GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS. His 1981 recreation of the Futurist opera, VICTORY OVER THE SUN for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art was featured at the Berlin Festival, The DeMeervat in Amsterdam, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and the Smithsonian Museums in Washington, DC.
Throughout his career, Benedetti has also worked as a stage and film actor, appearing in such stage roles as King Lear, Falstaff, and the Cook in Mother Courage, and on such TV shows as Hill Street Blues , LA Law, and Cheers.
In 1991 he entered the world of film and television when he became President of Anasazi Productions, owned by his friend and former Carnegie-Mellon student, Ted Danson. During his four years with Anasazi, he executive-produced the feature film, PONTIAC MOON, and three television movies, MERCY MISSION and FIGHT FOR JUSTICE for NBC, and ON PROMISED LAND for the Disney Channel, starring Joan Plowright.
Beginning in 1996, Benedetti became an independent writer/producer. In 1996 he wrote and produced the Hallmark film, THE CANTERVILLE GHOST, starring Patrick Stewart and Neve Campbell, which won all TV categories in the Family Film Awards. He has since won three Emmys, two for Best Television Movie.
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In 1999 Benedetti produced A LESSON BEFORE DYING (also for HBO) starring his former CalArts student Don Cheadle, and Cicely Tyson.
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Also in 1999, Benedetti was Executive Producer of the Showtime film, ALDRICH AMES: TRAITOR WITHIN , starring Timothy Hutton and Joan Plowright.
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During these film years, Benedetti also continued to teach acting, and film and television, at CalArts and USC. In 2000, two new books, ACTION! Acting for Film and Television and FROM CONCEPT TO SCREEN: An Overview of Film and Television Production , were published by Allyn & Bacon. In 2003, he also produced and edited CREATIVE POSTPRODUCTION: Editing, Visual and Sound Effects, and Music for Film and Television.
In 2002, Benedetti returned full-time to his first love, the theatre. He directed his own adaptation of Pirandello's SIX CHARACTERS LOOKING FOR A WRITER, using a mix of live action, live video, and pre-taped video to extend Pirandello's theatrical metaphor into the realm of video. First done at the Quantum Theatre in Pittsburgh, Benedetti reworked the show for the Odyssey Theatre in Los Angeles in 2003. In February, 2004, Benedetti directed the premiere of his original play, UNDOING SALK (about Jonas Salk) at the Pittsburgh Playhouse.
Robert Benedetti, ...
inscription.com.au, 10 Nov 2003 [cached]
Robert Benedetti, Director.
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Robert Benedetti, Director.
Robert Benedetti holds a PhD from Northwestern University. He has taught acting, directing, and film/TV production and acting for thirty years at the School of Theatre at The California Institute of the Arts, the University of California at Riverside, York University in Toronto and at the Yale Drama School. He was guest director at the Melbourne Theatre Company and his pro- duction of Glengarry Glen Ross won the Victoria Green Room Award. His book, The Actor at Work, has been in print for thirty years and just appeared in its Eighth Edition.
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In the past four years, Benedetti has won two Emmys for Best Television Movie.
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In 1999 Benedetti produced ALesson Before Dying (also for HBO) starring Don Cheadle and Cicely Tyson.
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Also in 1999, Benedetti was Executive Producer of the Showtime film, Aldrich Ames: Traitor Within, with Timothy Hutton and Joan Plowright.
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Benedetti was Dean of California Institute of the Arts and Head of the Acting Programme at Yale.
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