Acting 101 with Libby Villari

Jul 9 2013

On Camera Acting with Libby Villari
Tuesday, July 9, 6:30-8:30
$20/$15

Libby Villari’s On–Camera Acting Class is all about  the “on-camera” acting technique which she believes is very different than stage work.  She uses scripts from her film & television projects & auditions, films the students work & critiques the finished product.  She shares knowledge & pointers for auditioning that the student can use for any type audition for a life time.  Libby throws in some improve to keep things lively.  She guarantees that while she may not be able to turn everyone into a great actor, she can improve anyone’s acting abilities.  This back-to-basics class welcomes all skill levels.  There are 10 active recording slots available at $20 each, as well as a limited number of audit spots at $15.  Please indicate on your registration which you prefer.  Reserve your spot online on our Classes page, or by calling the Stage West Education Line at (817)754-0231, or by emailing education [at] stagewest.org. 

Libby Villari is one of the most successful television & film actresses in the Southwest, and she got her career start right here at Stage West playing Lenny Bruce’s stripper wife in Lenny thirty years ago.   An agent saw her performance, signed her and the rest is history.  Stage acting is her first love but she’s transitioned to some very rewarding camera work with such acclaimed directors as Clint Eastwood, Robert Rodriguez, Robert Altman, Lasse Halstrom, Alan Parker and Richard Linklater.  She’s played mother to Renee Zellweger,  Elijah Woods & Patricia Arquette, and worked with a multitude of other A-list actors including Sandra Bullock, Leonardo DiCaprio, Johnny Depp & Hillary Swank.  She spent 4 years playing Mayor Lucy Rodell on NBC’s acclaimed prime time television series Friday Night Lights.   She recently shot her first 3-D, computer generated horror flick Higher Mission, due out next year. Her credits, including stage, commercial and voice-over work are too numerous to list here.  For a closer look at her film & television resume go to imdb.com and search Libby Villari.  Libby holds a B.A. in theatre from North Texas University. She has been an acting coach for 17 years, primarily teaching private “acting for camera” & audition prep sessions.  She is represented by The Campbell Agency in Dallas and The Collier Agency in Austin and the Southeast.