Brad Greenquist’s brings many techniques into the classroom (Meisner, Stanislavsky, Grotowski, breath-based techniques, vocal techniques). He received a BFA in acting from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1983. In New York he studied with the great actor Michael Moriarty for six years. In Los Angeles he studied with Hollywood’s best-kept secret, the brilliant Ian Tucker, for ten years. Along the way were other marvelous teachers and coaches (John Delancie, Patsy Rodenburg, Suzanne Celeste, Michael Donovan) and various workshops and limited-term classes (commercial workshops, audition workshops, voice and mime classes, writing and cinematography classes). Most importantly he brings over thirty years of on-set observations: of himself, of other working actors, and of some of the greatest actors of our time (Jack Lemmon, George C. Scott, James Earl Jones, Isabella Rosselini, Kate Burton, etc.).
He first started teaching in 1988 at Michael Moriarty’s Acting Studio in New York City. Since then he has taught on-going classes or Master Classes at The Governors’ School in Virginia, the Idaho Film and Television Institute, The David Kagen School of Film Acting and the Classical Theatre Lab in Los Angeles. He also taught Brad’s Class for six years in the Santa Monica area.
He is a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and a member of the Pacific Resident Theatre Company.