Fundamentals of Acting: The Sanford Meisner Technique
The Sanford Meisner technique, a vital skill for working actors, builds tools to find truthful moments on stage and on the screen.
Currently teaching the 9 week class.
Fundamentals of Acting: Acting for Film and Television
The class will practice working on camera, learning skills for natural and authentic acting to build confidence for working in a professional film/television environment. Email info@ROCpictures.com for updates.
Audition Technique and Preparation Email info@ROCpictures.com for available times.
Reneé O’Connor, best known for playing the role of “Gabrielle”, Xena’s trusted sidekick on the popular series, Xena: Warrior Princess, from 1996-2001, is a successful actress, producer, director, and avid student. Renee studied the craft of acting in professional studios for 18 years, with teachers supporting The Method, The Meisner Technique, and Classical Shakespearean Training.
In 2002, she then moved on to launch her own film production company, ROC Productions. Recently, Renee finished production on her second feature film, Watch The Sky, a Science Fiction Family film, due for release August 2018.
Prior to her breakout role, Reneé lived in Texas and began her professional film career at the age of 17, starring in the serial Teen Angel, a regular feature on the Disney Channel’s The Mickey Mouse Club. Other credits include the Disney film, The Adventures of Huck Finn, with Elijah Wood; television movies such as Follow the River, with Ellen Burstyn, Danielle Steele’s Changes, with Cheryl Ladd, the second Rockford Files, a reunion movie with James Garner, and Hercules and the Lost Kingdom, with Anthony Quinn and Kevin Sorbo.
She also starred in several independent films, including Ghost House Pictures’ Boogeyman 2, opposite Tobin Bell; The ScyFy Channel’s Monster Ark, opposite Tim DeKay, and Alien Apocalypse, opposite Bruce Campbell. She starred in the action web series ARK, from Judah/Sacks (Executive Producers of 90210 and Diary of a Wimpy Kid) and faith based films, Beyond The Farthest Star, from Pathlight Entertainment and A Question Of Faith, from Silver Lining Entertainment.
Renee recently performed the role of the ‘Nurse’ with the Southern Shakespeare Company’s production of Romeo and Juliet, at the Cascades Amphitheater in Tallahassee, Florida. (photographs by Bob O’Lary for Southern Shakespeare Co)
Coming October 2019, Renee will be producing an intimate and intense version of Macbeth, portraying the role of ‘Lady Macbeth’ along side her husband, Jed Sura as ‘Macbeth’. This theatrical production will be presented at the Grand Annex, in San Pedro, California, guided by visionary guest director, Michael Ritchie, (Southern Shakespeare’s director of Romeo and Juliet).