Tom Kibbe on training with 3 of the all-time great acting teachers

by | Oct 15, 2020 | Acting Related Podcast

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Tom Kibbe is an incredible acting coach, and I can’t tell you how much of an impact he has had on how I approach and prepare for a role. If you know me, you will have heard me rave about him on more than one occasion.

Tom has worked as an Actor, Director, Producer, Casting Director and was also Artistic Director of the Court Theatre in L.A for over 20 years.

He is now based in Cork and working as an acting coach. When he was training as an actor he worked with three of the all-time great acting teachers: Sanford Meisner, Stella Adler, and Lee Strasberg. 

In the podcast Tom shares the story of how he came to work with all three, which one was his favourite, and his main takeaways from each.

We also chat about Tom’s own teaching. How he has built upon what he learned from the greats by developing his own techniques and processes to help the actor tap into the creative subconscious to create more expressive performances.

I’m really excited to share this podcast with you. Tom has an incredible wealth of experience, and all of the stories that go along with that, such as how he ended up sharing his equestrian knowledge with Peter Shaffer who was at the time, writing “a play about a boy who blinds a horse”, which in turn led to working with Meisner. Not to mention casting for Michael Douglas, George A. Romero, and Curtis Hanson.

I will have to have him back again, there’s so much information and so many stories in this podcast and yet I feel we have only scratched the surface here.

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