Thanks for visiting RendonRamsey.com, my virtual gathering space for actors and presenters. I am an actor, teaching artist, director, and public speaking coach, and my hope is that this space can serve not only as my Acting and Directing site, but also as a hub for actors and presenters to train, get informed, and gather inspiration.
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Rendon Ramsey began acting professionally in 1992 with a very minor role in Anton Checkov’s Three Sisters. That show, at the award-winning fringe theatre, Theatre Schmeater in Seattle, led to many more with that company before he traveled to London in the summer of 1994 to study Shakespeare at the London Academy of Performing Arts. In the fall of that year Rendon moved to Los Angeles to train at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, where he earned an A.A. in Acting. He was awarded two major scholarships for outstanding actor in his class: The Spencer Tracy Scholarship and the Kirk Douglas Scholarship. After earning his A.A., he was invited to join the third-year company at AADA. Rendon accepted, and he played in works ranging from Greek Tragedy to Shakespeare to contemporary plays such G.R. Point and Automatic Pilot; he also played more than 20 characters in a single play – an adaptation of Charles Dickens’ Hard Times.
My Purpose has always been to help people. My mother was an elementary school art teacher and my father was a child psychologist; and although they are no longer with us, the commitment to their work that they modeled in my childhood made a deep and lasting impression on me. They showed me that a life of service is a life well-lived. I have always believed in art as a medium to serve. Art is an instrument for growth, an agent for change, a tool for gaining insight, an avenue for inspiration, and a spiritual home to return to in times of need. My art form is acting and teaching in theatre and film, and it has served me for thirty years. What I have learned through teaching students from all over the world is impossible to quantify, but the experience has left an indelible imprint on my approach to my work as an actor and teaching artist. My philosophy is a simple one, to stay open. Staying open is the key to all progress as an artist. I believe in staying open to the present moment, open to one’s scene partner, open to one’s instincts and impulses, and open to one’s surroundings. To do this, one must have an open mind and an open heart; one must listen with open ears and develop open channels of communication. I strive to practice this as an actor and as a teacher, and to instill this practice in my students. My teaching draws from a wide array of methods and ideologies taken from my thirty years as an actor and teaching artist. I believe fully in the benefit of an open working relationship with my students, being open to their journey, helping them achieve their goals based on our shared assessment of their best path forward. I have seen year in and year out how an open acting approach leads to exciting and unpredictable moments onstage and in class. I love this work and am open to all that it will bring in this new virtual space.
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Ongoing Private Lessons