Assistant Professor - Acting - Theatre & Dance
Bruce Hermann teaches in the areas of Acting and Directing, with a particular interest in the creation of new works. He specializes in both Meisner Technique and Michael Chekhov Technique. After graduating from Gettysburg College (Pa.) he studied with, and later assisted Sanford Meisner at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theatre in New York. In 1988 he returned to teach on the acting faculty at the Playhouse. In 1998 he received his MFA in Theatre Directing from Virginia Commonwealth University. He has taught acting and directing in conservatory and university programs throughout the United States and Europe. In 2005 he received The Ohio State University Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching and invited to join the OSU Academy of Teaching.
Throughout his years of teaching, he has maintained a vibrant professional acting and directing career. In the last twenty years he has acted some seventy roles and directed over forty plays. He recently created, produced, and directed two plays, fig. 1 and Mud Nostalgia, which premiered at the Prague (CZ) Fringe Festival. He is a current member of AEA, SAG, and AFTRA