Van Brooks – Facilitator
Van facilitates the MASTERY of Self Expression, in Austin Texas.
Van Brooks has been an actor / teacher / director / writer / photographer for the past 36 years. He was formerly the General Manager of the Actor’s Institute in New York (where he trained with the founder of the Institute and the creator of the MASTERY, Dan Fauci).
Van has also worked as Artistic Director of the Seattle Actor’s Lab, and has taught classes and led workshops in New York, Seattle, Boston, Chicago, Toronto, Dallas, Houston, and Austin. He has worked with some of the best in the business, including Academy Award winners Joel and Ethan Coen, Frances McDormand, and Marissa Tomei; Golden Globe, Emmy, Tony, and Obie winner Mary-Louise Parker; and such diverse talent as Rip Torn, Kelly Lynch, Alan Rudolph, Willie Nelson, Lou Diamond Phillips, Christopher Durang, and many more.
Van teaches in Austin now, where he has his own place, Two Chairs Studio. He teaches ongoing classes and leads the MASTERY six times a year. He also hosts Dan Fauci, who comes out twice a year for other programs (including the MASTERY Leadership workshop, The Abyss, and audition workshops).
Hundreds of people have taken the MASTERY in the last seven years, and the community here keeps growing. Check us out; Austin is an amazing place!
Van has a personal web site.