All About Us

The Acting Center brings the power of theatre beyond Broadway to Madison Avenue and multinational corporations around the world.

We empower doctors, teachers and everyone who is a student of the art of communication. In our ensemble programs established theatre professionals come together for inspiration and renewal.

The Acting Center's extended network of colleagues and consultants enables us to bring you custom-designed live presentation events and training programs.

Our workshops energize people, bringing motion and movement to corporate boardrooms, classrooms and conferences around the world.

Karen De Mauro’s Bio

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421 West. 24th St., #5D
NY, NY 10011
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About Karen De Mauro
Artistic Director / The Acting Center

Karen De Mauro’s theatre career reflects her lifelong commitment to exploring the process and practice of acting as a path of personal and spiritual growth.. Throughout her career she has balanced work in professional commercial venues with experimental projects with such theatre visionaries as Joseph Chaikin, Anne Bogart, and Andre Gregory. She continues to straddle the worlds of the legit Broadway Stage and those of the multiple forums in community, regional and international theatre. By bringing together established theatre professionals with people from all walks of life, De Mauro creates venues which facilitate the growth of the actor in everyone. Her three decades of work in these highly participatory performances are documented in her forthcoming book Acting as A Way.

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“Finding a personal center, a point of power and stillness, and linking it strongly with external action, is the basis of the actor's presence.”- Brian Bates