Last week, veteran stage actor David Bryant visited the upper school campus to deliver a master class to Harker students and offer them advice on how to get their careers in motion. Bryant, who has been acting professionally since 1980, gave the master class on Tuesday in which students sang and recited songs and selections from plays. Bryant then provided feedback on their performances.
Senior Mia Giammona, who sang the Spanish art song “El tra la la y el punteado,” said that Bryant’s guidance “helped to further my interpretation of the piece, which is very important considering that it’s not in English. Making sure the audience understands the meaning of the song is the most important part.”
On Thursday, Bryant held a workshop to advise students on how to launch their careers. For continued performing arts studies, he recommended New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, Northwestern University and Syracuse University. He also discussed the process of getting an agent and advised students to develop a multifaceted skill set to become eligible for more roles. “Learning never stops,” he said. “That’s what we do as artists and performers.”