Patrick Garrow

"I have to say that I’ve met many teachers in this performing arts corner of the city but none have had a fiercer commitment to the urgency of the arts in an often circumscribed democracy, and to the highest standard of professionalism and achievement in those he continues to teach, those who aspire to make this pursuit their life’s work. A great example to the actors of tomorrow to be sure."

- Patrick Garrow

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John Howe

"Been years since I played like that. Reminded me why I chose this life, suffered all the rejection, and kept on trying. There is a payoff. Capture the great moments and put them in your pocket and bring them out when you need them. I would do this again in a heartbeat. I think every director should take the workshop. Even the very experienced. It’s a perceptive and practical window on the actor’s process and preparation. I felt like a kid again."

- John Howe

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Zaxhary Cox

"Centre for the Arts is more the just a space for artists, it is literally the center for the arts, a Mecca for all artists to converge. It has allowed me to develop my passion for the arts by providing a venue whereby I can meet, discuss, and work with a diverse group of artists and attempt set design and lighting for a stage show. It is imperative that a place like Centre for the Arts exists in order to create support and awareness for the importance of the arts in our community."

- Zaxhary Cox

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James Hawksley

"I’ve been meaning to write you to thank you for everything in the intensive. It was the best decision I could have made, to start my year off in your class. I can’t tell you how much your teaching and approach to the work has helped to reinforce my confidence. The biggest thing I have taken with me is ownership over my work. Just like I said at the beginning of one of the classes, every little “win” that I’ve had has gone into my confidence bank, and I have been a new actor walking into those audition rooms. The class I got to work with was wonderful, you put together a great dynamic and I’m very happy to have met them and call them friends and colleagues. Thanks so much for a wonderful experience, I truly look forward to working with you again."

- James Hawksley

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George Bloomfield

"Having led a workshop for the Centre for the Arts I have seen the calibre and standards of the students. The classes and film camps provide a realistic opportunity for young people to discover and recognize what the film and tv industry is truly about; and not a fantasy world lived simply through going to the movies. I would therefore encourage your support of the CFA."

- George Bloomfield

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Adam Schafer

"John’s director’s workshop isn’t just a class – it’s an experience. He creates an environment for the director and actor to creatively embrace and get down to the heart of a scene, helping you understand the process of the actor’s craft. There is no right or wrong way. No critique. It’s all about doing, discussing – experiencing. Taking his workshop has stepped my game up as a director a whole new level. Sign up for it, now."

- Adam Schafer

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