Acting Intensive Program Staff

Program Director

Matthew ArkinMatthew Arkin
Arkin's Broadway credits include the revival of Neil Simon's The Sunshine Boys with Jack Klugman and Tony Randall, as well as Simon's Laughter on the 23rd Floor (also national tour). He has numerous ​off-Broadway and regional credits including his Drama Desk-nominated performance as Gabe in Donald Margulies’ Pulitzer Prize-winning Dinner with Friends, and he received acclaim for his portrayal of the 600-pound Charlie in the West Coast premiere of Samuel D. Hunter's The Whale, one of his many appearances at SCR. ​His film​ credits include indies Second Best, and Raising Flagg, as well as Death to Smoochy, Liar, Liar, North, and An Unmarried Woman. Television appearances include recurring roles on "Rescue Me," "100 Centre Street," "Third Watch" and "All My Children," and guest spots on "Bull," "Hawaii Five-0," "NCIS," and "​Get Shorty," among many others. He is an adjunct professor at Dodge College of Film and Media Arts (Chapman University, Orange, Calif.), has taught Technique and Scene Study at New York's world-renowned HB Studio, and now teaches privately in Los Angeles. He studied technique, scene study and Shakespeare with Uta Hagen, and studied as well with Austin Pendleton and Sheldon Patinkin.

Current and Past Faculty Members:

Jill Newton
Casting director for "The Young and the Restless"
John de Lancie
Emmy-nominated performer (Q, "Star Trek"), stage performer and director
Nicholas Hormann
Award-winning director, stage and television actor
Hal Landon Jr.
Theatre and film performer (The Artist), SCR Founding Artist
Joanne DeNaut
SCR ​casting ​director
Jenifer Parker
Award-winning stage actor, director
Linda Gehringer
Theatre, film and TV performer
​Adam J. Smith
​Theatre, film and TV performer
Matthew Arkin
Theatre, film and TV performer
Hisa Takakuwa
SCR's Conservatory ​director

Photo: Acting Intensive Program graduates, Alicia Erlinger, James MacEwan, Fleur Zanna and Aaron McGee before a performance of SCR's 201​8 production of ​Shakespeare in Love. Photo by ​Jordan Kubat.