Greg Webster


Assistant Professor

University of Conneticut




gregory.webster@uconn.edu
greg@splitknuckletheatre.org


Biography:

Greg has been the  a full time Professor  and performance faculty memeber at University of Connecticut since 2006. His primary focus is the teaching of Movement Theater and the pedagogy of the renowned French theater master Jacques Lecoq. Greg is also the Movement coach and the resident fight choreographer for the Connecticut Repertory Theater. As a performer, choreographer and teacher Greg has worked from Broadway to the West End. He also contiues to perform touring  extensively in the U.S. and Internationally. He is a founding  Artistic Director of the internationally acclaimed Split Knuckle TheatreCompany, which has performed and taught on four continents to date. Split Knuckle is a critically acclaimed company that creates dynamic, physical, visually striking theatre from simple materials. He holds an M.F.A. in acting and directing from the University Missouri Kansas City and is a graduate of London International School of Performing Arts; where he was also an Instructor. Greg is certified teacher of Authentic Pilates Method of body conditioning and the Gyrotonic® expansion system. He has been a certified personal trainer for more than ten years, is a former Golden Gloves boxer and holds a black belt in Aikido. He also is a practioner of  Escrima/Kali and Jiujitsu. Greg firmly believes that the vision to be an artist reflects the desire to feel the movement of life around and within us. He hopes to foster in his students those qualities which they will need most in order to find their place as artists in the performing world: a never ending curiosity in life as it is; a strong vision of life as it could be; and a fully alive body through which to express creative vision.



Movement Specialties:

Bodywork

Breath

Choreography

Clowning and Circus

Commedia dell'Arte

Conditioning and Acrobatics

Creative Dramatics

Creativity/Focus

Devised Theatre

Gyrotonic/Gyrokinesis

Lecoq

Martial Arts

Masks

Mime

Physical Characterization

Physical Theatre

Pilates

Stage Combat

T'ai Chi for Actors



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