Terry Knickerbocker, director of the Terry Knickerbocker Studio in Brooklyn, New York, made a huge pivot when COVID-19 hit. He shifted his entire studio online. “Look, if this works, great. And if it doesn’t, we’ll pull the plug, but let’s give it a week,” he said. Well, it worked and it worked pretty darn well.
Knickerbocker, who teaches the Meisner Technique, has coached actors Sam Rockwell, Chris Messina, Natasha Lyonne, Josh Charles and many, many more. In this interview, he talks about bringing the studio online and why he might keep them going in the future, what he does when coaching and how actors can keep themselves in top form in between job and auditions.