Eric Hetzler (Associate Instructor) is currently Subject Leader for Drama, Theatre, and Performance at the University of Huddersfield in Yorkshire, UK. After spending more than 30 years in the US as a professional actor and director, he moved to the UK to get his PhD under the supervision of Phillip Zarrilli at the University of Exeter. His dissertation, “The Actor’s Experience” led to several publications examining how actors describe emotion in performance and the importance of awareness on stage. In his continuing exploration of emotion and acting he studied the emotional effector patterns with several Alba Emoting and Emotional Body instructors to attain proficiency in instructing these methods. His most recent paper, appearing in Stanislavski Studies, “Emotion Memory: ‘A Dangerous Reputation’”, examines the origins of the belief that Emotion Memory is a harmful practice.

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Location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom