I studied with Terry Knickerbocker while he was still teaching at the William Esper studio. After we finished the 2 year program back in 2013, I took some time away from the studio. In the Summer of 2015 I was lucky enough to be checking my phone when the email came in for Terry's Master Class. I fired off an email asking for a spot within seconds, and was secured a seat. At the end of the 5 week journey, he announced that would be his last class at The William Esper Studio.

Since then, I've trained at a few other places. I've also had a plethora of life and professional experiences that have shaped me into the actor that I am today. Back in May, I got wind of his Master Class at his new studio and the timing felt right for a thorough acting diagnostic. 

This 5 week experience holds a special place in my heart. It was my first time being officially welcomed in his new space. And aside from being reunited with Terry, I was reunited with several friends, and got to know some really phenomenal people from all around the world. 

TK Studios is a warm and friendly environment where the work is paramount. The staff is insanely generous and helpful. Terry is just as insightful, precise and enjoyable as always, if not more so. He gently ushers you towards realizations about yourself/your work that are crucial to achieving whatever your goals are in that class, and in life. I would highly recommend this experience to anyone who is serious about growing as an artist. I feel greatly indebted him, his staff, and the other actors who fearlessly approached their work. Thank you for making me feel at home again.

Melvin LimaComment