Students and loved ones joined staff and faculty on Sunday June 4th to celebrate the culmination of their training here at TK Studio. The ceremony took place at 6pm at our Studio at Industry City, in Sunset Park. Rebecca Anderson was selected as the class representative to speak at the beginning of the ceremony. After distributing certificates, guests were invited into the newly renovated movement space for a light snack and a dance party.
Studio Director Terry Knickerbocker invited Pamela Berlin to speak at the ceremony. Pam Berlin was Terry’s first directing professor over 30 years ago. Pam Berlin’s New York directing credits include End Papers at the Variety Arts Theatre, Steel Magnolias, which ran for three years off-Broadway at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, To Gillian on her 37th Birthday (Ensemble Studio Theatre and Circle in the Square downtown), The Cemetary Club (Broadway), Crossing Delancey (Jewish Rep), Joined at the Head and Pretty Fire (Manhattan Theatre Club), The Family of Mann and The Red Address (Second Stage), Three in the Back, Two in the Head (MCC), Black Inn and Elm Circle (Playwrights Horizons), Snowing at Delphi and Club Soda (WPA), Winners, Family Ties and numerous one-acts in the Marathon at the Ensemble Studio Theatre.
Regionally, she has directed The Glass Menagerie, Red, A Moon for the Misbegotten, Clybourne Park, A Streetcar Named Desire, Copenhagen, Tea, The Loudest Man on Earth, Dancing at Lughnasa, The Playboy of the Western World, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Plough and the Stars, Talley’s Folly, True West, On The Verge, Translations, and Joe Egg, among others, at such theatres as the Kennedy Center, Seattle Rep, Long Wharf, Huntington, Pittsburgh Public, Pasadena Playhouse, Theatreworks Palo Alto, Virginia Stage Co. and Portland Stage.
She taught directing in the MFA program at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University for twelve years, acting in the MFA program at Brooklyn College, and frequently directs at Juilliard and the NYU Graduate Acting Program. She is a long time member of the Ensemble Studio Theatre. Pamela served as the President of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers from 2000 to 2006.