Michelle Ong Hendrick
Director · Teacher · Actor
TRINITY COLLEGE, Hartford, CT (2007-present)
Visiting Assistant Professor in Acting
Basic Acting: Stanislavski-based techniques, Viewpoints,
scene work with contemporary American plays.
An Actor Repairs: Contemplative techniques, intimacy protocols,
career preparation, monologue work.
UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS, Amherst, MA
(Fall 2019-Spring 2020, Spring 2012, Fall 2003)
Lecturer in Acting
Actor-Director Collaboration: Working with graduate directors, students learned rehearsal techniques, improvisation
and strategies for risk-taking through scene study.
Audition: Monologues, cold readings, mindfulness practice, developing a repertoire of audition material.
Acting 1: (partial semester substitute for Prof. Julie Nelson). Introduction to action, ensemble-building and Viewpoints.
Beginning Techniques in Performance: Stanislavski-based techniques, Viewpoints, scene work with 10-minute
HARTT SCHOOL, UNIVERSITY OF HARTFORD, Hartford, CT (1998-2008)
Associate in Opera
DRM120: Stanislavski based techniques, movement training, contemporary American scene work.
DRM 220: Stanislavski based scene work, text analysis, movement study, Viewpoints, techniques of Robert Wilson and
DRM320: Character work, classical scene work, text analysis, arias.
DRM620: Graduate-level course in Stanislavski and Meisner based techniques, movement, text analysis, Viewpoints,
and scene work.
INTERMEZZO MUSIC FESTIVAL, Hartford, CT (2004)
Taught acting classes for graduate and young professional opera singers.
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, Chapel Hill, NC (1997-98)
Acting for Non-majors: Introduction to basic processes and techniques of acting for the stage.
Movement for Non-majors: Introduction to basic movement for the stage, including techniques of Barba and classical