Matthias Schott manages the Schott Acting Studio:
Numerous engagements as an actor at various theatres including Düsseldorf Playhouse; director and producer of his own theatre productions.
As an actor trained at the European Theatre Institute (Konstantin Stanislavksi, Jewgeni Bagrationowitsch Wachtangow, Bertolt Brecht, Michael Chekhov, Jerzy Grotowski, Physical Theatre: Meyerhold and Biomechanics, Masks, Improvisation and Commedia dell’Arte) he worked mainly as a stage actor. For the past six years he has been running his own workshops and scene study classes and preparing actors for theatre productions, film shoots and auditions.
In addition to his traditional theatre training he studied the Strasberg Method with the Actors Studio teachers Sandra Seacat, Geraldine Baron and Susan Batson; since 1998 he has regularly continued his studies of this method with Lena Lessing.
Currently: teaching engagements and seminars; dramaturgical advice for authors and directors
2014: Completed training in “Systemic Coaching and Business Mediation” at the BIF – Institut für Familientherapie e.V. (Institute for Family Therapy).
Since 2015 – Courses and studies in the work of C. G. Jung.
James Kemp in “Character Analysis & Movement Psychology”
Ron Burrus – Stella Adler (Stella Adler Technique & On Camera Training)
Dee Cannon – Stanislawski/Uta Hagen (Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art)
Rob Marchand – CBI Process (Improvisation/Mike Leigh uses to create his films)
Christopher Fettes – “Character Analysis & Movement Psychology”
Liana Nyquist (Movement Specialist) – “Yat Malmgren´s Character Movement”
Privat Sessions with Actors and Directors – Juillard School New York
Susan Batson (Susan Batson Studio, NY)
Lena Lessing – (Susan Batson Technique)
Mike Bernadin – (Meisner Technique)
Further education (workshops):
Edgar Fell (Eric Morris/ Strasberg), John Colton (Stella Adler), Larry Moss (Strasberg/Meisner/Adler), Robert Castle and John Costopolous (Strasberg); Movement Training with Liana Nyquist (Yat Malmgren/ Character Movement), Gennadi Bogdanov (Biomechanik) and with several trainers teaching the work of Jercy Grotowski and Eugenio Barba.
Improvisationtraining with Keith Johnston, Gorilla Theater Berlin and Philip Said (Improliga Lyon)