Malik Yoba, star of the new series “ALPHAS” on the Syfy Channel is set to become Professor Yoba when he leads “The Working Actor,” an intensive course consisting of workshops and lectures at Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus, beginning Sept. 20.
A fixture on the pop culture radar, Yoba began his career on the Fox series “New York Undercover” in the 1990s and is well known for his roles in the popular film “Cool Runnings” and in Tyler Perry’s “Why Did I Get Married?” and “Why Did I Get Married Too?” In addition to his acting credits, Yoba is a producer, director and entrepreneur. Born and raised in the Bronx, he resides in Brooklyn, New York.
The course is not just for actors, “I want to give an in-depth look into the business side of acting,” said the veteran actor. “I will also provide performance-based exercises and techniques that will be beneficial to anyone interested in effectively communicating to individuals and large crowds—whether it be the boardroom, the classroom, on the pulpit or on the stage.”
Part of the Fall 2011 Continuing Studies Department offerings, “The Working Actor” will run Sept. 20, 22, 27 and 29 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the Brooklyn Campus, which is located at 1 University Plaza, corner of Dekalb and Flatbush Avenues in Downtown Brooklyn. Workshop topics include: “The Life of a Professional Actor,” “Scene Study and Improvisation,” “Audition Techniques and Cold Reads,” and “Public Speaking for the Actor.” Yoba’s “ALPHAS” co-star Academy Award-nominated David Strathairn has just been added as a guest speaker, other guests will be announced. Space is still available. For more information and to register, visit www.liu.edu/brooklyn/workingactor or call 718-488-1364.