About Eugene Buica
Eugene Buica - Professional Summary:
As founder and Artistic Director, Eugene Buica brings his extensive experience in the industry to the Los Angeles-based acting school The Acting Corps. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and New York's prestigious Neighborhood Playhouse, Eugene Buica studied with Sanford Meisner, Michael Howard, and Michael Chekhov's associate George Shdanoff. Throughout his career, Eugene Buica has appeared in more than 50 plays, films, television shows, and commercials. In addition to stage roles in the Sound of Music on Broadway and Coriolanus at Princeton's McCarter Theatre, Eugene Buica's notable television roles include ER, Days of Our Lives, and Another World. In 2008, Eugene Buica also appeared in the award-winning feature films Deception and Float.
A multitalented artist, Eugene Buica also writes and directs projects for both the stage and in film. Eugene Buica wrote, directed, and starred in the play Parachute, which won critical accolades from the Los Angeles Times. Other award-winning projects include the short films Chip and Frijole, the latter of which received Best of Los Angeles in the 48 Hour Film Project. Eugene Buica's most recent projects include a television series about acting, for which he will also serve as executive producer, and his book, 90 Days of Rants, Observations, and Meditations for The Actor.
To develop The Acting Corps' unique program, Eugene Buica draws on nearly 20 years of leading workshops in Los Angeles, Malibu, New York, Bucharest, Beijing, and Munich. As a specialist in the Sanford Meisner, Jerzy Grotowski, and Michael Chekhov approaches, Eugene Buica and the professionals at The Acting Corps emphasize the importance of intensive daily training. Additionally, The Acting Corps provides assistance and encouragement to students seeking to apply their skills to acting jobs in the industry. More than 5,000 actors have trained with The Acting Corps, and 1,400 have gone on to book professional film and television work.