Garret Camilleri has been a part of the theater, film, and television industry since 2008, where he worked in roles such as casting, production, directing, and notably acting. He has worked with some of the top brands in the industry, including Credit Karma, Truth, and McDonald's, and has played leading roles in "College Humor Originals," "Angela Wright," "Blink-182: After Midnight," and "This Land."
Garret has received specialized training in acting from different institutions, including The Actor’s Gang, from Cynthia Ettinger & Tim Robbins, The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, The Art of Acting Studio with Jane Fleiss Brogger, and three years of Meisner technique at Playhouse West. He also holds a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Performance Pedagogy, which enables him to provide guidance and mentorship to aspiring artists. Garret currently teaches at various institutions in Los Angeles, including American Musical And Dramatic Academy, Los Angeles Mission College, Los Angeles Valley College, Los Angeles City College, Los Angeles Pierce College, Santa Monica College, and Loyola Marymount University.
Apart from his career in the entertainment industry, Garret has also made significant contributions to academia. He has received an Honorable Mention for the Graduate Library Research Award at the William H Hannon Library, where he showcased his entrepreneurial abilities and connected virtual reality. He has also presented at the Association for Theatre in Higher Education conferences and the Faces of Justice: Listening, Discovering, Transforming Symposium.
Garret's achievements reflect his commitment to learning, innovation, and engagement in the field of acting, theater, and academia. In his personal life, Garret loves playing with his daughter and enjoys cooking gourmet meals for his partner and watching the occasional spooky movie.
Loyola Marymount University: M.F.A., Performance Pedagogy
California State University, Long Beach: B.F.A., Creative Writing
Santa Monica College: A.A., Liberal Arts – Arts and Humanities
Industry Expertise (2)
Motion Pictures and Film
- The Screen Actors Guild - American Federation of Television and Radio Artists
- Theatrical & Commercial Agent: Nancy Chaidez Agency
- Motion Capture Management: A-Max MoCap Ent.
- Association for Theatre in Higher Education
The Life of Training by John Matthews (review)Johns Hopkins University Press
Book review of John Matthews, The Life of Training.
Virtual Reality in Theatre Vitual Reality in Theatre: A Sur e: A Survey of Audiences’ Empathy Audiences’ EmpathyDigital Commons @ Loyola Marymount University
This research will determine if students can self-report higher levels of empathy through the Interpersonal Reactivity Index survey while watching actors in virtual reality (VR) wearing head-mounted displays (HMD), versus watching the same production live and in person. The study films an original undergraduate, student written play, using an Insta 360 One X 360-degree camera, to help compare and contrast the different mediums. The goal is to discover if VR should/can be implemented as a reliable mechanism for viewing live theatre in the future by testing how audiences relate to actors. This study does not challenge the current consensus on VR’s pitfalls and limitations, but rather adds to the discourse surrounding VR’s role in theatre. Keywords: Empathy; Emotion; Theatre; Acting; Virtual Reality; Performance; Audience.