Drama Teacher, Instructor, Acting Coach
Robert Glen Decker, M.F.A.
Actor, Director, Teacher
Robert Glen Decker, M.F.A. - Biography
Directing honors include the Off-Broadway production of MCCREADY at The Triad Theatre and participating in the 2016 Lincoln Center's Directors Lab West at The Pasadena Playhouse. Robert is an Associate Member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SCD). Originally from Pennsylvania, Robert received a Master of Fine Arts degree in Television, Film and Theatre at California State University, Los Angeles and his undergraduate education and Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at The New School University and the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) in New York City. As a director and theatre instructor, he has taught acting classes, summer theatre camps, and directed main-stage productions for schools and theatre arts organizations on both coasts including Summit View West School, the Hollywood Fringe Festival, Puttin On Productions, Allegheny Highlands Regional Theatre, The Mishler Theatre, Cresson Lake Playhouse, The Brandt School, and Mount Aloysius College. Mr. Decker recently served two years as the DIrector of the Performing Arts Department at Laurence School in Valley Glen, CA, where he taught drama to grades K-6 and oversaw a dynamic program and talented team of instructors in dance, drama, music, and puppetry. Currently, he is the Theatre Director for Buena Park Youth Theatre, having helmed productions of All Shook Up, Les Mis, and Disney's Beauty and the Beast. He is also the director of the upcoming world-premiere of Lyme Disease: The Musical! at the Hollywood Fringe Festival. As of the start of the 2021-2022 school year, Mr. Decker is the new Drama Teacher at Le Lycee Francais de Los Angeles, a private bilingual international school founded in 1964 that boasts six campuses, where he teaches Drama to 3rd through 5th Grades and directs the plays and musicals at the Elementary, Middle, and High School.
As an actor, Robert can be seen starring as Ava Max's Office Boss in her 2020 music video "Who's Laughing Now" and in the upcoming horror short film "The Bottom of the Canyon." He made his feature film debut as George in the award-winning 2014 drama "Meth Head" starring Lukas Haas, and has since been featured in films such as "Pop Star: Never Stop Believing" and "The Revenant." New York and national touring credits include Sacrifice to Eros, The Shocking Truth, Anne Frank, and Babes In Toyland, and Regional Theatre credits include 1776 at Cabrillo Music Theatre and La cage aux folles at Forestburgh Playhouse. Awards include winning Musical of the Year at the LA Weekly Theatre Awards for his performance in The Beastly Bombing at The Steve Allen Theatre. In 2014, he sang on the original cast recording of Dorian’s Descent, available on iTunes, having originated the role of Kris Ray in the Los Angeles world-premiere production. Robert loves to travel, has a passion for teaching Theatre Arts, and supports such charities as The Trevor Project and Actors & Others for Animals. Member of SAG-AFTRA and AEA.