Guest Lecturer of Theater, School of the Arts




  • BA, Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • MFA, Florida State University’s Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training


  • Introduction to Acting
  • Intermediate Acting
  • Advanced Acting I
  • Acting Shakespeare
  • Professional Practice


  • Improvisation
  • Shakespeare and other Elizabethan Dramatists
  • Acting Techniques of the Moscow Art Theater
  • Nikolai Demidov History of non-commercial theater in America

Academic Profile

As an educator, Nolan is in the vanguard of the groundbreaking International Demidov Association. Nolan is part of the inaugural class of the Demidov Association’s intensive 4-year Teacher Training Program. This program establishes a system of best practices for studying and teaching the acting pedagogy of Nikolai Demidov. Demidov was the closest associate of Stanislavsky for over 30 years, the original head of the Moscow Art Theater School, and the first editor of An Actor Prepares, the foundational text on which most western acting systems are based. Demidov’s own pioneering organic acting technique has been considered “pedagogy of the future” by leading international and national practitioners and scholars.

As an actor, Nolan Hennelly has performed regionally and in New York City in such plays as  Ionesco’s Rhinoceros and Shakespeare in Love at the Asolo Repertory Theater, Joe Orton’s What the Butler Saw with Sarasota’s Dog Days Theater, and Measure for Measure with New York City’s No Name Collective. Nolan has written, directed, and acted in various productions featured in New York theater festivals, including The Two Month Rule, a musical comedy that premiered to sold-out crowds and earned an extended run at the Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theater as part of the New York Musical Theater Festival.

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