Alex Hluch, MFA

Assistant Professor, Department of Theater Arts

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Biography

Alex Hluch is an assistant professor in the Department of Theater Arts. He has been producing and directing sketch comedy since his teen years. At the age of 16, Alex began producing his own 30-minute sketch show for the local public access channel in northeast Ohio, mostly inspired by Dave Chappelle, Monty Python, and the Duplass Brothers.

Since then, Alex earned his MFA in Acting, taught multiple courses on acting for the stage and screen, created hundreds of hours of content across a multitude of mediums, and been nominated for Streamy Awards, winning one.

When not exclusively producing sketch comedy, Alex produces hours of content around branded integrations and action comedy. His client roster has run the gamut from arthouse cinema, like A24, to multinational corporations, such as Kellogg's.

His goal in teaching the craft of acting and improv is always to work with actors in order to fully realize their truth and technique.

Education

  • MFA, Acting, University of Central Florida
  • M.A., Theater History, Literature, and Criticism, Bowling Green State University
  • B.A., Theater, Ohio State University

Credentials/Certifications

  • Improv Curriculum Completion, The Upright Citizens Brigade

Academic Area

  • School of Visual and Performing Arts (College of the Arts)
    • Department of Theater Arts

Expertise

  • Acting for the screen
  • Improvisation/Improv comedy
  • Movement for the actor
  • Producing and directing for the screen
  • Script analysis
  • Sketch comedy

Courses Taught

  • THTR 110 – Introduction to Acting
  • THTR 216 – Performance and Production
  • THTR 361 – Acting Fundamentals for the Screen

Office Hours

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 - 8 p.m.

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