Philip G. Bennett is a graduage of the four-year training program in acting, teaching and directing at the American Center for Stanislavski Theatre Art. He has been training actors professionally for more than forty years.
He served as Assistant Artistic Director, actor, and instructor under the Russian émigré teacher, author, and director, Sonia Moore, American Stanislavski Theatre.
He made his professional debut on the New York stage in 1970 as Lopachin in Chekhov’s, The Cherry Orchard, and played such roles as: Cabot in O’Neill’s Desire Under the Elms, Nato in Pirandello’s To Clothe the Naked, King Alonso in Shakespeare’s The Tempest.
In 1976 he founded the San Francisco Theatre Academy and its professional company, The Stanislavski Ensemble. He later transformed the Academy into The Bennett Theatre Lab in San Francisco and the TheatreLab & Conservatory in Tucson.