Larry Dachslager

Andrew Weil – Netflix Original Series Executive

By Larry Dachslager / July 8, 2020 /

Larry is incredibly knowledgeable about movies – from highbrow to lowbrow and everything in between. He is very capable and effective in communicating with others (about film and everything else).

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Matthew Minchen

By Larry Dachslager / July 8, 2020 /

The confidence I built as a result of Mr. D. and theater carried over into my everyday life. Mr. D. always told me not to be afraid to do what I want to do. As long as I did what made me happy then others would accept me for who I was. Mr. D. lived…

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Aaron Christian Howles – Actor True Blood, State of Affairs

By Larry Dachslager / July 8, 2020 /

Each time I’ve worked with Larry he has taught me something new and valuable. He has the rare gift of being able to encourage an actor to give his/her best performance not by telling the actor what to do, but by creating a supportive atmosphere in which the actor feels free to explore various choices…

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Noa Gutow-Ellis

By Larry Dachslager / July 8, 2020 /

The best teachers are not always the ones teaching the core classes. I took a film appreciation class in 8th grade and learned more information in a single semester than I’ve learned during an entire year of math. The teacher was fantastic because he was incredibly passionate about film studies. When imagining a teacher discussing…

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Karla Fuller – Associate Professor Columbia College Chicago

By Larry Dachslager / July 8, 2020 /

Larry is a fantastic writer. He is insightful, articulate and delivers analyses of the highest order!

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Ron Falzone – Associate Professor Columbia College Chicago

By Larry Dachslager / July 8, 2020 /

Larry is easily in the top 5% percent of my students over the past 25 years. A superb researcher and a thoughtful writer, Larry is the kind of student that elevates the play of the rest of the class.

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Andy Einhorn – Broadway Musical Director/Conductor

By Larry Dachslager / July 8, 2020 /

I commissioned Larry to write new lyrics for a Cole Porter tune for Broadway and six-time-Tony-Award winning actress Audra McDonald. He has always had a knack for creative parody lyrics and lyric-writing in general, and it seemed like a natural fit. The song was one of the biggest hits of our 2015 concert tour, including…

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Josh Brener – Actor – Silicon Valley, Maron, The Internship, Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Star Wars Resistance

By Larry Dachslager / July 8, 2020 /

Larry Dachslager taught me everything I know. Whether this speaks positively or negatively of Larry, I leave for others to determine. But I can say, without hesitation, that Larry’s brilliance as an expert in film, theatre, and music is singular. His breadth of knowledge alone is unparalleled, but when coupled with his keen artistic eye and profound analytical…

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Jennifer Bauer-Conley – Director of Performing Arts – The Emery/Weiner School

By Larry Dachslager / July 8, 2020 /

Larry has a special talent for helping kids to feel confident. His encouragement of their creativity and collaboration is remarkable- kids leave his classroom feeling respected, safe, and proud, at a time in their lives when those feelings can be hard to come by. Many students who would likely not have pursued theatre have become…

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Jon Bass – Actor – Loving, Baywatch, Book of Mormon (Broadway production), Dog Days

By Larry Dachslager / July 8, 2020 /

Larry taught me about classic and alternative films, plays, and musicals. He was such an inspiration, constantly striving to not only make a great play but make sure we knew the history behind it. He helped instill in me a good work ethic as an actor. 

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