Joe Girgis

Joe Girgis Accepted to BADA

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Joe Girgis completed my Voice and Speech program in February, auditioned for the BADA (British Academy of Dramatic Arts) Summer program and was accepted! I am so proud of him. BADA‘s intensive summer conservatory program for serious actors, is held at Magdalen College, Oxford, in association with the Yale School of Drama. The program concentrates on classical acting with an …

Harry Ford

“Code Black” with Harry Ford

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Harry Ford (one of my students from NYU’s Graduate Acting Program), just completed filming his first TV show, “Code Black” and he was terrific. He came to NYU to be on a panel of alums who talked to the actors who were Called Back to the final audition of the Grad Acting Program. The panel is an opportunity for the …

Margy Love

Margy Love

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Margy Love – I used to struggle with vocal strain and hoarseness and visited ENTs with inflamed vocal cords. The work I have done with Shane Ann over the last year, in her Voice and Speech program, has transformed my voice.  My vocal fold scans have been consistently healthy and clean and at my most recent visit to the ENT …

Dominik Tiefenthaler

Starting the Advanced Voice and Speech Class

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Last week we started the work in my private advanced voice and speech class. It is a huge step in this process because this work combines voice, speech, and text work while the students are acting. It is exciting to watch/listen to the progress they have made. With each new assignment the material is more challenging. And this group is …

Mat Leonard

Mat Leonard

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Congratulations to Mat Leonard who completed my Voice and Speech program in January and got his first Shakespeare job with the esteemed Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, Massachusetts! He is playing Octavius Caesar/Soothsayer in “Julius Caesar” and Spike in “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike”.

Robert Neff Williams

Visiting Robert Neff Williams

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So yesterday I spent a lovely afternoon visiting my teacher, Robert Neff Williams. He was feeling good and seemed stronger than when I attended his birthday party in March. We talked about many things including his dear wife, Ruth, passing on a few months ago. I told him about an actor calling me this week who wanted to work on …