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 …

Shakespeare Monologue Coaching

Shakespeare Pronunciation Mobile App is Just Around the Corner!

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I’m excited to announce that the Shakespeare Pronunciation Mobile App is almost ready! It is the ONLY Complete Audio Pronunciation Dictionary for the plays of William Shakespeare and includes 5000 words. Reserve your copy now and we’ll notify you as soon as it is available on the Apple and Google play stores for download. “Anyone who has dedicated numerous rehearsal …

Going Live

Shakespeare Pronunciation App – Coming in 2016!

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Three years ago the idea came to me that my book “All the Words on Stage, A Complete Pronunciation Dictionary for the Plays of William Shakespeare” (co-authored with Louis Scheeder) needed to be in an audio format. I was working on a production of Shakespeare and I saw the actors with our book in one hand and their iPhone or …

Margy Love

Margy Love

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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 she told me …

Dominik Tiefenthaler

Starting the Advanced Work

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Last week we started the advanced work in my private voice and speech class. It is a huge step in this process because this work combines voice, speech, ans 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”.

Starting Advanced Work With Private Classes

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My private students started their Advanced work this week, which means we are combining voice and speech work with text work while they are acting. Very exciting step.  I’ve been doing this for a long time and I must say this class was wonderful.  They really understand the importance of this step and have brought their enthusiasm to the work.  …

Workshop with Students from Principia

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I taught a workshop with a group of students from Principia Middle School in St. Louis, Missouri. They were in NYC for a field trip to see and experience theatre.  They had an amazing schedule which included seeing “Phantom”, “Peter and the Starcatcher” and “Warhorse” as well taking a combat class and numerous other activities.  After our voice warm-up I …