Joe Girgis

Joe Girgis Accepted to BADA

Shane Ann From Shane Ann

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

Shane Ann From Shane Ann

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 …

Julius Caesar

Production of “Julius Caesar”

Shane Ann Shakespeare

Last night I saw a wonderful production of “Julius Caesar” directed by Jeff Wise (NYU Grad Acting Alum) at The Wheelhouse Theater Company. Very impressed with what Jeff did with a cast of six. They told the story with a clarity and excitement that is not often seen in a company with a much larger cast. In the company were former Grad Acting students …

Shakespeare Mobile App

Shakespeare App is LIVE

Shane Ann Shakespeare

Latest News Update The Shakespeare Pronunciation App is now available in both the Google Play store and Apple store. To download your copy click below. About the Shakespeare Mobile App This new and unique app is an essential tool for actors, producers, professors, students and everyone who enjoys the plays of William Shakespeare. The Shakespeare Mobile App contains AUDIO pronunciations …

Shakespeare Audio Dictionary

The Beginning of the Shakespeare Audio Dictionary

Shane Ann Shakespeare

The Shakespeare Audio Dictionary was an idea that kept coming to me over a few years. Whenever I was working on a production of one of Shakespeare’s plays, either a professional production or the student productions in New York University’s Graduate Acting program where I teach, I noticed the actors holding my book “All the Words on Stage, a Complete …

Shakespeare pronunciation

NEWS UPDATE: Release of the Shakespeare Dictionary App

Shane Ann Shakespeare

December 30th: Submitting the Shakespeare Dictionary App for approval and release. We started working on the Shakespeare Pronunciation App eighteen months ago and last week we received the final build of the app. The doors of the Apple developer site will be reopened on December 30th, after their customary holiday freeze, allowing our app to be submitted to Apple for their final approval. …

The Black Book

“The Black Book” with Margy Love

Shane Ann Productions

I went to see my former student Margy Love in “The Black Book” by Phil Blechman, playing at The Sargent Theater. She was terrific, and the voice/speech/text work was excellent! “The Black Book” is a new play about an afflicted college student, Collin Archer, who secretly leaves a veiled suicide note in the form of a poem on the desk of …

Shakespeare voice and text class

Shakespeare Voice and Text Class

Shane Ann NYU Grad Acting

Last class with my NYU Graduate Acting Third Year students in Techniques of Voice and Text class. Their work this semester on their Shakespeare monologues was excellent. They put all of the pieces together – voice, speech, breathing, scanning the verse, using the techniques they have been learning for two years, and acting.  It has been a joy to be …

Shakespeare Monologue Coaching

Shakespeare Pronunciation Mobile App is Just Around the Corner!

Shane Ann From Shane Ann

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 …

Newsies Tour

Shane Ann Productions

Yesterday in Providence, Rhode Island I went to see and hear the new leads in the “Newsies” tour. This show just gets better and better! New Jack is Joey Barreiro, new Medda is Aisha de Haas and new Katherine is Morgan Keene.