“Before meeting Shane Ann, I had a great fear of using anything “technical” (like voice and speech) because I thought it would cut off my impulses, making me sound phony and appear inauthentic. Shane Ann helped me to quickly realize that my fear was actually fear of the work, and that fear was limiting my range of possibilities, my true authenticity, and keeping me in a small, and therefore comfortable, place. I highly recommend her classes to any actor looking to step out of their comfort zone, open their heart, and unlock their instrument’s true potential.” – Ben Cole
Ben Cole Credits
Off Broadway: “Cock”. Regional: “The Motherfu**er with the Hat” (TheatreWorks), “One Slight Hitch” (Williamstown Theatre Festival), “The Last Night of Ballyhoo” (Stage West), “Brighton Beach Memoirs” (Stage West), “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged” (Stage West).
Film: Winter’s Tale (starring Colin Ferrell and Will Smith)
TV: “The Plot Against America” (Charles Lindbergh), Hunters, Manifest, God Friended Me, “Sense 8” Netflix, “The Following”, Netflix“30 Rock” NBC, “One Life to Live” ABC, “Guiding Light” NBC.