“Shane Ann’s vocal techniques are so helpful in warming up, in rehearsal, and in performance. I have used her exercises to help make both the comedy as well as the plot clear in the Off-Broadway production of “The 39 Steps”, and I use much of her warm up techniques before every show. Being in a long running show means that having strong technique is immensely helpful during the times in the run when those moments that I thought were clear aren’t working anymore. Shane Ann’s vocal techniques are a simple way to reconnect concretely to the text and get myself back on track.
Using what I learned from her, I also feel much more confident approaching classical texts. The practical application of her simple vocal techniques are so effective– I can hear them in myself and I see it in others. When I direct a show, I also incorporate what I learned from Shane Ann, because it’s always helpful in clarifying intention, character and the storytelling.” – Kate MacCluggage
Kate MacCluggage Credits
Broadway: “The Farnsworth Invention”
Off-Broadway: Happy Birthday Wanda June, The 39 Steps, The Mechant of Venice (Portia)
Regional: Anna Karenina, “Noises Off” (The Denver Center); “The Importance of Being Earnest” (Portland Center Stage),; “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (Helena – North Carolina Shakespeare Festival), “The Three Sisters” (Olga – The Assembly Theater Company), “Bell, Book and Candle” (Hartford Stage), “It’s a Wonderful Life” (Long Wharf)
TV: TURN: Washington’s Spies