“Since I began my career in the theatre over twenty years ago I have studied under dozens of well-regarded teachers in various theatre disciplines and Shane Ann is one of the best in her field. When I first met her I was struck by two things – her unusual generosity of spirit and the clarity of her lessons. She exudes a sense of humor and warmth that allow actors to fearlessly engage in exploration. Her clarity, precision, and ease of presentation exemplify the difference between competency and mastery. What most distinguishes Shane Ann from other respected teachers of voice and speech is the duality of her approach. On the one hand she is a guardian of good speech and a perfectionist. Her methods are effective, precise, repeatable, practical and adaptable. On the other hand she is a warm nurturer of artists and a lover of language. Her style is passionate, open, accessible, and humanistic. Where a merely competent teacher is concerned solely with the artist’s demonstration of proper technique, Shane Ann is interested in how technique can best be translated into the body of a specific artist so that the artist can serve the text and the needs of the audience.”
Credits: Brava Theater! for Women in the Arts (San Francisco) – Director of Education. Conducts an annual teaching artist training program for the Public Theater (NYC). Co-founded MUD/BONE Collective (NYC), and served on the writing committee for the NYC Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in the Arts, and as a panelist for the New York State Council on the Arts.