Voice Training and Speech Classes for Actors

Shane Ann Voice and Speech Class 2 Comments

Why would someone what to take my Voice Training and Speech Classes for Actors? I was interviewing/auditioning an actor for my Voice & Speech Class, which begins this Fall, and I asked her why she wanted to take the class. She told me she had just finished the run of a play with a friend of hers who had completed …

Danai Gurira

Preview of “Measure for Measure”

Shane Ann Rehearsals

Watching the preview performance of “Measure for Measure” I was again struck by the versatility, talent and stamina of the actors in this production. These are the same actors (with the exception of the beautiful Danai Gurira who is playing Isabella) who jump into their other roles for “All’s Well That Ends Well”. I was at the preview to take …

Robert Neff Williams

Visiting Robert Neff Williams

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So yesterday I spent a lovely afternoon visiting my teacher, Robert Neff Williams. He was feeling good and seemed stronger than when I attended his birthday party in March. We talked about many things including his dear wife, Ruth, passing on a few months ago. I told him about an actor calling me this week who wanted to work on …

Timon of Athens

Tech/Dress “Timon of Athens”

Shane Ann Rehearsals

As I was waiting for the final run of “Timon of Athens” at the Public Theater (starring Richard Thomas as Timon) last night,  I heard one of the actors ask Barry (Edelstein, the director) if he was tired. This was at 9:30p.m. and the cast and crew had been in technical rehearsal since noon.  Barry said “No, I’m not tired. …