Starting Advanced Work With Private Classes

Shane Ann From Shane Ann

My private students started their Advanced work this week, which means we are combining voice and speech work with text work while they are acting. Very exciting step.  I’ve been doing this for a long time and I must say this class was wonderful.  They really understand the importance of this step and have brought their enthusiasm to the work.  …

Why an actor wants to take my Voice/Speech class

Shane Ann Voice and Speech Class 2 Comments

I was interviewing/auditioning an actor for my Voice and 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 my program a few years ago. My former student mentioned my class and her …

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 …

Interviewing for New Voice and Speech Class

Shane Ann Voice and Speech Class

This week I started interviewing for my private Voice and Speech classes. The classes start in October and in addition to the voice and speech work, they include text work (all kinds of texts – from commercial copy to classical material). The Advanced classes combine all of these tools while the actors are working on Shakespeare’s texts. It is very …