Visiting Robert

Shane Ann From Shane Ann

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 …

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 …

Celebrating Victor Pappas

Shane Ann NYU Grad Acting

The amazing Victor Pappas, Associate Chair of NYU’s Graduate Acting program is retiring. We had a fantastic party for him on Tuesday night. The speeches from the alums, the faculty, and his friends were wonderful and the anecdotes reminded us of how much he means to everyone. In my speech, I mentioned some of the reasons I love him. One …