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 …

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 …