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Shauna K.
New York, New York
Work with a professional director who has 30+ years teaching actors in theatre schools in the US/UK
You will explore how to connect and open up to your emotional life, trust your instincts and gain confidence in performance. You'll explore how to work with your nerves so they serve you and not strangle your talent. Having coached actors for many years, technique and performance are my specialities. With detailed exercises you'll bring your individuality and passion to any script. You'll work on letting go of non-productive habits that impede your creative process and how to increase use your vocal and physical expressiveness. You'll experience how to open up your creativity to inform any role. With new exercises you will gain insights to increase your ACTOR TOOLBOX so you are equipped to face rehearsals and performances. I teach many styles of acting and have been teaching acting for over 27 years. I am the Artistic Director of Voice Theatre and have directed over 40 productions on 4 continents. Check out some of the videos at the bottom of my pictures. In America I have taught acting at; New York University, Stella Adler Studio, Williams College, Bowdoin College the T. Schreiber Studio and in the UK at; The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Middlesex University and in London's West End at the Drill Hall Studio.
About Shauna K.

Shauna is a professional director, acting and voice teacher and artistic director of Voice Theatre. She is currently teaching at BARD LLI. Shauna has taught voice and acting in many universities in the UK and US. She has directed over forty plays in eight countries from Aberbeen, Scotland to San Antonio, Texas to London, England to Paris, France. For the past three years she has been a mentor to immigrant performing artists for the New York Foundation for the Arts. She has led hundreds of workshops and individual classes where singers and actors have shed non-productive habits and built healthy expressive acting instruments and voices. She has taught actors from the Royal Shakespeare Company to jazz artists to Broadway singers and actors. She is a graduate of Carnegie-Mellon and SUNY College at Purchase where she earned a BFA in acting. Post grad work was at The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in Bristol, UK. She is published by Drama Books, "Voice and Speech Warm-up", University of Nebraska, "Pushing Through", Arts Navigator-London, "Taking Legacy to Germany" and featured in Cune Press, "Stage Warriors". Her students experience improvements and change most weeks. In Her students become the masters of specific exercises that unlock tension blocks in each part of your body and voice. You'll develop strength, expressiveness and confidence and as a result and you'll have a technique that will solve challenges in rehearsal and performance.Her students learn how to solve rehearsal problems and challenges on their own. She teaches students of all ages to "own" their own instruments as constantly developing artists whether it is acting or speaking or singing. She works out of her own studio in the East Village in NYC, or in her home in Upsate, NY and online. She teaches many different styles. Here are a few of the schools she has taught voice and acting: The Stella Adler Studio of Acting, New York University Tisch School of the Arts, T. Schreiber Studio and the New Actor's Workshop. In England at: The Mountview Theatre Conservatory, Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Queen Margaret College and Middlesex University – all members of the Professional Theatre Training Programme of Great Britain. I have been a guest artist at Bowdoin College, Williams College and Harden-Simmons College. Looking forward to meeting you and helping you become a better artist!

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Teaching since 1988

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BFA in acting

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Shauna K.
New York, New York
Work with a professional director who has 30+ years teaching actors in theatre schools in the US/UK
You will explore how to connect and open up to your emotional life, trust your instincts and gain confidence in performance. You'll explore how to work with your nerves so they serve you and not strangle your talent. Having coached actors for many years, technique and performance are my specialities. With detailed exercises you'll bring your individuality and passion to any script. You'll work on letting go of non-productive habits that impede your creative process and how to increase use your vocal and physical expressiveness. You'll experience how to open up your creativity to inform any role. With new exercises you will gain insights to increase your ACTOR TOOLBOX so you are equipped to face rehearsals and performances. I teach many styles of acting and have been teaching acting for over 27 years. I am the Artistic Director of Voice Theatre and have directed over 40 productions on 4 continents. Check out some of the videos at the bottom of my pictures. In America I have taught acting at; New York University, Stella Adler Studio, Williams College, Bowdoin College the T. Schreiber Studio and in the UK at; The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Middlesex University and in London's West End at the Drill Hall Studio.
About Shauna K.

Shauna is a professional director, acting and voice teacher and artistic director of Voice Theatre. She is currently teaching at BARD LLI. Shauna has taught voice and acting in many universities in the UK and US. She has directed over forty plays in eight countries from Aberbeen, Scotland to San Antonio, Texas to London, England to Paris, France. For the past three years she has been a mentor to immigrant performing artists for the New York Foundation for the Arts. She has led hundreds of workshops and individual classes where singers and actors have shed non-productive habits and built healthy expressive acting instruments and voices. She has taught actors from the Royal Shakespeare Company to jazz artists to Broadway singers and actors. She is a graduate of Carnegie-Mellon and SUNY College at Purchase where she earned a BFA in acting. Post grad work was at The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in Bristol, UK. She is published by Drama Books, "Voice and Speech Warm-up", University of Nebraska, "Pushing Through", Arts Navigator-London, "Taking Legacy to Germany" and featured in Cune Press, "Stage Warriors". Her students experience improvements and change most weeks. In Her students become the masters of specific exercises that unlock tension blocks in each part of your body and voice. You'll develop strength, expressiveness and confidence and as a result and you'll have a technique that will solve challenges in rehearsal and performance.Her students learn how to solve rehearsal problems and challenges on their own. She teaches students of all ages to "own" their own instruments as constantly developing artists whether it is acting or speaking or singing. She works out of her own studio in the East Village in NYC, or in her home in Upsate, NY and online. She teaches many different styles. Here are a few of the schools she has taught voice and acting: The Stella Adler Studio of Acting, New York University Tisch School of the Arts, T. Schreiber Studio and the New Actor's Workshop. In England at: The Mountview Theatre Conservatory, Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Queen Margaret College and Middlesex University – all members of the Professional Theatre Training Programme of Great Britain. I have been a guest artist at Bowdoin College, Williams College and Harden-Simmons College. Looking forward to meeting you and helping you become a better artist!

Levels taught

Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Teaching since

Teaching since 1988

Education

BFA in acting

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 16+

Speaks

Speaks English

Speaks

Has background check

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I am just beginning, but I have learned so much thus far. Shauna is competent, knowledgeable, professional, and patient. I would recommend her to anyone who is trying to learn more about the craft of acting and the ins and outs of show business.

Posted Feb 24, 2022
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SO helpful! I just had my first lesson, and now have a much better understanding of what I've *been doing with a particular monologue, versus what I *could be doing. I have way more peace than anxiety now. Shauna's voice is also so soothing.

Posted Dec 16, 2021
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Shauna is wonderful and I can't say enough good things about her. She is the kind of teacher that is encouraging and patient. Who takes the time to help you discover your weaknesses so you can build and strengthen them. I can feel the difference her teaching has made for me each time I perform. I've learned being an actor isn't about being pretty or safe. It's about being open and free to let the material take you to places you could only imagine. Shauna teaches you to unlock those parts of yourself and explore the possibilities.

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Teacher -- Director -- Artistic Director
May 1990 - Present
Voice Theatre
Off-Broadway: Birds on a Wire, (written/directed) Rattlestick Theatre, Retzach, 59E59 Theatre, Pushing Through, (written/directed), LA MAMA, Gaza Monologues, United Nations. International; Pushing Though, Arches Theatre, Glasgow, Theatre Workshop, Edinburgh, Legacy, (written/directed), Bristol Old Vic, Bristol, UK, Klecks Theatre, Hanover, Germany, Olympia Theatre, Bordeaux, France, Cockpit Theatre, London. Warriors of Fate, (written/directed), Tel Aviv & Ramallah, Palestine. The Most Dangerous Time in Life, Expo 2000, Germany, Brecht on Brecht, Ashtar Theatre, Palestine, Family Cycles, Espace de la Grace, Paris. London; Sweet Love Remembered, Globe, Loveplay, Battersea Arts Centre, You Can’t Take it With You, Simmonds Theatre, After the Fall, Orpheus Descending, Mountview Theatre. Confusions, Vodka Pancakes and Opium, Bristol Old Vic. Voice Theatre; Woodstock; The Skin of Our Teeth, All My Sons, End Days, Our Country’s Good, Blithe Spirit, Hay Fever, Season’s Greetings, Lovers. US regional: The Homecoming Project, (written/directed), Columbia Festival of the Arts, Women’s Minyan, JET Theatre-Critics Choice Award Best Director, Measure For Measure, Abilene Shakespeare Festival, Lovers & Master Class Festival of the Voice, Goiter on Rye, (written/directed), Louisiana Tech. Teaching; Stella Adler’s, NYU, T. Schreiber Studio. The UK; Mountview Theatre Academy, Middlesex University, The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. Guest directed; Williams College, Bowdoin College, Queen Margaret College, Edinburgh.
BFA in acting
Sep 1986 - Jun 1993
Carnegie-Mellon University and College at Purchase SUNY
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Post Graduate Directors Certificate
Sep 1993
Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Bristol. UK
Professional theatre training program in directing.
BFA in acting
Jun 1986
College at Purchase/SUNY Theatre Division
Four year conservatory training program in acting
Mentor
Dec 2019
New York Foundation for the Arts
Mentor
Dec 2018
New York Foundation for the Arts
People's Choice Award - Best Director - Women's Minyan
Jun 2008
Jet Theater - West Bloomfield, MI
Edinburgh Festival
Aug 2007
Time Out - Scotland
Grant to Combat Racism in England, Germany, Poland and France
May 1998
European Commission

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Instructor details
Acting
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
SEE MAP
Avenue B
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
SEE MAP
Wittenberg Road
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$50
45 minutes
$65
60 minutes
$80
90 minutes
$100
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30