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Shirley N.
Hampton, Georgia
Calling all actors: Acting lessons with a film and stage actor
My goal is to share my knowledge as a classically trained actor and film director. I will create lesson plans catered to each individual that captures the complex and wonderful world of theatrical and on-camera performance. Students will be exposed to various acting methods created by Uta Hagen, Stanislavsky, Michael Chekhov, and others. Students will participate in multiple exercises and performances that will build and strengthen their bodies, voice, mind, and heart.
About Shirley N.

In 2008, I graduated from Georgetown University with a BA in Psychology and went on to receive my Masters in Fine Arts from the University of Southern California in 2012. As a graduate student at USC’s School of Dramatic Arts, I participated in the 3-year repertory acting program. While in graduate school and after, I was the producer’s assistant at Frigate Bay Filmworks. There, I worked closely with producers, screenwriters, casting directors, directors, and special effects teams in the development of motion picture properties based on original literary works and life story materials. At the end of 2016, I moved from Los Angeles to Atlanta. 2017, I completed the Film and Digital Media Certificate Program with a focus on Screenwriting through the Clayton State University Continuing Education. I have written and directed two short films and am the principal director and story-editor for the web-series, SCALES. As an actor, I have performed on film and stage in various classical and contemporary roles in Los Angeles, Berkeley, Washington DC, and Atlanta.

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Shirley N.
Hampton, Georgia
Calling all actors: Acting lessons with a film and stage actor
My goal is to share my knowledge as a classically trained actor and film director. I will create lesson plans catered to each individual that captures the complex and wonderful world of theatrical and on-camera performance. Students will be exposed to various acting methods created by Uta Hagen, Stanislavsky, Michael Chekhov, and others. Students will participate in multiple exercises and performances that will build and strengthen their bodies, voice, mind, and heart.
About Shirley N.

In 2008, I graduated from Georgetown University with a BA in Psychology and went on to receive my Masters in Fine Arts from the University of Southern California in 2012. As a graduate student at USC’s School of Dramatic Arts, I participated in the 3-year repertory acting program. While in graduate school and after, I was the producer’s assistant at Frigate Bay Filmworks. There, I worked closely with producers, screenwriters, casting directors, directors, and special effects teams in the development of motion picture properties based on original literary works and life story materials. At the end of 2016, I moved from Los Angeles to Atlanta. 2017, I completed the Film and Digital Media Certificate Program with a focus on Screenwriting through the Clayton State University Continuing Education. I have written and directed two short films and am the principal director and story-editor for the web-series, SCALES. As an actor, I have performed on film and stage in various classical and contemporary roles in Los Angeles, Berkeley, Washington DC, and Atlanta.

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2017

Education

MFA, Theatre

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 12+

Speaks

Speaks English

Speaks

Has background check

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So far I've had 2 lessons with Shirley and absolutely loved them. Due to family medical emergencies I had to take a 3 year hiatus from film and theater. Shirley has been very knowledgeable and energetic, and all around an incredible teacher. I am so excited to purchase more lessons.

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She’s very kind and informative

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When my 12 year old son says he would like to continue I am happy with that!

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