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Stephanie B.
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From prepping a scene or monologue to full audition and performance, we can do this!
14 years experience casting in NYC and 3 years in LA - do you know what stage acting is about? Do you know how to have a memorable audition? All levels taught!
About Stephanie B.

Although splitting my time between NY and Virginia, I still promise to my acting students you WILL book work. My accent student will sound cleaner. I have taught Emmy winners, Drama Desk winners and worked with Golden Globe and Tony nominees! You can check out my content on Takelessons too in their live studio video content! I will teach you the nuts and bolts of it all and then help you book bigger and better jobs as we work. You will have some homework as you must work hard to join this industry! Making a reel, auditioning and getting an agent are all steps I can help you with. I am the proud author of 'Acting & Auditioning for the 21st Century: Tips, Trends, and Techniques for Digital and New Media" now on sale at Amazon, published by Routledge Press. Award winning NYC teacher and internationally known director, producer - Founder of Nicu's Spoon Theater Company. Have taught audition classes, techniques, dialect and accent coaching, acting classes, etc. for 15 years in NYC and 8 in LA. Have also taught literally ANY dialect and can teach it to you too. Also can work with you remove an accent. Worked with kids and adults on preparing an audition that works for you! Have extensive experience working with disabled and special needs artists. Policies: a minimum of 12 hours needed for cancelling a lesson, charge of one hour lesson for making an acting reel or a voice over reel.

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2000

Education

DBA in Business

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 5+

Speaks

Speaks Romanian, ASL, Italian, Spanish

Speaks

Has background check

Avatar of the tutor
Stephanie B.
Teaches Online
From prepping a scene or monologue to full audition and performance, we can do this!
14 years experience casting in NYC and 3 years in LA - do you know what stage acting is about? Do you know how to have a memorable audition? All levels taught!
About Stephanie B.

Although splitting my time between NY and Virginia, I still promise to my acting students you WILL book work. My accent student will sound cleaner. I have taught Emmy winners, Drama Desk winners and worked with Golden Globe and Tony nominees! You can check out my content on Takelessons too in their live studio video content! I will teach you the nuts and bolts of it all and then help you book bigger and better jobs as we work. You will have some homework as you must work hard to join this industry! Making a reel, auditioning and getting an agent are all steps I can help you with. I am the proud author of 'Acting & Auditioning for the 21st Century: Tips, Trends, and Techniques for Digital and New Media" now on sale at Amazon, published by Routledge Press. Award winning NYC teacher and internationally known director, producer - Founder of Nicu's Spoon Theater Company. Have taught audition classes, techniques, dialect and accent coaching, acting classes, etc. for 15 years in NYC and 8 in LA. Have also taught literally ANY dialect and can teach it to you too. Also can work with you remove an accent. Worked with kids and adults on preparing an audition that works for you! Have extensive experience working with disabled and special needs artists. Policies: a minimum of 12 hours needed for cancelling a lesson, charge of one hour lesson for making an acting reel or a voice over reel.

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2000

Education

DBA in Business

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 5+

Speaks

Speaks Romanian, ASL, Italian, Spanish

Speaks

Has background check

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Stephanie is an amazing teacher! She explains concepts in a way that's easy to understand and also covers the 'why', which is very important to me. I've learned so much already!

Posted May 26, 2022
Teacher's Studio

Very knowledgable, extremely helpful preparing me for auditions/performances as well as picking headshots and editing reels.

Posted May 25, 2022
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I loved it! I can't wait for the next session!

Posted Apr 24, 2022
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Author
Feb 2017 - Present
Routledge Press
Out in September 2018 Acting & Auditioning for the 21st Century: Tips, Trends, and Techniques for Digital and New Media
Author
Feb 2016 - Present
Routledge Press
Author of book out in July 2017, Disability & Theater: A Practical Manual for Inclusion in the Arts
Presenter at USITT 2016 Conference
Dec 2015 - Present
United States Institute of Theatrical Technology
Prepared format and lecture about heatrical technology and inclusion in the arts and what can be done to encourage and grow the industry. Culminated in being a presenter at the USITT conference in 2016.
Accent coach
Feb 2000 - Present
Freelance
ACCENT COACH NY work Phyllis, A Slave to Poetry Producers Club 2000 Accents: (S.R.) British, Cockney, Irish, French, German, Russian Displaced Altered Stages 2001 Accents: Ugandan, Rwandan, Bosnian, Afghani, Russian, Mexican To Kill a Mockingbird American Theater of Actors 2002 Accents: Deep south Stumps The Pelican Theater 2004 Accents: Southern kosher harry’s (US Premiere) Spoon Theater 2007 Accents: Standard British, Cockney, British working class No Niggers, No Jews, No Dogs Spoon Theater 2008 Accents: Jewish, Georgia (South) Tibet Does Not Exist Spoon Theater 2008 Accents: Tibetan Beautiful Thing Spoon Theater 2009 Accents: West London, British Working Class Letter from Algeria June Havoc Theater 2009-10 Accents: Boston, New York, British Upper Class Modotti The Acorn Theater 2010 Accents: Spanish, Cuban, Italian You Don’t Want to Know Half of It Manhattan Rep. Theatre 2013 Accent: Lebanese The Lobby (an Irish Farce) by Don Creedon Adam Fitzgerald Director 2014 Accent: Irish Private Coaching in dialects: Russian, French, German, Bosnian, Italian, Spanish, High British, Standard British, Cockney, British Working Class, North London, Scottish, Irish, Romanian, Hungarian, Polish, African, Chinese, Japanese, Texan, Southern, Valley Girl, New York, Boston, Maine (New England), Eskimo and more!
Virtual guest teacher
Mar 2020 - Apr 2020
University of New Hampshire
Guest online lecturer for specialty subjects in the arts/entertainment, TV, film and stage
Guest lecturer
Jul 2016 - Jan 2017
University of Hawaii
Guest lecturer in Drama and acting and audition prep.
DBA in Business
Feb 1990 - Feb 1992
Somerset University
BFA- Theater, Minor in world dialects
Jun 1980 - May 1984
California Institute of the Arts
American Sign Language
Limited Proficiency
Italian
Limited Proficiency
Romanian
Professional Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency
DBA
Apr 1992
Somerset University- Belgium
BFA
May 1984
California Institute of the Arts
Undergraduate with a minor in Speech/Dialects
List of awards
Sep 2014
Best of Manhattan
Top 10 off-off Broadway Professionals
Apr 2011
Reviewfix
Best Actress in a lead role
Sep 2008
NY INnovative Theater Awards
Best Director
May 2004
OOBR
Best Production, Direction
May 2004
OOBR
Screen Actors Guild/American Federation of Television and Radio Artists
Jan 2009
An American labor union representing over 160,000 film and television principal and background performers, journalists, and radio personalities worldwide.
Actors' Equity Association
Feb 1990
Actors' Equity Association, founded in 1913, is the labor union that represents more than 49,000 Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society.

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