Stephanie Cunningham, Theatre Director And Educator

Stephanie Cunningham, Theatre Director And Educator

5.0 (8)
Best of 2019
1 employee

About this pro

Whether you are getting ready for a big audition, deepening your technique and repertoire or looking to make that next step in choosing a program to train in, I can help you from start to finish. I am patient and tough, you will come out of coaching with me feeling like a more prepared and confident performer. 

I LOVE actors and students. They are my favorite people. Any time I can get into a room and delve into great texts I am a happy camper. 

I have taught theater professionally for eight years now, at colleges and high schools and with one-on-one coaching

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Credentials

New York, NY 10014
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8 Reviews

5.0

  • Zachary Kelley

    Stephanie is one of the most thorough, prepared, and understanding instructors I have ever met. She is flexible with her techniques and offers multiple ways to approach a topic. Highly recommended.

  • Tristan Sample

    Stephanie is great at shaping monologues with peaks and valleys and giving the actor a full 1-2 minute journey. She can quickly assess weak spots and address them with constructive feedback. Also, she creates a safe environment to hone your audition material. I will always trust her, not only with my monologue preparation, but in the rehearsal room as well.

  • Tristan Sample

    Stephanie is great at shaping monologues with peaks and valleys and giving the actor a full 1-2 minute journey. She can quickly assess weak spots and address them with constructive feedback. Also, she creates a safe environment to hone your audition material. I will always trust her, not only with my monologue preparation, but in the rehearsal room as well.

  • Leslie Marseglia

    Steph is great at picking apart text, both classical and contemporary, to help lead you to new and interesting discoveries you never would have found on your own. She's a wonderful and encouraging coach!


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FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

For a long term student:

We have one full free session to access your needs and goals as an actor. We can then make a roadmap to get you to your goals with tailored curriculum of study.

For a quick audition prep: Lets assess your needs and work with material you will thive with. I want you to walk into that room confident and full of potential


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have been an educator in theater and acting for ten years. I hold and MA in Theater Education from Emerson College and and MFA in Directing from the New School for Drama. I currently teach undergratuate theater students and adults. 


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

First Session is always free. 

Sliding scale based on goals and needs.

Prices start at $50.00 an hour for private lessons.


How did you get started teaching?

I started teaching drama at the high school level once I graduated college, happily moved into directing professional theater and then teaching at the college level.


What types of students have you worked with?

-Adults

-High School students looking at BFA programs

-Young Students

- Corporate Coaching

-Students with Special Needs

-Seniors

-Grad Students


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Ask about what the arc of their teaching is. If you are signing up with them, how long to they think it will take to get you where you want to be? What is the expectation of homework or outside work? Does your teacher have experience and passion for their subject?


Lessons offered

Acting Classes Theater Acting Classes Child Acting Lessons Speaking Voice Training Stage Performance Training Shakespearean Acting Classes