Stephanie Cunningham, Theatre Director And Educator
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
Frequently asked questions
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?
-High School students looking at BFA programs
- Corporate Coaching
-Students with Special Needs
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?