Acting Lessons

Shauna Hicks with David Cassidy in Broadway’s  Blood Brothers

Shauna Hicks with David Cassidy in Broadway’s Blood Brothers

 

After years of working as a professional actress, it’s been highly rewarding to pass along all I’ve learned to the next generation and see them grow toward their full potential as actors and human beings.

 
Shauna Hicks and Ralph Macchio star in  How to Succeed in Business...

Shauna Hicks and Ralph Macchio star in How to Succeed in Business...

 

Though I have a keen eye for talent (I pitched HBO’s True Detective actress Erin Moriarty to her first agent after spotting her in community theater), I know that not all of my students will choose to pursue a career in the performing arts.  So, it’s enriching to know that the skills I teach will help them in a variety of platforms throughout their lives.  

What I do goes far beyond how to inhabit a character.   I show my students how to command a room, feel confident and conquer those pesky nerves, and actually enjoy the audition.  In addition to teaching private audition, acting, and performance skills, I have been the Drama Director for the Riverdale Children's Theater Summer Program since 2010.