Tag: Sande Shurin



BreakThrough can say without reservation, “Sign up NOW!”  Sande Shurin’s workshops fill up fast so call  the main office 845 684-5537 or email studio@sandeshurin.com to secure your spot!


We have been fortunate enough to attend Sande’s classes and she is the real deal.  Whether you are close to NYC or Woodstock, and you have the opportunity to attend one of her workshops or weekly classes, you will not be disappointed.  The tried and true techniques that Sande developed  has had quite an impact.  Here are some quotes from Sande’s site:

“Sande’s technique has not only helped me as an actor but now as a Casting Director I constantly see her technique inspiring and shinning through her students at auditions.”
-Bob Lambert, casting for ALL MY CHILDREN


“I think it’s safe to say that my acting has exploded and expanded beyond anything I could have imagined!”
-Anthony Rapp, Star of Broadway & Film (RENT, SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION, A BEAUTIFUL MIND)


“Sande is an incredible teacher. Her Techniques are so good I use them in my life as well as work.”
-Casey Nicholaw, Tony nominated Director (THE DROWSY CHAPERONE), Tony winner Director (THE BOOK OF MORMON)


Here are the details for her upcoming Workshops:

Audition Intensive Sunday. Break-thru Monday


July 12th New York Intensive is beginning at 2:30 instead of 1:30 ending between 7:30 and 8:30.

Bring a 1 page scene that brings out the best in you. Use material from beginning, middle (crisis or pitched) and end of same material. Always best to use a film script. Bring a copy for the reader.

Also be prepared to do an improv exercise at a picnic/party. pack whatever you need to go to a picnic as your character…possible activities: food, drinks, music, instruments, learning a skill, exercise, dancing, learning a song or other language, knitting, drawing….and on.

Dress as you would to go to an audition.

Same Time for Sunday August 16th.

Just the script is required. I will let you know if you need to do anything else by beginning of Aug.

New York Break-thru:

Will be on Monday July 13th at 3:00 and

Monday August 17th. at 3:00  

The New York Intensives are open to new students:

If you are new to this technique you will need an appointment for a Skype or Face time phone private session with me before the Intensive.  If you have some experience in our technique you will not need a private session.


Summer Classes

No class this Thursday. And the week after is July 4th weekend so we will resume classes the following Thursday which will be Thursday July 9th.

July 16th and 23rd we will be working on monologues. So you may want to start looking for suitable monologues that you could be cast for. These two classes are opened to the public. So if you know actors interested in getting their monologues together this would be great classes to invite them to. If if actors have worked with us before this would be a great 2 day ( 2 consecutive Thursday) refresher.

The Audition Workshop in Woodstock:

4 Consecutive Thursdays September 10th, 17th 24th and October 1st beginning at 6:30 ending around 8:30 or 9:00. New or former students welcome to this 4 day workshop. The cost is $160.00.

Sande Shurin Transformational Acting Studios

 New York City, NY

 Also: Woodstock/Kingston, NY Classes

 Main office 845 684-5537

 SandeShurin.com <http://SandeShurin.com>


 Shurin/Levy Enterprises Inc.

Sande Shurin 917 545-5713

 Bruce Levy 917 747-8757


 Coaching on Skype by request




This is the good stuff.  I was lucky enough to see the final performance of Bruce Norris’ Tony/Pulitzer winning play, Clybourne Park, at Performing Arts of Woodstock.  A tremendous ensemble cast most ably directed by Sande Shurin.  I really can’t say enough about the play, its calculated and smart direction and the balls out choices made by the actors.  I had forgotten that there should be nothing safe in live theater having seen so many tepid offerings as of late.  It was a wonderful surprise to see professionals flexing and soaring.   Such a strong ensemble piece rightly helmed by Sande Shurin.  It was a beautiful night at the theater.

Photo By: Andrea Cabane www.cabanestudios.com

Photo By: Andrea Cabane

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