Alex Schneps

Alex S.

West Roxbury, MA

Lesson Details

Shakespearean Acting

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
These lessons are suited to those who want to develop their ability to enter an audition room with confidence and charisma and get the job or role you've prepared for. The most important thing to remember about auditioning is that the people behind the table want you to be the right person for the job as much as you yourself want the job. These lessons will be most useful to those auditioning with a monologue or cold reading sides. If you are not working towards a specific audition, we can work on broad spectrum auditioning and mock auditions. These lessons are available to any age and experience level.
**I can work with those who already have pieces in mind that they'd like to practice on as well as those who need help finding a monologue.
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Alex delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 7+

Teaching since:
January 2006

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I am all about finding out how storytelling can help us communicate, instigate dialogue, reveal new perspectives, and foster creative partnerships dedicated to the celebration of powerful human experiences.

I've been an artist in many different capacities spanning many different mediums including theatre, film, and music as a teacher, director, actor, writer, and production/project manager. I am currently pursuing my MFA in Theatre Education at Boston University. I also have received an MA in Classical & Contemporary Text from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, and a BS in Film and Television from Boston University. I currently teach at the college level such classes as Speech Communications and Acting & Performance 1. Both classes address the needs of non-theatre majors, and help find entry points into the work that help introduce them to the medium and introduce skills that are applicable to their own work and life. Specifically, we address confidence in public speaking, and how to navigate storytelling as a powerful communications and public relations tool. My most recent adventure was performing in Tony Award Winning director Darko Tresnjak's production of "Romeo & Juliet" at Hartford Stage, Jim Petosa's production of "Good" at New Repertory Theatre. As a director, I recently spearheaded Will Eno's "Tragedy: a tragedy" at the BU School of Theatre. And as a production manager, I've been working consistently with Commonwealth Shakespeare Company since last summer when I was associate production manager for "Romeo & Juliet", the free Shakespeare on the Common production.

PRESENTATION COACHING
These lessons have a wide range of applicability. Presentation coaching can be useful for corporate executives for in-house presentations within the workplace as well as speeches for conferences and other venues. I've also been helpful for students and teachers looking to improve their school presentation skills as well as their ability to have greater confidence in seminar settings. We will use highly accessible exercises to work on awareness, listening, textual analysis, and public speaking.

THEATRE AUDITION PREP
These lessons are suited to those who want to develop their ability to enter an audition room with confidence and charisma and get the job or role you've prepared for. The most important thing to remember about auditioning is that the people behind the table want you to be the right person for the job as much as you yourself want the job. These lessons will be most useful to those auditioning with a monologue or cold reading sides. If you are not working towards a specific audition, we can work on broad spectrum auditioning and mock auditions. These lessons are available to any age and experience level.
**I can work with those who already have pieces in mind that they'd like to practice on as well as those who need help finding a monologue.

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Experience

Assistant Director
Aug 2017 - Present
New Repertory Theater

"Ideation" by Aaron Loeb, Directed by Jim Petosa
"Two Jews Walk Into A War..." by Seth Rozin, Directed by Will LeBow

Associate Production Manager
May 2017 - Present
Commonwealth Shakespeare Company

I work on the free Shakespeare on the Common productions for Commonwealth Shakespeare Company.

"Romeo & Juliet" 2017
"Richard III" 2018

Teacher
Sep 2016 - Present
Boston University College of Fine Arts

I teach Acting & Performance 1 and Speech Communications, non-theatre major courses designed to find entrypoints for newcomers and bolster skills for those with experience. We specifically work on fundamentals of awareness, listening, text analysis, narrative building, improvisation, and other techniques to harness the power of storytelling.

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Children's Theatre Director
Jun 2009 - Aug 2009
Bucks County Playhouse

I directed a number of musicals with casts of about 20 kids per show that needed to be rehearsed and ready for performance in a week to a week and a half.

Education

MFA Theatre Education
Aug 2016 - Present
Boston University
MA Theatre Arts
Sep 2013 - Sep 2014
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Residency in Shakespearean Acting
Jan 2013 - Feb 2013
Shakespeare's Globe Education
BS Film and Television
Sep 2008 - Dec 2011
Boston University
Diploma
Sep 2005 - Jun 2008
Central Bucks High School East

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Arts Administration
Jan 2018
Boston University

Courses included Marketing and Audience Engagement in the Arts, Financial Management for Nonprofits, and Legal Issues in the Arts.

Awards

Graduate Research Grant
Feb 2016
Boston University Arts Initiative

Affiliations

Actors' Equity Association
Jun 2010

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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Photos & Videos

From "Entomo" at ART Club OBERON, Cambridge, MA

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From "Good" by CP Taylor at New Repertory Theater, Watertown, MA

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Don Juan from "Mornings of April and May" with CT Free Shakespeare, Bridgeport, CT

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Playing "Trissotin" in Moliere's "The Learned Ladies" at Boston University

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Performing on Shakespeare's Globe stage in London.

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Performing as "The" in "Entomo" at Boston University.

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Performing as "God" in Arthur Miller's "The Creation of the World and Other Business"

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Leading an acting workshop at the CrisisArt Festival in Arezzo, Italy (Accademia dell'Arte).

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Performing as the "Duke" in Middleton's "Women Beware Women" at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
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1 Review

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Alexis Feb 20, 2018
Acting · In studio

Absolutely incredible teacher. Very open, supportive, and gave great constructive criticism when necessary. He met with me outside of class when I had questions and helped give me the courage to pursue my passion!

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