Shirley Norman
Hampton, GA
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Shirley Norman

Shirley N.

Hampton, GA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
We will work together to create an awesome audition through character work and digging into the script to find a thoughtful and emotional connection to the work.

About Shirley N.

In 2008, I graduated from Georgetown University with a BA in Psychology and went on to receive my Masters in Fine Arts from the University of Southern California in 2012. As a graduate student at USC’s School of Dramatic Arts, I participated in the 3-year repertory acting program. While in graduate school and after, I was the producer’s assistant at Frigate Bay Filmworks. There, I worked closely with producers, screenwriters, casting directors, directors, and special effects teams in the development of motion picture properties based on original literary works and life story materials. At the end of 2016, I moved from Los Angeles to Atlanta. 2017, I completed the Film and Digital Media Certificate Program with a focus on Screenwriting through the Clayton State University Continuing Education. I have written and directed two short films and am the principal director and story-editor for the web-series, SCALES. As an actor, I have performed on film and stage in various classical and contemporary roles in Los Angeles, Berkeley, Washington DC, and Atlanta.


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18 Reviews
Jaida B.
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She’s very kind and informative

Posted May 22, 2021
Zen S.
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When my 12 year old son says he would like to continue I am happy with that!

Posted Apr 2, 2021
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Ms. Norman was very professional and very informative. I love that the knowledge she has given me has a beginner has built up my confidence for my 1st audience roll.
Ms. Norman is a great listener as well as teacher. She also challenged me which I needed and I felt very comfortable with Ms. Norman.

Very satisfied and we’re just getting started!

Posted Mar 29, 2021
Kay K.
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Shirley is the greatest instructor! She is patient, creative, insightful, and open minded. Actors of all skill levels would be lucky to take lessons from her!

Posted Mar 12, 2021
Lauren P.
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She is amazing at acting she pushes you if you need to be pushed. I’m glad to say she was my first acting teacher!😁

Posted Aug 27, 2020
Lauren P.
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Classes have been really good she is pushing me so I can get stronger.

Posted Aug 13, 2020
Nadia P.
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I had such a good time and learned a lot! Looking forward to my other lessons.

Posted Jul 14, 2020
Lauren P.
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She's really nice!

Posted Jun 25, 2020
Cadence D.
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I was sort of nervous about how this would go, but I am more than pleased with the first lesson! Shirley is very knowledgeable and she has great energy! My eight year old was engaged the entire session! She also was very inviting towards my participation in the lessons. I would highly recommend!

Posted Jun 19, 2020
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Shirley is an excellent teacher, gives great structure advice , walks you through everything every step of the way

Posted Apr 20, 2020
Kyla R.
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My daughter loves her class with Ms. Shirley and she feels that she has learned a lot in just the 3 sessions she has attended.

Posted Apr 6, 2020
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I needed help with a college audition and had a close deadline. Shirley was able to help me prepare and feel confident about my work. She also told me what to expect when going into the audition so I would not be nervous.

Posted Feb 2, 2020
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Shirley was an exceptional instructor that gave in-depth feedback and coaching to help elevate my performance as an actor. She worked tirelessly to help elevate my performance as well as other cast mates. I look forward to working with her again.

Posted Jan 5, 2020
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Shirley is amazing! She walked me through the audition process step by step. I knew what to expect, and how to conduct myself in the audition. Mostly though she was encouraging of me and my talent after our lesson I felt so empowered to keep going, and I got the job.

Posted Jan 5, 2020
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Screenwriting Instructor
Aug 2018 - Present

Film and Digital Media Center at Clayton State University

Assistant and fill in for main the writing instructor and the Film and Digital Media Center's Production program.

Story Consultant
Jan 2018 - Present

Shirley Marie Norman Ventures

Guide screenwriters, novelists, and students in structuring their stories, creating three-dimensional characters, and building vivid worlds that captivate readers and viewers.

Acting Coach
Aug 2017 - Present

Private Acting Coach

Personalized lessons to young children and adults who are preparing for auditions as well as performances.

Director/Story Editor
Jan 2017 - Present

iamPLS Productions

Story Editor and main director for the entire four seasons of the web-series SCALES. Currently available on

Drama Teacher
Sep 2019 - Dec 2019

East Bay Center for Performing Arts

The main instructor for Beginner Theatre Monologues, Devised Theater and Co-Director for the "Richmond Nutcracker".


MFA, Theatre
Aug 2009 - May 2012

University of Southern California

BA, Psychology
Aug 2004 - May 2008

Georgetown University



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Film and Digital Media Center Writing Certificate
Jun 2017

Clayton State University


Alpha Phi Omega
Nov 2004
Alpha Phi Omega is a national coeducational service organization founded on the principles of Leadership, Friendship and Service. It provides its members the opportunity to develop leadership skills as they volunteer on their campus, in their community, to the nation, and to the organization. With more than 400,000 members on over 375 campuses, Alpha Phi Omega continues to provide more service on more campuses than any other collegiate service organization.

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