Stephanie Barton-Farcas

Stephanie B.

Keaau, HI

About Stephanie B.

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Stephanie teaches: Ages 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: January 2000
Last sign in: Yesterday

Overview

Although splitting my time between NY and Hawaii I still promise to my acting students you WILL book work. I will teach you the nuts and bolts of it all and then help you book bigger and better jobs as we work. You will have some homework as you must work hard to join this industry!


NYC teacher now teaching online and internationally, director, producer - Founder of Nicu's Spoon Theater Company. Have taught audition classes, techniques, dialect and accent coaching, acting classes, etc. for 15 years in NYC and 8 in LA.


Have also taught literally ANY dialect and can teach it to you too. Also can work with you remove an accent. Worked with kids and adults on preparing an audition that works for you! Have extensive experience working with disabled and special needs artists.

Policies: a minimum of 12 hours needed for cancelling a lesson, charge of one hour lesson for making an acting reel or a voice over reel.

Photos and Videos

'A Life in Art' interview from May of 2016

Experience

Author
Feb 2016 - Present
Routledge Press

Author of book due out in July 2017, Disability & Theater: A Practical Manual for Inclusion in the Arts

Presenter at USITT 2016 Conference
Dec 2015 - Present
United States Institute of Theatrical Technology

Prepared format and lecture about heatrical technology and inclusion in the arts and what can be done to encourage and grow the industry. Culminated in being a presenter at the USITT conference in 2016.

Accent coach
Feb 2000 - Present
Freelance

ACCENT COACH
NY work

Phyllis, A Slave to Poetry Producers Club 2000
Accents: (S.R.) British, Cockney, Irish, French, German, Russian

Displaced Altered Stages 2001
Accents: Ugandan, Rwandan, Bosnian, Afghani, Russian, Mexican

To Kill a Mockingbird American Theater of Actors 2002
Accents: Deep south

Stumps The Pelican Theater 2004
Accents: Southern

kosher harry’s (US Premiere) Spoon Theater 2007
Accents: Standard British, Cockney, British working class

No Niggers, No Jews, No Dogs Spoon Theater 2008
Accents: Jewish, Georgia (South)

Tibet Does Not Exist Spoon Theater 2008
Accents: Tibetan

Beautiful Thing Spoon Theater 2009
Accents: West London, British Working Class

Letter from Algeria June Havoc Theater 2009-10
Accents: Boston, New York, British Upper Class

Modotti The Acorn Theater 2010
Accents: Spanish, Cuban, Italian

You Don’t Want to Know Half of It Manhattan Rep. Theatre 2013
Accent: Lebanese

The Lobby (an Irish Farce) by Don Creedon Adam Fitzgerald Director 2014
Accent: Irish
Private Coaching in dialects: Russian, French, German, Bosnian, Italian, Spanish, High British, Standard British, Cockney, British Working Class, North London, Scottish, Irish, Romanian, Hungarian, Polish, African, Chinese, Japanese, Texan, Southern, Valley Girl, New York, Boston, Maine (New England), Eskimo and more!

Education

DBA in Business
Feb 1990 - Feb 1992
Somerset University
BFA- Theater, Minor in world dialects
Jun 1980 - May 1984
California Institute of the Arts

Languages Spoken

ASL
Limited Proficiency
Italian
Limited Proficiency
Romanian
Professional Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Certifications

DBA
Apr 1992
Somerset University- Belgium

BFA
May 1984
California Institute of the Arts

Undergraduate with a minor in Speech/Dialects

Awards

List of awards
Sep 2014
Best of Manhattan
Top 10 off-off Broadway Professionals
Apr 2011
Reviewfix
Best Actress in a lead role
Sep 2008
NY INnovative Theater Awards
Best Director
May 2004
OOBR
Best Production, Direction
May 2004
OOBR

Affiliations

Screen Actors Guild/American Federation of Television and Radio Artists
Jan 2009

An American labor union representing over 160,000 film and television principal and background performers, journalists, and radio personalities worldwide.

Actors' Equity Association
Feb 1990

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.

65 Reviews on Stephanie B.

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Tatevik Mar 24, 2017
Verified Student · Accent Reduction · Online
Very helpful and understanding
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Jackie Mar 15, 2017
Verified Student · Acting · Online
I reiveiwed Stephanie when I was just beginning lessons with her. Now that we've meeting for almost a year I think I can give more insight. Stephanie continues to impress me with her insight and help as I navigate my way in the entertainment industry. Her real-world experience and active presence in this community (both theater and film) makes her knowledge cutting-edge. Look no further for a fantastic instructor!
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Mayra M. Feb 27, 2017
Verified Student · Acting · Online
She is very professional, instructional and productive. She is also an easy going teacher and she is able to cheer you up on whats the next steps to take, making clear the chances and opportunities to make your goals come true. Thank you!
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Cesar Feb 20, 2017
Verified Student · Acting · Online
Started my first lesson today, and I am beyond excited to work with Stephanie!
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Alan Feb 2, 2017
· Accent Reduction · Online
Stephanie is just amazing. She is knowledgable, experienced, and very encouraging . She is one of the best teachers I've had.
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Andra Jan 24, 2017
Verified Student · Audition Prep · Online
Stephanie is amazing! She made me feel like she really does want me to succeed and imparted so much into a short, 30 minute lesson. I can't wait for more!
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Julia Jan 10, 2017
Verified Student · Acting · Online
Stephanie has a lot of knowledge and wisdom about casting, not just acting, I've gained more than just tips on actings, she provides a well-rounded lesson of preparing for casting calls/auditions as well!
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Jenny Nov 11, 2016
Verified Student · Acting · Online
Stephanie is awesome! She explains complicated concepts in simple terms. She is charismatic, encouraging, and her knowledge of acting is very practical and inspiring.
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Taylor Nov 3, 2016
Verified Student · Film and TV Acting · Online
Wow! I feel so exhilarated! Stephanie has an energy about her that is so passionate and true. I feel incredibly fortunate to have the opportunity to work with her.
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Michael G. Nov 2, 2016
Verified Student · Accent Reduction · Online
Stephanie, it's professional and knows how to make you comfortable.
Lessons are clear and go step by step, focalizing the attention on singles speech defects with simple exercises.
I'm satisfied with my five lessons experience, and I bought more.
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