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

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
Sag-aftra

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

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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50 Reviews on Stephanie B.

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Rafael M. Sep 15, 2016
Accent Reduction · Online
Verified Student
I really liked the way that Stephanie guide you in this subject.
Excellent!!!!
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Rebecca M. Sep 14, 2016
Film and TV Acting · Online
Verified Student
She has been working with my daughter for two months now!! My daughter looks forward to her sessions each week. Stephanie has given us very helpful information about this business as well as helping with acting.
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Robbyetta L. Aug 22, 2016
Acting · Online
Verified Student
Amazing! She is the best coach. She still works with her and helps her to grow and improve. Recommend you to choose her.
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Brooke M. Aug 8, 2016
Film and TV Acting · Online
Verified Student
We live in a small town and needed an acting instructor. The closes instructors are about 4 hours away. Was not sure about finding one online but I am so glad we made the decision to try it!! Stephanie has been great. She is very knowledgeable about this business. My daughter is very happy and exited about working with her.
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Arethea B. Jun 16, 2016
Film Acting · In studio
Verified Student
I had a fun time working with Stephanie. She's so helpful when it comes to the business side of the industry but also very good at mixing both acting techniques you should know as well as how to approach the industry. I learned a lot.
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Claire Jun 15, 2016
Acting · Online
Verified Student
Stephanie is genuine, caring, kind, patient and extremely knowledgeable. My typically shy teenage daughter thoroughly enjoys her time with Stephanie and appreciates her guidance and instruction
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Omar Jun 15, 2016
Acting · In studio
Stephanie is a great instructor! She's a very nice person, is willing to change lesson plans at your own personal request, very helpful, makes you feel comfortable and shares a lot of great advice.
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Brian Bakaj Jun 15, 2016
Film and TV Acting · Online
Verified Student
She was very informative throughout all the lessons we had and I'm sure will continue to be.
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Kim D. Jun 7, 2016
Acting · Online
Verified Student
Stephanie is fantastic! By chance, stumbled upon takelessons.com while searching for an acting coach in our area. My son had always done group classes locally since he was in 1st grade. But online; never! Stephanie's resume jumped out at me along with her accolades and credentials. The fact that she had a history with child actors was icing on the cake. She is great with him. Full of excitement and great pointers. This is only his 1st round of lessons. I foresee a long relationship her. Tony's? Oscars? We'll take it! And Stephanie will be right there in the front row with us.
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Olivia May 14, 2016
Acting · Online
Verified Student
Stephanie is fabulous. She has such depths of experience and is gracious in sharing her guidance and expertise with my daughter.