HEAD OF ACTING
AWARD WINNING ACTOR, AND ACTING INSTRUCTOR
Shannon Lawson in a Gemini Award winning, Canadian actress, instructor, and mentor. She is a distinguished veteran of the Canadian acting community who brings over 33 years of her acting and teaching experience to actors of all skill sets and ages. As owner of The Next Stage, Ms. Lawson has established herself as an international instructor with students from various countries in Europe and North America. A graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada, Shannon Lawson's career started in the world of theatre and then expanded to the screen both here and abroad. As an acting coach and teacher, Ms. Lawson’s prior experience includes teaching at the Julliard School of Arts in New York, conducting national workshops and coaching students privately in studio and on film sets. Shannon Lawson believes in creating a character from the ground up. She begins with a foundation built upon the text. Her examination of the specifics and context provided by the writer, incorporated with the understanding of a character's objectives, the backdrop of context and the necessity of high stakes in every scene and the value of every written and spoken word has allowed her to develop her own powerful methodology for her students to access practically and artistically flourish.
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