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Sande Shurin

Sande has coached and directed many notable actors for film, Broadway and television including Anthony Rapp (A BEAUTIFUL MIND, RENT), Matthew Modine for his acclaimed role in FLOWERS FOR ALGERNON, Daphne Rubin Vega was nominated for a Tony Award for her starring Broadway role as Anna in the Nobel Prize-winning play, ANNA IN THE TROPICS. She has worked with soap star Ty Treadway and NYPD BLUE's Sharon Lawrence, DEADWOOD's William Sanderson, Broadway's Casey Nicholaw, and RENT's Adam Pascal. Her many crossovers (from supermodels to actors) include Michelle Hicks (co-star THE SHIELD), Shalom Harlow and Jicky Schnee. Her coaching has extended to the world of rap music with Method Man.


She with husband Bruce Levy were profiled in a feature spread in the August 1st  New York Times titled Stage North which can currently be seen on line at NYTimes.com

Ms. Shurin authored the book TRANSFORMATIONAL ACTING A Step Beyond (Limelight Editions). This book establishes her innovative acting technique Transformational Acting, the only booked technique that uses current emotions, not relying on past emotions or sense memory of any kind. She currently teaches this acting technique at her main location in New York City as well as her satellite retreat in Woodstock, NY


Sande Shurin directed the film TRUE LOVE by Bruce Levy which made its way to the Woodstock Film Festival & The Miami Short film Festival as well as the New York Film & Video Festival and was picked up for international distribution. Sande just completed directing  the film MUSEUM SCANDALS and for television directed the cable series WORKING ACTORS.

She has directed the Broadway show THE PRICE OF GENIUS by Betty Neustat. She has also directed at many other New York venues: SADA starring Jay Rodriguez (QUEER EYE..Fab Five) and Academy Award nominated Sylvia Miles at her own Sande Shurin Theatre, THE INSECT COMEDY by the Capek brothers starring William Sanderson (Deadwood) and Mike Tucci at Central Arts Theatre, BEAUTIFUL by Leonard Melfi at Lincoln Centre Festival, THE DOLPHIN DREAMER at The Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), CABIN FEVER by Joan Schenker at WPA Theatre, ANNIVERSARY STORY by Steven Schwab at ASPA Theatre, AND LAST WEEK IT WAS A MOUNTAIN a new multimedia show created by Ms. Shurin at Playwright's Horizons and SOPHOCLES at Theatre for the New City to name but a few. Her theatre company Drifting Traffic were one of the five founding members of OOBA when she was directing Leonard Melfi's new plays.

Cabaret Theatre in New York has seen her directing the MAC nominated YOU ME AND SAMMY D at Don't Tell Mamma Cabaret Theatre and she has been on tour directing the renowned musical group Tripp Hanson and THE MANHATTAN RHYTHM KINGS from New York to Italy.

Sande Shurin was seen on OPRAH where cuts of the television show FAKING IT were presented.   In this episode of FAKING IT she coached a young man to transform from a mechanic to become a New York cabaret drag queen. In 2005 she appeared on UPN's AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL as a celebrity acting coach with Taye Diggs. She  has a new pilot for E!, BODY DOUBLE. and she strred in an episode of the cooking show "Carmines Restaurant" where she worked coaching the head chef for future on camera appearances. 

Shurin is acting coach to her student Robert Margolis' indie film THE DEFINITION OF INSANITY, which has garnered many film festival awards throughout the United States and Europe and is currently having its theatrical release. Bought by Time Warner Cable Pay-per-view the film features Peter Bogdanovich, Bruce Levy and many of Ms. Shurin's students.

Ms Shurin teaches and leads workshops internationally and has lectured at such venues as Maymount College, Adelphi College and will appear at  CUNY this winter.  She has developed the BREAK-THRU Workshop - a powerful transformational event that supports organizational leaders as well as actors and business people of all kinds in personal and career breakthroughs.

Most recently Sande Shurin was honored at LaMama ETC theater as one of the originators of the off-off Broadway theater movement  of the 1970's. LaMama is in the process of filming and documenting innovators of theater for their archives. Also, Ms Shurin made her Carnegie Hall debut directing Katia Paschou's operatic presentation. She is also in pre-production for the feature film MY FAVORITE FELON by Jennifer Wilcov.