Louis Scheeder

Arts Professor, Director, Teacher

Louis Scheeder is an Arts Professor at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts where he is the founder and Director of The Classical Studio, an advanced training program in the Department of Drama. Furthermore he is the Associate Dean of Faculty for the Tisch School.

Louis specializes in using classical texts, primarily Shakespeare, for actor training. He believes that the command of language one gains translates into all other acting work, be it primarily physical, emotional, or verbal.

Professional Work

He served as the Producer of Washington’s Folger Theatre Group, was associated with the Manitoba Theatre Centre.  And has worked at the Royal Shakespeare Company. He has directed on, off, and off-off Broadway and at regional theaters in the U.S. and Canada.

Additionally he has produced three off-Broadway shows, most notably Amlin Gray’s Obie-winner How I Got That Story.

Also Louis has contributed two chapters to Training of the American Actor.

And he has conducted acting workshops in Los Angeles, London, Havana, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Singapore, and Shanghai.

Some of his alumni include Jesse L. Martin, Rachel Botchan, Michael Laurence, Danielle Ferland, Andy Paris, Mia Baron, Arnell Powell III, Rachel Chavkin, Nick Walker, Jimmy Smagula, John Farmanesh-Bocca, Brandon Uranowitz, and John Lavelle. In addition to working actors, his students have gone on to populate a wide variety of performative professions including law, teaching, and the clergy.

Louis is a member of London’s The Factory UK. In addition he received his Ph.D. in Performance Studies from NYU and was awarded the University’s Distinguished Teaching Award in 2014.

Audio Shakespeare Pronunciation App & All the Words on Stage

Finally All The Words on Stage: A Complete Pronunciation Dictionary for the Plays of William Shakespeare is a dictionary which Louis  co-authored with Shane Ann Younts of the Grad Acting Program. Most importantly the book has now been turned into a mobile app for iPhone and Android. The Audio Shakespeare Pronunciation App is the only complete audio dictionary available with over 5000 words.

Audio Shakespeare Pronunciation App

The ONLY Complete Audio Pronunciation Dictionary for the Plays of William Shakespeare

With over 5000 individually researched and recorded Words

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Audio Shakespeare Pronunciation App
Louis Scheeder Private Classes


THE CLASSICAL STUDIO

The Classical Studio, now in its 24th year, grew out of a “Shakespeare Ensemble”, a one semester course that culminated in a production of “All’s Well That Ends Well.”  The Studio adheres to “thought in action” the spontaneous…

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Louis Scheeder - The Factory London


THE FACTORY THEATRE LONDON

The Factory was created by Tima Evans and Alex Hassell. In 2006 they decided to create a company in response to an Acting Industry, that they felt all too often withheld a sense of  independence from the creative artists within it.

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Louis Scheeder


PRIVATE CLASSES

Louis Scheeder, along with his colleague Darci Picoult of The Classical Studio, offers a series of acting classes each fall, winter, and spring for both recent alums of the Classical Studio and actors who seek to hone their skills for…

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All the Words On Stage


ALL THE WORDS ON STAGE

The only complete dictionary for the works for William Shakespeare.  Co authored by Louis Scheeder and Shan Ann Younts.  The Audio Shakespeare Pronunciation App is now available for iPhone and Android.

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Audio Shakespeare Pronunciation App


AUDIO SHAKESPEARE PRONUNCIATION APP

A unique mobile app for actors, directors, students, professors, theatre arts classes, or anyone who studies the works of William Shakespeare.  A complete Audio dictionary with over 5000 words…

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Louis Scheeder Understanding Shakespeare


THOUGHTS ON SHAKESPEARE

Understanding Shakespeare is a resource website and blog for Shane Ann Younts and Louis Scheeder, to help actors, teachers and directors to better understand Shakespeare.  It is a wonderful knowledge base for…

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“Teaching as Theatre”

November 11th, 2016|0 Comments

This is an excerpt from a recent talk I gave at the Center for the Advancement of Teaching: “In my encounters with Shakespeare and other dramatists, I have come to believe in the primacy of argument. I arrive [...]

New York Shakespeare Exchange

April 27th, 2015|0 Comments

The New York Shakespeare Exchange completed its run last weekend of Shakespeare’s early tragedy “Titus Andronicus.” This well reviewed production was marred only by a unnecessary prologue. Featuring Brendan Averett in the title role, this [...]

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Revival of “On The Town”

April 27th, 2015|0 Comments

Tony Yazbeck, Jay Armstong Johnson, and Clyde Alves are all outstanding in the current revival of “On The Town” at the newly renamed Lyric Theatre (formerly the home of “Spiderman” and, at that time, the [...]

A Delicate Balance

December 29th, 2014|0 Comments

“A Delicate Balance,” currently on Broadway in an all-star revival, is a fascinating reading of Edward Albee’s play with a high-powered cast that is not always in sync with each other. Nonetheless, it proves to [...]