I coach working actors in preparation for auditions,
and prospective students for BFA and MFA program auditions.
I also teach acting, voice, speech, and movement at New York Film Academy.
Inquire about rates and availability by shooting me an email at
“Stephanie Lane is a fantastic acting coach. She is quickly able to break down a scene which allows us to dive into the work with little hesitation. Her knack for identifying and supporting what I’m trying to achieve, while at the same time challenging me to explore stronger choices has empowered me. She has improved my work and my work approach. She’s insightful, balanced, instinctual and smart. She’s a natural. I look forward to working with her for years to come.”
-Victor Williams (TV: CBS' Happy Together; King of Queens, Sneaky Pete, The Affair, many more. Recent theater: The Cost of Living)
"Stephanie gave me the encouragement I needed to step beyond petty fears and into the character’s shoes. Her coaching combines solid, applicable techniques to fend off audition jitters with the loving, vulnerable spirit one needs to tend to one’s art. So often in the audition room we forget to honor our own inspiration and instincts. Stephanie reminded me of why I love the craft of acting, and how auditioning is an opportunity to share that genuine love with others."
- Kate Abbruzzese (TV: NCIS New Orleans; Theater: The Public, Atlantic Theater Company, Shakespeare & Company, Baltimore Center Stage, Hudson Valley Shakespeare)
"Stephanie is an ideal coach for young actors looking to pursue an MFA. She makes a seemingly scary process turn into something relaxed and comfortable. Her notes were invaluable for improving my pieces and I was amazed how much I got out of just a single session with her. You won't be just another number with Stephanie... she's the real deal, she cares, and has the heart (and the resume) to back it up. Highly recommended."
- Evan Gambardella (Yale Rep, Huntington Theatre, Boston University, Cherry Lane Theater, Elm Shakespeare)