Steven O’Shea began his acting career at the age of twelve and has appeared in numerous television and theatre productions both in the UK and in the USA.
He studied drama at Kingsway Princeton College in London and at The Neighborhood Group Theatre in New York City in addition to studying drama tuition at Kensington & Chelsea College in London.
Steven was co-founder, co-director and administrator for the Mandrake Theatre Company. He has over twenty years teaching experience in addition to a wide range of experience in all aspects of drama and theatre. He has directed numerous productions for the New Venture Theatre in Brighton & Hove and also coaches on an individual basis.
“I look forward to the Tuesday evening classes and I don’t think that I have ever felt that I can’t be bothered to go. I look forward to learning new skills and my confidence has grown so much over the past months. Steven, who runs the classes, is inspirational and has helped me to understand and enjoy writers such as Eugene O’Neill and Shakespeare. The class members are welcoming and supportive and, if you feel like it afterwards, there’s a get together in the pub. I am so glad that I made the decision to go along. Come and try it too. You will not be disappointed.”
I found the classes have improved my confidence and ability to sight read and perform scripts by a variety of playwrights. This has also helped me greatly with audition technique. Steven has created a friendly, welcoming and supportive atmosphere which encourages people to relax, share their thoughts and opinions on the suggested texts and to develop those pieces throughout the sessions.