Is This How You Feel?
Shane Anthony is a director, producer, dramaturg and movement coach. With extensive directing, movement, communication coaching and teaching experience he specialises in actor training with a physical focus. He is a graduate of the Directing Program at the National Institute of Dramatic Art, Screenwriting for Feature Film at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School and has completed a BA in Theatre Studies at Queensland University of Technology (QUT). Select directing credits include Our Blood Runs in the Street by Shane Anthony and the ensemble, Anatomy of a Suicide by Alice Birch (nominated for four Sydney Theatre Awards), The Whale for Redline Productions at The Old Fitz Theatre (nominated for eight Sydney Theatre Awards in 2016), Lighten Up by Nicholas Brown and Sam McCool at Griffin Theatre,
Songs for the Fallen for the New York Musical Theatre Festival (winner of Best Musical and Most Outstanding Actress), Sydney Festival, Arts Centre Melbourne and Brisbane International Arts Festival, Altar Boyz, Calendar Girls and Avenue Q for Fortune Theatre (New Zealand), My Name is Rachel Corrie for La Boite Theatre and Donwstairs Belvoir, 3 Winters by Tena Štivičić, Love and Information by Caryl Churchill, Orestes, Trojan Women and Radio Hysteria for NIDA Open, Doctor Faustus and The Crucible for RCHK (Hong Kong), Mrs Bang: A Series of Seductions for the 32nd Stage Song Festival (Poland), Often I Find That I Am Naked for Critical Stages – (Australian National Tour), Motortown by Simon
Stephens for 23rd Productions (nominated Best Show, Matilda Awards).
Movement direction includes RENT, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime for The Court Theatre in Christchurch, the Australian feature film, Sleeping Beauty, and in 2009 as show director for CIRCA on their European tour of CIRCA. In 2007 he travelled to New York to continue training with Anne Bogart and the Saratoga International Theatre Institute. In 2012 he received a Mike Walsh Fellowship to attend the New York Film Academy in NYC. He is a recipient of the inaugural Youth Arts Queensland Spark “Jump” Mentorship and an Anna Sosenko Fellowship.
Shane facilitates workshops, lectures and seminars for a vast range of companies, both nationally and internationally. He is a core tutor across several departments at NIDA including the BFA programs, Open Program, Education and Corporate. He also teaches and directs for the UK-based artist-in-education company International Schools Theatre Association, Australian Institute of Music, Sydney Theatre School and Sydney Actors School.