Brooklyn College, MFA program
"When I took Susan's Shakespeare Gymnasium, I had only taken one Shakespeare workshop prior, and I still felt like a complete beginner. However, Susan was welcoming during our first meeting before class even started. She made it clear that the Gymnasium was made for people with all levels of Shakespeare, which created a fun and enjoyable atmosphere.
Susan encouraged her students to play with the language, while understanding the technical components of the text. I would highly recommend anyone to take her class, because it will provide the necessary tools for future Shakespeare productions, monologues, and even contemporary plays."
"If a classical acting masterclass met up with a weekly artist community for the most wonderful delicious brunch, that might be the starting point of how I've come to experience the Shakespeare Gymnaisum. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Susan, for your compassionate genius, and for creating this dynamic, thorough, and empowering space to dive into the timelessness of being human. "
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"In my experience, exceptionally gifted people--like mountains and wildfires--make their own weather. Such is true as well of the talented lady we're privileged to call our teacher."
-- Roy Allen, actor
“I have studied Shakespearean acting at the Actor’s Centre and the National Theatre in London and I find Ms. Angelo to be on the same stellar level as the professionals I worked with overseas. Ms. Angelo's knowledge of Shakespeare’s text with specific emphasis on meter and rhetorical devices is unparalleled.”
-- Therese Lee, actress, singer
"She is not just a teacher but a participate in the learning experience with her students. I struggled with scansion for the longest time ....when suddenly, the whole iambic pentameter light bulb came on!"
-- Bob Rodriguez, writer
"I used to dread Shakespeare, but Susan's passion and knowledge was infectious. She is an excellent teacher!"
-- Casey Ahem, theatre teacher
"Susan Angelo teaches with intelligence, creativity and passion. She obviously loves her work, and she imbues her classes with her quick wit, her deep understanding of the text, and her great use of physicality to explore the work."
-- Susan Fisher, actress, former teacher
"... Her acute ability to know just what an actor needs and when, without interfering in their process, is rare."
-- Kendall Linzee, actor
"Amazing!! No matter what your acting background or approach is, she is able to communicate with each performer in terms they can best accept and comprehend....she makes subtle suggestions and the work comes to life with passion, reality, and excitement. Susan is an insightful and nurturing instructor."
-- Leo Knudson, actor
"Susan commits to each student, regardless of their level. She doesn't give up...and cares deeply about the growth of each one."
-- Abby Adorney, psychologist