Stephanie Clayman believes that acting skills are life skills, and that full emotional expression is everyone's birthright. Regardless of whether you work in a theater or a boardroom, the ability to be present in and aware of your body, to breathe deeply, to completely understand your words and to express them with passion, will allow you to be your best self.
Stephanie has coached actors for auditions, and helped businesses pitch their ideas to clients. She has taught acting for the stage and the camera, as well as improvisation, Shakespeare, voice, and audition preparation.
At Bentley University Stephanie created a popular course in the Management department, using theatre to build presence, empathy, emotional intelligence, non-verbal communication, and presentation skills. As a Teaching Artist, she has worked with Underground Railway Theater, City Stage Company, and Merrimack Repertory Theatre. She has taught playwriting to inner city high school students, directed student-created Commedia dell'Arte pieces, and designed dramatic exercises to engage middle school students in history and language arts classes. She has been on the faculty of Walnut Hill School for the Arts and Emerson Summer Studio, and was a guest lecturer at Brandeis University, Lawrence Academy, and CP Casting.