All posts by Nemuna Ceesay

Nemuna (she/her/hers) is an actor working in New York. She has an M.F.A. in Acting for American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco and is originally from Sacramento, California. She has worked at regional theaters all over the country including Oregon Shakespeare Festival, PlayMakers Rep and Barrington Stage Company. She also teaches and is currently serving as a professor of acting at Hunter College in New York City. She is an acting coach in the New York/New Jersey area. For more information on her acting or coaching, check out her website: www.nemunarceesay.com

I Wish I Knew: Thinking About Grad School? Interview With Shanelle Leonard

Deciding whether or not to get an MFA? “To grad school or not to grad school” is a question that plagues many young artists, and this week in I Wish I Knew, I talk to Shanelle Leonard, a graduate student at PlayMakers Repertory Company. Shanelle shares her struggles to commit to a life in the arts, her reason behind choosing her school, what is great and what is hard about making the choice to get an MFA, and much more! If you’ve been trying to decide whether grad school is right for you, this interview might give you some insight. Enjoy!

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I Wish I Knew: Tony Nominated Actor Michelle Wilson

I Wish I Knew has made it to Post #5! This week we meet Michelle Wilson, a successful New York actor who was Tony Nominated for her work in SWEAT, Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer Prize winning Broadway play. Michelle gives us advice on staying healthy, starting a career outside of New York, getting notes and more. Check out her amazing interview!

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I Wish I Knew: Interview with Director Amy Anders Corcoran

This week on I Wish I Knew, a blog dedicated to inspiring young artists on their paths to success, I got to interview the fabulous director Amy Anders Corcoran! Amy is a freelance director, the New Musicals Consultant at La Jolla Playhouse and was recently Associate Director of Escape to Margaritaville on Broadway. She is one of my favorite people, one of my mentors, and has a way of distilling wisdom in a way that is simple, clear and illuminating. Take a look!

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I Wish I Knew: Interview with Artistic Director Sam White

Welcome to the third installment of I Wish I Knew, a monthly blog dedicated to sharing wisdom from artists around the country to up and coming theater makers, film makers, producers, directors, actors…you name it! This month I had the honor of interviewing my friend and colleague, Sam White (she/her/hers), the founding artistic director of Shakespeare in Detroit and a freelance director. She is one of those amazing humans who either has a clone, a time-turner (shout out to Harry Potter fans) or just an extraordinary ability to do a lot of things a lot of the time. Check out Sam’s interview!

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