© 2016 by William Downes.

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What they are saying:

"Thank you for brining Luciana  back"- M. L

"Thank you again so so much for meeting with me!  It made quite a difference, and it was (and always is) wonderful working with you"- D.H

"Will has a terrific sense of Shakespeare's language, and of how to mine it for clues. His feedback took my monologue from being good to being something that books work!"- R.S

"Working with Will - as a director and coach - is insightful and inspiring.  I love Shakespeare even more. Will's depth of knowledge about text and performance is amazing."- A.L.

Will is wonderful at breaking down the text with you. Not only that, he has such a deep knowledge of all the history and working with the verse and first folio. He makes you feel at home exploring it, and has a way about him that encourages you to be free and open to making the bold choices you need to in order to grow as an artist."- M.D.W

“Working with Will is always a pleasure! I've never had a director or monologue coach, who makes me feel as comfortable and supported as Will does. He is quick to grasp your strengths, and use that knowledge into getting the best performance out of you. His passion for Shakespeare is infectious! I always leave a little brighter after working with Will.”-  V.A

William’s passion and enthusiasm for Shakespeare seeps through every moment of his directing and teaching sessions. His comprehension and admiration for the Elizabethan language and Shakespearean vocabulary is a rarity within the modern day talent pool. Will also creates a safe environment for his people to experiment with success, failure, and most importantly, the power of an emotional journey, delving into each end of the spectrum which is equally as cathartic as it is inspiring.-  A.D