"Artists and poets are the raw nerve ends of humanity.
By themselves they can do little to save humanity. Without them there would be little worth saving." Anonymous quote on a gravestone,
Green River Cemetery,
Shelley Mitchell founded The Actors Center of San Francisco where she has been holding forth since 1992. In June, 2013 she moved to Los Angeles, founded Duse Studio of Dramat Art and started teaching. As an actress she is best known for her critically acclaimed performance of TALKING WITH ANGELS: Budapest 1943.
Shelley Mitchell trained with Lee Strasberg in New York during the 1970s both in his private classes and at The Actors Studio. She is also a graduate of the Circle in the Square Theater School and New York University. (more)
Shelley Mitchell began teaching in Venice, Italy where she lived throughout the 1980s. Surprised by extremely positive, life-changing effect her class was having on both actors and non-actors, Shelley has continued teaching and helping others to realize their full potential both as artists and human beings.
Recommended by: Sean Penn, Al Pacino, Harvey Keitel, Eamonn Walker, Jill Eikenberry, Tom Waits and Rita Moreno.
Shelley Mitchell has taught and performed at:
The California Institute of Integral Studies
Ca' Foscari- Venice, Italy
The Carl Jung Institutes of San Francisco and Chicago
The Institute of Noetic Science
The Mythic Journey Conference, Atlanta
The Magic Theater, San Francisco
A Traveling Jewish Theater, San Francisco
Exit Theater, San Francisco
Manhattan Theater Club, NYC
Milagro Theater, NYC
Julia Morgan Theater, Berkeley
The Dublin Fringe Theatre Festival (more)