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Director - Coach - Consultant

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After more than 25 years working in live theater in New York, Chicago, Houston and throughout North America, I returned home to Tampa and the vibrant arts scene of the Bay Area and Central Florida. No matter your artistic obstacles, together we will develop the tools necessary to achieve your goals.


Bring new creative energy to your productions! Specializing in creative concepts for any budget, my work is designed to showcase the strengths of your company and bring new experiences to your audience. 


Whether you are a professional artist trying to book your next gig, or a student actor preparing for your college auditions, I can help. Through technique-oriented coaching, we work together to build a plan focusing on your strengths as an actor – no matter your level of experience.


From casting issues to script doctoring to production problems to career coaching, my wide-ranging experience uniquely prepares me to deliver big-picture solutions for artists and productions alike.

Life in the Theater is only kind to the courageous and the passionate

Sean Paris

Sean Ryan Paris

Sean Paris has been working in the Theater and Education fields since 1988. He has worked as an actor, director, acting coach, and casting director throughout the United States, on National Tours, as well as Toronto, and New York. Many of his former clients and students are currently seen in movies, on television, national tours, and Broadway. A graduate of The University of Florida, Sean holds degrees in Theater Performance, English, and a minor in secondary education. Sean currently serves as the head of the Acting and Directing program at The Howard W. Blake School of the Arts.

Some Fun Facts

Every new client and each new project leads to unexplored creative pathways. As a result, there is a constant renewal of artistic excitement (and snacks... always snacks).


Avg. # of M&M bags eaten when directing a show 


Clients appearing on B’way, Nat’l Tours, & Network TV 


% of clients accepted into their first choice college 


Miles logged on my bike for charity 


If a picture is worth a thousand words, browse my most recent projects for some light reading.

Lord of the Flies

Coming In February 2015

Lord of the flies

The Tempest



Special thanks to Mike Wood of Mike Wood Lighting Design for his photos!



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Happy Clients

Over 230 talented and satisfied clients!

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Private Lessons

Private lessons are available for purchase in single units or in packages. The more lessons you purchase, the more you save. For those preparing for competition or auditions, I suggest the 10 package plan (a savings of 10%). This ensures us enough time to adequately prepare for your performance. Choose from the selections below:

Single Lessons: $50

5 Lesson Package: $235 (Save 6%)

Audition Package – 10 Lessons: $450 (Save 10%)

Once your payment has been processed, you will  be sent to my contact page. Please email me to arrange a time for your lessons. I look forward to working with you!


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