Summary:

 

Versatile voice, speech, text, and theatre teacher with extensive professional training and vocal science background.  Skilled in the following methods: Linklater, Fitzmaurice, Berry, Phonetic Pillows, Skinner, and Knight-Thompson Speechwork.  Extensive college directorial experience.  VASTA member; professional Equity actor trained in Meisner technique; experienced in dialect work, and mask characterization - twenty-five year member of Ralph Lee's Mettwee River Theatre Company (mettawee.org). Professionally trained in movement, creative dramatics, children’s theatre, puppetry, mask making, and stage combat. Founding member of the Linklater Center for Voice and Language, NYC.

 

 

Degree's and Certificates

 

  • Designated Teacher of Linklater Voice 2002 

  • Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework Voice 2001 

  • Certificate of Vocal Coaching (with Tony Church) Denver Center  1992 

  • Vocal Coach Internship:  The Royal Shakespeare Company (with Cecily Berry and Andrew Wade.)  Summer 1993

  • MFA Rutgers Acting (with Bill Esper) 1985 

  • BFA Ithaca College Theatre 1982 

 

 

 

Training Workshops:

 

  • Experiencing Accents. Knight-Thompson Speechwork. August 2010

  • Experiencing Speech. Knight-Thompson Speechwork. August 2009

  • Linda Wise – Pan Theatre/Roy Hart – NYC  workshop  2006

  • Shakespeare & Company Month-long Intensive (June 2003)

  • Phonetic Pillows and Accents Workshop with Louis Colaianni (April 2000)

  • Patsy Rodenburg Shakespeare Workshop (March 1997)

  • Skinner, consonants and vowels:  Lucille Rubin (3 years)

  • Robert Neff Williams method:  Jacklyn Maddux (2 years)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Professional Honors, Prizes, Fellowships:

 

  • CUNY Steward Travel Award Recipient (for 2012 The Voice Foundation's 41st Annual Symposium: Care of the Professional Voice, Philadelphia, PA): March 2012.

  • Provost's Award for Student Research Engagement: April 19, 2012.

 

 

 

Grants-In-Aid:

 

  • PSC CUNY Traditional-A, Langston Hughes in Harlem. February 2016: $3500.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teaching Experience:

 

YORK COLLEGE, CUNY

Jamaica, Queens, NYC

Assistant Professor 2010 - Present

Assistant Professor (Substitute) 2008 - 2010

Adjunct Assistant Professor  2003 – 2008

  • Teach Voice & Diction; Interpretation of Poetry; Introduction to Theatre; Acting; Advanced Acting; Special Studies; Theatre Practice

 

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY - Fall 2008

Theatre Arts Division

2960 Broadway

New York, NY 10027

  • Taught speech class to 1st year MFA students

 

THE NEW SCHOOL UNIVERSITY, Spring 2009

Eugene Lange College 

65 west 11th Street, NYC

  • Taught Linklater voice class

 

LINKLATER CENTER FOR VOICE AND LANGUAGE, NYC, 2004 – 2008

  • Taught classes and workshops in speech and voice

 

MARYMOUNT MANHATTAN COLLEGE, NYC, (1999–2000); 2003 – 2008

Adjunct Teacher of Voice and Speech

  • Production vocal coach

  • Taught Linklater voice and Skinner speech to BFA & BA students

 

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY, NYC, Fall 2007 – Spring 2008

Field Instructor

  • Taught voice and text to B.F.A. musical theatre students at CAP21 Studios

 

 OHIO UNIVERSITY, Athens Ohio, January 2007 – June 2007

Visiting Assistant Professor of Voice/Acting

  • Taught voice, heightened language, and text in BFA program

 

CIRCLE IN THE SQUARE THEATRE SCHOOL, NYC, Fall 1999 – 2003

Instructor of Voice

  • Co-taught 4 classes of voice production with Dr. Lucille Rubin

  • Taught 1 semester Linklater voice to visiting students from The University of Southern Connecticut

 

NATIONAL THEATRE WORKSHOP FOR THE HANDICAPPED, NYC, 2001-2003

  • Teach Classes in Voice & Speech, and Monologue

     

                                    

 

Vocal Coaching Experience:

 

 NYS THEATRE INSTITUE, Troy, NY, January 2008         

  • Macbeth, dir. Liz Swain

 

MARYMOUNT COLLEGE, NYC, Fall 2000 – 2007

  • Six Degrees of Separation, dir. Richard Niles

  • Rhinoceros, dir. Richard Niles

  • The Inspector General, dir. Brian Rheinhart

  • Imperceptible Mutabilities of the Third Kingdom, dir. David Lee

  • A Winter’s Tale, dir. Liz Swain

  • Camile, dir. Liz Swain

  • A New Way to Please You, dir. Liz Swain

 

ZIGGURAT THEATRE, Los Angeles, March 2000

  • Twilight World, dir. Stephen Legawiec

 

 ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY, England, Summer 1993

            Vocal Coach Internship

  • Julius Caesar, dir. David Thacker.  Duties included research of language; teaching rhetoric; leading

                  vocal warm-ups; presentation of two poetry workshops

 

 

Poery Projects:

 

Langston Hughes in Harlem – Bowery Poetry Club, NYC, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008

                                                 -  BAM, with Will Power. (Harvey Theatre) 2006 

Speak Out – an evening of activist speech and song - Acting Studio, NYC, April 1998

Raving Lunatics – a cut-up of spontaneous prosody by Jack Kerouac – Ward Studio, NYC, October 2002

Gwendolyn Brooks – The Warpland ­­ - Bowery Poetry Club, NYC, Winter 2008

 

 

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