COACHING PHILOSOPHY

As a Registered Rodenburg Teacher ( certification awarded 2018 ) Nancy’s Voice teaching is based on the connection to presence, breath, and full body imagination when it comes to connecting to text as laid out in all five of Patsy Rodenburg’s books, The Right To Speak, The Actor Speaks, The Need For Words, Speaking Shakespeare, & The Second Circle.Nancy also uses many techniques discovered by Cicely Berry to examine heightened text so that the actors may fully bring themselves openly and fully to the moment on the text without the encumbrance of unnecessary outside tension and habits.

DIALECTS

Dialect must be an organic experience for both the actor and the listener. This is the way the playwright heard the play in his or her head and we need to be truly representing those characters. Nancy deals with not only the issues of vocal changes and focus in dialect but the socio/ economic background of characters or the why they use language the way they do. There is a transformation into character through their use of sound and sense. Historically how do speakers tell their story by country of origin and how do those combinations of sound inform the American character. In other words, where did we come from? How did we assimilate through manipulation of the sounds of our accents and dialects? Research and contact with primary sources are the corner stone of learning a viable dialect.

Ÿ -      BRITISH RPŸ      -       COCKNEY      -Ÿ       CORNWALL/DEVON      -        SCOTTISHŸ      -        IRISH        -       ŸFRENCH      -

-      GERMAN      -        EASTERN EUROPEAN      -        SOUTH AFRICAN      -      AUSTRALIAN      -Ÿ      ALL AMERICAN REGIONSŸ      -

PRIVATE COACHING

Nancy is excited to offer text and dialect coaching from the comfort of your home via virtual lessons over video chat. Skype and FaceTime have become excellent alternatives to in-person training. Given the nature of speech training, the quality of lessons is not affected. Cramming for a last minute audition? Working on a dialect for a new show? Nancy is here for you! For rates and more information, click the link below which will direct you to a client interest form!

COACHING  RÉSUMÉ

NATIONAL CREDITS


OVER HERE! REVIVAL Pre Broadway/Saban Theatre Dir. Tony Stevens KISS ME KATE '99 National Tour Dir. Michael Blakemore DEAD MAN WALKING NY City Opera Dir. Leonard Foglia




REGIONAL CREDITS


CAMELOT Indianapolis Opera, Dir. Scott Parry BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Cardinal Stage Company, Dir. Kate Galvin NOISES OFF Indiana Repertory Theatre, Dir. David Bradley THE CURIOUS INCIDENT Indiana Repertory Theatre/Syracuse Stage, Dir. Risa Brainin DIAL M FOR MURDER Indiana Repertory Theatre, Dir. Bill Brown THE CAY Indiana Repertory Theatre, Dir. Richard Roberts TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Indiana Repertory Theatre, Dir. Janet Allen BRIDGE & TUNNEL Indiana Repertory Theatre, Dir. Richard Roberts ON GOLDEN POND Indiana Repertory Theatre, Dir. Janet Allen THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES Indiana Repertory Theatre, Dir. Peter Amster A CHRISTMAS CAROL Meadowbrook Theatre, Dir. Terry Carpenter THE WHIPPING MAN Indiana Repertory Theatre, Dir. Tim Ocel DR. JEKYLL & MR. HYDE Indiana Repertory Theatre, Dir. Risa Brainin THE SYRINGA TREE Indiana Repertory Theatre, Dir. Fontaine Syer THE MIRACLE WORKER Indiana Repertory Theatre, Dir. David Bradley FALLEN ANGELS Indiana Repertory Theatre, Dir. Bill Brown DRACULA Indiana Repertory Theatre, Dir. Peter Amster 39 STEPS Indiana Repertory Theatre, Dir. Peter Amster MARY'S WEDDING Indiana Repertory Theatre, Dir. James Still HOLES Indiana Repertory Theatre, Dir. David Bradley AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS Indiana Repertory Theatre, Dir. Bill Brown LADIES MAN Indiana Repertory Theatre, Dir. Charles Morey SHERLOCK HOLMES THE FINAL ADVENTURE Indiana Repertory Theatre, Dir. Peter Amster




EDUCATIONAL CREDITS


WONDERFUL TOWN Indiana University, Dir. Richard Roland VINEGAR TOM Indiana University, Dir. Rachel Pierce THE GOAT Indiana University, Dir. Murray McGibbon BARBECUE Indiana University, Dir. Ansley Valentine CITY OF ANGELS Indiana University, Dir. Richard Roland PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Indiana University, Dir. Murray McGibbon DANCING AT LUGHNASA Indiana University, Dir. Dale McFadden KING LEAR/OP Indiana University, Dir. Murray McGibbon SWEET CHARITY Indiana University, Dir. Ken Roberson SING TO ME NOW Indiana University, Dir. Robert Heller IN THE RED & BROWN WATER Indiana University, Dir. David Kote THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD Indiana University, Dir. George Pinney GUYS & DOLLS Indiana University, Dir. George Pinney SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Indiana University, Dir. George Pinney THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL Indiana University, Dir. Dale McFadden INTIMATE APPAREL
Indiana University, Dir. Ron Himes ANGELS IN AMERICA Indiana University, Dir. Jane Page A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Indiana University, Dir. Gavin Cameron Webb THE REAL THING
Indiana University, Dir. Bruce Burgun RICHARD III Indiana University, Dir. Gavin Cameron Webb WHEN THE RAIN STOPS FALLING Indiana University, Dir. Murray McGibbon A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE
IU Opera Theatre, Dir. Vincent Liotta
ALBERT HERRING IU Opera Theare, Dir. James Marvel CABARET Indiana University, Dir. George Pinney NINE Indiana University, Dir. George Pinney RABBIT HOLE Indiana University, Dir. Fontaine Syer AS YOU LIKE IT Indiana University, Dir. Fontaine Syer AMERICAN MA(U)L Indiana University, Dir. Edris Cooper THE AMERICA PLAY Indiana University, Dir. Edris Cooper




AFFILIATIONS


Registered Rodenburg Teacher Certification awarded by Patsy Rodenburg 2018 Member Voice and Speech Trainers Association VASTA Associate Professor of Theatre- Indiana University Bloomington Member AEA, SAG/AFTRA