Dudley Knight

DUDLEY KNIGHT

Professor Emeritus of Drama at the University of California, Irvine. Founding member of the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut; extensive stage career includes major roles with American Conservatory Theatre and Magic Theatre (San Francisco), Globe Theatre and La Jolla Playhouse (San Diego), Mark Taper Forum and Los Angeles Theatre Center, Colorado Shakespeare Festival (six seasons), Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Connecticut Repertory Theatre, Utah Shakespearean Festival and Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, along with hundreds of roles in film, television, radio, and voice-over. "Best Leading Actor" (King Lear) Orange County Register, 1989. "Best Director" (Mastergate) Los Angeles Times, 1991. OC Weekly Award (SubUrbia) 1999.

Certified as master teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework. A forty-year career as voice, speech and dialect teacher and voice director for professional theatre; conducts workshops and lectures on voice and speech for actors and voice teachers worldwide; published articles in journals and in the books, The Vocal Vision and Standard Speech. 1993-1997: Editor-in-Chief, Voice & Speech Review 2011; artistic staff of South Coast Repertory as resident voice and dialect consultant. 1996-1999: board of directors of VASTA (Voice and Speech Trainers Association); member of Actors' Equity, SAG, AFTRA, ATHE, VASTA, ADS, IPA.

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