Cynthia Bassham

Cynthia Bassham has been teaching for over twenty-five years and has been a full-time lecturer at University of California, Irvine since 2005.  Cynthia teaches voice, speech, and acting and is the faculty supervisor for the Drama 30 series.   She also provides voice, text, and dialect direction for some UCI productions.  

She has taught and coached at several other institutions including South Coast Repertory, Stanford University, and Oregon Shakespeare Festival.  Cynthia is also a professional actor with extensive credits, including originating the role of "C" in the world premiere of Edward Albee's Three Tall Women directed by the author.

Cynthia received her MFA  from ACT and BA from UW in Seattle.  She is a Master teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework®, and was named the Director of Certification for the Fitzmaurice Institute.  She is also a proud member of VASTA (Voice and Speech Trainers Association).
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Professor of Teaching, Acting
Head of Undergraduate Acting
Associate Head of Acting
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