Dialect & Vocal Coaching for Professional Theatres
Nancy serves as a Vocal and Dialect Coach for many professional theatre companies in the Mid-Atlantic Region such as Studio Theatre (The Children, Translations, Constellation, The Habit of Art etc.) Theater J (Love Sick, Brighton Beach Memoirs, The Illumination of Everything, Talley's Folly etc.) in DC, Olney Theatre Center (Carousel, Mary Poppins, Misalliance, Hay Fever, Once on This Island, Angel Street, Witness for the Prosecution, Charlie’s Aunt, Blithe Spirit), Everyman Theatre, Rep Stage-- as well as serving as the Resident Voice/Dialect Coach for the Annapolis Shakespeare Company for the past 9 years ( The Winter’s Tale, Oliver!, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, Comedy of Errors, Kiss Me Kate, Blithe Spirit etc.) ASC just opened A Christmas Carol, on November 29, and itruns through December 29. Next up: The 39 Steps, which begins rehearsal on January 14, 2020, and then The Wanderers for Theater J.
Teaching & Coaching Locally and World-Wide
Voiceworks Studio is located in Severn, Maryland, where Nancy daily teaches private and small group classes. The training that she shares with clients is the Lessac Kinesensic Training for Voice & Body, originated by Arthur Lessac. It is holistic, fun, effective and based on sensory awareness, rather than on ear training, outside imagery or imitation. This past July, she traveled to Sydney, Australia to lead the 2019 Lessac Australian Three Week Intensive, held at the National Institute of Dramatic Art. Pictured to the left is a class during this past 2019 workshop. Coming up: a new class at Annapolis Shakespeare Company--The Aware Actor (5 week course on Monday evenings in voice/body training)
International Teaching & Mentoring
Nancy traveled to Pretoria, South Africa to assist in leading the South African Lessac Intensive with Dr. Marth Munro, fellow Master Teacher in 2017, as well as twice visiting Sydney, Australia (2018-2019) to Co-Direct the Australian Intensive along with Certified Lessac Trainer Katerina Moraitis, Head of Voice at NIDA. Pictured to the left is the beautiful National Institute's main theatre building, housing 3 different performance spaces. She also mentors Lessac Practitioners who wish to become Certified in the training, one of which is located in Singapore!
photo: NIDA view of the lobby from Anzac Parade
Performances: Nancy performed in a Live Radio Broadcast at The Olney Theatre Center on Monday, November 18 at 7:00 PM. The show was entitled: On the Air, an interactive production, written and produced by Lenore Blank Kelner, where the audience was in the show too! Next up: a lot of singing engagements during the month of December. Check out the Calendar for details.