Education: Shakespeare

Ellen Taft (ADVS)

(206) 323-6983

Email:  [email protected]


Ellen Taft trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London with David Carey, assistant vocal coach of the Royal Shakespeare Company. Taft teaches Shakespeare to groups and individuals by using a very physical approach which emphasizes both the voice and close readings of the text.  Ms. Taft is the former Artistic Director of Philadelphia Shakespeare in the Park.  (See Speaking Voice )

Gin Hammond (MFA)

(646) 283-8033


Gin has been performing and coaching Shakepeare for many years.  (See Speaking Voice)

Kate Wisniewski

(206) 297-1042

Kate teaches Shakepeare at Seattle University.  (See Speaking voice)

Arne Zaslove

Email:[email protected]


With over 30 Shakespeare productions to his credit, Arne gives actors the tools to read deeply and specifically by mining gold from every line of text.  (See Acting Coaches, Physical Training)

Judith Shahn

(206) 650-6270

Email: [email protected]


Judy Shahn is a designated Linklater teacher (certified in 1991) Ms. Shahn taught at the University of Washington’s PATP program, Cornish College of the Arts and at most of Seattle’s theatres as well as for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.  Shan specializes in voice production for the actor: freeing the voice, increasing range and power and Shakespearean text.






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