Teaching Resume

Character Voice
Voice Coaching
Acting Coaching
Rates / Payment
Dialect Coaching
Workshops and Master Classes
Ensemble Theatre
Teaching Resume
Presentation and Speaking Skills Workshops


California State College Northridge (CSUN)

Adjunct Acting Professor, Theatre Dept.

Jerry Abbit (former chair)

18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge, CA  91330    818-677-3086


College of DuPage

Acting Professor, Theatre, Voice and Speech / Speech Professor

Theatre Division/Liberal Arts Division

Connie Canaday Howard, Department Head, Artistic Director Buffalo Theatre Ensemble


Teaching: Acting, Voice and Diction, Audition, Improvisation, Characterization, Stage Make-up, Coaching Voice and Dialect for Student and Professional Productions

Speech 100, Speech 120


Glendale Community College

Theatre Division Adjunct Assistant Professor

Acting and Voice and Dialect Coach / Assistant Forensics Coach

Jean Perry, Language Arts Division Chair

Melissa Randell Theatre, Acting Chair



Metropolitan State College of Denver

Speech and Theatre Dept.

Speech Professor

Marilyn Hetzel, Dept. Chair 303-556-3033


Northern Illinois University

Graduate Student Teacher

Theatre Department, Stevens 214

DeKalb, IL  60115    815-753-1334

Teacher:    Acting 110, Voice 209

Assistant:  Theatre 203 (History), Acting 310, Voice 309,

                   Shakespeare and Voice 309

Director:     NIU High School Theatre Workshop/ Taught:

                   Improvisation, Voice, Dialect, Musical Theatre

The Armory Center For The Arts

Armory Center for the Arts
145 N. Raymond Ave., Pasadena, CA  91103   626-792-5101

Character Voice, Ensemble Theatre, Improvisation (and others)


La Canada Flintridge Assistance League

4607 Oakwood Avenue
La Caņada Flintridge, CA  91011   818-790-1328
Master teacher for middle school comedy club and drama class


Private Acting, Voice, and Dialect Coach/  Weekly student sessions

Voice, Speech, Dialect, On - camera, monologue, audition coaching, acting coaching

Young Actors Coach for “Early Edition”, Coach for Chicago Casting Agents, Directors



The Studio / Youth Ensemble Theatre

Founder / Artistic Director / Teacher at Tracy Kaplan Casting, Inc./ Rented Theatre Space

154 W. Hubbard

Chicago, IL  60613   312-222-1300


The Aurora Fox Theatre

Acting teacher, Summer Camp Director, private coach contact

Terri Cohen, Education Coordinator



The Arvada Center for the Arts

6069 Wadsworth Blvd.

Arvada, CO  80003    303-431-3080

Lisa Leafgreen, Education Coordinator, Gail Arces, Arts Day Director/Outreach Coordinator

Teaching Acting, On-camera, Improvisation. Playmaking and Ensemble Theatre Classes Performing as Rebeckah in “The Mystery Of Rebeckah”, private coach

The Colorado Educational Theatre (CET)

Katharyn Yaffe, Director

8120 Sheridan Blvd. Ste.B-309

Westminster, CO  80003    303-657-5676

In the schools workshops / Doll Program

Creative Consultant / Actress


The Sycamores

Founder of Acting Program for Day Treatment

2933 El Nido, Altadena, CA

Wolfram Alderson Day Treatment Supervisor

626-395-7100 x2275

Teacher/Director:Theatre Ensemble/Acting /Theatre Circus Arts /Creative Writing/Film Script


The Frances Parker School

Clark and Webster Streets Chicago

Ponny Conomos, Dept. Head


Teacher/ Director/PT: Middle School Drama--private arts-centered school

Teaching grades 7 and 8 and Directing Middle School musical and projects


The Chicago Studio for Dance and Musical Theatre

Artistic Director of Children’s Conservatory / Teacher

420 W Ontario Chicago, IL  60610

Tracy Vonder Haar, Owner


The Actor’s Center of DuPage


P.O. Box 363 Villa Park, IL  60558

Jeff Baumgartner, Director


Women’s Theatre Alliance Workshops

Workshop Leader, Chicago Chapter


Shoestring Players / School Workshops

Workshop Director

Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University

New Brunswick, NJ  08903

Joe Hart, Joe Mancuso, Directors


Walnut Street Theatre School

Acting Teacher

8th and Walnut Philadelphia, PA  19108

Andrew Lichtenberg, School Director

D I A L E C T / V O I C E   C O A C H


Voice and Dialect Coach, Glendale Community College Theatre Division

Glendale Community College Competitive Speech Team

College Of DuPage productions of: The Secret Garden, Suburbia  Cabaret,  Terra Nova,

            A Christmas Carol.

Buffalo Theatre Ensemble productions of:

Quilters, Mousetrap, The Real Inspector Hound, The Living

Numerous small theatre productions, Chicago and Suburbs

Alces Productions --Russian and Standard British

Transient Theatre --Russian and Standard British

Harisse Davidson and Associates Talent Agency Chicago--Standard British, Southern, Irish…



representative experience


Youth Ensemble Theatre,  Six years of directing original works with college, high school and middle school age professional Chicago actors. Ensembles performed at the, American Blues Theatre, Footsteps Theatre, The Studio at Kaplan Casting (my feature film casting company)


Theatre Wyrzug, Associate director, Chicago, IL

Glendale Community College Readers Theatre, 2005-2006, Glendale, CA

The Sycamores School Theatre Program , Three seasons 1999-2001, Altadena, CA

The Secret Garden, 1997 College of DuPage (Director and dialect coach)

Home Free, Northern Illinois University Studio Theatre, Dekalb, IL

Dancing at Lughnasa, Women’s Theatre Project, Chicago, IL

Quarters of Self, Fairleigh Dickinson University, NJ

Mask Theatre New York, Associate Director, Chelsea, NY

Wizard of Oz, 1997 Frances Parker School Production, Chicago, IL

Wrote and directed for other small Chicago, IL venues

Northern Illinois University, Theatre Camp Director, Dekalb, IL

The Real Queen of Hearts Ain’t Even Pretty, Chicago Project, Chicago, IL

The Fir Tree, Secret Rose, choreography/direction, North Hollywood, CA

After the Ball, staged reading of my original Children’s theatre show, Denver, CO





Upcoming Special Edition of, Public Speaking: Challenges and Choices
by O'Hair, Stewart, Bedford/St. Martins –Edition will feature

My original theatre exercises for the public speaking class and for dramatic and

oral interpretation performance.

After the Ball, children’s musical. Aurora Fox Theatre, Denver, CO

Former Columnist for PerformInk, Chicago’s Theatre Trade paper

Published Poet

Board Writer, Ninos del lago, not for profit. www.ninosdellago.org

Continuing study with Gotham Writer’s Workshop




Eclipse, Glendale Community College Literary Magazine, Bart Edelman, ed.


 M E M B E R S H I P S


Screen Actors Guild (Acting resume included in vitae)

Actors Equity Association


Uta Hagen Heartland Workshops

Women’s Theatre Alliance

Mask Theatre New York

Theatre Wyrzuc Chicago

Win Atkins Memorial Play Reading Series New York

Chicago Actors Alliance in Los Angeles

Ninos del lago, Board member


A G E N C Y    R E P R E S E N T A T I O N


Los Angeles: Leanna Levy, Chicago: Linda Jack Talent, Denver: Farrell Talent Mgmt.







Tree of Life Healing

Pasadena CA


Women's Root Workshop

Alignment I, II

Alignment for Enlightenment

The Power of Story

Love, It's No Secret

Love, Balance and Power 2010

Chakra-a-Month Club / Teleclass


Master Reiki Healing Sessions
Intuitive Tarot Sessions


Reiki Attunements I, II