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Lynn Watson

Lynn_Watson Professor

jwatson@umbc.edu

B.F.A. Theatre, Acting, Ohio University
M.F.A. Drama, Acting, University of California, Irvine

Lynn Watson has worked extensively as a voice, speech, text and dialects specialist at leading regional theatres. Her credits include Arena Stage (Moon for the Misbegotten-dir. Molly Smith, The Misanthrope, M. Butterfly, A Time to Kill and many others); Kennedy Center productions of The Glass Menagerie (dir. Gregory Mosher), and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (dir. Mark Lamos); Ford’s Theatre; Round House; Maryland Stage Company; Delaware REP; and four seasons with South Coast Repertory. Her credits include critically acclaimed productions of A Streetcar Named Desire at A.C.T.-San Francisco and Skylight at the Mark Taper Forum in LA. She also teaches acting and directs. Her acting credits include Off Broadway at the American Place Theatre and performances at the Los Angeles Theatre Center. She has toured nationally and played leading classical roles in regional theatre. Her writing, articles, and editorial contributions have appeared in the Journal of Voice, Voice & Speech Review (VSR), Acting Now, Teaching Breathing, Complete Voice and Speech Workout, and IDEA (International Dialects of English Archive). Lynn has Professional affiliations with AEA, SAG-AFTRA, Voice and Speech Trainers Association (Past President and board member), and Fitzmaurice Voicework (Master Teacher). She directed a radio play/podcast of The Basset Table by Susanna Centlivre. It was the debut presentation in a project to produce via podcast, public domain plays by women that deserve re-examination. Additional directing credits include the world premiere of the short play Milk and Water by Tina Howe. Her current research involves examining the cognitive effects of Fitzmaurice Voicework.

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