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Amy Stoller teaches accents and dialects to performers, and American English speech and diction to non-performers.

If you’re a producer or director, she’ll guide your cast in creating a consistent vocal world in support of your production.

If you’re a performing artist, she’ll help you hone your ability to “suit the word to the action.”

If you work in another field, she’ll help you develop a readily understandable speech that improves your chances of employment or promotion.

 

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welcome!

 

Thank you for visiting my web site. As sole proprietor of Stoller System, LLC, I’m the resident dialect designer/coach (and occasional dramaturge) at Off-Broadway’s Mint Theater Company (since 1996). I did the dialect design and coaching for Jessie Mueller and Jake Epstein, stars of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical on Broadway. I also work regularly with National Humanities Medalist Anna Deavere Smith, including Let Me Down Easy (New York, National Tour, and PBS’s Great Performances), and various other projects—you can see me working with Anna on HBO’s MasterClass. I’ve done production design and coaching for many other productions in New York and regional theatre, plus television projects including animated children’s shows, documentaries, and commercials. I’ve even won an award for my work.

I’m proud to be an Associate Officer of VASTA, the Voice and Speech Trainers Association, and Associate Editor for New York City at IDEA: the International Dialects of English Archive. I’m also on the Board of Advisors of The Shaw Project.

Want to know more? I hope you’ll explore this site, especially the FAQ. Want to know even more than that? Just contact me for details!

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latest news

 

Congratulations to Madeline George, Pulitzer Finalist for Drama, and for her play The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence, which I had the pleasure of coaching in its premiere production at Playwrights Horizons!

The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence

  At Playwrights Horizons, November–December, 2013

Congratulations to client Kimiko Glenn, who just booked an episode of Law & Order:SVU with her new Thai accent. We had about half an hour to get it right—way to go, Kimiko!

London Wall, my latest project at the Mint Theater, is a Lucille Lortel Award Nominee for Outstanding Revival. This New York Times and Time Out New York Critics’ Pick has been extended twice three times; it  runs Off-Broadway through April 20 April 26, and will be filmed by WNET for broadcast (air date to be determined).

Rehearsing LONDON WALL: Dress Rehearsal, January 31, 2014 from Mint Theater Company on Vimeo.

 

I coached Jessie Mueller and Jake Epstein, the leads of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, which opened in January at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre, and it’s true—the neon lights are bright on Broadway!

 

Mueller has got King’s conversational vocal delivery and sonic mannerisms down pat.

Tris McCall, The Star Ledger
on Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Mueller doesn’t imitate our heroine, but reflects her in many ways. She captures voice inflection and phrasing.

Alix Cohen, Woman Around Town
on Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

 

This past summer I was honored to be an associate instructor with master teacher Anna Deavere Smith, working with a group of exceptionally talented YoungArts students. Here’s the trailer. Tune into HBO on Monday, February 17, at 7:30 PM EST for the premiere of the full episode.

(That’s movement consultant Elizabeth Roxas in black, and me in vibrant blue, in soft focus in the background at 1:03.)