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’ve coached Anna Deavere Smith in her show Let Me Down Easy (New York, National Tour, and PBS Great Performances), 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.
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November 24, 2013:
Vivian Nesbitt, Writer-Performer: Amy, you are the best. Thank you for helping with The Bark & The Tree—we took home two awards from United Solo Fest!
Coached Jessie Mueller and Jake Epstein, the leads of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. Now in previews; opens January 12, 2014.
In rehearsal for The Curious Case of the Watson Intelligence at Playwrights Horizons. Now in previews; opens December 9.
Now in pre-production for London Wall, starting rehearsals at the Mint in January, 2014.
October 2013: Coached several European accents on an untitled docu-drama miniseries for The History Channel.
If you can learn something by walking a mile in someone else’s shoes, how about by breathing in their rhythm? On Oct. 5, 2013, I wound up my engagement Anna Deavere Smith and Michael Leon Thomas in an Acting and Empathy workshop for teachers at the Chapin School in NYC. I guided participants in listening with specificity.
Summer 2013: I completed two teaching gigs with Anna Deavere Smith in San Francisco: as a member of the faculty at Acting and Empathy: Intensive Acting Workshop, and as a speech instructor on an episode of HBO YoungArts MasterClass Season 3.