Thank you for visiting my web site. As sole proprietor of Stoller System, LLC, I’ve been 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 TONY Award Winner Jessie Mueller (as Carole King) and Jake Epstein (as Gerry Goffin) for Beautiful: The Carole King Musical on Broadway. I coached multiple-award-winner Carmen Ejogo in Coretta Scott King’s idiolect for Selma. 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 from Nurse Jackie to Dora the Explorer, documentaries, and commercials. I’ve also won an award for my work, and I’m proud to be an Officer of VASTA, the Voice and Speech Trainers Association.
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In a few weeks I’ll start rehearsals for Notes from the Field: Doing Time in Education, The California Chapter, created, written, and performed by Anna Deavere Smith, at Berkeley Rep’s Roda Theatre, July 14–August 1, 2015.
Then I’ll be heading into rehearsal with the Mint Theater Company in New York, doing the dialect design and coaching for Harold Chapin’s The New Morality. Performances begin in August.
Selma was released on Blu-Ray and DVD as of May 5, and every high school in the US will receive a free copy. I’m proud of my work with Carmen Ejogo, winner of an NAACP Image Award and a Black Reel Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress, and of my association with this fine film.