At this year’s Voice and Speech Trainers Association conference in Singapore, VASTA’s president announced that the Board of Directors had voted unanimously to give me a Distinguished Service to VASTA Award.
Now in previews: The Suitcase Under the Bed, four short plays by Teresa Deevy, directed by Jonathan Bank at the Mint Theater Company. Performances at the Beckett Theatre, Theatre Row. This is the fourth full production of the Mint’s Teresa Deevy Project. I’m proud to have been dialect designer and dramaturge on every one. Read our program.
Amy Stoller, who is credited in the program with dialect design, is responsible for ensuring that everyone in The Traveling Lady sounds like a native-born Texan, not a tin-eared caricature.
Terry Teachout, Wall Street Journal
on The Traveling Lady
A fond farewell:
The Traveling Lady by Horton Foote, directed by Austin Pendleton. A co-production of the Cherry Lane and La Femme Theatre Productions, the show completed its extended run on the Cherry Lane Mainstage on July 30.
Every last member of the cast of The Lucky One sounds credibly born and bred in old Blighty … Cheers to all and to dialect coach/dramaturg Amy Stoller for their stellar work in this area.
Michael Portantiere, Talkin' Broadway
on The Lucky One
Recent: The Mint Theater Company production of A.A. Milne’s The Lucky One, directed by Jesse Marchese, enjoyed a successful run at the Beckett at Theatre Row. Dialect design and dramaturgy by yours truly.
Anna Deavere Smith recreates her speakers’ inflections and rhythms with an exactitude that comes only with hard study .… We become vividly aware of nuances of phrasing and tone that we would be unlikely to catch if we were watching the same people on television. (Amy Stoller is her dialect coach.)
Ben Brantley, The New York Times
on Notes from the Field