M.A. in Voice and Speech, Antioch University
Patricia Fletcher, winner of the 2008 Backstage Readers Choice award for Favorite Dialect Coach, earned her Masters of Arts in Voice and Speech from Antioch University and is designated by Kristin Linklater as a Linklater Voice Instructor. In addition to her work at the New School for Drama, she has taught Voice, Speech, Dialects and Accent Reduction in the MFA Programs at: Rutgers University/Mason Gross School of the Arts, the Actors Studio Drama School, Brooklyn College, and also at The William Esper Acting Studio and New Actors Workshop in New York City.
Ms. Fletcher, who recently traveled to Singapore as guest panelist for the Dürrenmatt Festival, works as Voice, Speech, Dialect and Dialogue Coach for actors on Broadway, Off-Broadway, in feature films, television and commercials with a long list of recognizable clients including Harvey Keitel (currently coaching the ABC series Life on Mars and film, Wrong Turn at Tahoe, their 8th and 9th projects together), Lynne Redgrave, Jean Reno, Drea De Matteo, Elias Koteas, Gina Gershon, etc. Patricia’s work was the subject of an article published in the May 2007 edition of MORE Magazine entitled: The Sound of Experience. The recently published 2nd edition of her textbook/CD entitled Classically Speaking, Dialects for Actors (June 2007) is fast becoming an industry standard. For a more detailed bio, articles, book reviews, selections from the book/CD, and other information, visit: www.patriciafletcher.com