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Judith Shahn

Senior Lecturer Emerita
Judith Shahn

Biography

BFA Carnegie-Mellon University
Designated Linklater Voice Teacher 1990

Judith Shahn, Senior Lecturer in Voice and Dialects in the PATP, has been a leading voice specialist in the Northwest for the last twenty five years.  Her innovative approach to dialect training has been documented in VASTA's publication Essays in Voice and Speech.  An actress and director as well, Judith has coached dozens of productions at the Seattle Repertory Theatre, Intiman, ACT, as well as the Oregon and Utah Shakespeare Festivals. Most recently she coached Angels in America at Intiman Theatre.. Judith is a designated Linklater teacher and is a member of AEA, AFTRA, SAG and VASTA, where she is a board member. Directing credits at the UW include: Fallen Angels, The Queens, Sled, As You Like It, Othello and an original script called Humor Me. Internationally, Judith was invited to teach at The Giving Voice Conference in Cardiff, Wales. During the 2010-2011 UW Drama season, Judith starred as "Janet Horne" in Paula Bennett's thesis production of The Last Witch.

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AEA, AFTRA, SAG, VASTA

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