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Course Leader, MFA Linklater Teaching Practice (Voice and Theatre Arts)

Mary Irwin is Professor Emerita in the UNSCA School of Drama, where she taught voice, speech and Shakespeare from 1995-2018. She was Head of Voice & Speech from 2001-2016, and twice received Teaching Excellence Awards. A Designated Linklater Voice Teacher, Mary also holds an MA in Voice Studies (CSSD). She has assisted Kristin Linklater at the Kristin Linklater Voice Centre in Orkney. Other teaching: RCSSD; The Linklater Center (NYC); Laura Henry Studio (LA); Red Bull Theater’s Shakespeare & Jacobean Workshops; Cherokee Storytelling Workshop (Museum of the Cherokee Indian); Sarah Lawrence College. Professional coaching includes: King Lear (Northern Stage); The White Devil, Mac Beth (Red Bull Theater); Cost of Living (Manhattan Theatre Club); And So We Walked: An Artist’s Journey Along the Trail of Tears, Master Harold … and the boys, Noises Off, (Triad Stage); Our Town (Palm Beach DramaWorks); The Dresser (Clarence Brown); Misalliance (Alabama Shakespeare Festival). NC Shakespeare Festival, seven seasons.