Gwendolyn Schwinke (she/her) has served as voice and text coach at Shakespeare & Company for The Merry Wives of Windsor, Taming of the Shrew, The Merchant of Venice, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Or, Ugly Lies the Bone, The Comedy of Errors, Hamlet, The Unexpected Man and Shakespeare and the Language that Shaped a World, and created and directed Worse than Wolves for Henry VI.6. She is Resident Vocal Coach for PlayMakers Repertory Company and teaches voice in the MFA program at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Gwendolyn has worked as vocal coach for other professional companies including Oxford Shakespeare Company (MS), Atlantic Stage (SC), Cheap Theatre and Frank Theatre in Minneapolis, and for multiple university productions. Professional acting credits include Gertrude in Hamlet, Mistress Quickly in The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Nurse in Romeo and Juliet, Adam in As You Like It, Desdemona in Carlyle Brown’s The Masks of Othello, Margie in Good People, Amanda in The Glass Menagerie, Jesse in ‘night Mother, and numerous other roles. She holds an MFA from Illinois State University, is a Designated Linklater Voice Teacher, a Certified Feldenkrais Movement Teacher, a Certified Teacher of the Colaianni Approach to Speech and Accents, and a proud member of Actor’s Equity.