Normi Noel (she/her), director and Linklater voice teacher, came to the first Shakespeare and Co. workshop in 1979; as a company member, she has directed twenty six productions there, as well as shows in Boston, New York and the Berkshires. Currently she is teaching acting and voice at Smith College, and has taught on and off with the Shakespeare & Company faculty, as well as six years as assistant professor at BU, and part time at MIT, NYU, Simon’s Rock, CBU, etc. Over the years she has created and taught many workshops with professional acting companies and training schools and coached for the Araca Group on Broadway. For three years she worked as a voice consultant with Carol Gilligan at Harvard on her study of healthy resistance with women and girls. She has acted, recorded audio books, and done narration for radio and television, as well as performed three one woman plays devised with combat nurses in theatres and veteran venues.