Paula Langton

Paula Langton – Actor and Designated Linklater Voice Teacher – is honored to return to teach at Shakespeare & Company where she encountered powerful teaching mentors, including Master Voice Teacher, Kristin Linklater, who was in residence when she participated in her first “intensive” in 1986. It was here that Paula received some of the most transformational training of her career. She is currently an Associate Professor on The School of Theatre faculty at Boston University where she has taught since 1996 and served as Head of Acting for the past 20 years. Paula met Shakespeare & Company in the early 80s as an actor in training and was a member of the company’s elementary schools program. In the late 80s, she became part of a motley crew of clowns, then called “Shakessquad & Clown Company” where she spent countless summer hours fooling about, devising and performing original, comedic material with and for the company. Paula apprenticed directly with Kristin Linklater for over three years and served as her assistant, and then, successor, for Shakespeare & Company’s NEH funded Shakespeare Institute – (actor/ teacher training for high school teachers.) She was officially designated by Linklater to teach voice in 1991 and last taught voice at Shakespeare & Company’s month long intensive in January of 2003. She joined Kristin Linklater at Emerson College in 1991 as a full time Artist in Residence for five years, where she assisted in the development of the acting program under Linklater’s direction. She occasionally co-teaches with Linklater at The Kristin Linklater Voice Centre in Orkney, Scotland. Other teaching credits include: Trinity Rep Conservatory, University of Massachusetts, Wheaton College, Actors’ Shakespeare Project, and Festa Di Teatro Ecologico, in Stromboli Italy. Paula’s acting credits include: Shakespeare & Company’s mainstage at The Mount where she played in The Tempest, at The Tina Packer Playhouse in Much Ado About Nothing, Love’s Labour’s Lost, & Mother Courage, and she has twice had the joy of being invited to be a part of DibbleDance. She was a member of Kristin Linklater and Carol Gilligan’s all female Shakespeare company- Company of Women, and was director of the Company of Girls..Other acting credits include productions with American Repertory Theatre, La Mama etc, Actors Shakespeare Project, Potomac Theatre Co. NYC, LA Women’s Shakespeare, The Olney Theatre, New Rep, Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre, The Charles Playhouse, Boston Theatre Works, Boston Playwrights Theatre, and Festa Di Teatro Eco Logico, to name a few. Paula has a band called The Crazy Neighbors, and is a member of Actor’s Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild and Voice and Speech Trainers Association, Inc.

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