In the classroom I strive to make classical and contemporary texts come alive for students, no matter their level of experience.
My background combines academic education and practical training from the world’s finest theater schools. My graduate work towards two Masters from Columbia University qualify me to teach a number of historical and dramaturgical topics, such as text analysis for actors, theater history, and models of dramatic structure.
My graduate study at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, along with years of experience working professionally as an actor and director, have prepared me to teach a variety of practical topics, including voice, scenework, movement for actors, accents and dialects, classical versework, and directing.
My area of greatest interest and expertise is original text work for performing Shakespeare (often called First Folio Technique, though I teach a variation that makes this moniker inaccurate). I wrote my undergraduate thesis on this topic and have studied/used it extensively as part of both my MA degrees. I am always looking for opportunities to share my passion for this subject with other theater professionals.
I have experience lecturing and leading workshops at the high school and college level, as well as with professional actors in the rehearsal room. My teaching style is flexible and I enjoy adapting to the needs of my students.
Please feel free to download my CV to learn more.
Emily Boyd Dahab - Academic CV
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