Certified Fitzmaurice Voicework
Practitioner Associate Professor Voice and Speech, Acting, Directing Acting
1, Speech for the Stage, Directing, Introduction to Acting, Dialects for the
Stage, Advanced Voice and Speech State University of New York at New Paltz
Nancy Saklad teaches acting and voice at the State University
of New York at New Paltz. When not teaching, she directs and coaches.
directing credits include Much Ado About Nothing at Boston’s Publik Theatre,
How I Learned To Drive at Durham Center Stage and Other People’s Money at Seacoast
Repertory Theatre. She also directed the Professional Division Moss Hart Award
winning production of The Diary of Anne Frank at Seacoast Repertory Theatre
in Portsmouth, NH.
Nancy has taught acting, voice and directing at the University
of Miami, FL, the University of NH, Regis College in MA, Queens College in
NY, and The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City. Nancy is
also a recipient of the Kennedy Center-American College Theatre Festival Bronze
Medallion for service to the New England Region. She is a certified Fitzmaurice
Voicework practitioner and is also certified in Michael Chekhov acting technique.
Over the past few years she has been affiliated with the acclaimed Pearl Theatre
in New York City as a Fitzmaurice Voicework coach and consultant. “I have been
combining the Chekhov work with Fitzmaurice voice work since 2000,” reports
Saklad. “I wrote an article about this work that was published in the Voice
and Speech Review in 2009 called: A Focus on Fusion: The Symbiotic Vocal Physical
Relationship of Chekhov and Fitzmaurice. I am an associate professor at the
State University of New York at New Paltz where I teacher voice and speech
and acting. I use the Chekhov work both in my acting classes and in the voice
classes.” Saklad teaches frequently at the ATHE, VASTA and KC-ACTF conferences.