The Theatre School
2135 N Kenmore Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614
phone: (773) 736-6123 (home)
(773) 325-4661 (work)
Currently Claudia is an associate professor at the Theatre School, DePaul University, where she teaches voice and speech, directs and coaches productions. She taught vocal music in the 1970s, after graduating with a music education degree from Miami University. After earning an M.A. at Bowling Green State University and an M.F.A. in acting from the University of South Carolina, she taught voice and speech in professional actor training programs, including Northern Illinois University, CalArts and S.M.U. She became a Designated Linklater Voice Teacher in 1991. Claudia is a founding member of the Voice and Speech Trainers Association and served on its Board of Directors. Her dialect coaching credits include the Court Theatre productions of MY FAIR LADY and THE DEAD, ENTERTAINING MR. SLOANE at Next Theatre and HALCYON DAYS and THE LION IN WINTER at TimeLine Theatre, RACE at Lookingglass Theatre, and SOCIAL SECURITY at the Raven in Chicago. In Los Angeles she worked with A Noise Within, Rubicon Theatre and Mark Taper Forum. Her performance credits include cabaret performances at Balliwick and Royal George in Chicago, Gardenia and Cinegrill in Los Angeles and Don’t Tell Mama in NYC.
Special skills: dialects, singing, phonetics pillows, speech, classical text including Shakespeare
Private lessons and classes offered occasionally.