Paul Ricciardi is a Designated Linklater teacher working as an actor, solo performer, and voice and text coach. He is an Assistant Professor of Theatre at Siena College in Loudonville, NY where he teaches Voice and all levels of acting. As an actor and award winning solo performer, Paul has worked extensively throughout New York City and regionally. Recent theater credits include a revival of his award winning solo show, MOVING VEHICLES, at the legendary Club Helsinki; HAMLET at Saratoga Shakespeare Company, LOVE SONG at Chester Theater Company, The New Play Festival at Proctor’s Theatre, and TAKE ME OUT at Boston’s Speakeasy Stage (IRNE Award, best ensemble). As a voice and text coach, Paul has worked at theaters, colleges and universities throughout the Capital Region of New York. In 2011, Paul’s article “I Want to Do That” which studied the value of mentoring within the voice and speech community, was published in THE VOICE AND SPEECH REVIEW. Paul is Co-Vice Chair for Region I of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival and he is a recipient of the 2009 Kennedy Center National Teaching Artist Award. He earned his MFA in Acting from Trinity Repertory Company.