Janet Madelle Feindel

Designated Linklater Teacher ‘93

MFA Carnegie Mellon

Associate Professor
School of Drama
Purnell Center
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890

Janet Madelle Feindel, Associate Professor, School of Drama, Carnegie Mellon University, 1993 Linklater Designate.  Janet coached, alongside Cicely Berry O.B.E., THE JEW OF MALTA and THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, starring F. Murray Abraham, who was nominated for a Drama League Award for his work in both shows.  MERCHANT was also nominated.  Other coaching credits include The Stratford Festival, Shaw Festival, Canadian Stage Company, Pittsburgh Public Theatre, The REP, Jewish Theatre of Pittsburgh and the US QUEER AS FOLK.  Janet’s Chapter Strategies for Dealing with Vocal Tension appears in THE PERFORMER’S VOICE, Plural Publishing.  She has published for Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique in the UK, The Globe and Mail Book Review, Canadian Theatre Review and Lo Straniero, Italy.  Her play A PARTICULAR CLASS OF WOMEN is published by Canada Playwrights Press and has played in Canada and the US as well as in Rome, Italy in Italian.  Janet Madelle is also an Alexander Teacher and an associate in the Fitzmaurice voice work.  She has studied with many teachers including David Smukler, Richard Armstrong, Francis Thomas, Cicely Berry, Andrew Wade, Robert Park, Robert Palmer and Patsy Rodenburg, among many others.  Janet has an MFA from Carnegie Mellon.   

Janet Madelle has led workshops in Voice and Alexander in Germany, Hungary, UK and Canada.  She has also given a Master Class at the Canadian Voice Care Symposium and has been a regular faculty member for CARE OF THE PROFESSIONAL VOICE SYMPOSIUM for over a decade.