Susan Main

Vice Director and Head of Voice
Oltrarno School of Acting affiliated with Teatro della Pergola
Florence Italy

Susan Main is an actress and Designated Linklater Voice Teacher based in New York City.  She currently serves on the faculties of the Actor’s Studio MFA program at Pace University and The Linklater Center for Voice and Language.  Susan is the co-founder and co-director of the Stromboli Project, a summer theatre institute on the Aeolian island of Stromboli, Italy.  She also works actively as a private vocal coach in New York City and abroad, regularly conducting voice workshops and classes in New York City, Europe, Australia and the Middle East.  Susan’s students include politicians, corporate executives, Broadway, film and television actors.  Her recent credits include serving as vocal coach for the art dance piece, A Quarreling Pair, for the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company’s 25th Anniversary Season, at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.  She has taught voice and/or movement on the faculties of New York University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Emerson College and Boston Conservatory.  She has worked as a voice coach for theatre companies in Italy and Portugal.  In 2005, she co-produced and served as script supervisor on the documentary Giving Voice – Kristin Linklater, 15 Actors and 7 Tales from Ovid, filmed in Stromboli, Italy, featuring world-renowned voice teacher Kristin Linklater.  This summer Susan will be vocal coaching the site-specific production of Hedda Gabler, director by John Gould Rubin.  She holds an MFA in Theatre Education specializing in voice and movement from Boston University.