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What I’ve Done

Ben Corbett

DLT, AEA, MFA

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Corbett-026ACADEMIC EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

2015-Present        Instructor of Voice and Acting

William Inge Center for the Arts

Independence, KS

 

2014-2015        Associate Professor of Voice and Acting

School of Theatre, Oklahoma City University

Oklahoma City, OK

 

2010-2014        Assistant Professor of Voice and Acting

School of Theatre, Oklahoma City University

Oklahoma City, OK

 

8/2008-2010        Artist-in-Residence of Voice and Acting

School of Theatre, Oklahoma City University

Oklahoma City, OK

 

8/2007-5/2008        Adjunct Professor: Theatre, Faculty of Theatre

Dept. of Theatre and Dance, Appalachian State University

Boone, NC

 

8/2007-5/2008        Adjunct Professor: Public Speaking, Faculty of Communication

Dept. of Communications, Appalachian State University

Boone, NC

 

7/2007            Voice Faculty, Apprentice Conservatory

Nashville Shakespeare Festival

Nashville, TN

 

7/2007            Voice Faculty, Summer Training Conservatory

Burning Coal Theatre Company

Raleigh, NC

 

1/2007-4/2007        Adjunct Professor: Voice/Speech, Faculty of Theatre

Dept. of Performing Arts, King College

Bristol, TN

 

1/2005-12/2005        Adjunct Professor: Voice/ Speech, Faculty of Theatre

Dept of Theatre, Emory and Henry College

Emory, VA

 

3/2004            Adjunct Professor: Acting, Faculty of Theatre

Dept. of Theatre, Northeastern State University-Broken Arrow

Broken Arrow, OK

 

7/2003            Teacher Assistant, Voice: Jaw Release

Dept. of Theatre, University of California-Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, CA

 

9/2003-9/2004        VP of Education: Light Opera Summer Performance Camp

Light Opera Oklahoma

Tulsa, OK

 

1/2002-5/2003        Drama Teacher

Cascia Hall Preparatory School

Tulsa, OK

 

9/1999-7/2001        Education Director

Burning Coal Theatre Company

Raleigh, NC

 

Summer 2000,01    Drama Specialist

Raleigh Parks and Recreation

Raleigh, NC

 

9/1999-5/2000        Drama Teacher

Raleigh Charter High School

Raleigh, NC

 

8/1994-12/1996        Teacher Assistant

Dept. of Theatre Arts, University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA

 

EDUCATION

Degrees:

2012            Designated Linklater Teacher Certification, Lenox, MA

 

1997            Master of Fine Arts, Acting, University of Pittsburgh

Theatre Arts Department

 

1994            Bachelor of Arts, Drama, University of Dallas

Drama Department

 

Further Education/Training

Nov 2011        Linklater Training-Claudia Anderson, Chicago, IL

Four hours pinpointing trouble spots in personal relationship to  

Linklater progression

 

May 2011-May 2012    Alexander Technique-Phyllis Richmond, Dallas, TX

 

May 2001-May 2012    Linklater Teacher Workshops-Andrea Haring, New York, NY

Master Linklater Teacher Trainee classes

 

January 2011        Linklater Weekend Intensive-Andrea Haring, New York, NY

 

June 2010        Shakespeare Intensive-Andrea Haring, New York, NY

 

Spring 2010        Voice and Movement-Matthew Tomlanovich, Stillwater, OK

Voice classes exploring Fitzmaurice Vocal Technique

 

2013-present        Yoga classes, This Land Yoga, Oklahoma City, OK

Vinyassa

 

2010-2013        Yoga classes, Cadence Yoga, Oklahoma City, OK

Vinyassa

 

2008-2010        Yoga classes, Art of Yoga, Oklahoma City, OK

Hatha and Ashtanga yoga

 

March 2005-Dec 2007    Linklater Teacher Training-Mary Irwin, Winston-Salem, NC

Linklater classes exploring vocal progression

 

March 2002-Dec 2004    Linklater Teacher Training-Louis Colaianni, Kansas City, MO

Vocal Progression

 

March 2004        Joy of Phonetics-Louis Colaianni, Kansas City, MO

Sept. 2003        Phonetic Pillows

 

July 2001        Men’s Voices-Tim Miller, Durham, NC

Gay men’s personal stories

 

Summer 2001        Uta Hagen’s Object Exercises-Jerome Davis, Raleigh, NC

Exploration of Uta Hagen’s acting techniques

 

June 1999        Audition-Andrew Rein, Raleigh, NC

Audition techniques

 

Sept. 1997        Viewpoints-Rebecca Holderness, Raleigh, NC

Viewpoint Rehearsal Techniques

 

PROFESSIONAL CONTRIBUTION AND STANDING

 

Professional Affiliations

2012-present        Designated Linklater Teacher

 

2008-present        International Dialects of English Archive

Associate Editor-Oklahoma

 

2005-present        Actors Equity Association

 

2001-present        Voice and Speech Trainers Association

 

2001-2012        Linklater Voice Teacher Trainee

 

COACHING FOR PROFESSIONAL THEATRE & FILM

 

2014, January        Voice Coach

Much Ado About Nothing, William Shakespeare

City Rep (Regional Theatre)

Director: Rene Moreno

 

2012            Dialect Coach

Dead Man Walking: The Opera, Jake Heggie

Tulsa Opera (Regional Theatre)

Director: Johnathon Pape

 

2011            Vocal Coach

As You Like It, William Shakespeare

Shakespeare Dallas (Regional Theatre)

Director: Rene Moreno

 

Vocal Coach

            Cyrano de Bergerac, Edmond Rostand

Shakespeare Dallas (Regional Theatre)

Director: Raphael Perry

 

Dialect Coach

Biloxi Blues, Neil Simon

Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre/TheatreOCU (Local Theatre)

Director: Michael Jones

 

2010            Text Coach

Midsummer Night’s Dream, William Shakespeare

Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park (Local Theatre)

Director: Clayton Guiltner

 

Vocal Coach

            Love’s Labours Lost, William Shakespeare

Nashville Shakespeare Festival (Regional Theatre)

Director: Denice Hicks

 

2009            Vocal Coach

            Hamlet, William Shakespeare

Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park (Local Theatre)

Director: Steve Knight

 

Vocal Coach

            As You Like It, William Shakespeare

Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park (Local Theatre)

Director: Kathryn McGill

 

Dialect Coach

            Hay Fever, Noel Coward

Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre/TheatreOCU (Local Theatre)

Director: Michael Jones

 

2007            Vocal Coach

            Two Gentlemen of Verona, William Shakespeare

Nashville Shakespeare Festival (Regional Theatre)

Director: Claire Syler

 

Vocal Coach

            The Merry Wives of Windsor, William Shakespeare

Nashville Shakespeare Festival (Regional Theatre)

Director: Brenda Sparks

 

Dialect Coach

A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens

Barter Theatre (Regional Theatre)

Director: Nicholas Piper

 

Text Coach

            Married Alive, Sean Grennan and Leah Okimoto

Barter Theatre (Regional Theatre)

Director: Katy Brown

 

Dialect Coach

            Oliver!, Charles Dickens, adapt. Lionel Bart

Barter Theatre (Regional Theatre)

Director: Paul Russell

 

Text Coach

Lear, William Shakespeare, adapt. Richard Rose

Barter Theatre (Regional Theatre)

Director: Richard Rose

 

Dialect Coach

Tradin’ Paint, Catherine Bush

Barter Theatre (Regional Theatre)

Director: Mary Lucy Bivins

 

Dialect Coach

The Velveteen Rabbit, Margery Williams, adapt. John Hardy

Barter Theatre (Regional Theatre)

Director: John Hardy

 

Text Coach

Long Shadow, Conrad Bishop and Elizabeth Fuller

Barter Theatre (Regional Theatre)

Director: Richard Rose

 

Dialect Coach

            Blithe Spirit, Noel Coward

Barter Theatre (Regional Theatre)

Director: Nicholas Piper

Dialect Coach

The Quiltmaker, Catherine Bush

Barter Theatre (Regional Theatre)

Director: Katy Brown

 

Dialect Coach

            Don’t Hug Me, Paul Olsen

Barter Theatre (Regional Theatre)

Director: Richard Rose

 

Vocal Coach

A New Birth of Freedom, Ricky McVey

McVey Multimedia (Independent Film)

Director: Rick McVey

 

2006            Text Coach

            It’s a Wonderful Life, adapt. Richard Rose

Barter Theatre (Regional Theatre)

Director: Richard Rose

 

Dialect Coach

            Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol, Tom Mula

Barter Theatre (Regional Theatre)

Director: Cat Ford

 

Text Coach

            Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte, adapt. Richard Rose

Barter Theatre (Regional Theatre)

Director: Richard Rose

 

Dialect Coach

The Sugar Bean Sisters, Nathan Sanders

Barter Theatre (Regional Theatre)

Director: Ben Corbett

 

Dialect Coach

            Green Gables, L.M. Montgomery, adapt. Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Friedman

Barter Theatre (Regional Theatre)

Director: Katy Brown

 

Dialect Coach

            Murderer, Anthony Shaffer

Barter Theatre (Regional Theatre)

Director: Richard Rose

 

Dialect Coach

            I’ll Never Be Hungry Again, Catherine Bush

Barter Theatre (Regional Theatre)

Director: Nicholas Piper

 

 

Dialect Coach

My River, My Valley, Ron Osborne

Barter Theatre (Regional Theatre)

Director: Katy Brown

 

Dialect Coach

            Thoroughly Modern Millie, adapt. Dick Scanlon and Richard Morris

Barter Theatre (Regional Theatre)

Director: Richard Rose

 

Dialect Coach

The Philadelphia Story, Philip Barry

Barter Theatre (Regional Theatre)

Director: Mary Lucy Bivins

 

Text Coach

            Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare

Barter Theatre (Regional Theatre)

Director: John Hardy

 

Dialect Coach

            Greater Tuna, Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, and Ed Howard

Barter Theatre (Regional Theatre)

Director: John Hardy

 

Dialect Coach

            Four Hearts and a Club, Jennifer Jarrett

Barter Theatre (Regional Theatre)

Director: Richard Rose

 

Dialect Coach

            Second Samuel, Pamela Parker

Barter Theatre (Regional Theatre)

Director: Mary Lucy Bivins

 

Text Coach

            Lying in State, Robert McKinney

Barter Theatre (Regional Theatre)

Director: Nicholas Piper

 

2005            Dialect Coach

            Miracle on 34th St., Doug Smith and Vern Stefanic

Barter Theatre (Regional Theatre)

Director: Karen Sabo

 

Vocal Coach

Man of Constant Sorrow, Doug Pote

Barter Theatre (Regional Theatre)

Director: Richard Rose

 

Dialect Coach

            Scarlet Pimpernel, Baroness Orczy, adapt. Frank Wildhorn and Nan Knighton

Barter Theatre (Regional Theatre)

Director: Paul Russell

 

Dialect Coach

Feeding on Mulberry Leaves, Lucinda McDermott

Barter Theatre (Regional Theatre)

Director: Richard Rose

 

Vocal Coach

Singin’ in the Rain, Adapt. Betty Comden and Adolph Green

Barter Theatre (Regional Theatre)

Director: Richard Rose

 

Dialect Coach

            Road Where It Curves Away, Derek Davidson

Barter Theatre (Regional Theatre)

Director: John Hardy

 

Text Coach

As You Like it, William Shakespeare

Barter Theatre (Regional Theatre)

Director: Derek Davidson

 

Dialect Coach

            Other Side of the Mountain, Catherine Bush

Barter Theatre (Regional Theatre)

Director: Ben Corbett

 

Dialect Coach

Gigi, Lerner and Lowe

Barter Theatre (Regional Theatre)

Director: Richard Rose

 

Dialect Coach

            A Higher Place in Heaven, Pamela Parker

Barter Theatre (Regional Theatre)

Director: Karen Sabo

 

Dialect Coach

Betrayal, Harold Pinter

Barter Theatre (Regional Theatre)

Director: John Hardy

 

2004            Vocal Coach

            H.M.S. Pinafore, Gilbert and Sullivan

Light Opera Oklahoma (Local Theatre)

Director: Eric Gibson

 

2003            Vocal Coach

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Stephen Sondheim

Light Opera Oklahoma (Local Theatre)

Director: Eric Gibson

 

Dialect Coach

            Die Fledermaus, Strauss

Light Opera Oklahoma (Local Theatre)

Director: Eric Gibson

 

Text Coach

            Pirates of Penzance, Gilbert and Sullivan

Light Opera Oklahoma (Local Theatre)

Director: Eric Gibson

 

Assistant Vocal Coach

Hamlet, William Shakespeare

Shakespeare Santa Cruz (Regional Theatre)

Director: Risa Brainin

 

Assistant Vocal Coach

            Comedy of Errors, William Shakespeare

Shakespeare Santa Cruz (Regional Theatre)

Director: William Partlan

 

Assistant Vocal Coach

Private Lives, Noel Coward

Shakespeare Santa Cruz (Regional Theatre)

Director: Kent Gash

 

2002            Dialect Coach

The Merry widow, Franz Lehar

Light Opera Oklahoma (Local Theatre)

Director: Eric Gibson

 

Diction Coach

            Iolanthe, Gilbert and Sullican

Light Opera Oklahoma (Local Theatre)

Director: Eric Gibson

 

2001            Vocal Coach

            Much Ado About Nothing, William Shakespeare

Bare Theatre (Local Theatre)

Director: Carmen-Maria Mandley

 

2000            Vocal Coach

            Macbeth, William Shakespeare

Burning Coal Theatre Company (Regional Theatre)

Director: Jerome Davis

 

COACHING FOR ACADEMIC THEATRE

 

2013            Diction Consultant

            Bernstein’s Mass, Leonard Bernstein

OCU School of Music

Director: David Herendeen

 

2011            Vocal Coach

            A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens, adapt by D. Lance Marsh

TheatreOCU/Oklahoma Children’s Theatre

Director: Hall Kholman

 

2010            Vocal Coach

As It Is In Heaven, Arlene Hutton

TheatreOCU

Director: Ben Corbett

 

Dialect Coach

The Angelina Project, Frand Canino

TheatreOCU

Director: Tonia Ellis

 

Dialect Coach

            A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens, adapt by D. Lance Marsh

TheatreOCU/Oklahoma Children’s Theatre

Director: Lyn Adams

 

2009            Dialect Coach

            A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens, adapt by D. Lance Marsh

TheatreOCU/Oklahoma Children’s Theatre

Director: Dr. David Pasto

 

Vocal Coach

            The Rivals, Richard Sheridan

TheatreOCU

Director: Kathryn McGill

 

Vocal Coach

The Diary of Anne Frank, Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett

TheatreOCU/Oklahoma Children’s Theatre

Director: Lyn Adams

 

2008            Dialect Coach

A Christmas Carol, Charles Dicken, adapt. by D. Lance Marsh

TheatreOCU/Oklahoma Children’s Theatre

Director: Michael Todd

 

Vocal Coach

            The Laramie Project, Moises Kaufman/Tectonic Theatre Project

TheatreOCU

Director: Ben Corbett

 

Dialect Coach

The Importance of Being Earnest, Oscar Wilde

TheatreOCU

Director: D. Lance Marsh

 

Vocal Consultant

Blithe Spirit, Noel Coward

Appalachian State University

Director: Derek Gagnier

 

2007            Movement Coach

This is Not a Pipe Dream, Barry Kornhauser

Appalachian State University

Director: Teresa Lee

 

2004            Vocal Coach

            Fortinbras, Lee Blessing

University of Tulsa

Director: David Cook

 

Vocal Coach

Midsummer Night’s Dream, William Shakespeare

University of Tulsa

Director: Lisa Wilson

 

Vocal Coach

Pride’s Crossing, Tina Howe

University of Tulsa

Director: Ken Spence

 

TEACHING

 

Undergraduate courses taught:

 

Oklahoma City University-School of Theatre

 

Spring 2014        THRE 3013 01    (Vocal Production for the Actor II)

THRE 3013 02  (Vocal Production for the Actor II)

THRE 3013 03    (Vocal Production for the Actor II)

THRE 3013 04    (Vocal Production for the Actor II)

THRE 3963 04    (Special Topics in Acting-Linklater and Shakespeare)

 

Fall 2013         THRE 1013 02 (Freshman Actor Workshop) Team Taught

THRE 2003 01 (Vocal Production for the Actor)

THRE 2003 02 (Vocal Production for the Actor)

THRE 2003 04 (Vocal Production for the Actor)

THRE 2403 03 (Acting III-Improvisation) Team Taught

 

Spring 2013        THRE 3013 01 (Vocal Production for the Actor II)

THRE 3013 02 (Vocal Production for the Actor II)

THRE 3013 03 (Vocal Production for the Actor II)

THRE 3963 02 (Special Topics: Vocal Production for the Actor II)

THRE 4991 01 (Independent Study)

 

Fall 2012        THRE 1013 02 (Freshman Actor Workshop) Team Taught

THRE 2003 01 (Vocal Production for the Actor)

THRE 2003 02 (Vocal Production for the Actor)

THRE 2003 04 (Vocal Production for the Actor)

THRE 2403 03 (Acting III-Improvisation) Team Taught

 

Spring 2012        THRE 3013 01 (Vocal Production for the Actor II)

THRE 3013 02 (Vocal Production for the Actor II)

THRE 3013 03 (Vocal Production for the Actor II)

THRE 3963 03 (Special Topics-Vocal Production for the Actor II)

 

Fall 2011         THRE 1111 02 (Freshman Actor Lab) Team Taught

THRE 2003 01 (Vocal Production for the Actor)

THRE 2003 02 (Vocal Production for the Actor)

THRE 2003 03 (Vocal Production for the Actor)

THRE 2003 04 (Vocal Production for the Actor)

THRE 2403 01 (Acting III) Team Taught

 

Spring 2011        THRE 4003 01 (Voice Training and Dialects)

THRE 4003 02    (Voice Training and Dialects)

THRE 3963 01    (Special Topics-Vocal Production for the Actor II)

 

Fall 2010        THRE 1111 02 (Freshman Actor Lab) Team Taught

THRE 2003 01 (Vocal Production for the Actor)

THRE 2003 02 (Vocal Production for the Actor)

THRE 2003 03 (Vocal Production for the Actor)

 

Spring 2010        THRE 4003 01 (Voice Training and Dialects)

THRE 4003 02 (Voice Training and Dialects)

THRE 4003 03 (Voice Training and Dialects)

THRE 3961 01 (Independent Study)

 

Fall 2009        THRE 1111 03 (Freshman Actor Lab) Team Taught

THRE 2003 01 (Vocal Production for the Actor)

THRE 2003 02 (Vocal Production for the Actor)

THRE 2403 03 (Acting III: Improvisation) Team Taught

THRE 3124 01 (Audition Techniques) Team Taught

THRE 3124 02 (Audition Techniques) Team Taught

THRE 3124 03 (Audition Techniques) Team Taught

 

Spring 2009        THRE 3963 01 (Special Topics: Vocal Production for the Actor II)

THRE 4003 01 (Voice Training & Dialects)

THRE 4003 02 (Voice Training & Dialects)

THRE 4003 03 (Voice Training & Dialects)

 

Fall 2008        THRE 1111 03 (Freshman Actor Lab) Team Taught

THRE 2003 01 (Vocal Production for the Actor)

THRE 2003 02 (Vocal Production for the Actor)

THRE 2003 03 (Vocal Production for the Actor)

THRE 2403 03 (Acting III: Improvisation)

THRE 4993 06 (Voice Exploration)

 

Appalachian State University-Faculty of Theatre & Dance

Spring 2008        THR 2011 106 (Introduction to Theatre)

THR 3600 101 (Dialects for the Stage)

THR 3520 102 (Instructional Assistance)

COM 2101 107 (Public Speaking)

 

Fall 2007        THR 2011 103 (Introduction to Theatre)

THR 2011 105 (Introduction to Theatre)

COM2101 117 (Public Speaking)

 

Virginia Highlands Community College-Faculty of Business and Humanities

Spring 2008        SPD 132 01 (Acting II)

 

Fall 2007        SPD 131 01 (Acting I)

 

King College-Faculty of Performing and Visual Arts

Spring 2007        THTR 3900 (Voice, Accents, and Dialects)

 

Emory and Henry College-Faculty of Theatre

Spring 2006        THRE 245 (Voice for the Actor)

 

Fall 2005        THRE 245 (Voice for the Actor)

 

Other Teaching:

 

March 2010        Oklahoma State University (Stillwater, OK)

Workshop: Phonetic Pillow

 

June 2009        OCU School of Music Performing Arts Academy (Oklahoma City University)

Physical Awareness/Breath Awareness/Touch of Sound

 

August 2007        Street Theatre (Nashville, TN)

Workshop: Linklater vocal progression

 

April 2007        North Carolina School of the Arts (Winston-Salem, NC)

Workshop: Clown Psychology

 

February 2007        Appalachian State University (Boone, NC)

Workshop: The Joy of Phonetics

 

Mountain Empire Children’s Choir (Abingdon, VA)

Workshop: Physical Relaxation

 

January 2007        Mountain City Community Theatre (Mountain City, TN)

Workshop: How to Be Heard On Stage

 

October 2006        King College (Bristol, TN)

Workshop: Linklater Progression

 

October 2005        King College (Bristol, TN)

Workshop: The Joy of Phonetics

 

August 2005        Barter Theatre (Abingdon, VA)

Workshop: The Joy of Phonetics

 

August 2000        Burning Coal Theatre Company (Raleigh, NC)

Summer Acting Workshop: Vocal Warm-up for Performance

 

September 1999-    Burning Coal Theatre Company (Raleigh, NC)

July 2001        Cary High School

Workshop: Auditioning with Shakespeare

 

Raleigh Charter High School

Workshop: Introduction to Linklater Voice

 

Enloe High School

Workshop: Vowel Tree

 

Sanderson High School

Workshop: Physical Comedy

 

Apex High School

Workshop: Elizabethan Movement

 

Apex High School

Workshop: Social Status in Movement Choices

 

Jordan High School

Workshop: Clowning in Shakespeare

 

Southeast Raleigh High School

Workshop: Period Movement for A Doll’s House

 

Athens Drive High School

Workshop: Hand-to-Hand Combat

 

Broughton High School

Workshop: Clowning in Shakespeare

 

Presentations:

 

March 2014        William Inge Theatre Festival

Everything You Wanted to Know About the Jaw But Were Afraid to Ask

 

January 2013        Missouri Thespian Festival

Jaw Awareness

 

February 2009        Texas Education Theatre Association

Phonetic Pillows

 

October 2007        Tennessee Performing Arts Center (Nashville, TN)

Dialect Coaching for Actors

 

February 2007        Barter Theatre (Abingdon, VA)

Don’t Hug Me and Pillow Talk: Taking a Closer Look at

            Using Phonetic Pillows to Coach Actors

 

August 2006        Barter Theatre (Abingdon, VA)

The Joy of Phonetics

 

March 2000        University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Performance Theory and Uncle Tom’s Cabin