Walton Wilson


Walton Wilson serves as Chair of the Acting Department and Head of Voice and Speech at Yale School of Drama. He was apprenticed to and designated as a voice teacher by Kristin Linklater, and was later trained and certified as an associate teacher by Catherine Fitzmaurice. He has also studied voice with Richard Armstrong, Andrea Haring, Meredith Monk, Patsy Rodenburg, David Smukler, Jean-Rene Toussaint, and members of the Roy Hart Theatre. He is the resident voice and speech advisor at Yale Repertory Theatre and leads company voice and text work for Double Edge Theatre. He has served as voice, text, and dialect coach for productions on Broadway, Off-Broadway and in regional theatre, including the world premieres of new plays and adaptations by David Adjmi, Jane Anderson, Christopher Bayes and Steven Epp, Eric Bogosian, Bill Camp and Robert Woodruff, Martha Clarke, David Henry Hwang, Len Jenkin, Moises Kaufman/Tectonic Theatre Project, Rosary O'Neil, Han Ong, Stacy Klein/Double Edge Theatre, Jiehae Park, David Rabe, Bill Rauch and Tracy Young, Jose Rivera, and Mary Zimmerman. He has held faculty appointments at NYU/Tisch School of the Arts, Fordham College at Lincoln Center, Emerson College, and Southern Methodist University, and has been an artist-in-residence at American Repertory Theatre, Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center/National Theatre Institute, and Swine Palace Theatre. His international teaching credits include classes and workshops for GEOKS Singapadu (Bali), LaSalle College of the Arts (Singapore), Shanghai Theatre Academy (China), SFUMATO Theatre Laboratory, National Drama Theatre of Plovdiv, and New Bulgarian University (Bulgaria), Fundacao Calouste Gulbenkian (Portugal) and TITAN Teaterskole (Norway). He has also led courses for community activists in New York and for prison inmates in Massachusetts and New Mexico. A proud member of Actor's Equity Association for over thirty years, his professional acting credits include productions Off-Broadway and in regional theatres and Shakespeare festivals across the country.

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