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Stan Brown

Professor, Theatre
Department of Theatre and Dance,
University of South Carolina

Office: Longstreet 428
Phone Number: 803.777.6355
Email: stbrown@mailbox.sc.edu
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Voice, Acting. Professor. MFA, University of South Carolina, 1989.

Stan Brown is a Professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance at USC, and is a voice specialist in both the Graduate Professional Actor Training Program and the Undergraduate Actor Training Program.
 
Stan earned his MFA in Acting from the University of South Carolina in 1989.  While here, Stan was named a graduate acting fellow at the Shakespeare theatre in Washington D.C., where he received the core of his classical actor training.
 
Stan began his work in university teaching at the University of Warwick in  Coventry England where he taught acting and was a post graduate researcher in Contemporary Shakespearean Performance (exploring concepts, interpretation and development in director Peter Brook's body of work, with the Royal Shakespeare Company, as intentional artistic responses to relevant social, political, and cultural realities).  
 
In the UK Stan was invited to work with the Voice Department at the RSC by Cicely Berry*, RSC Director of Voice.  This training and experience initiated Stan's ongoing explorations into perceptions and impacts of 'culture'  on voice and speech training for the actor.  He maintains an active professional relationship with the RSC's voice department and, specifically, Ms. Berry's work in voice.
 
Apart from his work as a teacher, voice/dialect coach and director Stan has worked as a professional actor both here in the US and in the United Kingdom in theatre, film, television and radio for 30 years.  Some of his credits include featured roles on NBC's Homicide: Life On the Street, and recurring roles on In the Heat of the Night and the critically acclaimed I’ll Fly Away.  In film, Stan co-starred in Robby Benson's Modern Love and appeared opposite Calista Flockhart, Matthew Perry, Dave Chapelle, and Christine Baranski in the cult film, Getting IN, the directorial debut of Doug Liman (Director of Swingers, Bourne Identity, Mr & Mrs Smith).

*Cicely Berry is author of the internationally renowned books: Voice and the Actor, The Actor and His Text and Text in Action.