Webmaster, International Dialects of English Archive
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Bio: VASTA Clyde Vinson recipient. Fulbright Fellow, “Vocal Approaches to Storytelling: Carnival and Beyond.” MFA, Professional Actor Training Program, University of Houston. BFA, Theatre & Voice, University of Kansas. Dylan Paul studied voice, dialects, heightened speech and phonetics under Paul Meier at the University of Kansas, and later with Jim Johnson and Sara Becker at the University of Houston, where he additionally instructed Masters level Voice and Speech. He was the principal architect in IDEA’s redesign and standardization and currently serves as the archive’s special consultant and webmaster. As a Fulbrighter he examined the pedagogical and performance practices of heightened text and speech in masquerade performance, with an ethnodramatic lens focused on traditional carnival characters unique to the sister islands of Trinidad and Tobago. As a voice coach, instructor, and actor he has worked throughout the United States and abroad, including multiple seasons as a company member with Illinois Shakespeare Festival, Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre, and as a resident troupe member of the American Shakespeare Center. He made his Broadway debut in 2014 as Victor in Roundabout Theatre Company’s production of Cabaret, helmed by Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall. He is currently a company member of Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Proud member of Actors’ Equity Association. More can be found at his Website.