Eric Armstrong

Senior Editor, Central Canada
Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director, York University (Toronto)

Contributions to IDEA:

(Ontario 10-33 were produced in collaboration with John Fleming, Senior Editor for Ontario, while Manitoba 1, Newfoundland 4 and 5, Ontario 35 and 36, and Sri Lanka 2 were produced with Joel Edmiston)

Belarus 1 | Ghana 1 | Iceland 3 | Illinois 3 | Illinois 4 | Illinois 5 | Illinois 6 | Illinois 7 | Illinois 8 | Manitoba 1 | Newfoundland 4 | Newfoundland 5 | New York 7 | New York 8 | New York 9 | New York 10 | Ontario 9 | Ontario 10 | Ontario 11 | Ontario 12 | Ontario 13 | Ontario 14 | Ontario 15 | Ontario 16 | Ontario 17 | Ontario 18 | Ontario 19 | Ontario 20 | Ontario 21 | Ontario 22 | Ontario 23 | Ontario 24 | Ontario 25 | Ontario 26 | Ontario 27 | Ontario 28 | Ontario 29 | Ontario 30 | Ontario 31 | Ontario 32 | Ontario 33 | Ontario 35 | Sri Lanka 2

Bio:

Eric Armstrong teaches voice, speech, dialects/accents, and Shakespeare text in the MFA and BFA programs at York University in Toronto, Canada. Eric trained at Concordia University, Montreal (BFA), The Drama Studio, London UK, Stage Internazzionale di Commedia Dell’Arte , Reggio Emilio, Italy and at York University, Toronto (MFA). He studied under David Smukler both at York and at Canada’s National Voice Intensive, where he was first a participant, and has gone on to be an associate, a part-time and full-time faculty member. Mr. Armstrong did an apprenticeship with Andrew Wade of the Royal Shakespeare Company at The Banff Centre and in Stratford-upon-Avon.

 Professional dialect coaching for theatre highlights include Another Africa for Volcano Theatre, The Cosmonaut's Last Message... and Habeas Corpus at Canadian Stage, Eternal Hydra at Crow’s Theatre, Arigato Tokyo and Blasted at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Translations at Soulpepper, and Just Stopped by to See the Man at Steppenwolf; coaching for film and television includes coaching Michelle Williams and Sarah Silverman for Sarah Polley’s 2012 film Take This Waltz, and Tom Wilkinson for his Emmy and Golden Globe nominated performance in Normal(2003). He is a former director and board member of the Voice And Speech Trainers Association (VASTA). He has published articles in the Voice and Speech Review and has worked as an actor in theatre and film across Canada. His research/teaching/creative interests lie in the intersection of teaching and technology, and he has used web-based technologies extensively to support his teaching and research. He writes a bi-weekly blog on voice training at voiceguy.ca and is cohost of the podcast Glossonomia, conversations on the sounds of speech.