Contributions to IDEA:
Bio: Pamela Christian, Ph.D. is Director of Graduate Studies and Associate Professor of Voice, Speech and Dialect Studies in the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of Texas at Austin. She teaches speech performance/public presentation workshops throughout the year for business professionals, and works extensively as a voice/dialect coach for stage and film; Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Alley Theatre, Actors Repertory of Texas, KingsIsle Entertainment, Focus Films, Mutiny Films and Screen Gems. Pamela is proud to be an Associate Editor for IDEA. Her own research includes on-site documentation of voice and dialects for performance, the study of voice as cultural practice, and the use of performance as a research method. This work has been explored through diverse projects in South Africa, Australia, Northwest Territories of Canada, South Korea, Poland and the Russian Federation where she was a Fulbright Scholar in 2004. Pamela is an active member of Actors’ Equity Association and has performed a number of leading roles in productions that include
Mary Stuart (Oswald adaptation),
The Madwoman of Chaillot,
Dangerous Liaisons and her own solo script
Anne Sexton: The Excitable Gift.