Beth  McGuire Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Beth McGuire

Director, Speech and Dialects; Associate Professor Adjunct of Acting
Yale School of Drama

Professional dialect & vocal coach for 25 years. Broadway: Eclipsed, A Streetcar Named Desire, CHAPLIN. Off-Broadway: Roundabout Theatre, MTC, Playwrights Horizons, NYTW, Working Theater, The Public Theater, National Black Theatre. Regional: Yale Rep, McCarter Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre of NJ, Hartford Stage, Cape Playhouse. Beth is the Director of Speech & Dialects and an Associate Professor (Adjunct) of Acting at Yale School of Drama. She resides in NYC, where she coaches professionally.


Beth is currently the vocal/dialect coach on the Broadway production of Eclipsed, which runs at the Golden Theatre through June 19, 2016.


    MFA Acting, Brandeis, Massachusetts
    BA, Oberlin, Ohio

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Expertise: speech, dialects, accents, voice, acting, text, Shakespeare
    Research: the work of Jo Estill, Roy Hart (Linda Wise & Enrique Pardo), Kristin Linklater, Catherine Fitzmaurice, Cicely Berry, Patsy Rodenburg, Fay Simpson (Lucid Body); Laban; Alexander Technique; unrepresented dialects; dialect as a primary resource for the actor's transformation.


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 Featured Title - African Accents - 1st Edition book cover


Shape-shifting at the Movies

Published: Nov 18, 2015 by
Authors: Beth McGuire

Because film does not embrace the transformational actor as fully as theatre does, opportunities for actors of color are not as extensive on the silver screen. I know Hollywood is largely about making money, and it takes a brave soul to step outside of the box. But who are the brave souls in Hollywood who will hire ethnic actors to represent themselves?

University College of London, 2005

The Experiential Anatomy of Phonemes for Actors

Published: Nov 18, 2015 by University College of London, 2005
Authors: Beth McGuire, Pamela Prather

A visceral approach for actors to learn the IPA.