Title: Assoc Professor
Office: 3713 Corbett Cntr Perform Arts
D'Arcy Smith was most recently the resident voice/dialect coach at the Guthrie Theater and a Lecturer of Voice/Speech/Text at the University of Minnesota. He has worked as a teacher and voice and speech specialist in the United States, U.K., Canada and New Zealand. A graduate of York University’s MFA program in Acting with an additional Diploma in Voice Teaching, he has taught at The Central School for Speech and Drama, Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School, Wright State University, the Canadian National Voice Intensive, and at York University.
Smith has also worked as voice, speech and dialect coach on countless professional productions. He produced and directed the audio CD that accompanies the book Phonics for Dummies. He has led workshops in presentation and communication skills to managers and executives, doctors, and attorneys. He is also well versed in a variety of different voice, speech and communication techniques so that he can best help the individual in their learning or professional endeavor. He believes in always keeping a sense of play while guiding the actor, presenter, or educator to find freedom, confidence and empowerment.