Dialect Coaching

Susan Cameron is an accomplished accent/dialect coach for the stage and screen. She has taught nearly every accent in the world: Neutral American, Standard American, American Southern, Mid-West, Boston, Standard British (RP), Irish, Scottish, all other UK dialects, French, German, Italian, Spanish, all Hispanic accents, Russian, Eastern European, Middle Eastern (Arabic, Turkish, Armenian), Indian, and Asian (Japanese, Korean, Chinese).

Susan Cameron holds an MFA in Acting from The Yale School of Drama and understands the special needs of an actor in seamlessly blending an accent into the demands of a performance. Below are clients/productions and theater groups Susan has coached.

CLIENTS:

Charlie Cox

American accent for Netflix series Daredevil (2015-2016)

Ken Watanabe

Accent reduction for Lincoln Center Theater’s production of The King and I (2015-2016)

Hoffman

Philip Seymour Hoffman

German dialect for John LeCarre’s film A Most Wanted Man (2013)

Marie Zamora

Marie Zamora

American accent for Alain Boublil’s (Les Miserable) new project Christmas Eve (2013)

Bingbing Li

Bingbing Li

English coach for the feature film Snowflower and the Secret Fan (2011)

Imogen Poots

Imogen Poots

American accent for the feature film Solitary Man (2009)

Nicole Ansari-Cox

Nicole Ansari-Cox

Southern accent for feature film As Good as Dead (2009)

Andrew Lincoln

Andrew Lincoln

American Accent for NBC Pilot All Rise (2008)

Mischa Barton

Mischa Barton

New Jersey dialect for the film Assassination of a High School President (2008)

Paul Giamatti

Paul Giamatti

Coached for the M. Night Shamalan film Lady in the Water (2006)

Mary Kate Olsen

Mary Kate Olsen

Standard British and Southern dialects for various auditions

PRODUCTIONS:

Production Accents Information about Production
The King and I Thai and British Coached all understudies and replacements for the Lincoln Center Production. (2015-2016)
The Taming Georgia Dialect coach for the Shakespeare and Company production. (2016)
Cabaret German and British Dialect Coach for the Roundabout Theater National Tour. (2016)
Blue Bloods Russian Dialect coach for this CBS TV series. (2016)
Red Velvet Various Coached cast members in the Shakespeare & Company on RP, Cockney, Yorkshire, French, American Classical, Polish and Jamaican accents. (2015)
Venus in Fur Trans-Atlantic Coached various cast members in the George Street Playhouse production. (2013)
Christmas Eve (a new play by Alain Boublil) American accent Dialect coach for Marie Zamora. (2013)
Lovers Northern Irish Coached various cast members on in the Actor's Company Theatre (TACT) production. (2012)
Beast on the Moon Armenian Coached various cast members on an Armenian Accent for this Off-Broadway/New York Premiere. Directed by Larry Moss and produced by David Grillo at the Century Center for the Performing Art, this production won over forty awards internationally. (2005)
Monsieur Ibrahim and the Flowers of the Koran Persian Coached various cast members on a Persian Accent for the Off-Broadway/New York Premiere. Directed by Maria Mileaf, it was produced by The Play Company at Primary Stages. (2003)
Smashing East-End London Coached various cast members on East End London accent for the Off-Broadway/New York Premier. Produced by The Play Company.
Boss Grady’s Boys Southern Irish Coached various cast members on Irish Southern Coast accent for the Off-Broadway/New York Premiere. Produced by 78th Street Lab.
Flaming Guns Of The Purple Sage Various Coached cast on accents for Montana, Wisconsin, Georgia and the Ukraine. This new play by Jane Martin was produced at the Stamford Center for the Performing Arts in Stamford, CT.
Sweeney Todd Various Coached cast on accents for Standard British (RP), Cockney, Italian and Irish for the NYU Production at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. Directed by Frank Ventura.
Grand Hotel Various Coached cast on accents for French, Italian, Hungarian, Cockney, Yiddish, South Carolina, Standard American. This was an NYU Mainstage (The Connelly Theatre) production directed by Tony Stevens.
Honeymakers Various Coached cast on Pakistani, East-End London and South London accents for the Actors Studio Repertory Theatre.
Look Back in Anger Various Standard British, Birmingham, Welsh for the Actor’s Studio Repertory Theatre.
Riders to the Sea West Coast Irish Actor’s Studio Repertory Theatre Production.

THEATRE COMPANIES:

Company Year Role
The Actor's Company Theater (TACT) Fall 2012 Resident Dialect Coach
The Actor's Studio @ The Bleeker St. Theatre 2002-2003 Season Resident Dialect Coach

 

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