I have been an active dialect and acting coach in the New York, Toronto, and Philadelphia community for many years. I coach actors on an individual basis for auditions and roles in productions. I also coach full casts of actors for theatrical productions and films, in addition to being a substitute dialects teacher at The New School for Drama in the graduate acting program. My individual students come from NYU, Pace, AMDA, Philadelphia University of the Arts, and many other schools and theaters.
When I coach, I strive to make sure that actors' dialect choices reinforce their acting choices and vice versa. My goal is to make sure that by the time actors are in front of an audience or audition panel, they are so confident with their dialect work that their accents flow naturally from them without taking any focus away from the stories they want to tell.
If you are an actor in need of dialect help, or you are a producer/director that needs a coach for your cast, please visit the contacts page to send me a message!
"Bridget coached me on Partly Cloudy People's production of Dolores. The accent was very specific from Providence, RI. Her lessons were clear, consistent and fun! She understands how dialect affects character and was able to give us sound choices that really added to our overall performance. I would work with her again in a heartbeat and highly recommend her!" - Sarah Nedwek, NYC Actor/Producer (website)
I was cast as a Canadian in RABBIT ISLAND in the Frigid Festival -- a festival partially run by the Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals. I'm an American; I couldn't really fake it in this situation. I asked Bridget to help me nail down an authentic Canadian accent (harder than you'd expect) and, after a few sessions, I was amazed at how patient and methodical she was with me. RABBIT ISLAND received a Backstage Critics Pick, and all of my Canadian colleagues assumed I was born in Toronto. I'd call that a win. - Ethan Angelica, NYC Actor
"I found Bridget to be an exceptional dialect coach and a lovely person to work with. She has a wealth of experience and techniques to draw upon, and coaches in a flexible style that will suit anybody. On a few occasions, I got stuck with some particular pronunciations, and Bridget would always have some simple way of solving—sometimes by having me think about what I was doing in a different way, or by trying some little trick that would unlock what I was trying to do. Thanks Bridget!" - Leo DeFriend, NYC Actor (website)