School of Theatre Arts & Dance
College of Performing and Visual Arts
Shelly Gaza specializes in Voice & Speech and Advanced Acting Styles. Member: Actors' Equity Association (Union of professional actors and stage managers) and Voice and Speech Trainers Association (VASTA). Professional acting work includes Utah Shakespeare Festival (2000 Tony Award for Best Regional Theatre), The Colorado Symphony Orchestra, and others. MFA from Wayne State University, BFA from Millikin University, and certificate of completion from the Moscow Art Theatre School in Moscow, Russia.
Joining a union, navigating "day jobs", working in film, television and theatre
Using the IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet) as an aid to learning dialects, specific dialects include American Southern, English (Received Pronunciation and Cockney), and Irish.
Analyzing Shakespeare’s texts, the physical and vocal demands of performing Shakespeare’s plays