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KERI SAFRAN, a *Certified Knight-Thompson Speechwork teacher, works as a performer and coach in NYC and LA, in addition to coaching clients via Skype and FaceTime all over the world. She’s currently coaching the world premiere of LUDWIG AND BERTIE at Theatre for the New City, and previously coached THE CAKE at Barrington Stage Company, and 'City of Light,' a new musical set in Paris directed by Tony winner Cady Huffman. She is also on staff at New York Speech Coaching as their sole Dialect Associate:


“For something that I find difficult – mastering different dialects – studying with the amazing Keri Safran made it somehow easily attainable. She has an amazing ear and she is a wonderful actress, which helped me in my learning process to achieve my goals in a short amount of time.”  -Valarie Pettiford, Tony* Nominee for FOSSE 

“Keri not only has a great ear for what's going on phonetically, but she's very good at pointing it out to her students and attuning their ears to it. She's able to break dialect work down and make it more accessible to her students; she's able to de-mystify the process.” -ANONYMOUS PREVIOUS PARTICIPANT via TypeForm Survey (I don’t know who you are, but thank you!)

Keri is one of the most patient and FUN dialect coaches you'll ever work with -- with her you actually forget it's work! She makes herself incredibly available for help of all kinds--I doubt there is a dialect she hasn't mastered--and she is helpful for even the most last minute of auditions (sorry Keri!!). You cannot find a better person to work with! – Simone Pollicano (The Play That Goes Wrong, Off-Broadway)

NYC SYLLABUS (subject to change)

  • Warm-Up

  • Discuss why 'Standard British' doesn't really exist

  • Review basics on how to approach dialect work

  • Review vocal tract posture

  • Review sound changes

  • Intonation (Prosody) Work

  • Work on monologues/sides/tongue twisters

WHEN: Sat 10/5 10:30am-3:30pm.

WHERE: Midtown

FOCUS: MONOLOGUES/DREAM ROLE SIDES:  Final selection is up to the student. Keri is happy to weigh in.

COST:  $175 early pricing. $225 after 9/27.