Dr. Michael Morgan is a senior lecturer with security of employment at UCSB where he teaches voice, speech, stage dialects, scansion, and text. He has taught at Penn State, Yale School of Drama, Temple University, Walnut Street Theatre, Theatre Conservatorium in Brussels, Royal Conservatoire in Liege, Arena Stage, Neighborhood Playhouse, University of Hawaii, American Academy of Dramatic Art, UCSD, Pepperdine University, and Cal Arts. As an actor, he most recently appeared in a movie for Black Entertainment Network, Odocie, in which he played Uncle Leon. He has performed at the Mark Taper Forum, Yale Rep, La Mama, California Shakespeare Festival, Ensemble Theatre New York, Independent Shakespeare Company, La Jolla Playhouse, Shakespeare & Company, Peoples Light and Theatre Company, the Red Pear Theatre in the south of France, City Street Theatre, the Negro Ensemble Company, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Lobero Theatre, Classical Theatre Lab in Los Angeles, Sierra Repertory Theatre, the Working Theatre, Off-Broadway, and in numerous films, TV soaps, and voice-overs. Michael's article "Voice and Chinese medicine" was published in the Voice and Speech Review. His paper, "Creative Chaos in Fitzmaurice Voicework", which he presented at the Conference for Consciousness, Theatre, Literature, and the Arts at the University of Wales in Aberystwyth in 2005, was published by Cambridge Scholars Press in 2006. It forms a chapter in his completed dissertation, "Fitzmaurice Voicework, Constructing the Holistic Actor", an overview from an ideological and historical perspective, which was published in 2008 by VDM Verlag as a full length book. Michael is also a designated Linklater teacher, a registered teacher with the Yoga Alliance, and a licensed acupuncturist.
PHD University of California-Santa Barbara; MS Samra University of Oriental Medicine; BFA New York University.
Languages: French,English Specializations: Social Justice, Shakespeare
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