Ursula Meyer

Voice & Text Coach

Ursula Meyer

Voice & Text Coach, The Moors

Ursula Meyer is so very happy to be back at APT after a wonderful experience working with this exciting company last year on “A Phoenix too Frequent.” Ursula has been teaching Voice for over thirty years at a variety of institutions including four years at the Yale School of Drama . She is currently Head of the MFA Acting Program at U.C.San Diego where she is in her twenty-sixth year and is a recipient of the 2007 Distinguished teacher of the year award.

As a professional voice/ text/ accent coach, she has worked extensively in regional theatres such as The Guthrie, The Shakespeare Theatre Company in DC ,Yale Repertory Theatre, South Coast Repertory Theatre, the Old Globe Theatre, the La Jolla Playhouse, the Utah, Santa Cruz and Idaho Shakespeare Festivals, and recently completed her sixteenth season with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival . She trained with Cicily Berry, Patsy Rodenburg, Andrew Wade, David Carey, Arthur Lessac and is a designated Linklater teacher. Ursula graduated with distinction from the Advanced Voice Studies Program at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London.

Also a professional actress, she has worked at Seattle Rep, Milwaukee Rep, La Jolla Playhouse, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Shakespeare Santa Cruz ,and various other Shakespeare Festivals throughout the country. She has also performed as a speaker/performer with the Aspen Music Festival and the San Diego Symphony. She has had the great privilege of training and/or coaching prominent actors in the field such as Paul Giamatti, Blair Underwood, Liev Schreiber, Richard Thomas, Marco Barricelli, Stephen Spinella, Sara Topham, Fred Applegate, Ricardo Chavira, Tom McCarthy, Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Maria Dizzia, Reg Rogers, Marsha Stephanie Blake, Owiso Odera, Kathryn Meisle, Toby Onwumere, Tony Church, Paul Whitworth, Miriam Silverman, Linda Emond, Robert Sean Leonard, Patrick Page, Sanaa Lathan, Malcolm Gets, Suzanne Cryer, Tom McGowan, Patrick Kerr, Glenn Howerton, Amy Aquino, and Kristin Connelly among others. Ursula has been on the Board and is an active member of the Voice and Speech Trainer’s Association where she is chair of “The Mentorship Initiative Committee”.

Ursula resides for most of the year in Encinitas, California with her wonderful husband, actor James Newcomb, and is the proud parent of Lewis and Clark College graduate, Beatrice Newcomb