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Natalie McManus

Natalie is a Voice, Speech, and Presentation Skills Coach. She is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist, a Designated Linklater Voice Teacher, a Certified Forensics (public speaking) Coach, and Actor. Natalie has extensive experience teaching presentation/speaking skills at the university and professional level, working individually and in groups with clients of all ages.

EXPERIENCE

  • Professionally Speaking - Private Voice/Speech Clients/Professional Group Workshops 2001 - present

  • Voiceover work for books and training videos 2013 - present

  • Reader for Metropolitan Washington Ear Inc., recorded reading for the blind, May 2015 - present

  • Landon School, Adjunct, Voice & Speech/Theatre Skills, Bethesda, MD Fall 2014 - 2017

  • THR 300 Voice and Speech Fundamentals, George Mason University, VA Spring 2004 - Fall 2011

  • THR 301 Voice and Speech for the Performer, George Mason University, VA Spring 2005 - 2012

  • Forensic League Coach, Northwest High School, Germantown, MD 2000 - 2007

  • Forensic League Tournament Director, Montgomery Co. Public Schools, MD 2002 - 2007

  • Shakespeare Workshops for Middle School Level, Puck’s Pals, LLC 2000 - present

  • Group Classes, “Freeing the Natural Voice – Using the Linklater Approach” 1999 - present

  • Educational Activist –Researched and gave numerous public speeches, Beverly, MA 1996 - 1998

  • Speech-Language Pathologist – work in schools, private practice, & rehabilitation centers 1983 - present

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

  • Designated Linklater Voice Teacher, 2003 - present

  • Owner, President, Professionally Speaking, 2001 - present

  • Toastmasters, Tally-Ho Chapter, April 2017 - present

  • Voice and Speech Trainers Association (VASTA) member, 1998 - present

  • Certified, Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist, MD (ASHA affiliate member), 1983 - present

  • National Forensic League Member, Coach and Adjudicator, 2003 - present

  • Board of Directors, Peace Mountain Theatre Company, Potomac, MD, April 2014 - 2018

  • Owner, Puck’s Pals, LLC, 2000 - 2017

  • Adjunct Professor, George Mason University Theatre Department, Voice and Speech, 2004 - 2012

TRAINING

  • Numerous Linklater Voice & Movement Workshops with Kristin Linklater, NY 2003 - 2013

  • Five Week Voice Designation Workshop with Kristin Linklater, NY, June 2003

  • Three Week Linklater Voice Apprenticeship with Andrea Haring in NYC, July 2001

  • Shakespeare & Co., Lenox, MA, Jan. Month-Long Intensive Teacher-Trainee, 2000

  • Shakespeare & Company, Lenox, MA, Jan. Month-Long Intensive Workshop 1998

  • Louis Colaianni’s Joy of Phonetics Workshop, Jan. 2002

  • Numerous (30hrs./2yrs.) Professional Continuing Education Classes/Workshops, 1984 - present

  • Shakespeare/Clown Two-Week Intensive Workshop, Shakespeare & Co., July 1998
    (Jane Nichols, Karen Beaumont, Virginia Ness Ray)

  • Teachers & Actors Two-Week Intensive Workshop – Putting Shakespeare In The Hands of Adolescents, Shakespeare & Co., July 1999 (Kevin Coleman, Mary Hartman)

  • Alexander Technique, Takoma Park, MD (Diana Bradley) 1999

  • Authentic Movement/Action Theater Workshop, Boston, MA (S.Hickler/O.Furshpan) 1997

  • Teacher-trainee - Linklater Voice Work with Adele Cabot and Andrea Haring, 1998 - 2002

  • Linklater Voice Apprenticeship with Paula Langton, Boston Univ., Spring 1998

  • Linklater Voice Studio, Boston, MA, Advanced Training, (Antonio Ocampo-Guzman) 1997

  • Linklater Voice Studio, Boston, MA, Introductory Training (Christopher Von Baeyer) 1997

  • University of Iowa, M.A., Speech Pathology 1983

  • Penn State University, B.S., Speech Pathology 1981

STAGE EXPERIENCE

 

Book of Days

Martha Hoch

Rockville Little Theatre, MD

The Laramie Project

Ensemble/ 7 Characters

Kensington Arts Theatre, MD

All My Sons

Sue Bayliss

Peace Mountain Theatre Co., MD

To Kill a Mockingbird

Miss Maudie

Rockville Little Theatre, MD

Collected Stories

Ruth

Peace Mountain Theatre Co., MD

An Inspector Calls

Mrs. Birling

Rockville Little Theatre, MD

A Christmas Carol

Narrator

Silver Spring Stage, MD

Enchanted April

Lottie Wilton

Silver Spring Stage, MD

Last Days of Judas Iscariot

Henrietta/Soldier

Silver Spring Stage, MD

The Guys

Joan

Silver Spring Stage, MD

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Nurse Ratched

Silver Spring Stage, MD

Mousetrap

Mollie Ralston

Potomac Theatre Company, MD

The Sabbatical

Marilou

Rockville Little Theatre, MD

The Memory of Water

Mary

Chevy Chase Players, Washington, DC

Book of Job, Part 2

God

Rockville Little Theatre, MD

Stretch Marks - Reduced

Emily

Potomac Theatre Company, MD

Spinning Into Butter

Sarah

Cedar Lane Stage, Bethesda, MD

Water People

Melanie

Cedar Lane Stage, Bethesda, MD

Honour

Claudia

Cedar Lane Stage, Bethesda, MD

Antony and Cleopatra

Charmian

Cedar Lane Stage, Bethesda, MD

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Numerous Roles

Pucks's Pals Program, MD

All In The Timing

Dawn

North Shore Players, Danvers, MA

Mystery Theatre

Various Characters

Murder Inc., Ipswich, MA

Rumors

Cookies

North Shore Players, Danvers, MA

The Odd Couple (Female)

Renee

North Shore Players, Danvers, MA

If A Man Answers

Belladonna

North Shore Players, Danvers, MA

DIRECTING / PRODUCING EXPERIENCE

 

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Director

Landon (Middle) School, Bethesda, MD

Cross the Line/Man & God in a Bar

Director/Producer

North Bethesda United Methodist Church, MD

A Christmas Carol

Producer

Silver Spring Stage, Silver Spring, MD

Farragut North

Producer

Silver Spring Stage, Silver Spring, MD

Hapgood

Producer

Silver Spring Stage, Silver Spring, MD

Dr. Suess's Green Eggs & Sneetches

Director/Producer

North Bethesda United Methodist Church, MD

The Taming of the Shrew

Director/Producer

Cold Spring Elementary Drama Club, Potomac, MD

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Director/Producer

Cold Spring Elementary Drama Club, Potomac, MD

Drama Club Showcases I & II

Director/Producer

Cold Spring Elementary Drama Club, Potomac, MD

FILM / VIDEO / VOICEOVER EXPERIENCE

  • Film Short: Counter Act, by Steven T. Gottlieb – numerous awards

  • VO: eLearning Course for Front Porch, JAG Global Learning, MD

  • Film: “Past Perfect”, Soccer mom/Justine, Sysifus Rock Productions, VA

  • Industrial Trade Show Video, Spokesperson, Sysco Foods

  • Film: “Hair of the Cat”, Coffee Lady/Secretary, Acorn Productions, Beverly, MA

AWARDS

  • DCMetroTheaterArts’ List of Best Ensembles (The Laramie Project) in 2016

  • DCMetro Theater Arts’ List of Best Featured Actress’ in a Play (An Inspector Calls) in 2014

  • DCMetroTheaterArts’ List of Best Actress’ in a Play (Enchanted April) in 2012

  • Achievement Award from Montgomery Co. Forensics League, 2007 *Tournament Director for 5 years/ Wrote detailed training manual for running Tournaments

  • Outstanding Achievement in Acting, All In The Timing, (Dawn), Eastern Mass. Assoc. of Community Theaters (EMACT) 1998

  • EMACT Competition-Special Adjudicator’s Award, Most Effective Performance by a Pair, All In The Timing, (Dawn) 1998

ADDITIONAL SKILLS

  • British and Southern Accents

  • Disco and Tango Dance

  • Organizer and Manager of Silver Spring Stage's Props & Furniture / Rental Program