Teaching Professor, Performance

Leah has been teaching at WFU since 2002.  As a member of the performance faculty she specializes in acting, voice & movement.  She also serves as vocal and dialect coach for many productions at WFU.  She has toured nationally with the Montana Repertory Theatre, and internationally with Shenendoah Shakespeare.  She has also worked at the Madison Repertory Theatre in Wisconsin.  Locally she has appeared with Blue Moon Theatre, at the Cherry Orchard Theatre, and in several staged readings at WFU and the Reynolda House Museum of American Art.  Leah also provides voice-over talent for 88.5 WFDD and is a student and teacher of West African drumming and dance.In 2003, Leah started the ClassAct: Wake Forest interdisciplinary page-to-stage dramatic literature program.  She was a member of the original Class Act troupe at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has brought the program to Wake Forest, refunctioning the program as a vibrant undergraduate course that reaches into classrooms across the Reynolda campus.  Leah’s research interests include West African drum and dance performance, history of etiquette, Asian stage discipline, and voice and body integration.

Courses taught
Introduction to Western Theatre (THE 110)
Voice and Movement For Actors (THE 130)
Acting I (THE 140)
Dynamics of Voice and Movement II (THE 230)
ClassAct: Wake Forest (THE 240)
Acting II (THE 245)
Period & Style (THE 246)
Special Seminar: Accents For the Stage (THE 290)
Special Seminar: Auditions (THE 290)
Individual Study: Theatre in Education (THE 294)
Acting Shakespeare (THE 344)

First Year Seminars (FYS 100)
A Vocation in the Arts
Plays and Playing
Mind Your Manners

Individual Graduate Study
The Theology of Shakespeare (IDS 792)

MFA in Acting, University of Wisconsin-Madison
BFA in Acting, University of Montana

Leah Roy