ABOUT JOHN RUSTAN
CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS AND WORKSHOPS
"Media Acting: An Affordable Reality with Portable Equipment." Theatre Topics, 1998.
"BACKSTAGE" Article featuring
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Dialect and Accent Coaching
A dialect coach for hundreds of actors (and non-actors) and for more than 70 productions during the past 34 years.
In-studio in the San Francisco/North Bay area, and by video conference, nationally and internationally.
I have acted on the stage and worked professionally in film, TV, and voice-acting. I have taught acting (28 years), and have directed over 30 productions. I am a produced and published playwright. I therefore understand the requirements of dialect coaching and dialect productions from many points of view.
I have taught or assistant-taught Auditions classes at the University of Oregon and Gonzaga University. Audition techniques were included in all of my acting classes. Having coached students for, and been a judge for, Irene Ryan competition at the Northwest College Drama Festival, and coached actors for University/Resident Theatre Association auditions, I have the experience and knowledge to help actors get to the next level in their audition work.
I spent five years teaching Public Speaking courses and can help you give compelling speeches for the purposes of demonstrating, teaching, persuading, or paying tribute.
I have over 30 years experience teaching vocal characterization techniques in acting classes and both professional voiceover experience and teaching experience.