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Jan Gist, MFA

Professor of Voice and Speech

Jan Gist has been the Resident Voice and Speech Coach at The Old Globe since Summer 2001. Prior to that, she was the Voice and Speech coach at Alabama Shakespeare Festival for 140 productions.

Other credits include Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Utah Shakespearean Festival, The Shakespeare Theatre, Arena Stage, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, PlayMakers’ Repertory. Film credits include The Rosa Parks Story. Other teaching credits include California State University, Long Beach, Cal. Rep. Co., PlayMakers’ Rep., Voice And Speech Trainers Association Conference, Shakespeare's Shapely Language, Actors Theatre of Louisville, and Carnegie Mellon University.

Scholarly and Creative Work

Ms. Gist is an originating member of and has been published in the journals of the Voice And Speech Trainers Association, and has led many presentations, panels and workshops for American Theatre in Higher Education. Other publications include exercises in The Complete Voice and Speech Workout book and CD, and dialect contributions in More Stage Dialects. Jan has recently been featured on KPBS Radio's A Way With Words, and performed voice over work for the San Diego Museum of Art.