Patricia Fletcher
 
"Through her character-driven speech and dialect work, Pat’s care and concern is always on the mantle of originality and creativity."
Robert Lupone
Artistic Director, MCC Theater
 
“Patricia’s sensitivity to the sounds, rhythm, and musicality of American speech tunes the actor’s ear to a world of dialects.”
Christopher Martin
Founding Artistic Director
Classic Stage Company
 
“Pat Fletcher is a masterful instructor, whose clarity with dialects is unsurpassed. She is discerning and thorough to the smallest inflection.”
Carman Lacivita, Actor
Chicago Shakespeare Theatre CYRANO DE BERGERAC (Broadway)
 
"Pat Fletcher is the ultimate language coach.”
Sonya Hamlin, actor Shakespeare & Company
 
"Patricia Fletcher is one of the finest dialect coaches it has been my pleasure to work with. The clarity, efficiency, and effectiveness of her approach are remarkable: she gets great results, fast. Her warmth and humor make the experience a joy. Patricia is the first person I recommend to professional actors looking to perfect a dialect, and I have gotten wonderful feedback from them on their experiences with her -- and witnessed the results on-stage. She is a masterful teacher, a generous collaborator, and a gift to actors at any level of experience who are fortunate enough to work with her.”
Daniela Varon, Director

 

 


 

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Patricia Fletcher, the celebrated author of Classically Speaking, Dialects for Actors and designated Linklater Voice teacher has worked as a Dialect, Speech, Voice, and Audition Coach for actors in feature films, television and on Broadway for over 20 years, and has been a guest artist at multiple colleges and universities.

Clients include a diverse range of performing artists from Harvey Keitel, Lynn Redgrave, Michael Esper, The Wonder Girls, Jean Reno, Elias Koteas, Gina Gershon and Drea de Matteo, to business professionals at Court TV, Merck Pharmaceuticals, Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs, and IBM. Patricia's expertise and service to the performance industry and corporate world are highly recognized.

Contact Patricia today to set up a private consultation to discuss your or your company's particular needs. Patricia is located in New York City.

 

 

 

CURRENT EVENTS

CURRENT: FILM/TV: Harvey Keitel, FATAL HONEYMOON; IMMIGRANT, Samuel J. Dixon; Lika Minamoto, COOKTALES. PLAYS: TENDER NAPALM by Philip Ridley, Paul Taukas Director; Megan Gafney, OTHER ELEGANT LIES by Frank Boudreaux; Jean Lichty, A LOSS OF ROSES directed by Austin Pendleton; Marguerite Stimpson, THE ELEPHANT MAN, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Ginger Grace, FIRST LADIES COALITION, dir, Austin Pendleton; CLEAN, FIVE FLIGHTS, INTIMATE APPAREL, FEN; ATALANTA K.O. by D.L. Siegel, GUIDANCE by Becca Schlossberg. OTHER PRIVATE CLIENTS: Heineken, MYRA Entertainment, New York City Ballet, Reuters, Bloomberg and CBS TV.

VERY RECENT: FILM/TV the award winning cast of TOUT CE QUI BRILLE: Géraldine Nakache, Manu Payet and Leïla Bekhti in their current feature film, NOUS YORK directed by Hervé Mimran and Géraldine Nakache; Harvey Keitel as Father Johanis in IPU: CONVICTED TO LIVE with Gerard Dépardieu; Joanne Kelly as Betty in LAND OF TOMORROW; Kim Weiler as Joanne in the Independent film THE MURDERS OF CANE HILL; the international Korean pop stars: Heidi Shreck as Vera in RUSSIAN BRIDES for “Law and Order SVU”; PLAYS: New School for Drama’s NEW VISIONS Series: 1001, BOSTON MARRIAGE, and KING HENRY VI, directed by Casey Biggs; OTHER: THE WONDER GIRLS.

INTERVIEW/NARRATION: Patricia recorded the narration for the documentary film THE UPPER AIR SEEMS SMOOTHER, directed by Jenny Perlin. She was also recently interviewed/filmed for the upcoming documentary: IF THESE KNISHES COULD TALK, Heather Quinlin, director, which explores the New York dialect.

TEACHING: Patricia continues to teach in the MFA Program at The New School for Drama/New School University, and at The William Esper Acting Studio, both in NYC.

RECENT COACHING: Harvey Keitel, THE LAST GODFATHER, A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO ENDINGS, AGAINST ITSELF, LITTLE FOCKERS, “Life on Mars” (ABC); JERRY SPRINGER, The Opera; RETAKE WITH EVIDENCE written and directed by internationally acclaimed Irish artist, James Coleman; THE MINISTERS (Franc. Reys, director); A CRIME (Manuel Pradal, director); THE STONE MERCHANT (Renzo Martinelli, director); THE PATH TO 911 (mini series); THE BRIDGE OF SAN LUIS REY (Mary McGuckian, director) with Robert DeNiro, F. Murray Abraham, and Kathy Bates);

Jean Reno in MARGARET, written and directed by Kenneth Lonergan, with Matt Damon, Anna Paquin, Mark Ruffalo; Rachel de Benedet as Paula in the current Broadway Production of CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, the Musical; Ben Rosenfield for his audition for which he won the role of Max opposite Carey Mulligan in THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY at the Atlantic Theatre Co; Jean Lichty as Cherie in BUS STOP, directed by Austin Pendleton, and Elizabeth Raetz as Chris in DANCING AT LUGHNASA at Seattle Repertory Theatre. DESIRE UNDER THE ELMS (Broadway), directed by Robert Falls, with Brian Dennehy, Pablo Schreiber and Carla Gugino.; Joshua Manning in TALLADEGA NIGHTS, with Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly; Sam Shepard's FOOL FOR LOVE, Christopher Martin, director, (Off-Broadway); GRACE at MCC Theatre starring Lynn Redgrave.