BFA (Victoria); BEd (Lethbridge); MFA (York)
Dawn McCaugherty is an Associate Professor in the Department of Drama at the University of Calgary, and specializes in Directing, Acting and Voice and Text for the Theatre. She has served as director, actor or voice/dialect coach for more than sixty productions throughout Canada, the U.S. and Britain. Her production experiences and interests range widely, from classical texts to the development of collective creations, the creation of her solo show 'War Brides', and to touring theatre for young audiences productions. Shakespeare in performance is one of her primary research areas and she is the founding Artistic Director of Shakespeare in the Rough (Toronto, 1994).
Other research activities include 'Authenticating Dialects and Accents in Performance', the collection and analysis of dialects found in southern Alberta. She maintains a private practice in voice and acting coaching for performance and corporate clients. She has also been on the faculty of the directing and conservatory acting programs at York University (Toronto) and the University of Utah (Salt Lake City).
Dawn participates each spring as faculty of the Voice Intensive to investigate the integration of Shakespeare text with vocal, physical, intellectual and imaginative practices.