using drama as a teaching tool

Kim bey, Ph.D.

October 28, 2008


“Drama is my passion,” says Dr. Kim Bey, and indeed it is.  An Assistant Professor of Acting and Voice, Dr. Kim Bey coordinates the Acting Program in the Division of Fine Arts at Howard University.   Previously, she earned a fellowship to pursue classical training at The Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, DC and the British American Drama Academy (DADA) at Baliol College in Oxford, England.   Her talent and skill “landed” her roles in numerous Off-Broadway and regional theatre productions across the country.   Her expertise also prompted the Duke Ellington School of the Arts to invite her to join the faculty of their Theatre Arts Department as a Visiting Teacher.

As a teacher and actress, Dr. Bey has particularly made a name for herself in the area of “voice.”  She is a certified Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework, which is, according to the founder’s website, a comprehensive approach to voice training that can include, as needed, work on breathing, resonance, speech, dialects, impromptu speaking, text, singing, and voice with movement.”  Consequently, in the Washington Metropolitan Area, she has become a much sought-after voice consultant, with credits at theatres such as Arena Stage, Studio Theatre, African Continuum Theatre, and Round House Theatre. 

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