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Christine Morris, Assistant Professor of the Practice

Christine Morris
Office Location:  203 Branson Theater
Office Phone:  919 660 3348, 919 660 3343
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Research Interests: Voice & Speech

Christine Morris (M.F.A., The University of Virginia) has performed in many productions in New York and regionally, including the New York Shakespeare Festival, Joseph Papp’s Public Theatre, the Asolo Theatre, PlayMakers Repertory, and Profile Theatre in Portland, Oregon. She has trained with Shakespeare and Company in Lenox, Massachusetts, and her voice training also includes extensive work in Lessac, Skinner, and Roy Hart. She performs frequently with Archipelago Theatre of Chapel Hill. Also a professional voice and dialect coach, she has coached many dramatic, musical, and dance-theater productions and serves as resident vocal coach for Duke Theater Studies. Professional memberships include Actors’ Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild, and the Voice and Speech Trainers Association (VASTA). She is Editor of the VASTA newsletter.


MFAUniversity of Virginia1981
BAThe University of North Carolina at Greensboro1976

Recent Production Credits

  Acting Credits:

  1. Actor: Blue Roses, Tennessee Williams Center, University of the South, Sewanee, TN, 2000
    Performed Blue Roses, an original solo inspired by the story of Tennessee Williams' sister Rose, at the Tennessee Williams Center. Ms. Morris researched, developed, and starred in this piece. Invited as a Tennessee Williams Fellow to perform Blue Roses at the Tennessee Williams Center at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. This was the third professional engagement for this project.

  Other Production Credits:
  1. Dialect consultant: new adaptation of The Turn of the Screw., Streetsigns Theatre, UNC, 2003
    Dialect consultant for new adaptation of The Turn of the Screw.
  2. Dialect coach for Rainshark. U.S. premiere of, UNC Center for International Studies, 2000
    Dialect coach for Rainshark. U.S. premiere of contemporary South African play.
  3. Dialect coach for Why the Lord Came to Sand Mountain by Romulus Linney, Peace College Theatre, 2002
    Dialect coach for production of Why the Lord Come to Sand Mountain, by Romulus Linney.

Recent Publications

  1.  The VASTA Voice and Speech Workout and CD.  edited by Janet Rodgers Applause Books, (2000). (An anthology of voice and speech warmups, songs, and exercises contributed by leading voice and speech specialists and practitioners. Ms. Morris is one of the professionals who contributed to the collection)
  2. C. Morris and Gillian Lane-Plescia, Accents of the American South, II (1998) (Collected numerous North Carolina and other Southern dialect samples for study and publication. Used internationally by voice coaches, directors, and actors.) .


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