Paula Langton


Program Head of Acting and Associate Professor, Voice and Speech


BA, University of Massachusetts Boston (Theatre Arts)
MFA, Boston University (Theatre Education)
Certification, Linklater Voice—Master Teacher.
Additional training: Over 20 years of extensive study in improvisation with Keith Johnstone, acting with Tim McDonough, Uta Hagen, Shakespeare & Company; Roy Hart singing with Carol Mendelsohn and Richard Armstrong; world music & polyphonic singing with Venice Manley; the healing voice with Joy Gardner-Gordon; primitive voice with Stemwerk; extended voice & lamentation with Marya Lowry; vocal violence with Kate DeVore; vocal health with Dr. Steve Zeitels.


Current research on fresh approaches to acting and new theatre strategies with Merry Conway. Teaching experience: Linklater Certification, Actors’ Shakespeare Project, Shakespeare & Company, Emerson College, Wheaton College, University of Massachusetts, Trinity Rep Conservatory, Vineyard Playhouse, Merrimac Repertory Theatre. Acting experience: Ovid’sMetamorphoses—Teatro Nacional Lisbon, Portugal, Teatro Eos in Stromboli, Italy. Documentary Film—Giving Voice: An Actor’s Journey with Kristin Linklater. Actors’ Shakespeare Project—Winter’s Tale(Hermione), King Lear (Regan), Measure for Measure (Isabella), All’s Well That Ends Well, andRichard III. Shakespeare & Company—Much Ado about Nothing (Beatrice), The Tempest (Miranda), and The Mysteries (Mrs. Noah, Gil). Boston Theatre Works—Taming of the Shrew (Kate). Los Angeles Women’s Shakespeare Company—Twelfth Night (Feste). Counterpoint Theatre—Twelfth Night(Maria). Company of Women Edgar—King LearHenry V. Additional credits: Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, Nora Theatre, Gloucester Stage Company, Coyote Theatre, Nickerson Theatre, Hasty Pudding, New York Theatre Workshop, Charles Playhouse. At BU—Scenes From an Execution(Galactia), Training Wisteria (Lynn), The Maiden Stone (Bidie). Member: AEA, SAG, VASTA.