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"[Catherine] is a theatre
artist and teacher of
the very highest rank.
She has provided
practical help and real
expressive power to so
many fine actors. She is
a warm, gentle,
compassionate teacher
with a sense of humor,
devotion to her charges,
and passion for her work."

- Frank Galati, Tony Award-winning
Director, Associate Director,
Goodman Theatre

"Catherine is a dynamic
and inventive teacher and
vocal coach. She has
been on the cutting edge
of developing new
approaches to the
teaching of voice
and speech."

- Elisabeth Orion, Director,
Former Head, School of Drama,
Carnegie Mellon University

"Catherine is amazing at
not setting herself up as
a 'guru,' and dispelling
participants' tendency to
put all the power and
answers of the work on
her, rather than looking for
it inside themselves."

- workshop participant







Los Angeles CA &
New York City NY
e-mail: cfvoice@gmail.com
Catherne teaches voice and text in workshops and to private clients in Los Angeles and New York City, as well as around the United States and internationally. She has taught voice and text at Yale School of Drama, Harvard/A.R.T./MXAT, the Juilliard School's Drama Division, NYU's Graduate Acting program, A.C.T., UCLA, USC, New York's Actors Center, London University's Goldsmiths College, and the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, as well as in numerous workshops and seminars, and at theatre and medical conference for voice professionals, as well as consciousness conferences.
Her Teacher Certification Program is offered in New York City and Los Angeles every two years. The first Eiropean Teacher Certification Program was completed in London UK in August 2014, and the next will be in Barcelona Spain in July 2016/17.

Catherine has been invited to lecture and conduct workshops for theatre and medical colleagues at international theatres, actor training establishments, universities, and conferences at: the First International Laryngology and Voice conference in Mumbai India; the UCSF Vocology conference in San Francisco; the Institut del Teatre and Eolia Drama School in Barcelona Spain; the Ensemble Free Theatre in Oslo Norway; Roy Hart Center in Malerargues France; the Theatre Noise conference at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London; the Performance Breath conference at RADA in London (keynote speaker); the Actors Centre in London; the Purnati Arts Centre in Bali; Pantheatre in Paris France; the Moscow Art Theatre; the International Slavic University in Moscow; the Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski in Italy; 7th Voice Symposium of the Australian Voice Association (keynote speaker); 1st Congreso de Voz in Chile; 2nd Pan-European Voice Conference (PEVOC ll) in Germany; 6th Conference of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas (ISSEI) in Israel; 1st International Conference on Consciousnesss, Theatre, Literature, and the Arts in Wales; also as Chancellor's Distinguished Lecturer in Drama at the University of California-Irvine; at Sundance Theatre Lab, Esalen Institute, and Naropa University; numerous times at several colleges, universities, and actor training programs, and several times at ATA / ATHE, VASTA, and the Care of the Professional Voice Symposium of the Voice Foundation.

Catherine has been voice, speech, text, and dialect coach and consultant for award-winning directors Frank Galati, Mark Lamos, JoAnne Akalaitis, Des McAnuff, Michael Langham, Stan Wojewodski, Robert Wilson, and Ivo van Hove, at such venues as A.C.T, La Jolla Playhouse, Goodman Theatre, Guthrie Theatre, Stratford/Canada, Hartford Stage, Yale Repertory Theatre, McCarter Theatre, Center Stage, Shakespeare Theatre, Arena Stage, Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, New York Shakespeare Festival, and New York Theatre Workshop. She coached Haing Ngor's Academy Award-winning performance in The Killing Fields.

Catherine has acted for Robert Wilson as Goneril in Lear at Metromedia Studios in Los Angeles, on the national tour of Whose Life is it Anyway? with Brian Bedford, as a member of the company at A.C.T. for three years, and many other venues.

Catherine's article, "Breathing is Meaning," describing the origins and concepts of her approach to voice training, is published by Applause Books in THE VOCAL VISION, ed. Marian Hampton, New York, 1997; her article, "Zeami Breathing," is published in the Internet Journal, "Consciousness, Literature, and the Arts," Vol. 1, #1, March 2000, in "The Voice and Speech Review," Vol. #1, August 2000, and by Cambridge Scholars Publishing in PERFORMING CONSCIOUSNESS, ed. Per Brask and Daniel Meyer-Dinkgrafe, Newcastle, 2009; and her article, "Structured Breathing," is published in the VASTA Newsletter, Spring 2003,Vol. 17, #1.

Catherine holds an MA (Theatre Studies) and BA (English Literature) from the University of Michigan; is a Graduate of th Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London, England (3-year program); holds a Certificate from the International Phonetics Association; and holds Certificates of completion from several bodywork and healing energy trainings. Catherine is also a certified Somatic Therapist.

Catherine Fitzmaurice is delighted that Saul Fitzmaurice Kotzubei is now Director of The Fitzmaurice Institute. See Saul's bio under Master Teachers

Catherine misses and is honored to have collaborated with the following teachers of Fitzmaurice Voicework: Dudley Knight (July 1, 1939 - June 26, 2013); Terry O'Connell (November 7, 1961 - October 18, 2013); Matt Tomlanovich (January 18, 1960 - October 19, 2014); Paul Backer (May 6, 1957 - July 16, 2016).

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    United States
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    Idaho Falls
    United States
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    Los Angeles
    United States
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    United States
    Voice Geek Dallas
    United States
  • Master Teacher
    Los Angeles
    United States
    University of Southern California






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