Jessica Berman Hirigoyen


  • 43-47 Dwinelle Hall
  • Friday 10:10 -11:10 AM and by appointment
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Jessica Berman Hirigoyen coaches and teaches acting, voice, text, and dialects.  She has led dialect workshops for the Royal Shakespeare Company, and has taught at U.C. Berkeley, Academy of Art University, and in A.C.T.’s Summer Training Congress.  Recent dialect coaching credits include: Monsoon Wedding, An Octoroon, and Hand to God (Berkeley Rep), The Baltimore Waltz, Sojournersrunboyrun, and Fred’s Diner (Magic Theatre), The Legend of Georgia McBride, Native Son, Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, and August: Osage County (Marin Theatre Company), Fences (California Shakespeare Theater), and Jerusalem (San Francisco Playhouse).  Jessica works with business professionals and private individuals on communication, presence, and presentation skills.  She trained and worked as an actor in the Bay Area and Los Angeles, and holds an M.A. from the Birmingham School of Acting, and an M.F.A. from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.