actress - voice & dialect coach
AEA SAG-AFTRA VASTA
ACTING WRITING DIRECTING
Cynthia has been acting and creating
for over 30 years.
She is a classically trained actor who is also passionate about writing and directing intersectional work.
Cynthia Santos-DeCure offers Voice and Accent/Dialect coaching for Stage, Film and TV projects as well for business professional presentations. She specializes in coaching all accents of Spanish & Latinx Identities,
and culturally inclusive
pedagogies in actor training.
Cynthia is certified in both Fitzmaurice Voicework® and Knight Thompson Speechwork and utilizes multiple approaches to help her clients to embody free and expressive sounds. She
She is an Associate Professor at the
Yale School of Drama.
2023 Voice & Dialect Projects:
Mojada: A Medea In Los Angeles by Luis Alfaro, directed by Laurie Woolery at Yale Rep
Queen of Basel by Hilary Bettis, directed by Cristina Angeles at TheatreWorks Hartford, CT
Laughs in Spanish by Alexis Scheer, directed by Lisa Portes at Denver Center for the Performing Arts
Hamlet (bilingual adaptation by Reynaldo Pineda) directed by Tatiana Pandiani Folger Shakespeare Reading Room Series
Dialects: Scenes with Cranes by Octavio Solis at CalArts/Center for New Performance at RedCat
Dir. Chi-wang Yang
Acting: Elm Shakespeare's The Tempest,
Dir. by Rebecca Goodheart
Voice/Text: Cymbeline at NY Classical Theatre, NY.
Dir. Stephen Burdman
Dialects: Quixote Nuevo by Octavio Solis at Denver Center, Dir. Lisa Portes
Voice and Dialects: Today is my Birthday Susan Soon he Stanton, Directed by Mina Morita at Yale Rep
"Cynthia’s attention to detail helped me better create characters. With her ear and coaching I'm able to find, the dialect oral posture, breath, operative words, rhythm and phrasing. Cynthia helped me craft my text so that my intention and meaning is in the foreground and the dialect is an asset to the story telling, not merely an actor speaking in a dialect."
-Tasha Tormey, actress
Co-edited: Scenes for Latinx Actors: Voices for the New American Theatre
(with Micha Espinosa)
Published by Smith & Kraus
co-edited by Cynthia Santos DeCure & Micha Espinosa)