Professor of the Practice of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies
THOM JONES (Adjuct Professor of the Practice for Theatre Arts and Performance Studies) he was formerly The Head of Voice and Speech for the M.F.A. program in Acting and Directing. He has coached voice, dialects, and text extensively in theatre, film, and television. Theatres where he has coached include: The Public Theater, Shakespeare In the Park, The Atlantic Theatre, Noel Coward Theatre (London’s West End), Yale Repertory Company, Dallas Theater Center, McCarter Theatre, The Cleveland Play House, The Huntington Theatre, The Trinity Repertory Company, Hartford Stage, The Actor’s Theatre of Louisville, Syracuse Stage, Cincinnati Playhouse, The Long Wharf Theatre, The Alabama Shakespeare Festival, The Hangar Theatre. For Film and Television, he has voice, dialect and text coached numerous actors in various productions(see IMDB), including: Nicole Kidman, Ben Mendelsohn, Sissy Spacek, Alan Rickman, Vanessa Redgrave, Robin Williams, Emma Watson, Andra Day, Miles Teller, Jennifer Hudson, Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans, Tituss Burgess, Mary J. Blige, Audra McDonald, Bill Skarsgard, Lashana Lynch, Ansel Elgort, Corey Stoll, Lakeith Stanfield, Aaron Eckhart, Katey Segal, Ciaran Hinds, David Oyelowo, Amy Adams, Lily Rabe, Mel Gibson, Olivia Cooke, Tye Sheridan, Rita Moreno, Simon Peg, Mark Rylance, Sherie Rene Scott, Sienna Miller, Brendan Gleeson, Melissa Leo, Emily Van Camp, Blythe Danner, Logan Lerman, Linda Emond, Ryan Reynolds, and others, as well as for directors Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorcese, Lee Daniels, Ridley Scott, Ben Younger, and others..
Thom Jones is the Director of Voice and Speech for the Brown University/Trinity Rep. Consortium.Research in the area of speech and dialects includes an expanding personal library of more than four hundred dialects/accents of spoken english.His library includes both source speakers and phonetic transciption. Mr. Jones has worked exstensively across the country in the professional theatre both regionally and in New York City.He has also been the dialect coach for feature films and television.