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elcome to Cynthia Bassham's home on the web. Cynthia is a professional actor with extensive credits, including originating the role of 'C' in the world premiere of Edward Albee's Three Tall Women directed by the playwright.
As a teacher, she has had many opportunities over the past twenty years to share her skills and love of theatre in a variety of venues. Cynthia has been a full-time voice, speech and acting instructor at the University of California, Irvine since 2005. In San Francisco, Cynthia teaches ongoing Fitzmaurice Voicework® classes with Seydways Acting Studios and coaches privately around the Bay Area.
Cynthia's introduction to elements of Fitzmaurice Voicework® started at A.C.T., where she studied with Nancy Houfek from 1986 to 1989. She studied with Saul Kotzubei in 2003, then went on to attend the FV Teacher Certification Training in 2003/2004, and received her Associate Teacher status in 2004. She has been a guest teacher in the teacher trainings since 2006. In February 2011, Cynthia was designated as a Master Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework®.
Cynthia received her B.A. in Drama from the University of Washington and her M.F.A. in Acting from the American Conservatory Theater.
...one final note
Although the site is currently under construction, all the areas relating to instructor, class, and Fitzmaurice Voicework® information are complete, as is the theatrical resume section; so feel free to browse around and if you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact Cynthia.