Saklad, Nancy

MFA Directing, Purdue University
BA Theatre, University of New Hampshire

Associate Professor

Department: Theatre Arts
Office: CT 106
Phone: (845) 257-3871

Career History

When not teaching, Nancy directs and coaches voice and acting. Favorite directing credits include Much Ado About Nothing at Boston’s Publik Theatre, How I Learned To Drive _at Durham Center Stage and _Other People’s Money at Seacoast Repertory Theatre. She also directed the Professional Division Moss Hart Award winning production of The Diary of Anne Frank at Seacoast Repertory Theatre in Portsmouth, NH and numerous other plays. Nancy has taught acting, voice and directing at the University of Miami, FL, the University of NH, Regis College in MA, Queens College in NY, and The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City.

Over the past few years she has been affiliated with the acclaimed Pearl Theatre in New York City as a Fitzmaurice Voicework coach and consultant and Half Moon Theatre in Poughkeepsie. Nancy is also the author of Voice and Speech Training in the New Millennium: Conversations with Master Teachers and has created a new acting technique called "Acting with the Felt Sense."

Teaching Interests

Voice and Speech, Acting, Directing.

Research/Creative Activity

Directing, vocal coaching, acting coaching and writing.

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Nancy is a recipient of the Kennedy Center-American College Theatre Festival Bronze Medallion for service to the New England Region.


Voice and Speech Training in the New Millennium: Conversations with Master Teachers, Applause Books, 2011

Certificates & Licenses

She is a certified Fitzmaurice Voicework practitioner and is also certified in Michael Chekhov acting technique.

Committee Memberships & Professional Organizations

She is a member of the Voice and Speech Trainers Association (VASTA), the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) and the Kennedy Center-American College Theatre Festival.