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Lynnae Lehfeldt

Lynnae Lehfeldt


 
Lynnae Lehfeldt
    

Lynnae Lehfeldt
Associate Professor of Theatre

Contact

lehfeldt2@oakland.edu
(248) 370-2956
lynnaelehfeldt.com

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Lynnae Lehfeldt, associate professor, voice and movement received her BA in Theatre and Film from the University of Kansas and her MFA from Wayne State University's Hilberry program. Additionally, she has trained with: the SITI Company (Saratoga International Theatre Institute), LIMS (Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies, and GLMCC (Great Lakes Michael Chekhov Consortium). She studied Iyengar Yoga at The Center for Yoga Seattle where she completed her 200 hr yoga teacher-training course.  She has choreographed and/or movement coached productions for: Meadow Brook Theatre, Theatreworks, Jewish Ensemble Theatre, and Water Works Theatre.  Ms. Lehfeldt specializes in Linklater Voice and dialects.  She has studied dialects with the faculty from Knight/Thompson Speechwork and Shakespeare with Patsy Rodenburg.  She has vocal/dialect coached for: Meadow Brook Theatre, Jewish Ensemble Theatre, Michigan Shakespeare Festival, Performance Network, Water Works Theatre, Matrix Theatre, the Purple Rose Theatre, and Theatre Nova.  She serves as an Associate Editor for IDEA (International Dialects of English Archive.)  Her professional work as a director includes productions for the Jewish Ensemble Theatre, Water Works Theatre,  and the Wild Swan Theatre. Lynnae joined Actors' Equity Association in 1992 and has performed with Paul Rudd and Keegan-Michael Key and has been directed by Neil LaBute and Tony Award winner, Martin Platt. She has been awarded a Theatre Excellence Award from the Detroit Free Press, numerous Best Dramatic Performance awards from the Oakland Press, and won the Wilde Award for best comedic performance as Lee in The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife. She has conducted workshops in Russia, Singapore, and Canada. She presents regularly for conferences including: the Association of Theatre in Higher Education, the International Voice and Speech Teachers Association, Statera Foundation and the Southeast Theatre Conference. She chaired the Great Lakes Gender Parity Conference, held on the campus of Oakland University in 2017.  She is a member of the Voice and Speech Trainers Association, the Association of Theatre Movement Educators, the Association for Theatre in Higher Education, the Screen Actors' Guild, the Theatre Communications Group, Drama League, and Who's Who in Fine Arts Higher Education.