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Catherine Fitzmaurice has taught Voice and Text for the Theatre at the Juilliard School, New York University, Harvard University / American Repertory Theatre, American Conservatory Theatre, UCLA, USC, London University, and the Central School of Speech and Drama, and currently at the Actors Center and privately in New York City. She has worked extensively as voice and text consultant for award-winning directors Des McAnuff, Frank Galati, Mark Lamos, JoAnne Akalaitis, Michael Langham, Stan Wojewodski, Robert Wilson, and Ivo van Hove, and many others, at such venues as ACT, La Jolla Playhouse, the Guthrie, the Goodman, Stratford / Canada, McCarter Theatre, Hartford Stage, the Shakespeare Theatre, Arena Stage, Lincoln Center, New York Shakespeare Festival, and the New York Theatre Workshop. She coached Dr. Haing Ngor's Academy Award-winning performance in The Killing Fields, and has worked with many other award-winning professionals.  Catherine teaches national workshops for voice professionals in her method of training, known as Fitzmaurice Voicework (or Destructuring - Restructuring) which is taught by her past students at Harvard University's and Yale University's graduate acting training programs as well as many others. Catherine has been invited to lecture and conduct workshops for theatre and medical colleagues at numerous American and international universities and symposia, most recently at the Moscow Art Theatre and the Slavic Institute in Moscow, Russia; also as Chancellor's Distinguished Lecturer in Drama at the University of California - Irvine; at the Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski in Pontedera, Italy; at the Pan-European Voice Conference (PEVOC) at University Hospital in Regensburg, Germany; at the International Society for the Study of European Ideas (ISSEI) in Haifa, Israel; and numerous times at the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) and the Voice Foundation Symposium in Philadelphia.  She has acted for Robert Wilson as Goneril in Lear at Metromedia Studios in Los Angeles, in the company at the American Conservatory Theatre for three years, on the national tour of Whose Life is it Anyway? with Brian Bedford, and with Ann Baxter at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, and many other venues. She has also performed in film, television, and radio, and has directed Shakespeare and contemporary works in London, California, and New York. Catherine's research interests are in the areas of breath, voice, and sound. Her article, "Breathing is Meaning," is published by Applause Books in The Vocal Vision, ed. Marian Hampton, New York, 1997. She holds a Diploma from the Central School of Speech and Drama in London, England, the Certificate of the International Phonetics Association, and a B.A. in English and an M.A. in Theatre Studies from the University of  Michigan. She was Professor of Theatre at the University of Delaware and is Director of ProVoice LLC.