Dwight Bacquie is an actor and Voice and Dialects teacher who’s been teaching for over thirty years. Dwight’s acting experience is extensive. A former member of the Stratford Shakespearean Festival acting company, he has performed a wide range of roles in Canada and the US.
Dwight is also a Voiceover artist. His most recent Voiceover job was as Rehearsal Voiceover Artist for Awakening at Wynn Las Vegas for which he recorded the role that would later be performed by Anthony Hopkins.
A graduate of the David Geffen School of Drama at Yale, Dwight did Speech/Dialects Teacher-training with Deborah Hecht at NYU Tisch and The Juilliard School. Other post-graduate training in Voice and Speech/Dialects includes workshops with Richard Neoczym (Grotowski-influenced Voice performance), Patsy Rodenburg, Louis Colaianni, and KT Speech. Dwight has also taught Voice and Speech at First Act Drama School (Montreal), Voice at Fresh Elements School (Toronto), Voice at California State Summer School for the Arts/CSSSA, Accents and Dialects at Stella Adler Academy (Los Angeles), Voice and Dialects for Actors’ Comedy Studio, “American Speech” at Edgemar Center for the Arts, and was Head of Voice and Speech at New School of Drama (Toronto). He has also worked as a production coach and private Voice and Speech coach. His private students have included Samantha Mathis, Noah Silver, Megan Boone and Patrick Dempsey. Recent professional coaching credits include working on the world premiere of Donnetta Lavinia Gray’s Last Night and the Night Before at Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Merchant of Venice at Theater For A New Audience, and Richard III for The Public Theater at the Delacorte.
Dwight has been teaching at The Juilliard School for the past four years. Prior to being at Juilliard, he was the senior Speech and Voice instructor at CalArts/California Institute of the Arts.