TitlesCoordinator of Voice and Speech (Musical Theater)
For me, there is no single approach to acting. Each body and voice is unique and constantly evolving. Jerzy Grotowski, Rudolf Laban, corporeal mime, Noh theater, Shakespeare, and many others offer inspiration. Every play has its own soundscape. Actors must listen.
Candice Brown joined the Conservatory in 2004 and is coordinator for acting and voice and speech in the Theater Division.
Prior to the Conservatory, Brown held positions as head of voice and movement at Wheaton College (2001–2004) and voice and speech instructor in Brandeis University's M.F.A. acting training program and B.A. theater artist-in-residence program (1999–2000). Additionally, Brown earned tenure at the State University of New York at Fredonia, where she taught voice, speech, movement, and acting in the musical theater and dance department (1993–1999).
Brown is a member of Actors' Equity Association and works as a professional actor regionally and in Greater Boston. Her favorite roles include The Mother in Nocturne by Adam Rapp, which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize (2000/2001) and performed at the New York Theatre Workshop and American Repertory Theater; Maria in Wintertime by Charles Mee, performed at Cape Rep Theatre (2009); Rosse in Macbeth, performed by Actors Shakespeare Company (2007); Dutchess of York in Richard III; Phebe in As You Like It; Katharine in Love's Labour's Lost, performed at the Utah Shakespeare Festival (1994); Olivia in Twelfth Night; Ophelia; and Hero in Much Ado About Nothing with Three Rivers Shakespeare (1999).
She has directed various productions for Boston Conservatory, including Diamond Alice (2016), Dancing at Lughnasa (2013), Crimes of the Heart (2006), and The Man Who Came to Dinner (2005). At Brandeis University, she has directed Twilight Los Angeles, The Laramie Project, The Wake of Jamey Foster, Lo She Comes, and Professional Skepticism. She directed Othello, Mad Forest, Tissue, and The Jewish Wife at SUNY Fredonia. Regionally, her directing credits include Tres Flores (Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center, 2015) and A Soldier's Tale and Greater Tuna (Fredonia Opera House, 1997).
As a movement and dance choreographer, she has choreographed productions including Oliver! (SUNY Fredonia), The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (SUNY Fredonia), A Midsummer Night's Dream (SUNY Fredonia), Antigone (SUNY Fredonia), A Streetcar Named Desire (fight direction, Wheaton College), and Dracula (fight direction, Wheaton College).
As a vocal coach at Boston Conservatory, she has coached for productions including Follies, South Pacific, Romeo and Juliet, Our Town, Quick-Change Room, Chess, and Coolsville. Regionally, Brown has been the vocal coach for Shakespeare in the Commons' productions of The Tempest (2000) and Hamlet (2001).
Professional Awards and Recognitions
- First Recipient (State University of New York at Fredonia Presidential Grant, 1998)
- Diamond Alice (Boston Conservatory, 2016)—Director
- Tres Flores (Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center, 2015)—Director