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Elizabeth Wiley

Associate Professor of Theatre

Office: PBK Hall 225
Email: [[eawile]]
Phone: 757-221-2651
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Areas of Specialization

Actor, Director, Voice and Dialect Coach


Professor Elizabeth Wiley is Head of Acting in the Department of Theatre, Speech & Dance and a director for William & Mary Theatre. Prior to coming to William & Mary, she taught in the BFA/MFA programs at the University of Mississippi and at the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theatre BFA program. She has been acting on stage and on camera for over 25 years, and specializes as a voice/dialect coach and voiceover artist. Her work has taken her to theatres across the country including Virginia Stage Company, Virginia Shakespeare Festival, Virginia Premiere Theatre, Cape Fear Regional Theatre, Michigan Shakespeare Festival, Maine State Music Theatre and numerous Minneapolis/St. Paul theatres such as Jungle Theatre, Dudley Riggs' Comedy Theatre, Park Square Theatre and Plymouth Playhouse. She was awarded the 2004 Port Folio Theatre Award for Best Actress in a Drama for her role as Margrethe Bohr in Copenhagen with Wedgewood Renaissance Productions. She has taught specialized voice at workshops in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Sweden and Estonia. She is an Associate Editor for the International Dialects of English Archive online, and is one of the featured voices of U.S. English for Rosetta Stone. She is a member of Actors Equity Association, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, and the Voice and Speech Trainers Association.

Courses Taught

All levels of Acting, Voice Training and the Actor, Audition Techniques, Physical Theatre

Student Advising

Theatre Majors, Freshmen and Transfers; Alpha Psi Omega National Theatre Honor Society