A native of England, Kevin Crawford now divides his time between France and Italy, where he recently retired as Program Director of the MFA in Physical Theatre at the Accademia dell’Arte, in Arezzo, offered since 2009 in conjunction with the Mississippi University for Women. He is a founding member of the Roy Hart Theatre company and has been a Roy Hart voice teacher since 1977. He toured extensively with the company for over twenty years, before moving to Ireland, where he was a member of faculty at the School of Drama, Trinity College, Dublin. In 2001, he was awarded an MA in Voice Studies from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. In 2002, Kevin was appointed Lecturer at the Université d’Artois before joining the Accademia dell’Arte.
“At this point in my teaching I do not espouse a single philosophy or approach, although my work is permeated with Roy Hart’s direct legacy. As the majority of my work is with young theatre professionals in training, my aim is to invite them to re-examine their assumptions about the voice, and to propose a coherent approach that they can refer to in their professional life. My place in this is as privileged observer, informed ‘provocateur’ and patient guide for reconstructing a wider vocal vision.”
Directorial credits include ‘Wolf’s Bride’, ‘The Bacchae’ and ‘Bartholomew Fair’. He wrote and recently performed ‘Montee’ in collaboration with cellist Caroline Boersma in the USA, Italy, and France.
Kevin has published several articles in Vastavox Journal with regard to his movement-based approach to text interpretation and expression, including Music and Madness in Heightened Text, Tangents and Parables, and Shakespeare and Commedia. (These articles are available through the author.)
Kevin speaks English, French, and Italian.