Visiting Instructor Theatre
Cheryl is a professional actor who has taught Acting, Period Styles and Voice & Speech at Macalester for over 10 years. In Acting she places an emphasis on character study and textual analysis, and teaches from a variety of methods, deeply grounded in Stanislavski and the practical work of Uta Hagen. In Voice & Speech her work is based strongly in Lessac. Brinkley is also a director and voice and performance coach for business professionals in the Twin Cities.
AREA OF SPECIAL INTEREST AND TRAINING:
Voice & Speech, Shakespeare, Emotional Realism, Period Styles of Acting, Audition/ Performance Coaching
Acting Theory & Performance I and II
Topics in Acting: Period Styles
Voice and Speech
RECENT MACALESTER SHOWS
Director, Stop Kiss, 2012
Director, Lysistrata, 2007
Director, An Experiment with an Air Pump,2006
Director, Twelfth Night, 2004
Voice and Dialect Coach, Cabaret, Tartuffe, The Witness Project, Laughter on the 23rd Floor,Mother Courage and Her Children, Tongue of a Bird and The Jester.
ARTISTIC AND/OR SCHOLARLY WORK OUTSIDE OF MACALESTER:
Professional Actor 35 Years
Director and Educator, Twin Cities theatre community, 25 years
Founder and CEO, B. VOCAL LLC, teaching spoken voice, presentation and media communication skills, and accent relaxation for business.
PROFESSIONAL WORK: DIRECTING
Father of the Bride, Lyric Arts, 2010
The Liar (Goldoni), St. Croix Festival Theatre, 1994
Madame de Sade, Dillingham Center for the Arts, 1975
PROFESSIONAL WORK: ACTING
The Guthrie Theatre, Company 1993: Manyefa, Too Clever By Half; Flame, The Naga Mandala.
St. Croix Festival Theatre (WI), Core Company 1991--94: Mrs. Fischer, The Show Off; Laura, The Vinegar Tree.
The Paper Mill Playhouse (NJ), 1982: Arabel Barrett, Robert & Elizabeth
The Shakespeare Festival at Monmouth, ME, Company 1974—76: Titania, A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Angelique, The Miser; Lady Mortimer, Henry IV., Part I.
OTHER VITAL INFORMATION
BFA, Acting/Directing, Ithaca College
TESOL certified, LMRVT (Lessac-Madsen Resonant Voice)
Member: Actors Equity Association (AEA), Voice and Speech Trainers of America (VASTA), SAG-AFTRA.