Barry Kur

Barry Kur

609 West Fairmount Ave
State College, PA


814 308 3560 Cell

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Current Affiliations

Lessac Training and Research Institute;
Master Teacher
Workshop Instructor
Director of Certification

Voice and Speech Trainers Association (VASTA):
Grants and Scholarships Committee Chairman

Penn State University School of Theatre
Professor Emeritus


Voice, speech, text and dialect actor training and theatrical production coaching. Also, training of professionals in business, education, media; large group and/or individual instruction. Author of STAGE DIALECT STUDIES: A CONTINUATION OF THE LESSAC APPROACH TO ACTOR VOICE AND SPEECH TRAINING.

Experience with the Lessac Work

Master Teacher, 2009
Certified Trainer 1977


I teach to promote self-reliant awareness of one’s voice and body. In addition to providing the necessary preparation for actors entering the profession, I strive to share the personal excitement I find in the work and to empower my students to find their own excitement.

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