Dylan Paul has worked throughout the United States and abroad, maintaining an active performance career and research agenda in theatre. His Broadway debut was with Cabaret at Studio 54 through Roundabout Theatre Company. Regionally, he has been a resident company member of Oregon Shakespeare Festival, American Shakespeare Center, Illinois Shakespeare Festival, and Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre. Additional credits include New Theatre (Kansas City), American Heartland Theatre, and others.
Honors include the Voice and Speech Trainers Association Clyde Vinson Award, and the Fulbright Award (full research grant), during which he examined traditional Carnival performance practice and established the Traditional Mas Archive, a free online resource for the documentation, preservation, and promotion of Caribbean masquerade.
In a project spanning over two years, he was the chief architect in the redesign and standardization of the International Dialects of English Archive, a free resource that gives access to recordings and transcriptions of native speakers from around the world. A major tool in the study of voice for theatre, it is visited roughly three million times per year. He continues to serve the archive as its Special Consultant, Associate Editor, and Webmaster, and has introduced three new countries to its ranks through international field research.
As an instructor in voice and acting, he has taught Graduate level voice and speech, coached for fully staged productions, and conducted master classes in the United States and abroad. He holds an MFA from the Professional Actor Training Program at the University of Houston, and a BFA in Theatre & Voice from the University of Kansas.
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He is currently developing a musical based on acts of the violent abolitionist, John Brown. More information on that project will slowly be posted.