Associate Professor of Voice & Acting
Rory Ledbetter is Associate Professor of Voice, Speech, and Acting in the Theatre & Film Department. He received his MFA in Theatre Directing from Florida State University in 2004. He is a certified Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework®, and, in addition to acting and directing, works professionally as a Voice and Dialect Coach for theatre, film and television.
He is represented by the East Coast Agency in Atlanta, GA. His acting credits include Film/TV: Your Worst Nightmare (ID Discovery Channel) Run Ronnie Run (New Line), The Delivery Boy Chronicles (independent feature), The Sky Is Falling (short), Thumb King (short), Bowled Over a Sea of Eggshells (short), Two Commandments (short); Theatre: The Oxford Shakespeare Festival, IO West, Tecumseh! Outdoor Drama, Pasadena Shakespeare in the Park.
Rory has also written and devised numerous pieces of theatre, including two solo shows, A Mind Full of Dopamine and The Road to Santiago. In particular, A Mind Full of Dopamine has been performed and produced at The Ottawa Fringe (“Steve Sauvé Spirit of the Fringe Award” winner), The Regina International Fringe, The Calgary International Fringe (“Best of Fest” winner and “The Most Outstanding Performer” winner), The New Orleans Fringe, The Orlando Fringe, and The Vancouver International Fringe (“Spirit of the Fringe Award” winner). Dopamine has also been the featured keynote presentation at the National Conference on Problem Gambling and The Alberta Gaming & Liquor Commission Problem Gambling Symposium.
In addition, Rory has written and directed Firemax (short) for the Oxford Film Festival, Your Loss (music video) for Firespark Productions, and The Theatre Director (documentary) for Theatre in Action.
Areas of Specialization
Acting: voice, acting for the camera, comedic improvisation, Linklater voice progression, Fitzmaurice vocal technique