Liz Hayes
Adjunct Lecturer, Diction & Dialects


MFA, George Washington University/The Shakespeare Theatre Company
BA, Brown University

Liz Hayes is a performing and teaching artist and dialect coach. She currently teaches voice & speech in the MFA Acting Program at Brooklyn College and in the BFA Musical Theater Program at Pace University, as well as dialects in Syracuse University’s Tepper Semester in NYC. Liz previously served on the Voice & Speech faculty at The Boston Conservatory for five years, teaching voice, dialects and Shakespeare. She also taught dialects at Emerson College and Shakespeare at the Walnut Hill School for the Arts.  She has dialect coached for numerous theater companies in both Boston and NYC, as well as for television and film. As a performing artist, Liz's most recent credits include Into the Woods (Roundabout Theatre Co. and Menier Chocolate Factory in London), the New England premiere of George Brant’s Grounded (The Gamm Theatre), Informed Consent (Gulfshore Playhouse), and she has appeared with many Boston-based companies, including New Repertory Theatre, SpeakEasy Stage, the Lyric Stage, Gloucester Stage, Central Square Theater, Stoneham Theater, Boston Playwright’s Theatre and the Elliot Norton Award-winning Orfeo Group, of which she was a founding artist.  Liz is a member of AEA, SAG-AFTRA and VASTA, holds an MFA from GWU/The Shakespeare Theatre Company, and is a graduate of Brown University.