Rui Maria Pêgo MFA Professional Acting
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Rui Maria Pêgo

MFA Professional Acting


Biography

BOVTS: Duke of Suffolk in Henry VI: Days of Rebellion, M in Lungs, Dr. Yevgeny Dorn in The Seagull, Macbeth in Macbeth. Pre-BOVTS: Pequeno Saúl in AVENUE Q (Portual, Teatro Trindade, Teatro Maria Matos), Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet (Portugal, O Filho de Meio). Training: BA in History (Nova University Lisbon), Musical Theatre intensive summer (New York Film Academy), Voice/Acting workshops with Patsy Rodenburg (PT), Jo Kelly (RESET), Diana Castle (Imagined Life LA), Tiago Félix (Lucid Body NYC), Jorge Parente (La Voix, Lisbon).

I’m constantly delighted by the talent, commitment and drive of our students. Their curiosity and joy in the work gives us all energy and keeps me on my toes! My goal is to ensure that their voices serve their acting - both in theatre and recorded media. They need to be able to project, learn accents, respond to a wide variety of texts and have a voice that is healthy and be able to sustain long tours and tough filming schedules. This involves them working extremely hard – but having fun as well. When the new students see the final year students in production for the first time I know they’ll come into class the next day fully understanding the high standard they’re working to achieve. Carol Fairlamb, Head of Voice