Theatre and Dance

Wendy Saver

Associate Professor

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AC 309f  Phone: 765-285-8740  

Department of Theatre and Dance
Arts and Communications Building, Room AC 306
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Additional Information

Teaching Areas: Acting, Voice for the Actor
Tenured faculty
Date of Hire: August 2003

Biography

Wendy Saver teaches BFA studio courses in beginning and advanced vocal production, singing actor, and advanced acting – all focusing on the body/mind connection and highlighting the combination of kinesthetic and cognitive learning principles. At BSU Wendy has served as vocal/text/dialect coach for over 40 productions; directed In the Blood, Alchemy of Desire/Dead Man's Blues and The Way of Water (as part of an international reading scheme), Macbeth with colleague Drew Vidal, an eco-friendly production of Still Life with Iris; and acted alongside students and faculty in Angels in America, The Laramie Project: Revisited, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Going to St. Ives. In addition to her courses at BSU, she has taught acting and voice at the University of Connecticut, Wesleyan University, Marymount Manhattan College, the University of Washington, and American Musical Dramatic Academy (AMDA).

Her area of expertise includes a fusion of extended vocal technique and in-depth text analysis with Eastern based movement training. Wendy has presented workshops introducing these techniques in South Africa and in the states. In addition to working with students at Tshwane University of Technology and the University of Pretoria, Wendy co-directed a field studies program to the Gauteng Province for Theatre and Dance majors. In 2012 she returned to South Africa to direct a multi-lingual production of Alchemy of Desire/Dead Man’s Blues for the University of Pretoria’s submission for the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown.

Wendy was awarded the Excellence in Teaching award from the university, and has been the recipient of several internal and external grant awards. Western Vocal Pedagogy: an Interview with Robyn Hunt and Steve Pearson" and “The Disconnect Between Actor and Text” can be found in the Voice and Speech Teachers Association (VASTA) journals entitled, Shakespeare Around the Globe and The Moving Voice.

As an actress/singer, Wendy has worked professionally on stages across the country. She holds an MFA from the University of Washington's Professional Actor Training Program and is a member of Actor's Equity Association (AEA) and p3/east studio where she continues training with mentors Robyn Hunt and Steve Pearson.

Course Schedule
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    Time
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  • Course
    Studio 2
    No.
    335
    Section
    1
    Section
    0900-1050
    Days
    T R
    Location
    AR 217
  • Course
    Studio 7
    No.
    430
    Section
    1
    Section
    1100-1250
    Days
    M W F
    Location
    AR 217
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    Studio 7
    No.
    430
    Section
    2
    Section
    1400-1550
    Days
    M W F
    Location
    AR 217
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    Practicum
    No.
    280
    Section
    3
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    0000-0000
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    Internships
    No.
    499
    Section
    8
    Section
    1500-1650
    Days
    F
    Location
    AC 007
  • Course
    Internships
    No.
    499
    Section
    8
    Section
    1500-1650
    Days
    F
    Location
    AC 314
Department of Theatre and Dance
Arts and Communications Building, Room AC 306
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Phone: 765-285-8740
Fax: 765-285-4030
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