Charley Layton is an experienced dialect coach working primarily in NYC Theater. He has coached many actors with various accents/dialects and has helped foreign/ESOL actors with their Standard American Dialect. For more info about private lessons/coaching for Theater/Film/TV production please email: charleylayton@gmail.com

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Theater Dialect-Coaching Credits:

  • When It’s You (Dallas) - Clurman Theatre, Keen Company
  • Our Town (Standard American, New Hampshire) - Atlantic Stage II
  • Mr. Toole (New Orleans, Deep South) - Midtown Intl. Theater Fest., WorkShop Theater
  • Travels with my Aunt (over various 20 accents and dialects) - Clurman Theatre, Keen Company
  • Sense of an Ending (Rwandan) - 59E59 Theaters
  • Awake and Sing! (Bronx, Yiddish, German, Russian) - The Public Theater, NAATCO
  • An Appeal to the Woman of the House (AL, LA, and NJ states) - Workshop Theater, Retro Productions
  • Odile’s Ordeal (French) - Drama Book Shop
  • The Baltimore Waltz (French, German, Viennese, Dutch) - Underground Theater, Retro Productions
  • NOLA: Three Plays about Home (New Orleans) - TheaterLab
  • Awake and Sing! (Bronx, Yiddish) - Walkerspace, NAATCO
  • Speakeasy Dollhouse (30’s New York, Irish) - The Back Room, Cynthia Von Buhler
  • Bathtub Jen & the Henchmen (New Jersey, Russian, Irish) -Under St. Mark’s, Frigid Festival
  • A Day in the Death of Joe Egg (Bristol, Estuary, British RP) - Workshop Theater, Retro Productions
  • This Property is Condemned (Deep South, Mississippi) - Playwrights Horizons, NYU
  • Your Colonel (Colonial American, British RP) -Metropolitan Playhouse
  • The Key (Israeli, Arabic) -TBG Theatre   
  • Sweeney Todd (Cockney, Irish, Italian) - Bryn Mawr College
  • The Dumb Waiter (Cockney, East London) - Duo Theatre, NAATCO
  • Lemon Sky (Nebraska, Southern California) - Clurman Theatre, Keen Company
  • Spreading the News (West Irish) - Queens Parks, Unity Stage Company
  • Bubble & Squeak (Serbian, Bulgarian) - Lion Theatre, Samuel French OOB Fest
  • The Girl from Nashville (Central Texas) - Abingdon Theatre, EBE Ensemble
  • Destination (New Orleans, Yat, Cajun) - Manhattan Theatre Source
  • Punching Glass - Manhattan Repertory Theater
  • Pussycat (South Philly) - Manhattan Theatre Source
  • Igor’s Monster (Russian/German/Swiss/Italian/French) - iDiOM Theater
  • Twelfth Night, Macbeth, The Tempest, The Children's Hour - Atlantic 453, NYU
  • Hamlet - Atlantic Stage II
  • Dealer's Choice (London, Cockney) - American Theater of Actors   
  • Shakespeare the Dead (London, British RP, Sydney) - Theater for the New City, Pipeline
  • The Commission (Serbian, Russian) - Connelly Theater, NYC Fringe
  • Sleepless City (Liverpool, Spanish, Colonial American) - The Wings Theater, Pipeline
  • Look Back in Anger (Midlands, British RP, Welsh) - Old Stone House
  • Savage in Limbo (Bronx) - Union Square Theater
  • Philadelphia, Here I Come! (Donegal) - NYU Shop Theater
  • Weekend at an English Country Estate (British RP, London, Irish) - Access Theater, Ateh Theater Co.
  • Mr. A’s Amazing Maze Plays (Brit RP, Midlands) - Chashama, Ateh Theater Co.