Francine Zerfas

Francine Zerfas is a voice teacher and coach for Atlantic Acting School, as well as an Adjunct Professor for Brooklyn College’s Theater Department. She is an Affiliate Artist at Sarah Lawrence College where she coaches productions and teaches. Ms. Zerfas has conducted workshops in Fitzmaurice Voicework™ and Shakespeare in Melbourne, Australia and at the Centro Em Movimento in Lisbon, Portugal, where she coached a production of Eugene O’Neill’s Mourning Becomes Electra. In addition, Ms. Zerfas has been vocal consultant on “666 Park Avenue” and vocal coach for Signature Theatre’s production of And I And Silence by Naomi Wallace, featuring Emily Skeggs and Trae Harris. Ms. Zerfas holds a BFA in Drama from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and an MFA in Creative Writing from New School University. She is a Master Teacher of Chuck Jones Vocal Production and an Associate Teacher of Catherine Fitzmaurice’s Voicework™, and has completed level two certification for the Alba Emoting technique. Ms. Zerfas was a co-founder of Tiny Mythic Theater, where she appeared in numerous roles. Acting credits include leading roles in A Dream Play by August Strindberg, Icarus, an original work directed by Tim Maner, and films Irony, In Shadow City, and The Smallest Particle by Ken Feingold. Ms. Zerfas created and produced Vocal Practice, an audio recording of Chuck Jones’ Warm Up. She also contributed to the Second Edition of Chuck Jones’ seminal book, Make Your Voice Heard. An interview with Ms Zerfas is prominently featured in Joan Melton’s 2015 book, Dancing With Voice, A Collaborative Journey across Disciplines.