dialect director

What is a dialect director? 


      "I have had the profound pleasure to work closely, on multiple occasions with Megan Sandberg-Zakian, her directing style is bold and inclusive. Megan first dubbed my unique style of vocal coaching, “dialect directing”. Under Megan’s direction I have been allowed to stage, direct recordings, lead private rehearsals and solve storytelling issues in new plays. After several instances of Megan reminding me that I am a director, I began to believe it."       

                                                       -Cherie Corinne Rice


The Bluest Eye, Huntington Theater Co. Boston, MA Upcoming 2020

Our Daughters Like Pillars*, Huntington Theater Co. Boston, MA Current 2020

I Am My Own Wife, Long Wharf Theater New Haven, CT February 2020

Lobby Hero, Capital Rep Albany, NY 2019

House of Joy*, California Shakespeare Theater Orinda, CA 2019

Intimate Apparel, Drew University Madison, NJ 2019

Not A Gift*, NYC Fringe Festival 2018

Breath and Imagination, Lyric Stage Co. Boston, MA 2018

Evil Eye*, Audible.com Newark, NJ 2018

Skeleton Crew, Huntington Theater Co. Boston, MA 2018


*- World Premiere/Original Production 

Jonathan Louis Dent and Patricia R. Floyd in "Skeleton Crew" by Dominique Morisseau

at Huntington Theatre Company, Boston, MA 

Directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian

Dialect: Detroit, Michigan

Student Work Sample

Abby Cooley

Professional Performing Arts School, NYC 

Dialect: Wales, UK