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Valerie Clayman-Pye

Assistant Professor of Theatre

M.F.A. in Acting, Brooklyn CollegeM.F.A. in Staging Shakespeare, Ph.D. in Performance Practice, University of Exeter


Valerie Clayman Pye is an Assistant Professor of Theatre at LIU Post where she teaches acting and voice and speech. She holds a PhD in Performance Practice, Drama and an MFA in Staging Shakespeare from the University of Exeter, where she worked with Shakespeare’s Globe and the Royal Shakespeare Company. She also holds an MFA in Acting from Brooklyn College. Valerie is a professional actor and director whose work has reached audiences in over twenty countries. As a voice and speech coach, Valerie has worked in theatre, film, and television coaching Academy, BAFTA, Emmy, and Golden Globe Award nominees. The British Council recently named her a finalist for the Education UK Alumni Award for Professional Achievement. Her book, Unearthing Shakespeare: embodied performance and the Globe will be released by Routledge in 2017.