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Jean-Claude van Itallie

Jean-Claude van Itallie


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Jean-Claude van Itallie

Jean-Claude van Itallie



I am a trained actor and well-known playwright. My latest one person show (at La MaMa in New York City) was in 2012. I am a teacher of performance and writing, and an author of novels and how-to-live books. I am artistic director of Shantigar Foundation for Theatre, Meditation, and Healing. My voice is clear and distinguished. Try me, you'll like me.


English (North American), French


British, French, German, North American, US South (Deep South, Dixie, Delta), Yiddish


Child, Middle Aged, Senior

Special Skills

Audiobooks, Business, Cartoons, Documentaries, Educational, Internet, Jingles, Movie Trailers, Music, Podcasting, Radio, Telephone, Television, Videogames


I am an experienced performer and playwright (see my website: (Website hidden)). I am a translator of Chekhov's major plays ("Chekhov, the Major Plays") and have participated in many readings of plays. My latest one man show (2012), "Confessions and Conversation" was at La MaMa, NYC.



Harvard, bachelor of Arts
Kent State, doctor of philosophy (honorary)
Neighborhood Playhouse, acting classes
Carol Fox Prescott, acting classes
Open Theatre, actor, writer, director
La MaMa, performer, playwright, director
Princeton, teacher of playwriting (author of: "The Playwright's Workbook")
Yale School of Drama, teacher of play writing
Omega, Esalen, Shantigar -- teacher of performance workshops


  • Microphone

    I have easy access to fully equipped sound recording studios near my homes in NYC and in Western Massachusetts

  • Delivery Methods


  • Turnaround Time

    very short

Service Description

Narrator of all types of material. Audiobook narrator.

Payment Terms

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