Cynthia DeCure is an actress, voice, speech and dialects coach.
Cynthia is certified in both Knight-Thompson Speechwork® and as Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework®. She has taught at California Institute of the Arts, UC Santa Barbara, University of Southern California, NY Film Academy and California State University, Los Angeles. Some voice and dialect coach credits: Phoenix Theater, In the Heights; Center for New Performance/CalArts: Shelter; (featured in American Theatre Magazine) South Coast Repertory’s The Long Road Today/Diálogos (bilingual play, featured in American Theatre), Chance Theater’s In the Heights, UCSB/Launch Pad Untitled by Ruth Markovsky, The Importance of Being Earnest, In the Red and Brown Water, USC’s Broken Eggs, Anna in the Tropics and Marisol.
A member of AEA, SAG/AFTRA, some of her acting credits include:
The Mambo Kings, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Days of Our Lives, The Bold & The Beautiful, General Hospital, All My Children, as well as numerous commercials; Theater: The Long Road Today (South Coast Rep), Henry V (Knightsbridge Theater), The Tempest (Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum), The Exonerated, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, A Christmas Carol (Long Beach Shakespeare Co.)
A bilingual native of Puerto Rico, Cynthia is also a playwright. Her play Miss Quince premiered at the 2012 John Lion New Plays Festival and received a merit award from KC/ACTF. The play was featured in NoPassport’s 30/30 Festival and received staged readings in 2014 at Urban Theater Company in Chicago, Dramatic Question Theater in NYC and Cara Mia Theater in Dallas (also in 2016).
She was an Artistic Associate and Director of Educational Development with the Long Beach Shakespeare Company (2009-11) where she created the curriculum for their Summer Drama Camp and adapted and directed Shakespeare’s The Tempest and Twelfth Night for the Long Beach Sea Festival.
A performer advocate, Cynthia served on the National Board of Directors of the Screen Actors Guild (1996-2001) where she also served as the Latino Committee and National Chair of the Women’s Committee. She is currently part of the Steering Committee of the Latino Theater Alliance –Los Angeles. She is a member and the Diversity chair for the Voice and Speech Trainers Association (VASTA) and has presented at their national conferences in Chicago, Washington D.C., London and Montreal on empowering underrepresented voices, speech, and accents of Spanish.
She has a B.A. in Theater from the University of Southern California and an MFA in acting from California State University, Los Angeles.