Faculty & Staff
Lecturer - Voice and Movement
Parke Fech earned an MFA in Actor Training and Coaching from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, an MFA in Acting from the University of Houston's Professional Actor Training Program, and a BA in Musical Theatre from Colorado Mesa University. He has worked as an actor, improviser, stunt performer, fight director, director, and educator.
As an actor he has worked for the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Houston Shakespeare Festival, Quintessence Theatre Group, The Grand Theatre Company, and Walnut Street Theatre to name a few. As a fight director, his work has been seen at numerous theaters including the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Rose Bruford College (UK), Sight and Sound Theatres, and Shakespeare in the Canyon. As a voiceover actor, you can hear his voice on the English versions of Btooom!, Medaka Box, and Kids on the Slope.
Parke has taught at Rose Bruford College (UK), where he also movement directed a site-specific performance of The Children's hour as well as In the Blood. He has also taught movement at East 15 Acting School (London), Fourth Monkey Acting Training Company (London) and the University of Houston. He has coached students at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (London).
His research interests include critical pedagogy, actor training and well-being, and collaborative and devised performance. His vocal pedagogical interests are the Lessac Kinesensic training, the work of Barbara Houseman, and Linklater voice training. His movement pedagogical interests are Viewpoints, Michael Chekhov, Lecoq, Suzuki Actor Training Method, and Stage Combat. He is a member of the Society of American Fight Directors and the British Academy of Stage and Screen combat. He is a member of Actor's Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA.