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Naomi Jacobson

Lecturer, Maryland Opera Studio
M.A. Acting, Temple University

Naomi Jacobson holds a Masters Degree in Acting from Temple University and has been a professional actress and teacher for the last 30 years. An award-winning actress, she’s performed in classics and numerous world premieres in theatres all over the country. Credits include The Shakespeare Theatre Company, Arena Stage, the Kennedy Center, Ford’s Theatre, Woolly Mammoth Theatre (Company Member), Signature Theatre, Olney Theatre Center, Round House Theatre, Theater J, as well as Center Stage, Arizona Theatre Company, The Goodman Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory, Delaware Theatre Co, and the Berkshire Theatre Festival. She’s taught in the University of Maryland Graduate Opera Studio for the last 17 years and locally at George Washington University, Catholic University, Theatre Lab, and Shakespeare Theatre Company. A professional public speaking coach, she also teaches voice over technique for EDGE Studio out of NYC, as well as spearheading the Actors Arena through Arena Stage, continuing education for professional actors. Her TV/Film work includes Homicide, Her Father’s Eyes for A&E, narration for PBS, NPR, Discovery Channel, Smithsonian, along with audio books for Harvard University Press. Naomi’s received two Helen Hayes Awards along with twelve nominations, a Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship (with Lynn Redgrave), and an Individual Artist Grant from the D.C. Arts Commission for her work as an actress.