Dialect Coaching for Film, TV and Theater
Susanne is passionate about helping clients achieve the confidence and strength to portray new and often difficult dialects for their characters. She prepares for each dialect by doing extensive research on location, whenever possible, with local residents. She is available for private coaching, both in-person and via zoom. She is also available for on set coaching anywhere in the world.
She is frequently sought out by film, TV and theatre directors for her skills and has earned national recognition for her recent work on the Emmy-award winning, Mare of Easttown and Academy Award winning Silver Linings Playbook. Other recent work includes coaching the inimitable Jean Smart in Babylon, and The San Diego Critics Circle Award nominee The October Night of Johnny Zero with Backyard Renaissance Theater.
"Working with Susanne Sulby, our dialect coach, was really helpful.She was there every day for every scene."
– Julianne Nicholson, Mare of Easttown, HBO,
Best Supporting Actress, 2021 Emmys.
(Pictured with Evan Peters)
"I want to thank the amazing crew. Susanne Sulby
for the hoagies and the homes."
– Evan Peters, Best Supporting Actor,
Mare of Easttown, HBO, Emmys 2021
"We had a dialect coach who was from there
and she was fantastic".
– Jean Smart, Mare of Easttown, HBO
"It helped that Bradley is a Philadelphian. Now and again, he would correct a vowel sound," she said, although she credited her "awesome" dialect coach, Susanne Sulby, with doing most of the hard work. [Philly.com]
– Jacki Weaver, Silver Linings Playbook
"Susanne is the best dialect coach I've had. She can teach the shapes and placement of each sound not just have you repeat the sound. Great work."
– Razaaq Adati, Cover
“Dialect Consultant Susanne Sulby plucks out the intricate southern sounds for Violet, her father, and the two soldiers, each distinguished by slight differences in their patterned delivery; all of which sound genuine and slide off the tongue with a 1960’s ease.”
– Amanda Gunther, DC Theater Metro Arts Violet at Ford’s Theatre