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In Brief

Dylan Paul is a theatre artist, currently appearing in the Tony award-winning best musical, Moulin Rouge! The Musical. On Broadway, he has also appeared in Roundabout Theatre Company’s celebrated Studio 54 revival of CabaretPrior to the Boston world premiere of Moulin Rouge, Dylan was a resident acting company member of Oregon Shakespeare Festival and American Shakespeare Center. Other credits include the Illinois Shakespeare Festival, Houston Shakespeare Festival, and Folger Theatre. In tandem with a performance career, Dylan has maintained a creative agenda featuring new works and adaptations, teaching, and research.

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Fulbright and Traditional Mas Archive

Under the auspices of a Fulbright award, Dylan examined heightened text and Carnival performance while living in Trinidad & Tobago. He is a founder of Traditional Mas Archive, a free resource that has been widely accessed and exhibited at the National Museum and Art Gallery of Trinidad & Tobago. As a steward of the Traditional Mas Archive, Dylan volunteers with an international team to preserve, document, and examine carnival masquerade practices. By providing free access to interviews, photos, and carnival character information, TMA has become a small, valued resource for carnival studies, as well as a platform for frequently marginalized voices. 

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Research and Consulting

Dylan is a recipient of the Voice and Speech Trainers’ Association Clyde Vinson Award, given to a single recipient in the world each year. He designs coursework in acting, voice & speech, and professional preparation for MFA and BFA actors, a task he has done on faculty and as a Guest Artist in Residence at the University of Idaho. In a contribution to the field, Dylan was the principal architect in a  multi-year effort to re-build and standardize the International Dialects of English Archive. IDEA is a major tool for the free study of accents, accessed millions of times by performers and the general public each year. He still serves as a Senior Editor. Other efforts to support artists include consulting for numerous arts organizations such as New York City’s The Possibility Project and the National Association of Voice Actors. 

Performance and Theatre Making

As an actor, he has played Romeo in Romeo & Juliet, Orlando in As You Like It, Jack Absolute in Sheridan’s The Rivals, Orsino in Twelfth Night, and the titular role of Rome Molière’s Don Juan. Additionally, Dylan originated Musidorus in the world premiere of Head Over Heels, which uniquely fused iambic pentameter, rock, and musical theatre. In NYC, he has directed Dürrenmatt’s Romulus The Great, and co-directed Don Juan, benefitting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. In addition to Actors’ Equity Association, SAG/AFTRA, and VASTA, Dylan has been a member of the American Federation of Musicians, playing and/or composing for bands and theatre companies across the world.

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