Kirby Wahl achieves certification in Knight-Thompson Speechwork

Knight-Thompson Speechwork emphasizes developing a speaker's awareness of the physical actions that produce speech.

Wahl presenting features of a Turkish accent during a 2019 KTS workshop in New York City.

Following extensive training in this approach to speech and accent instruction, Professor of Performing Arts Wahl has been recognized as a certified teacher of Knight-Thompson Speechwork (KTS).

The appeal of KTS, with its emphasis on developing the speaker’s awareness of the physical actions that produce speech, and its playful yet rigorous approach, is growing rapidly in American theatre training programs. Wahl and the cohort that he trained with this past summer now bring the number of certified teachers of KTS to 60 internationally.