Ben Chase, M.F.A. (Tier 2 instructor) is an actor and master dialect coach in New York City. He attended the Royal Academy of the Dramatic Arts in London and has a Masters in Fine Arts from Brown University.
Ben has taught at Brown University and the Professional Performing Arts School in New York. He has worked with Broadway actors, students, and corporate executives from all over the world. Ben’s goal is to help clients achieve maximum clarity with minimum tension, and to also try to have some fun. Along with specialization in Standard American English instruction, Ben can teach any dialect on a day’s notice. Check out his accent reel here:
As an actor he has appeared in major theater productions in New York and across the country, including the play Red Velvet with Tony nominee John Douglas Thompson, and in a recent New York revival of Anna Christie. Ben’s latest film project is a large supporting role opposite Anne Hathaway and Ben Affleck in Dee Rees’ new film The Last Thing He Wanted (soon to be released on Netflix.) TV/film appearances include: Transparent (Amazon), Difficult People (Hulu), Mysteries of Laura (NBC), Undocumented (ITV), Miss Atkins’ Army (HBO), The Chinese Cop, and The James Foley Story (HBO).
“Ben is an absolutely wonderful coach. He shows up with everything you need to be successful so that when you walk out of your session, you feel prepped and ready to take any uneasiness you have about the dialect out of the equation. After working with Ben, I felt way more confident about my work.”
– Sara Kapner (B’way: Hollywood Arms; Off B’way: Bare, Children’s Letters to God, Captain Louie)
“Ben is a great, patient coach with an amazing ear for accents. Our sessions were immensely helpful for certain high pressure auditions. Highly recommend.”
– Rachel Schur (B’way: Chicago, Jersey Boys)
“Ben is a patient executive coach who helped me create sounds with more ease so I could focus on my meetings and less on what I sounded like. I recommend him.”
– Kunichi Tasharo, business owner
If you want the confidence of clear and powerful speech, contact AccentsOff today.