Sarah Kane

Senior Lecturer

School of Digital, Technologies and Arts

I am a Senior Lecturer for Voice and Speech, who started to take speech classes as a child, entering competitions and exams up to the age of 14. Instead of going to drama school when I left school, I entered the academic world and planned to become a teacher. Then I decided to study speech in preparation for teaching, and instead of completing only one year, as I had intended, I enjoyed the course so much that I finished the entire programme and entered adult education as a speech teacher.

I then taught for some years at an independent college in Sussex and from there began working internationally as a freelancer, incorporating my speech work into Michael Chekhov’s acting technique. This work, the interface between movement and speaking for actors and performers, has taken me all over the world, from China to the West coast of the USA over the last few decades. I have worked with professional actors, actors in training, teachers and in teacher training courses.

Performing Arts International - speech - drama - Forest Row ( 

Professional memberships and activities

Member, Equity

Member, Section for the Performing Arts, Goetheanum, Dornach, Switzerland

Academic qualifications

Diploma in Creative Speech, London School of Speech, a four-year full-time training in the Art of Speech

B.A. (Hons) German Language and Literature, University of Sussex


Voice and Speech for actors

Voice and Speech for storytellers

Voice and Speech for poets

Voice and speech for teachers

Michael Chekhov Acting technique

Spatial Dynamics



Speech for all levels in as many performance modules as possible


Michael Chekhov acting technique; Creative Speech for actors

UK University

StudentCrowd University Awards 2022

for Job Prospects

StudentCrowd University Awards 2022

for Student Satisfaction

Complete University Guide 2022

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

for Course Content

StudentCrowd University Awards 2022

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021