Tonya Beckman

Tonya Beckman
Part-Time Professor of Theatre- Acting,
Theatre & Dance Program
XX 101
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Tonya Beckman is an AEA/SAG-AFTRA actor and dialect coach.


  • Helen Hayes Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play for The Skin of Our Teeth at Constellation Theatre
  • She's appeared on stages all over the DC area as well as regionally, including Shakespeare Theatre Company, Kennedy Center, Folger Theatre, Arena Stage, Ford's Theatre, Cleveland Play House, Cincinnati Playhouse, Studio Theatre, and Purple Rose Theatre Company, among others.
  • Tonya has coached dialects for productions at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Theater J, Rep Stage, Round House Theatre, and more.
  • Two-time recipient of the DC Council on the Arts & Humanities Individual Arts & Humanities Fellowship
  • Helen Hayes Award Ensemble nominee

Outside work

Tonya is a company member at Taffety Punk Theatre Company.

She is currently working on How to Keep an Alien at Solas Nua, running Nov 28-Dec 16, The Jewish Queen Lear at Theater J, running March 13-April 7, 2019, and Love's Labor's Lost at Folger Theatre, running April 30-June 9, 2019.




She has a BFA in Acting from University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, and an MFA from the Professional Actor Training Program at Ohio University.