Master Class

To augment its performance-based musical theatre classes, HITS periodically offers specialized workshops and masterclasses with professional performers who have appeared on Broadway or in national touring companies.  

Master Class: Jim Johnson (Grades 7 - 12)


June 24 - June 25
Saturday - Sunday
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Speech and Dialect expert Jim Johnson will join HITS Theatre for a dialect master class exploring accents from around the world. The class is a must for any actor that wants to enhance their craft, as well as those interested in preparing for the possibility of international roles. Jim is a widely sough out dialect and speech resource and serves as voice professor at the University of Houston.

Jim's Bio

Jim Johnson is an Associate Professor of Voice and Dialects at the University of Houston School of Theatre & Dance, where he received the Provost's 2007 University Teaching Excellence Award. Jim served as the Director of the School of Theatre & Dance from 2013-2016 and is currently an Artistic Associate with the Houston Shakespeare Festival. He works professionally as an actor and as a voice and dialect coach and is a founder of Accent Help, which offers over 40 sets of materials for different accents and dialects.