"We were presenting David Edgar's PENTECOST, a famously difficult play written in twelve wildly different languages and just as many accents. Joel took on the formidable task of coaching all the dialects. He is an extraordinarily patient and generous teacher and collaborator, deftly guiding each of the actors to find his or her own way into the character's voice. The results spoke for themselves. No one in the audience could distinguish the native speakers from their newly-learned American counterparts."