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Voice (speech & dialect) [clear filter]
Wednesday, March 5
 

4:00pm

Specific Dialects: Free and Easy
Stop buying dialect CDs!!! Participants will be given dialect resources, handouts, and web links that will be instrumental in empowering them to create their own free dialect training materials.

Speakers
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Brandon Smith

Brevard College
Mr. Smith has performed with such regional theaters as the Tyrone Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis, the Dallas Shakespeare Theatre, Playmaker’s Repertory Theatre, and the Plano Repertory Theatre. He has also worked in commercials and voiceovers in New York and North Texas. Selected directing credits include ...And the Rain Came to Mayfield (KCACTF Region VI Richard A. Weaver Award, 2010), and Bandersnatch (and KCACTF Nation... Read More →


Wednesday March 5, 2014 4:00pm - 5:15pm
RV Riverboat Suite

7:00pm

Voice and Speech Meet & Greet
If your focus is Voice & Speech please plan to attend.

Speakers
avatar for Rory Ledbetter

Rory Ledbetter

University of Mississippi
Filmmaker


Wednesday March 5, 2014 7:00pm - 8:20pm
RV Commodore Suite
 
Thursday, March 6
 

9:00am

The Collaborative Relationship between Director and Vocal Coach: Synergy
How do you create rich collaborations between directors and vocal coaches? This informal lecture/discussion tackles everything from concept to closing. Bring your questions and challenges.

Speakers
avatar for Stacey Cabaj

Stacey Cabaj

Stacey Cabaj is the Acting Director of the MFA in Performance Pedagogy program at the University of Pittsburgh. She works extensively as a voice, speech, dialect, and singing coach. She is an also an award-winning actress, having performed on stages across North America and Europe... Read More →
avatar for Cynthia Croot

Cynthia Croot

Head of Performance, University of Pittsburgh, and Resident Director of Conni's Avant Garde Restaurant
Cynthia Croot is a director, writer, humanitarian activist, and Head of Performance at U. of Pittsburgh. Since earning her MFA (Columbia University) she won TCG’s Career Development Fellowship in 2007/2009. Her work spans regional and international venues. As Resident Director of the award-winning NYC theatre company 'Conni's Avant Garde Restaurant,' she has staged experimental audience-immersive and site-specific work across the country... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am
RV Captain Suite

10:30am

Da, I Have a Russian Accent
Using the techniques of Knight/Thompson Speechwork, especially the oral posture, you will be able to play with, explore and use a Russian accent easily and effectively.

Speakers
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Vivian Majkowski

Prof., Voice and Speech, SCAD
Vivian Majkowski is the Immediate Past Chair of the Voice and Speech Committee for SETC. She is a professor at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Ms. Majkowski holds an MFA in Voice and Speech from the the American Repertory Theater/Moscow Art Theatre School Institute for Advanced... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 10:30am - 11:45am
RV Jubilee Suite

12:00pm

Releasing Shakespeare's Words: The Rodenburg Approach
This physical on-your-feet workshop explores delivering Shakespeare's verse through vocal and physical exercises developed by Master Voice Teacher Patsy Rodenburg.

Speakers
avatar for Karl B. Wildman

Karl B. Wildman

Assistant Professor of Theatre/Voice & Acting, Valdosta State University
Karl B. Wildman is an Assistant Professor of Theatre/Voice & Acting at Valdosta State University. His focus and research on Voice for the Actor has led him to study with voice luminaires Arthur Lessac and Patsy Rodenburg. Karl’s voice-work can be heard on several audio titles published by Random House Listening Library and Full Cast Audio. He received his M.F.A. in Theatre Performance from the University of Florida and also holds a B.A. in Theatre and Communications from the State University of New York... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
RV Schooner Suite

1:00pm

Eks: Afrikaans Accent for the Actor
This fun, phonetics-free workshop introduces the Afrikaans accent for the actor. Participants will leave with a handout, media samples, exercises, and monologues for further study. All levels welcome.

Speakers
avatar for Stacey Cabaj

Stacey Cabaj

Stacey Cabaj is the Acting Director of the MFA in Performance Pedagogy program at the University of Pittsburgh. She works extensively as a voice, speech, dialect, and singing coach. She is an also an award-winning actress, having performed on stages across North America and Europe... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 1:00pm - 2:15pm
RV Schooner Suite

4:30pm

Dialects: A Quick Approach
Learn the fundamentals of building a dialect quickly with resonance, pitch, vowels and consonants, so you'll be ready when the director says "Action!"€

Speakers
avatar for Linda Brennan

Linda Brennan

Core Faculty, Director, American Academy of Dramatic Arts
Linda is on the faculty at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts (Voice and Speech Dept. Chair, Director.) Voice and dialect coaching: Arcadia, Dancing at Lughnasa, Dog Sees God, Kentucky Cycle, A Midsummer Nightâs Dream, Sherlock Holmes at the acclaimed Theatre 40 in Beverly Hills... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 4:30pm - 5:20pm
RV Mobile Bay Bllrm

7:00pm

Voice and Speech Interest Group
Annual meeting gives interested members the opportunity to discuss topics of interest to the membership. Anyone interested in Voice & Speech is encouraged to contribute.

Speakers
avatar for Rory Ledbetter

Rory Ledbetter

University of Mississippi
Filmmaker


Thursday March 6, 2014 7:00pm - 8:15pm
RV Riverboat Suite
 
Friday, March 7
 

9:00am

Shake It Up! Expanding Vocal Freedom through Fitzmaurice Voicework
Participants are introduced to basic Fitzmaurice Voicework principles. The workshop focuses on awareness, breath and releasing tension that inhibits a free, responsive voice. Be prepared to move.

Speakers
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Kris Danford

U of West Florida
Kris Danford is head of the Musical Theatre program at UWF. She has worked professionally as an actor in New York and regionally. Currently a Candidate for Certification in Fitzmaurice Voicework, she is also a speech and dialect coach. Kris holds an MFA in Acting from the FSU Asolo... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am
RV Schooner Suite

10:30am

Engaging the Transversus to Produce Healthy, Resonant Sound
Interactive workshop uses Fitzmaurice Voicework and other techniques to identify, isolate and engage the transversus abdominis while speaking. All levels of experience are welcome.

Speakers
avatar for Rory Ledbetter

Rory Ledbetter

University of Mississippi
Filmmaker


Friday March 7, 2014 10:30am - 11:45am
RV Jubilee Suite

12:00pm

It's Accent Reduction Time, Y'all!
A Southern sound can help the actor, but there are times when it gets in the way. This workshop equips actors with the tools necessary to neutralize a Southern accent to achieve a standard American sound.

Speakers
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Kerrie Seymour

Assistant Professor, Clemson UNiversity
Kerrie Seymour lives in South Carolina where she teaches acting at Clemson University. She has an M.F.A. from Trinity Rep in Providence, RI, and she often works at Greenville's The Warehouse Theatre where her many credits include Lost in Yonkers (Bella), Reckless (Rachel), Hamlet... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
BH Leinkauf

1:00pm

Exploring Pitch and Resonance in Characterization
Learn how changes in vocal pitch and moving through the resonators can be used to enhance characterization and bring text to life. Both group exercises and prepared monologues will be used.

Speakers
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Kyle Kennedy

Middle Tennessee State U
Kyle Kennedy is Associate Professor and Head of Acting at Middle Tennessee State University. After receiving his MFA in Acting from the University of Texas at Austin, Kyle worked extensively Off-Broadway and in regional theatre. He is a member of the Screen Actors Guild and is an... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 1:00pm - 2:15pm
RV Jubilee Suite
 
Saturday, March 8
 

9:00am

Voice in Action
Play your way to a freer voice through the use of toys! Use balloons, tennis balls, dowel rods, kazoos and music to explore stronger, more expressive vocal production.

Speakers
avatar for Rena Cook

Rena Cook

Professor, University of Oklahoma
Rena Cook is Professor of Voice and Speech at the University Of Oklahoma. Her book Voice and the Young Actor, for high school drama teachers and their students, is published by Methuen Drama. She holds an MA in Voice Studies from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London... Read More →


Saturday March 8, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am
RV Schooner Suite

10:30am

Lettin' Loose with Lessac!
This fun filled experiential workshop will explore Arthur Lessacs Kinesensic voice and body training focusing on clarity with consonants, full bodied resonation and physical connection.

Speakers
avatar for Robin Carr

Robin Carr

Associate Professor of Voice and Acting, University of Southern Mississippi
Robin Carr is a Lessac Certified Trainer and Associate Professor of Voice and Acting at the University of Southern Mississippi. She is currently President-Elect for the International Lessac Training and Research Institute. In 2011, Robin was fortunate enough to teach a one week... Read More →


Saturday March 8, 2014 10:30am - 11:45am
RV Schooner Suite

12:00pm

Burning Issues in Voice & Speech
A special session for voice specialists that will allow the sharing of exercises with one another. Attend and let your voice be heard.

Speakers
avatar for Rory Ledbetter

Rory Ledbetter

University of Mississippi
Filmmaker


Saturday March 8, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
RV Schooner Suite

1:00pm

Opening the Five Flood Gates for Optimal Vocal Resonance
Find your forward placed, resonate voice through easy exercises for a more effective warm-up for live and recorded media.

Speakers
VM

Vivian Majkowski

Prof., Voice and Speech, SCAD
Vivian Majkowski is the Immediate Past Chair of the Voice and Speech Committee for SETC. She is a professor at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Ms. Majkowski holds an MFA in Voice and Speech from the the American Repertory Theater/Moscow Art Theatre School Institute for Advanced... Read More →


Saturday March 8, 2014 1:00pm - 2:15pm
RV Schooner Suite

1:00pm

Vocal Technique for the Classroom Teacher
K-12 educators will be exposed to a variety of vocal techniques designed to improve diction, projection, energy, and vocal safety. Come to engage in an active exploration designed to empower the K-12 instructor.

Speakers
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Jeffrey Parker

Chattanooga State Community College
Jeffrey Parker is an Associate Professor of Theatre Arts at Chattanooga State's Professional Actor Training Program, where he teaches Voice/Speech I-IV, Musical Theatre, and Acting. He holds an MFA in Acting from the University of California, Irvine, and is an Associate Teacher of... Read More →


Saturday March 8, 2014 1:00pm - 2:15pm
RV Jubilee Suite

4:00pm

Dropping in on Shakespeare: A Sensory Exploration of Voice
Using the technique of "Dropping In", participants will engage in discovering the use of their five senses to deepen their connection to the language of Shakespeare.

Speakers
avatar for Daryl Phillipy

Daryl Phillipy

Asst. Professor of Acting, Murray State University
Daryl W. Phillipy is an Actor, Director, and Educator residing in Murray, Kentucky. Daryl has performed professionally with regional theatres, throughout the United States, as an actor. He has served as director on over 30 productions. He is a certified teacher of the Meisner Approach... Read More →


Saturday March 8, 2014 4:00pm - 5:15pm
RV Schooner Suite