"My eyes had gradually adapted to the dwindling light outside as the horse stumbled through stones and gorse, so it was a shock to step from near-dark into what seemed a blaze of light inside. As the dazzle receded, I could see that in fact the single room was lit only by a fire, several candlesticks, and a dangerously old-fashioned-looking oil lamp.
“What is it ye have there, Murtagh?”
The weasel-faced man grabbed me by the arm and urged me blinking into the firelight.
“A Sassenach wench, Dougal, by her speech.”
- excerpt from Diana Gabaldon's series, Outlander
On a solo road trip to Phoenix to spend my mother's birthday with her, I discovered I wanted to be nothing more than a "Sassenach." All thanks to Diana Gabaldon's series, Outlander. Audio booking is rather a precious past time of mine. Like I am earning a currency that feels like I am buying back time. Read by Davina Porter, a master of the United Kingdom dialects, I was in love, lust, and adventure blushed by the books end. Summoned to parrot back the dialogue and descriptions read aloud in British, Scottish, and all of the delightful in between, I soon realized I must teach Voice and Dialects again. Below is information about how you too, can be a bonny lass, Scottish highlander, an Irish spirit and beyond.
In Voice + Speech and Introduction to Dialects, actors will explore and garner the tools to free their natural human voice. Actors will learn the Kristin Linklater and Rudolf Laban methods and develop awareness to recognize and shift unnecessary tension in the face, voice and body to evoke “relaxed readiness.” The class will also introduce the IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet) which is the basis of learning dialects. The dialects that will be taught: British, Irish, Russian, and German. Actors will practice a dialect of their choice in an assigned scene or monologue to be performed for the final class.
EARLY BIRD PRICE- $241.88
(ENDS September 18th at 11:59PM)
REGULAR PRICE - $295.63
Bringing a little more Xanadu into the world.