Certified Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework
Dialect Coaching and Executive Presence
I coach individuals and groups to express with freedom, power, and vocal variety in public speeches, presentations, and accents for stage, film, TV, and digital media. A decade of teaching voice, speech, and dialects for professional and university stage productions and films, and research into regional accents build voices, speaking, and dialects in studio, on set, and online. Teaching voice and speech in Asia Europe, and the Americas empowers diverse peoples to communication live and online.
I collaborate with directors, creative teams and crew in meetings to design the sound of the show.
· Discussions with directors inform my script analysis interpretation, and research.
· Attending auditions
· Warming up the company
· Coaching the entire ensemble, small groups, or private sessions
· Notating vocal quality in rehearsals to promote vocal health and sound quality.
On set, I coach leading and supporting actors to ensure the integrity of vocal design on each shoot.
Listen to the American Elizabeth accent Here
Text Analysis and Heightened Speech
Text analysis specifies voice, speech, and acting in period styles. Private and group work promote adaptation in heightened speech, classical texts, and verse. This discover process uncovers operative words that have a desired effect on the listener. Framing rhetorical figures of speech through vocal variety and pauses informs moment-to-moment in rehearsal.
Research on regional accents informs my dialect coaching and coaching regional American English. Southern accent presentations led to data collection on Sea Island accents in American Elizabethan for upcoming presentations in Australia in 2021.
2014 - “The Virtual Voice: Teaching Modalities in Voice and Speech in Online and Live Learning Environments” - Voice & Speech Review, 8.2, 169-78
2018 - “Shakespeare in Appalachia” - Mildred Haun Review 2017–18, 38-48
2018 - “Yat, Uptown, and Cajun French Accents in English” - Voice & Speech Review: 12.3, 316-331
2019 - “High Impact Pedagogy in Theatre: Service Learning in Voice and Movement for Theatre Majors”, Language, Literature & Culture: 1.3, 60-64
2019 - Reframing Acting in the Digital Age: Nimbly Scaling Actor Training in the Academy - Routledge