Being asked to perform a monologue or sides for an audition for a specific role often calls for acquiring an accent. If you can alter your accent convincingly and as flawlessly as possible, you’re halfway there to securing the part! Many excellent actors are thrown by this part of the job – don’t let yourself be one of them! This Sunday we still have spaces remaining in our Accent workshop with Gaiety School of Acting Voice Coach Russel Smith.
Russel opens actors up to the range, depth and subtlety of their communication, verbal and non-verbal, treating practicalities such as projection, clarity or accent, as extensions of a more fundamental integrated development of physicality and psyche. Synthesising a range of approaches, he encourages students to begin building their own methodical process in illuminating and interpreting extant texts, and fostering their artistic voices toward developingnew work. Russel is an Honours graduate of TCD and of the Gaiety School of Acting with a background in physical therapy, alongside 20 years experience as actor on stage and screen, singer and musical director/composer/accompanist, Russel has engaged in extensive on-going training with a range of founding-members of the Roy Hart Theatre at the International Centre for Voice in France (most significantly Kevin Crawford, Kaya Anderson, and more recently, Jonathan Hart), and numerous other coaches and physical practitioners. In recent years voice, dialect and singing coach at both ACTT and AADA in Sydney, Australia; Long-standing singing coach and musical director at the Gaiety School; previously repetiteur and singing coach for the degree programme in acting at Trinity College Dublin.
The workshop is this Sunday 6th November from 10am-5pm
With our accent Workshop the focus is on learning to create an authentic accent with your voice. Whether you need to learn an accent for stage or even a voiceover, this workshop is designed to facilitate how to copy that accent you need without needing to be a native.
Participants of the Accent Masterclass can expect to:
- Learn what to look for in order to break down any accent into its constituent parts.
analyse and then practice the useful accents of Received Pronunciation, Cockney and General American.
- Gain an invaluable addition to your CV