Vocal training is usually associated to Musical Theatre only actors. Speech is as important as any other training aspect, whether you are a musical theatre actor or not. Not only regarding vocal performance and singing, but dialects, correct pronunciation and enunciation of words, and projection, while keeping your instrument safe, is crucial for a better performance. Not to mention prevalence… Remember! You need to keep your instrument safe and tuned for eight shows a week!
In this one day, 2.5 hr workshop, students will examine the fundamental components of speaking as it pertains to actor training. From voice and articulation to the best practices for preparing a dialect for an audition; this class offers a comprehensive overview of warm up exercises, anatomy, and some phonetics. Participants will be able to receive individualized feedback and analysis of their own speech along with helpful resources.
REQUIREMENT: Voice recording submission two days prior to class start. (We will tell you all about it when you registered!)
**Instructions and the ZOOM link for access to this online event will be emailed to you in advance. If you have not received the link by 12pm (EST) the day-of the event, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org at least one hour PRIOR to the start of class.**
Please keep in mind that all programs at AMCP are for educational and professional development purposes. Participating in any class or event is not a promise of employment.
Charley Layton is a professional speech/dialect coach who has been working in New York City since 2001. He attended the Atlantic Acting School, graduated through NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts (BFA Drama), and is a current faculty member. He also holds a BA in Linguistics from Brooklyn College. Charley has coached dialects for theater/film/TV/internet productions in NYC and abroad (Broadway: Kinky Boots, Jersey Boys, and Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, and co-coached Ain’t Too Proud and Escape to Margaritaville) and has recorded a dialect tutorial for Samuel French. He also works privately with actors, singers and public speakers. Charley was a two-time semi-finalist in the National Shakespeare Competition with the English-Speaking Union (Lincoln Center).
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