ACCENTS FOR NON-ACTORS
CONSISTENCY & PRECISION
There is a whole host of reasons why people choose to acquire another accent and you don't have to be an actor to learn this new skill.
I work closely with clients to ensure that they are able to meet their unique accent goals. Continual practice is essential to master a new accent and re-train the muscles in your mouth to create new sounds.
My experience in the corporate world helps me understand the additional pressures that can arise in the work environment and how that can affect the voice. Together we can find strategies to combat these.
GUIDANCE & FLEXIBILITY
One thing that you can be certain of, if choosing to be an actor, is having to audition.
It can be a daunting experience, but it is also one of the greatest opportunities you have to show people what you can do and who you are as an actor: the more practice you have at auditioning, the more apparent these will be.
Getting the words off the page and into the body will mean that you can adjust your performance according to direction - a skill that is VERY APPEALING to directors and casting agents.
Together we can find the nuances to create a believable character.
TECHNIQUE & STORYTELLING
Often our own thoughts and fears can get in the way and make it more difficult to connect with Shakespeare's language and form. It really isn't as daunting as it may first seem!
One of the major factors of Shakespeare that can often cause alarm is his use of language. His texts are full of rich language and witty word play.
This means that the audience needs time to create the images and interpret the words. It is your job as an actor to vocally give every clue you possibly can. The audience doesn't have the text in front of them so they rely on the spoken words to understand the story.
Together we can help bring the words to life.