I had the opportunity to be on the TV show Inside Edition this week. They did a segment on Elizabeth Holmes’ voice, and I talked a bit about why and how I thought she might have altered her voice. I also patterned her voice a bit and got to work with a friend of mine, White Horse Theater Company Managing Director Vanessa Bombardieri, on finding easier access to her lower pitch range. It was a great experience, and you can watch the segment here.
On October 22nd at 4pm EDT, I’m co-facilitating a free Knight-Thompson Speechwork webinar with Andrea Caban. It’s a webinar for female-identifying members of the voice, speech, and accent world - a webinar to give us space to talk about our collective experiences operating in a male-dominated profession.
You can find more information under the Workshops tab on this website and on the Knight-Thompson Speechwork website.
I'm spending a few days a week in CT this summer to teach voice at both the Shakespeare Academy @ Stratford and at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center in Waterford, CT. It's my first year teaching at SA@S, where an ensemble of actors rehearse two Shakespeare plays simultaneously while receiving masterclasses from visiting artists. This year, the ensemble will perform PERICLES and ROMEO AND JULIET in rep on the grounds of the historic American Shakespeare Festival Theater.
It's my fifth summer teaching in the Theatermakers program at the O'Neill. Summers at the O'Neill are always transformative for me and for the student artists there. Every Monday night, the Theatermakers perform for the local community. I'm excited to be in residence for their next performance of original radio plays.
Summer is good in CT!
This summer, I'm delighted to be teaching voice in the Larry Singer Studios Summer Conservatory in NYC. It's my first time teaching with Larry, and it's a real joy. The students study voice, physical acting, scene study, and writing for performance. They also attend professional productions and meet with industry professionals in the city. And they receive college credit!
I'm teaching Voice in the Theatermakers training program at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center in Waterford, CT, for the fourth time. Theatermakers is an ensemble that is made up of college-aged actors, directors, and playwrights. It's a 6-week immersive experience in which the students make and perform new work every week, as well as train with and observe professionals. The group is delightful this year, and we get to work here:
This is a new website for me, and thus begins a new blog.
I had the privilege of teaching two days in Catherine Fitzmaurice's 6-day workshop in NYC over Memorial Day Weekend. On Saturday, I was part of the Restructuring teaching team, exploring and practicing the FV method of breath support for communication. On Monday, I was part of the Speech teaching team, exploring and practicing all possible speech actions and using them for communication. It was a wonderful group of participants and teachers.