fitzmaurice voicework workshop

May 30, 2017

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.



experiencing speech in singapore

March 28, 2017

I’m pleased to announce that I’m co-teaching a speech workshop with fellow KTS Teacher Jeremy Sortore this summer in Singapore.

Experiencing Speech: Part One is a 3-day workshop that provides an introduction to Knight-Thompson Speechwork and covers vocal anatomy, the physicality of speech actions, practice of all the sounds in human language, and vocal tract posture. It will prepare the participants for part two of Experiencing Speech, which includes detailed phonetic transcription and the skills of adjusting linguistic detail in speech.

Experiencing Speech: Part One will happen in Singapore August 9-11 and is one of the prerequisites for the KTS Teacher Certification. This workshop will follow close on the heels of the annual Voice and Speech Trainers Association conference, so, if you’re planning to attend the conference, we invite you to stay a few days more to play with us!

Registration is open! More info is here.



the light in the piazza

April 5, 2017

My next project started previews last night at Penn State’s Downtown Theatre (146 S. Allen Street, State College). The Light in the Piazza by Craig Lucas & Adam Guettel is a musical adaption of a novella by Elizabeth Spencer. The Penn State Centre Stage production is directed by Darcy Evans, and performances run through April 15th. It’s a truly beautiful and moving piece – featuring Italian accents, the Italian language, and 1950s Winston-Salem accents. It’s been a pleasure to work on.

More info and tickets available here.