As a benefit to our members, VASTA compiles a list of workshops that may relate to Voice & Speech training. This list is sub-divided into various categories which may interest you.

They are: Accents/Dialects, Acting, Bodywork, Movement, Shakespeare, Singing, Speech, Vocal Production, Voiceovers/Voice-Acting, & Voice Science.

You may click on the box next to a category to view its listings. If a category is not listed, then there are currently no listings of workshops in that category.

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April 23, 2019 9:00am

MFA Professional Voice Studies

Workshop Leader/Facilitator:

Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

Dates & Times:

23rd April  2019, 9 am - July 2020

Physical Address:

2 Downside Road,
Bristol,
BS8 7XF
United Kingdom

Description:

Please see website for further details.

Cost: £26,500

Contact Email: carol.fairlamb@oldvic.ac.uk

Contact Phone: +44 (0)117 973 3535

Web Address for More Information: www.oldvic.ac.uk

May 3, 2019 1:00am

Voice Intensive Vancouver 1 Week Intensive

Workshop Leader/Facilitator: 

David Smukler, Brad Gibson, Dawn McCaugherty and Gayle Murphy.

Category:

Vocal Production

Dates & Times:

May 3, 2019 - Tuesday May 7, 2019

Physical Address: 

Department of Theatre and Film, University of British Columbia B.C. Binnings Studios 

Description:

An immersive journey into breath, voice, body, image and language.  Discover new pathways to re-awaken and enhance your vocal and physical presence. At the center of the practices is the invitation to restore. You will revitalize and expand your responsiveness, resonance and range. The supportive and dynamic environment will inspire inquiry and imagination.

During the five days, you will have opportunities to: 

- discover new dimensions of your unique breath, body and voice 
- consciously re-align unnecessary effort into easeful responsiveness 
- tap into the potential of your vocal and physical imagination 
- explore integrated approaches to physical, vocal, and text practices 
- enrich your moment-to-moment relationship to self, to your rehearsal partners and to your audience 

Actors and advanced acting students are invited to renew and revitalize their craft. Directors and playwrights will experience the actor’s process through innovative sensory practices. Dancers and movers will increase their performance range as they discover the resonance of their voices. Voice teachers will acquire approaches to enrich their teaching.

Cost:

1 Week: $760 CAD/$650 CAD with early bird registration by Feb 28, 2019 

Contact Email: info@voiceintensive.org

Contact Phone: 416-593-8455

Web Address for More Information: https://voiceintensive.org/1-week-intensive


May 19, 2019 1:00am

Toronto. 2019 Voice Intensive

Workshop Leader/Facilitator: Workshop Leader/Facilitator *

David Smukler, Lisa Beley, Cindy Block, Gary Logan, Diane Roberts and Gerry Trentham

Category:

Vocal Production

Dates & Times:  

May 19 - June 8, 2019

Physical Address:

University of Toronto’s Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies, St. George Campus, Toronto

Description:

The Toronto Voice Intensive offers time and space to engage your curiosity, journey deeply into the connection of the body the voice and the word, and explore your potential in performance. Immerse yourself in daily practice of movement, breath, resonance, rhythm and range to awaken, restore and revitalize your creative sources. Build confidence, clarity and specificity in your work with text. Cultivate dynamic responsiveness with scene partners and your audience.
TWO OR THREE WEEKS: YOUR CHOICE…..

The first two weeks will focus on the foundations of vocal and physical practice as well as enlivening your engagement with language and text. The third week provides the opportunity to deepen your relationship to resonance, range and power and explore the potency of your presence with your text and scene partner. You will have the opportunity to work with a Shakespeare monologue and scene from one of this year’s 3 plays for both the two and three week format.

The voice intensive invites you into a responsive and inclusive environment and rigorous, innovative performance research in which to develop your unique voice. As a participant, you are guaranteed to leave with plenty of answers, invigorating questions, refined skills and an energized personal practice that supports your professional goals and artistic process.

Cost:

2 Weeks: $1,460 CAD/$1,150 CAD Early bird registration by Jan 31, 2019 ;  3 Weeks: $1,860 CAD/$1,650 CAD Early bird registration by Jan 31, 2019 

Contact Email: info@voiceintensive.org

Contact Phone: 416-593-8455

Web Address for More Information: https://voiceintensive.org/toronto-2-week-intensive


May 22, 2019 9:30am

Complete 5 Day Course in the Estill Model (Levels 1&2)

Workshop Leader/Facilitator:

Anne-Marie Speed Voice, Singing Accent & Acting Coach; Estill Mentor and Course Instructor

Category:

Vocal Production

Dates & Times:

May 22-26; Course runs 9.30am-5.00pm; Masterclass 5.15-6.45pm Course finishes 5.00pm May 26

Physical Address:

Green Thumb Theater

5522 McKinnon St

Vancouver V5R 0B6
CANADA

Description:

The Complete 5 Day Course in the Estill Model presented by one of Estill Voice International's most experienced teachers and presenters. This five day course will comprise the essential Estill Model information, Level 1 (13 Figures) and Level 2 (6 Voice Qualities) and will also include a short course on Diction, anatomy & physiology and a vocal health session. The daily schedule will consist of lecture presentations, video research, audio & video examples, as well as teaching and training tips.

Participants will divide into small practice groups throughout the day to receive coaching in the Figures & Voice Qualities. There will also be an Open Session in the evening which provides participants with an opportunity to sing a song or do a speech and receive expert coaching from Anne-Marie. Please note, there is not a requirement for everyone to get up during the Open Session but it is added as an invaluable opportunity to see the work applied.

Suitable for: Those new to the Model, anyone who working with the voice; singing teachers, professional singers, students and amateurs; voice, speech & drama teachers; actors; speech & language therapists with a special interest in voice, EMT candidates. Suitable for all styles of voice, singing & speaking

Cost:

Complete 5 Day Course without books (For participants who already own the workbooks) CAD$820 (Early Bird CAD$790 if bought before 01/04/2019) Complete 5 Day Course with workbooks CAD$865 (Early Bird CAD$825 if bought before 01/04/2019)

Contact Email: info@thevoiceexplained.com

Contact Phone: +44 7957 272554

Web Address for More Information: www.thevoiceexplained.com


May 29, 2019 10:00am

Phonetics Intensive

Workshop Leader/Facilitator:

Andrea Caban & Tyler Seiple

Category:

Speech

Dates & Times:

May 29-31, 2019; 10am-5:30pm PDT

Physical Address:

Online

Description:

This intensive three-day workshop for actors, voice/speech teachers, clinicians, and coaches will offer focused instruction on narrow phonetic transcription, consistent with the approach laid out in Dudley Knight’s Speaking with Skill and the six-day Experiencing Speech workshops. Knight-Thompson Speechwork places special emphasis on the physical actions that produce speech sounds, and this intensive is designed to develop participants skills in hearing, modeling, and transcribing these sounds.

Experiencing Speech is a prerequisite for the Phonetics Intensive.
Three days
~Awareness and practice of precise articulation action.
~Producing and recognizing all the sounds in language.
~Practice with detailed (narrow) IPA phonetic transcription.
~Practice reading phonetic transcription
~Detailed instruction and practice with IPA diacritics, including those found on the “Extended” IPA chart.
~The use of technology (software, apps) to manipulate speech samples for transcription.

This workshop is for those who have taken Experiencing Speech and/or Experiencing Accents and are looking to improve their transcription skills and mastery of descriptive phonetics.

Cost: 

$400

Contact Email: knightthompsonspeechwork@gmail.com

Contact Phone: n/a 

Web Address for More Information: https://ktspeechwork.org/event/phonetics-intensive-11/


July 1, 2019 1:00am

The Six Viewpoints Summer Masterclass Course

Workshop Leader/Facilitator:

Mary Overlie and Wendel Beavers 

Category:

Movement

Dates & Times:

Monday 1 July to Friday 5 July 2019.

Physical Address:

Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance
Lamorbey Park
Burnt Oak Lane
Sidcup
, Kent
DA15 9DF
United Kingdom

Description:

This summer’s classes, usually focused on the Viewpoints practices, will be focused on forming a solid understanding of the foundation, the origin and structure of this work.  The benefit of this approach is meant first to establish and preserve the Viewpoints through connecting to their foundation. This approach is meant to prepare a dynamic ground for students to explore within the viewpoints structure. Extending from this base the workshop will then focus on topics of pedagogy, performance and making individual work.

This may be taken as a part of a two-week workshop divided into two sections. The first is primarily led by Mary Overlie the second is primarily led by Wendell Beavers. Students are invited to enrol in one or both workshops. This course in week one is a prerequisite for the advanced course in week two. 

*This may be taken as a part of a two-week workshop divided into two sections. The first is primarily led by Mary Overlie the second is primarily led by Wendell Beavers. Students are invited to enrol in one or both workshops depending on their history of working with the Viewpoints. New comers must take the first course and may take the second.

Course Director – Mary Overlie

Mary Overlie is the originator of the Six Viewpoints, a performance theory and practice, which is now commonly known as Viewpoints and is taught in many universities and colleges in the USA and abroad.  Ms. Overlie is the co-founder of two well-known dance institutions in New York City: Movement Research and Danspace at St Mark’s Church. From 1984 to 1994 she worked extensively abroad, as a teacher, choreographer and dancer.  She was a board member and for a time the assistant director of the Pro Series division of the Tanz Wochen Wein. Overlie was the director of the Viewpoints Studio, a one semester intensive course that was maintained at Tisch School of the Arts Undergraduate Drama at NYU.

She is a former Arts Professor in the Department for Undergraduate Drama at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University (NYU).  She was the first faculty hired to begin the Experimental Theatre Wing at NYU, 1978 and served as director from 1987 to 1990.

She has received two Bessie Awards first for conceiving the Studies Project for Movement Research and second for her solo “Location of Love” combined with her contributions to the NY dance community. She is a respected member of the avant-garde theatre community collaborating with both Lee Breuer and Joanne Akalities of Mabou Mines, Laurence Sachrow, Anne Bogart and Brian Jusha among others.

She is published in numerous publications: Training the American Actor, edited by Arthur Bartow, Manifesto Now edited by William Daddario and most recently her book, Standing in Space, the Six Viewpoints.

Course Director – Wendell Beavers in Collaboration with Mary Overlie

Wendell Beavers, a choreographer, director, performer, and educator; instrumental in the founding and development of seminal programs that have researched and disseminated The Six Viewpoints work, somatic movement techniques, and diverse approaches to creating performance. He founded Naropa University's MFA Theatre: Contemporary Performance Program in 2004, Directing that program until 2015 and was a founding faculty member and Director (1984-1990) of The Experimental Theatre Wing (ETW) at NYU teaching there from 1979-2003. The Naropa program joined The Six Viewpoints to meditation practices and contemplative education. At ETW he collaborated with Mary Overlie in applying the Viewpoints over many years. He was also a co-founder and early director of Movement Research Inc. in New York.  His work has been seen in New York at Dance Theater Workshop (now NY LIVE ARTS) and PS 122, Movement Research at Judson Church, Danspace Project, Dixon Place/Vineyard Theatre and as part of many loft space projects.  He also has taught his own Developmental Technique™ extensively in the American Dance Festival’s Six-Week School and in numerous university venues in the US and in Europe. He currently teaches, directs and performs under the auspices of his company SomaticPerformer LLC. He recently retired as Associate Professor of Performance at Naropa University and continues to teach in the Naropa MFA and ETW/NYU. He studied extensively with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, developer of Body Mind Centering® and Jean Hamilton, originator of The Hamilton Floor Bar. Recent Guest Artist Residencies include Ohio University (Sept ‘15), SITI Co. Saratoga Intensive (June ‘15. '16 ’17 ‘18), NYU/ETW (Spring ’16 and Fall ’17, Spring ’18, Fall ‘18), Nine Years Theater/Singapore (Nov. ’16), University of Colorado, Boulder (March 2018).

Cost:

Early bird fee of £630 (if paid in full by 30 April 2019)

Contact Email: Email: enquiries@bruford.ac.uk  

Contact Phone: Tel: +44 (0)20 8308 2600Call: +44 (0)20 8308 2600 

Web Address for More Information: https://www.bruford.ac.uk/courses/the-six-viewpoints-and-performance/


July 8, 2019 1:00am

Shakespeare Summer Masterclass Course

Workshop Leader/Facilitator:

Andrew Wade

Category:

Text Work

Dates & Times:

5 days (8 to 12 July 2019)

Physical Address:

Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance
Lamorbey Park
Burnt Oak Lane
Sidcup
, Kent
DA15 9DF
United Kingdom

Description:

Shakespeare's Language:  'Where Shape is Half the Meaning' 
with Andrew Wade

When the poet Louis MacNeice described poetry in this way, he was opening up how structure is part of understanding and communicating. 

This Workshop is for actors, directors and teachers who have a passion for language and an appetite to bring Shakespeare to life for now!

The Workshop will take different extracts from the plays and spend time practically sounding them out.

This is a group experience, where everyone is taking part throughout. By exploring the physicality of the language and opening up the different 'forms', we will discover how this reveals complexity of human nature contained within the writing. 

Each day will involve preparation voice work, so that the participant is ready to respond to the demands of the text and reach effortlessly an audience.

Cost:

£550 (if paid in full before 30 April 2019)

Contact Email: enquiries@bruford.ac.uk

Contact Phone: Tel: +44 (0)20 8308 2600Call: +44 (0)20 8308 2600 

Web Address for More Information: https://www.bruford.ac.uk/courses/shakespeare-summer-masterclass-course/


July 8, 2019 1:00am

Art of transformation: Creating a Character Michael Chekhov Technique

Workshop Leader/Facilitator:

Lisa Dalton Jancie Orlandi

Category:

Movement

Dates & Times:

Monday 8 July to Friday 12 July 2019

Physical Address:

Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance
Lamorbey Park
Burnt Oak Lane
Sidcup
, Kent
DA15 9DF
United Kingdom

Description:

Explore Michael Chekhov's psycho-physical approach to acting, through the physical practice of the core principles and exercises. Discover how to apply this technique as revealed in Chekhov’s "Chart of Inspired Acting" outlined in his book On the Technique of Acting.

This “Complete System” offers both integration and application to Stanislavsky. Understand the creative principles of psycho-physical play, character transformation, emotional qualities and sensations, awakening the imagination and ensemble improvisation. Each class begins with a warm-up specifically designed to develop the organic connection between the actor's inner life, creative imagination and expressive body. This course offers syllabus development and is a prerequisite for Teacher Certification Level 1.

“You have to teach yourself to act but Michael Chekhov can give you the tools – and for me, Psychological Gesture and Centers are extremely valuable... They work like a charm. I’ve used them all along and still do.” Clint Eastwood, Act or/Director/Producer


Michael Chekhov's core exercises will explore; Presence, Character Archetypes, Imaginary Centers, Imaginary body, Character Atmospheres, Style and Period Style Character and Overall Scenic Atmospheres, Qualities of Movement, Radiating and Receiving, Imaginary Place, Archetypal and Psychological Gesture, on Stage and camera adjustments and more... Chekhov's technique consists of a wide variety effective acting tools, which can inspire endless possibilities for enlarging the actor's creativity and artistic expression - the actor can then bring this sensibility to the creation of a character, exploration of the text, and inspired performance, awaken the actor’s artistic imagination, and expands the actor’s capacity for Transformation.

Lessons are taught to inspire and train teaching candidates, directors and performers.

Cost:

£550 (if paid in full before 30 April 2019)

Contact Email: Email: enquiries@bruford.ac.uk

Contact Phone: Tel: +44 (0)20 8308 2600Call: +44 (0)20 8308 2600 

Web Address for More Information: https://www.bruford.ac.uk/courses/michael-chekhov-technique-summer-masterclass-course/


 



 


 

 


July 15, 2019 9:00am

Fitzmaurice Voicework Masterclass: Introduction and Review

Workshop Leader/Facilitator: Catherine Fitzmaurice

Category: Vocal Production

Dates & Times: 

15 July 2019 to 19 July 2019, 9am to 5pm

Physical Address:

Rose Bruford College

Greater London, UK

Description:

A smorgasbord of techniques, touching on: Destructuring, Restructuring, Voice with Movement, Speech, Singing, and Text.

Fitzmaurice Voicework® is a comprehensive approach to voice training. It includes, as needed, work on breathing and the body, resonance, speech, dialects, impromptu and prepared public speaking, text, singing, voice with movement, and presence. While the training is specific, it is offerred in such a way that it is compatible with other approaches. This unique path to the mastery of vocal functioning was originated by Catherine Fitzmaurice.

Cost: £625

Contact Email: 

info@fitzmauriceinstitute.org

Contact Phone: n/a 

Web Address for More Information: https://www.bruford.ac.uk/courses/fitzmaurice-voicework-an-introduction-and-review/


August 17, 2019 9:00am

Wolfsohn/Hart Voice-Body Intensive (Intermediate / Advanced level)

Workshop Leader/Facilitator:

Margaret Pikes 

Category:

Vocal Production

Dates & Times:

17 - 22 August 9h - 18h

Physical Address:

Domaine Le Hameau de l'Etoile
34380 SAINT-MARTIN-DE-LONDRES
FRANCE

Description:

This workshop is open to participants interested in the Wolfsohn/Hart approach to developing the range of vocal expression and who have some experience of voice and body work.

Neil Paris, (ex-Fabulous Beast performer), teacher and director of Smith Dancetheatre Company, will lead the workshop with Margaret.
This intensive workshop is practice-based using the Wolfsohn/Hart approach to vocal development. Guided by two very experienced and supportive teachers, (Margaret Pikes, a founder member of Roy Hart Theatre originally trained  with Roy Hart,) participants will explore and develop awareness of the dynamic sources of the voice in the body and the imagination. Through the use of improvisations, disciplined and playful exercises this workshop aims to give access to the body as a vivid space of living vocal qualities. There will be focus on individual voices, texts and songs as well as group work, sounding and singing.
Awakening awareness of the body as a space of living qualities, frees the voice to become a medium for transmission, nourished and fuelled through genuine connections to its roots in the body.

Full  board and lodging must be booked separately at the Hameau de l’Etoile, prices starting from 67€ per night. Participants will then be able to relax between classes in a beautiful, wild setting, enjoying comfortable accommodation, excellent food (full board) and unlimited use of the large swimming pool. (Having this time and space to absorb the day’s work, can be particularly helpful on such an intensive course.)
http://www.hameaudeletoile.com

Number of places limited to 12.

Contact Margaret for more detailed information and to enroll,
and also for any help needed with booking accommodation at the Hameau de l’Etoile.

Cost:

Price of workshop (36 hours): 540€ (After 1st May 2019: 580€) (Accommodation not included in this price.)

Contact Email: mpikes2000@yahoo.com

Contact Phone: n/a 

Web Address for More Information: www.associationvoixroyhart.com