VOICE AND SPEECH
Tuesdays, April 28 through June 2, 6:45—8:45 p.m.
Instructor: Tonya Beckman
Prior experience: Not required
Explore the integration of voice and language while deepening your understanding of the creative power of your own voice. Through a broad range of exercises, students will explore the complex links between breath, thought, emotion, voice, and language, while increasing their ability to utilize safely and effectively an expressive, powerful, and fully embodied voice either onstage or in daily life.
Tonya Beckman, Teaching Artist
Years with STC: 6
Last Seen In: Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime and Spring Awakening at Round House Theatre, and Othello at Taffety Punk Theatre Company.
Best Exercise We Do in Class: “All the resonance exercises get the room buzzing with sound in a really awesome way.”
From the Syllabus:
Class 1: RELAXATION exercises; Text Practice – releasing tension
Class 2: BREATH exercises; Text Practice – breathing
Class 3: VIBRATION / AMPLIFICATION exercises; Text Practice – staying on voice, focal point/projection
Class 4: CHANNEL & RESONANCE exercises; Text Practice – Dropping In exercise
Class 5: ARTICULATION exercises; Text Practice – Diction
Class 6: FINAL TEXT EXPLORATION; Vocal Health