Date(s) - 02/28/2022
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Director: Melissa Gray
Length: 18-hour six-week online workshop
Class Notes: This course includes homework assignments.
How many times have you heard, it’s not about your voice, it’s all about the acting? All the time, we’d guess, but with narration, too? You better believe it. Approach different forms of narrative copy from a true actor’s perspective, through various acting techniques including content, themes, emotional subtext, energy, variety and pace. Learn to investigate the given circumstances of your narration copy from the standpoint of performing it, not just vocally, but with your whole being. Work to create a strong pre-life that brings the story off the page while recalling real-life experiences to enhance emotional resonance. Heighten your awareness of phrasing and connecting more on a sensory and emotional level resulting in an increased “vocal presence.” Melissa will assign each student a monologue from a play and help identify the inherent acting beats, verbal actions, subtext and arcs which you will then transfer to various forms of narrative copy that are prevalent in today’s auditioning world. You will learn to “dialogue” your copy as duets so that your monologue reads will be enhanced by a quality of genuine listening and conversation.