U.S. Pilot Season: American Accent Masterclass

A six-week American Accent Master Class in preparation of the U.S Pilot Season 2019. 

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Course Overview

This comprehensive series will get your U.S Accent to a professional and proficient level. Learn the default placement of the dialect, using a variety of methods you will explore the muscular setting needed to create an embodied Generic American Dialect. Learn a system that allows you to identify sound changes and problem areas with ease and assists with sound substitution. You will revise and expand your phonetic knowledge. Furthermore, you will learn how resonance can assist you to create character detail and give you access to different styles of Generic American. These skills will then be applied to monologues and scenes.

Course Outline

This course is comprised of 5 separate units:

  • Identify the oral posture of the Generic American Accent
  • Accent Acquisition Techniques
  • Placement: How the muscles form the accent
  • Pronunciation: How the words sound
  • Prosody: Rhythm and Intonation
  • Practice: Monologue and Scene Work

Course Outcomes

This practical six week voice series will help you master a General American accent for the stage and film, directly up skilling you for your next audition or role, and of course for 2019 Pilot Season;

  • Identify the oral posture of the Generic American Accent
  • Develop a systematic approach to Accent work.
  • Increase flexibility and dexterity in speech muscles.
  • Explore and develop resonance for accents.
  • Develop authenticity in your accent work

Session Details

When6 x Tuesday evenings

Dates12th February – 19th March 2019

Cost: $390.00 incl GST (10% off for members)

Time: 7pm – 10pm

Venue: 18 City Rd, Chippendale, NSW 2008

Participants14 Maximum

Session Details

About Linda Nicholls-Gidley

Linda is a voice and dialect coach with over 15 year’s experience, teaching across many of the nation’s drama schools in addition to having a strong corporate training profile, including presentation skills for Channel 9, 10, the ABC, SBS and Fairfax Digital. Linda has just been appointed dialect coach for ‘Mary – The Making of a Princess’, the story of Mary Donaldson and Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, which begins shooting mid-July. Recent productions include: Legends – Australian Tour, Dirty Dancing – The Musical and The Rocky Horror Show 2015 for Gordon Frost; The House of Ramon Iglesia for Mophead; Deathtrap and Constellations for Darlinghurst Theatre Company, Stop Kiss at ATYP, The God of Hell at the Old Fitz, On the Shore of the Wide World at Griffin, The Rocky Horror Show Australian Tour 2014 for Gordon Frost, the World Tour of Dreamworks’ How to Train Your Dragon – Arena Spectacular, the Australian Tour of Annie – The Musical, starring Anthony Warlow, the Sydney and Brisbane productions of 4000 Miles for Catnip/MopHead, Pantsguys’ award winning production of Punk Rock, and for Opera Australia The Merry Widow. She is a current member of the fulltime staff at NIDA where she has coached productions including Vale, Not Who I Was, A Dream Play, The Wolf in the River, The Light in the Piazza, Choreography, In The Blood, The False Servant, Osama the Hero, A Lie of The Mind, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Rookery Nook, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot and The Threesome

Apply For The Course

Please send an expression of interest including your C.V. & headshot to courses@thehubstudio.com.au or use the below form. Please note the course is by invitation only. If offered your place will only be held once payment is received in full. Failure to do so will forfeit your place on the course.

For more information or queries please don’t hesitate to call on (02) 9212 0522 or alternatively email us on the above address.

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