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World Voice Day

Vocal Health For Actors FREE Seminar

FRIDAY 21st April /  7- 8pm 

A special event in celebration of World Voice Day!

The voice is a primary tool for any actor, and its crucial to keep it in good health. We’re bringing together two voice specialists to share tips and tricks with actors and performers on how to maintain strong vocal health and prevent vocal fatigue. Ask questions and learn from the best at this FREE event in celebration of World Voice Day!

Come along to hear about:

  • How to look after your voice whether speaking, singing or performing
  • Ways to maintain your vocal stamina
  • Prevent a tired, scratchy throat during the run of a show
  • Stay vocally fit and healthy
  • How to find a speech pathologist who understands an actor’s voice
  • Ask questions about looking after voice and ongoing vocal care

About World Voice Day

World Voice Day is a world-wide annual event that takes place on 16 April, devoted to the celebration of voice. The day highlights the importance of the voice in the daily lives of all people, especially its role in effective and healthy communication. World Voice Day brings global awareness to the need for preventing voice problems, rehabilitating the deviant voice, training the artistic voice, and researching the function and application of voice. A goal of World Voice Day is to encourage everyone to learn how to take care of their voice, and know how to seek help and training.

Special Guests

  • Amy Hume, Voice and Dialect Coach
  • Dr Cate Madill, Internationally recognised Speech Pathologist
  • Prudence Holloway, Singing Teacher

Darren Gilshenan

No Activity | Here Come The Habib’s | The Moody’s

After graduating from The National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in ’88 Darren began his career in Musicals before spending ten years with The Bell Shakespeare Company. Sketch comedy followed with three years on Full Frontal followed by some great TV series;  Dossa and Joe (BBC/Granada), the AFI Nominated  Chandon Pictures and the Logie nominated Derrick which he wrote and starred in.

Darren returned to the theatre for seven productions with The Sydney Theatre Company before again returning to the small screen for A Moody Christmas and The Moodys, as Uncle Terry, Top of the Lake created by Jane Campion and Gerard Lee, The Elegant Gentleman’s Guide to Knife Fighting, Rake 3,  Janet King, The Killing Field, Old School, Devils Playground and recently Maximum Choppage .

Film credits include Women He’s Undressed in which Darren played Orry Kelly in Gillian Armstrong’s documentary drama on the man himself, Save your legs, The Outlaw Michael Howe and the AACTA nominated Liebermans in the Sky. Recently Darren returned to the stage with Mother and Son, playing the role of Arthur and will continue in the theatre later this year as Piggsy, in a festival version of  Monkey – Journey to the West and Absent Friends by Alan Ayckbourn at the Ensemble Theatre.

Darren’s heartfelt  and complex characterisations have led to a great breadth of work across all areas of the industry with acknowledgement from the industry and the public, some of which are included to follow.

Prudence Holloway

Singing Teacher


Prudence is a Music and Singing Teacher with a private studio specialising in professional and pre-professional young performers. Prudence has had students perform in “The Lion King”, “The King & I” and in the title role of Matilda in “Matilda the Musical” and the soon to open “Kinky Boots”. She is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts has completed postgraduate studies at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. She also teaches at Sydney Theatre School (STS) and The Academy of Film, Theatre & TV (AFTT).

As a performer Prudence has worked across many facets of the industry, including Musical Theatre, Cabaret, Theatre, TV. Highlights include Carrie – The Musical (Squabbalogic), and the upcoming web-series THIRTY set to be released mid 2017. She is also the co-founder of Theia Entertainment a soon to be launched corporate entertainment company with a focus on supporting women in the creative arts.

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