Rebecca is a Voice and Text teacher and coach with 20 years experience working with young, in-training actors, as well as seasoned professionals. She discovered her love of this work whilst developing her own voice with Toronto’s renowned coach, David Smukler, and then moved to the U.K. to complete her MA in Voice Studies at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London. Since then, she has spent most of her career in the U.K., where she has taught at LAMDA, East 15 Acting School, Drama Studio London, and the METFilm School, and has coached productions for the Royal National Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Donmar, the Young Vic, Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre, and the Hampstead, among others, and provided voice support for numerous West End productions. Since arriving back in Canada, she has worked primarily at the Stratford Festival, and has directed a production for Here for Now Theatre in Stratford. Over the past twenty-five years, she has been developing her expertise in Shakespeare and classical text, and her research into breath-work and its implications for actor training can be found in the book, Breath in Action: The Art of Breath in Vocal and Holistic Practice.
VOICE WORK FOR ACTORS (four classes in-studio) $299+HST
An introduction to the fundamentals of voice work, this class is aimed at those new to voice work, but also can serve as a useful ‘tune up’ for those who have more experience with voice training. Through practical, body-based exercises, you will gain a greater understanding of how your voice works, the unique patterns of physical tension that may be holding you back, and practical techniques for finding and maintaining a sense of grounding, centering, presence, and better access to emotional connection and expression. To this end, we will explore: physical release work, the importance of a free breath, basic resonance and healthy sound production, and mindfulness techniques to help you access all this on a busy and demanding set.
(Sessions run Sunday mornings starting Jan 21st)
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“Rebecca taught me that voice work is so much more than the words you speak. It is connected to your entire body (mind, body and soul). And when you can connect with it, the stories we tell as actors become all the more powerful.”
“Rebecca’s ability to connect with the actor she’s working with is phenomenal. Her intuition and empathy allows her to challenge you in a way that feels safe and in turn you can push yourself to create the best work.”