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Intensive Workshops

INTENSIVE WORKSHOPS

VOICE ALIVE - PRESENT, POWERFUL, PERSONAL - A 2-Weekend Intensive Introduction to the Linklater Method - October 20 - 22 & Oct. 27 - 29, 2017

For actors, singers, storytellers, speakers.

This 2-weekend intensive introduces you to the work of Kristin Linklater and her method of “Freeing the Natural Voice”(© Kristin Linklater). A specific series of physical, tactile and imaginative exercises reconnect your voice to impulse, emotion and thought. Discover the excitement and power of a natural, embodied voice that is alive with resonance and vibration, and free of inhibiting tension and blocks. Take the work practically into text and you will discover deeper levels of vocal connection to character thought and feeling.

A VOICE that is ALIVE is PRESENT, POWERFUL and PERSONAL.

NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY.

TO REGISTER: Click here to go to our Registration Page and download a Registration Form.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Send us an email.

DATES: Thursday / Friday through Sunday: October 19 - 22 & 27 - 29, 2017

TIMES: Thurs. or Fri.: 6:00 - 9:30 pm / Sat.: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm / Sun.: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

MAXIMUM NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 6

TUITION: $540.00 + $70.00 (HST)

LOCATION: Sirius Studio, 119 Mimico Ave, Etobicoke There is an on site parking lot, free parking on side streets and easy access via bus or streetcar on the TTC.

INSTRUCTOR: Heather Dick, Artistic Director is a Designated Linklater Voice Teacher, a member of VASTA (Voice and Speech Trainers Association), an actress and a director (CAEA, ACTRA). Most recently, she coached and taught voice workshops for The Lear Project and Shakespeare By The Sea Festival in St. John’s, Nfld. She has led both voice and acting workshops for more than 25 years. Teaching credits include Ryerson Polytechnic University, Brock University Dramatic Arts Dept., Theatre Ontario Summer Programs, many community theatres and the Sirius Theatrical Company. From 2012 to 2014 she was a Teacher Trainee in Voice (Linklater Method) & Text at the world renowned Shakespeare & Company (Lenox, Mass.). For more information go to our 'Instructors' page.

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SHAKESPEARE & CO. WEEKEND INTENSIVE November 18 - 20, 2016

At Sirius Theatrical Company we are delighted to facilitate this weekend workshop in Toronto which will be led by Dennis Krausnick, Director of Training and a Founding Member of Shakespeare & Co., in Lenox, Mass.

The Weekend Intensive is designed to meet the needs of actors who seek an introduction to Shakespeare & Company’s training methods, and an opportunity to re-awaken and revitalize their relationship to Shakespeare’s text.

TO REGISTER: To register or for more information about the weekend, contact Shakespeare & Co. directly via email at: shakespeare.org/contact. Maximum of 14 participants.

TUITION: $300 USD only. 20% discounts for CAEA members and actors who are alumni of the Month-long Intensive, Summer Training Institute, or Conservatory programs. Only one discount is applicable per participant.

LOCATION: Artscape Young Place, 180 Shaw St., Toronto.

INSTRUCTOR: Dennis Krausnick

Dennis Krausnick is the Director of Training and a Founding Member of Shakespeare & Co. as well as a Designated Linklater Voice Teacher. He travels regularly throughout North America leading weekend intensives and has been a Guest Artist in Residence at more than 16 Universities including the University of Washington (Seattle), Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Chapman University and Chapman University in California (10 residencies). He is a world renowned actor, playwright and director (more than 70 productions).

THE WEEKEND INTENSIVE FORMAT:

Friday: 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.) - an introduction to Shakespeare & Company’s aesthetic and an opportunity for the actors to shift gears and focus on their work through a series of exercises involving voice, body and memory work.

Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. - focuses on the actor’s individual voice and experiences, which are incorporated into a monologue that the actor has prepared for the class.

Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.) - moves more vigorously through the voice and body work, with the actors reconnecting with Shakespeare’s text, revisiting their monologues and exploring how the structure of the verse might influence character and performance.

REGISTER NOW at Shakespeare & Co.