The ATYP Industry Studio is designed to connect emerging artists with industry professionals and offer them the chance to build on a variety of performance skills from acting, writing and directing to devising work and navigating the industry.
First up in our series of Industry Studio short courses for 2021 we have American Accent Work with Natasha McNamara. With over 10 years experience as a voice coach, Natasha has been both a professional actor and voice teacher and has a unique understanding of the student experience and industry expectations.
Participants will spend 5 weeks working to develop and strengthen their Standard American accents, and also work on embodying a character with accent. Sessions will focus on
- Phonetics – the shape of mouth, position of tongue, placement of voice
- Muscle memory – through repetition, weekly exercises and pre-class preparation
- Monologue and 2-hander scene work as actors learn to ‘embody the character with an accent’ and not ‘play the accent’