Playing the American: An Acting and Accent-Reduction Workshop

THEATER X 419.3

Non-native speakers of American English hone their craft and learn to perform credibly in mainstream America to achieve a seamless accent shift without calling attention to itself or get in the way of the acting.

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Fall
Spring
Remote Instruction
Starting at $699.00
As few as 12 weeks
4.0

What you can learn.

  • Learn to build confidence and trust in your creative process in a safe, supportive environment
  • Understand how to modify your voice, speech, and delivery for the accent
  • Break through acting blocks, limitations, and develop tools for dealing with performance anxiety
  • Throughout the class perform monologues, scenes, cold readings, and improvisation

About this course:

Participants who are not native speakers of American English hone their craft and learn to perform credibly in mainstream America. The ultimate objective is to achieve a seamless accent shift that does not call attention to itself or get in the way of the acting. Working in a safe, supportive environment, you learn to build confidence and trust in your creative process; modify voice, speech, and delivery; break through acting blocks and limitations; and develop tools for dealing with performance anxiety. Throughout the course, you perform monologues, scenes, cold reading, and improvisation.
Prerequisites
All participants must speak English fluently.

Fall 2021 Schedule

Date & Time
Details
Format
 
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Thursday, Saturday
Available
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Instructor: Cle Thompson
382317
Fee:
$699.00
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Location: Online
ENROLL BY: Sep 23, 2021
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Notes

No mtg. 11/11, 11/25. Internet access required. 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after September 27, 2021
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Thu Sep 23, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Thu Sep 30, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Thu Oct 7, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Thu Oct 14, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Thu Oct 21, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Sat Oct 23, 2021
2:00PM PT - 5:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Thu Oct 28, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Thu Nov 4, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Thu Nov 11, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Thu Nov 18, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Thu Nov 25, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Thu Dec 2, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Thu Dec 9, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online

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