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
Hybrid (In-Person)
Starting at $745.00
As few as 11 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 2022 Schedule

Date & Time
Details
Format
 
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Thursday, Saturday
Canceled
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Instructor: Instructor to be announced
388692
Fee:
$745.00
Hybrid (In-Person)format icon
Location: UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
Notes

No mtg. Nov. 24. Internet access required. 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after September 26, 2022
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Thu Sep 22, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 202B
Lecture
Thu Sep 29, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 202B
Lecture
Thu Oct 6, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 202B
Lecture
Sat Oct 8, 2022
2:00PM PT - 5:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 202B
Lecture
Thu Oct 13, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 202B
Lecture
Thu Oct 20, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 202B
Lecture
Thu Oct 27, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 202B
Lecture
Thu Nov 3, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 202B
Lecture
Thu Nov 10, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 202B
Lecture
Thu Nov 17, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 202B
Lecture
Thu Nov 24, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 202B
Lecture
Thu Dec 1, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 202B

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