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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What you will 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.
Suggested Prerequisites

It is advisable that you complete the following (or equivalent) since they are prerequisites for Playing the American: An Acting and Accent-Reduction Workshop.

All participants must speak English fluently.

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Speak to a program representative. Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm.

This course applies towards the following certificates & specializations…

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