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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Classroom
Starting at $699.00
11 weeks
4.0 Credits

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.

Fall 2018 Schedule

These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.

Available
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Thursday, Saturday
Instructor: Cle Thompson
363802
Fee:
$699.00
41 days left. Enroll by Sep 27, 2018
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Notes

No meeting Nov. 22.

No refund after Oct. 2. Internet access required. Materials required. 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 2, 2018
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
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Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Thu Sep 27, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 202
Discussion
Thu Oct 4, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 202
Discussion
Thu Oct 11, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 202
Discussion
Thu Oct 18, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 202
Discussion
Thu Oct 25, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 202
Discussion
Thu Nov 1, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 202
Discussion
Sat Nov 3, 2018
2:00PM - 5:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 202
Discussion
Thu Nov 8, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 202
Discussion
Thu Nov 15, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 202
Discussion
Thu Nov 22, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 202
Discussion
Thu Nov 29, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 202
Discussion
Thu Dec 6, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 202

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