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On Text - Text Development Session via Zoom
Led by William Trotter
Supported by Spotlight
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2.25 hours / Free

Date: November 10th
Location: Online
Time: 18.15 - 20.30

**As part of Spotlight's commitment to supporting professional actors this class is free of charge - our thanks to them for their continuing support**

"Last night's workshop was absolutely brilliant, thank you so much. Everyone's monologue just escalated when you gave them an exercise- it seemed like anything could happen. I was totally buzzing after mine". - Sharon Osdin

This innovative new workshop will be companion to the unique On Voice workshops.  On Text will seek innovative ways of making the words of a script your own so that, even with the pressure of an audition or a recording booth, you can raise the level of truth in your speech. 

We will explore how essential an authentic relationship between your voice and your script is.  We will use exercises that will help in finding the freedom to make words live, and find how the choice of words, rhythms and phrasing are part of a character's mindset - which can be a fast-track into characterisation. Unlocking your potential vocal range in relation to the language ensures that your listeners not only hear but want to listen.

You will need to bring with you a few bits of text (speech or script) no need to learn it, but be familiar with it.

Please note: If you sign up for this free workshop and subsequently find you cannot attend PLEASE do cancel your place. We always have a long waiting list for this class and if you don't cancel when you know you can't come, then you are stopping someone else from getting a plac

William Trotter works with the voice and its relation to language as a creative component both of actor development and of the rehearsal process.  He works one-to-one, on shows, and in workshops.  He has worked with actors of many levels of experience, established names and people at early stages in their careers. His one-to-one clients have worked at the National, Royal Court and West End and leads at Regent’s Park and Apollo Victoria. Theatre work, including at the Arcola, BAC, the Finborough, the Royal Court, Lyric Studio, Menier Chocolate Factory, New Diorama and Riverside Studios, has involved helping actors whose experience has been in films to find voice for stage, pre-rehearsal and pre-performance warm-ups for companies, as well as audibility and vocal strain.  He initiated and leads On Voice, the Actors Guild's regular voice-text limber sessions, and initiated and is developing the Actors Centre Shakespeare Speaking Laboratory.  Workshops led at the Actors Centre have included Finding the Character's Voice, Vocal Truth for Stage and Screen, Multi-Cultural Shakespeare, Working Words and Working Shakespeare's Words. He has led workshops for Escape Artists, Graeae, Mind the Gap, the Magic Circle, The Royal Scottish Conservatoire, for Tamasha Theatre's actor-director laboratory, and for the Theatre Arts Group of Bucharest.  Non-acting work has included work with presenters from China Radio International, ITN Factual, and LBC. Drama schools he has taught at include ArtsEd, Central, Drama Centre, East 15 and LAMDA. He trained at Central and Bristol and Exeter Universities and has been on the training working party of the British Voice Association. www.ukspeech.co.uk




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