Work with Melissa Agnew on your voice - beginning with your breath and then carrying that breath work into speaking lyrical verse. This work acknowledges both technical convention as well as personal impulse in the speaking of this poetry. This work translates directly to the actors' work with audition speeches, scene work, and stage and screen performance. Participants will need to have voice training experience.
Bio of host
With almost 30 years' experience as a voice teacher and coach, Melissa Agnew is one of Australia's most sought-after experts in her field. She consults on voice, speech and dialect in the theatre, broadcast, film and television industries, in the corporate sector and in education at all levels, from preschool through university. Melissa teaches voice, speech and dialect at NIDA, Sydney and holds a doctorate in Voice from The University of Sydney.
Melissa has consulted on over 30 productions at Queensland Theatre Company, including The Glass Menagerie, American Buffalo, The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?, We Were Dancing, The Road to Mecca, Molly Sweeney and Sweet Panic. Screen credits include The Proposition and the American teleseries, The Pacific.
Melissa coaches newsreaders, radio and television journalists and presenters at the ABC in Queensland and the Northern Territory, as well as commercial television and radio networks and private media organisations. Melissa's clients, both past and present, are prominent in the public eye (and ear) across Australia.