A practical, dynamic workshop exploring and expanding your vocal use, this evening will connect (or re-connect) you with your vocal potential and give you a fresh perspective on efficient, effective, flexible and creative vocal use. The workshop will incorporate physical work and use of text, so movement-friendly clothing and a piece of dialogue or poetry you know off my heart will help you get the most from the work. This workshop is suitable for actors who are working with a voice free of injury or strain.
Bio of host:
Newly appointed Head of Voice and Movement for the Theatre Department at the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne, Australia, Leith McPherson has worked as a voice, dialect and acting teacher at drama schools in Australia and the UK, and as a coach to theatre, film and television productions for the last twenty years. A graduate of the Voice Studies course at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Leith coaches leading film and theatre actors in the US, UK, South Africa, Canada, New Zealand and Australia. Her film work includes movies by Fred Schepsi, Roland Joffe and Alex Proyas, and four years in New Zealand as Dialect Coach on the Hobbit trilogy of films directed by Sir Peter Jackson. Leith has worked as Voice and Dialect Coach on more than forty professional plays and musicals including shows for the Melbourne Theatre Company, Malthouse Theatre, Opera Australia and the Royal Shakespeare Company, has assistant directed productions of Hamlet and Richard III at the MTC and in 2017 she worked Associate Director on the Queensland Theatre production of Noises Off.