US Accent Workshop With Natasha McNamara

13 May 2013
06:00:00 -  08:00:00

Event description:

This two-hour workshop is an opportunity to refresh your US accent.

Bio of host:  

Natasha is a Performing Arts graduate of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) and a graduate of NIDA Voice Studies.  She has worked extensively as a voice coach in theatre and film, where her keen ear makes her a valuable asset to actors and directors seeking authenticity. Natasha believes theatre is a live creature and strives to stay current with her art form and to make the text truthful and relevant for a modern actor or presenter.  She has worked with vocal gurus Cicely Berry and Barbara Houseman and forum theatre legend, Augusto Boal whose techniques she utilises in a lot of her teachings. Most recently she travelled to LA to work with Patsy Rodenberg. Natasha teaches masterclasses for Actors Equity specialising in accent coaching. Her corporate clients range from celebrities to zoo keepers to politicians, business men and women and up and coming young soap stars... Natasha is a regular NIDA Open Program tutor and NIDA corporate trainer.  Her theatre credits as a voice coach include Julius Caesar (Bell Shakespeare) The Brothers Size, New Electric Ballroom (Griffin Theatre) Medea (Belvoir) Skylight, Red, Circle Mirror Transformation, Becky Shaw, Great Falls, Liberty Equality Fraternity (Ensemble). Her work in film includes coaching for Tomorrow When the War Began and Wish You Were Here. Many of her private students have gone on to work in film and TV gaining roles in popular shows such as Packed to the Rafters, Winners and Losers and Home and Away.



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