It is important to bring truth to each role, and part of that truth includes the dialect of a character. Work with a leading accent and dialect coach to find the character’s dialect in performance through a close examination of the character’s lived experience, class, race, gender, and beyond.
A variety of international accents will be explored starting with General American in this exciting six week masterclass. Discover the foundations of accent work including oral posture, intonation and sound changes in performance. Enhance your vocal quality through the application of these techniques and apply accents to performance, receiving feedback from an industry professional.
Create character, enhance your vocal skills and master the delivery of accents through listening and identifying intonation, pronunciation and physicality.
This workshop is led by accent and dialect coach Rebecca Gausnell.
Wednesday 15 February – Wednesday 22 March
Rebecca Gausnell is a London based voice, accent & dialect coach, born and raised in the United States.
Credited professionally in both film & theatre, her clients include Emmy, SAG, and BAFTA nominees. Recent projects include Fool for Love at Found 111 on Charing Cross Road, and the upcoming Phantom Four sci-fi thriller, Tau. She has also worked as a voice and dialect coach in institutions such as the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, and The Second City in Chicago.
Rebecca had the opportunity to study with Cicely Berry, Kristin Linklater, Barbara Houseman, and David Carey during her Master of Fine Arts at the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama. She holds a BA in acting from Northwestern University, where she studied under Linda Gates.