Being in Voice Workshops with Flloyd Kennedy
Flloyd teaches workshops in the disciplines described below. These workshops are offered occasionally throughout the year as 1 and 2-day full-time intensives, and are also available on request. Contact Being in Voice to request a workshop for your organisation.
“Thank God for Flloyd and her classes! Inspiring, fun and challenging. She’s made acting make sense to me. I’ve rediscovered my playful spirit, curiosity and passion for theatre and gained confidence and grounding through the solid vocal and physical training she offers. I would recommend these classes to any actor”
Peerless Poets : Smashing Singers : Impeccable Improvisers :
Admirable Actors : Personable Public Speakers : Catastrophising Clowns
You don’t have to be any of these to take advantage of the wonderfully rich techniques of voice training. Join us for a taster of this unique approach to expressing yourself in public clearly and joyfully – with and without a microphone.
Practical and rigorous training for actors, voice/speech teachers, public speakers, broadcasters – and anyone interested in the value of clear speech in any accent. This is an introduction to Knight Thompson Speechworks, a skills-based approach to speech and accent training now being used in a number of US professional training programs and college theatre departments, as well as in clinical and ESL settings.
We explore the physical actions that produce all the sounds of the world’s languages; look at the muscles that engage in the act of articulating speech sounds, and experiment with the process of acquiring accents other than our own ‘home’ accent.The aim of this workshop is to*** set up the principles of clear speech
*** discover how these principles apply to acquiring accents (or modifying one’s own accent.
Ultimate actor training: how to use the body, mind and imagination with creative freedom and self discipline, building performance together and ensemble with others. This clown training is grounded in the Seidenstein Method – Quantum Theatre: Slapstick to Shakespeare.
Mask work without the masks, this is intensive training in practical performance skills, integrating voice, body and text with vocal, physical and emotional truth
Discover how the language works, how to play with it, and how Shakespeare reveals the action within the text .
How to take care of your voice, build its power, range and flexibility
Everyone can sing – it’s part of our humanity.