Want to strengthen your dialect skills? Got a commercial voiceover audition that requires a specific accent? Maybe you’re recording an audiobook full of characters, creating your own animations, or recording pages and pages of different game voices. This workshop is for you!
In the first half of Voice Actor’s Bootcamp, you’ll explore breath release and support so your voice can last for an entire session, and learn voice and speech exercises you can use every day to develop your skills. Then you’ll learn the key elements of one of the most in-demand accents for voiceover actors in Chicago: Irish! Specifically, Western Irish, as featured in the plays of Martin McDonagh (The Beauty Queen of Leenane, The Pillowman, The Cripple of Inishmaan).
After the break, you’ll put those new skills into practice, going on mic with fun and challenging gaming, animation and audiobook scripts featuring the accents you’ve just learned. Along the way, you’ll get expert coaching from two of The Second City’s most accomplished teachers, Kathleen Puls Andrade and Diane Robinson.
The Voice Actor’s Bootcamp will give you a whole new tool box of voice, speech and breath exercises, and plenty of scripts, so when you’re not working a gig, you can still work on your craft!
Bring a toothbrush and toothpaste, wear clothes you can move in, and throw yourself into our rigorous and hilarious bootcamp for your mouth. Your whole body will feel it, and voice casting directors will hear the difference!