THEA 7341X Voice Production for the Actor I

60 hours; 3 credits

Training of the actors' speaking voice. Heightening of the actor's awareness of the integrated connection between body, voice, and emotions. Focus on the development of a responsive and powerful instrument that directly reveals, rather than describes, emotions and thoughts. Understanding and practice of breathing for voice production; awareness of physical holding patterns that inhibit a free, open, and dynamically expressive vocal instrument; practice in releasing such patterns. Fall term.

Prerequisite: Matriculation for the M.F.A. in theater with a concentration in acting or audition.


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