The Fall of June Bloom (or What You Will)

Thunder’s Mouth Theatre is proud to present the World Premiere of The Fall of June Bloom (or What You Will) a new tragi-comedy by Flloyd Kennedy with William Shakespeare. at the newly refurbished, re-named Geoffrey Rush Drama Studio (formerly The Cement Box) at the University of Queensland, St Lucia, Brisbane. This is a novel kind of entertainment, with Dame June Bloom attempting to deliver her world renowned lecture on The Voice of Shakespeare while her world crumbles around her. 8 – 12 June 2010 7.30 pm Tickets $15 (concession $10) Bookings: Phone 3365 2552 some reactions to the work-in-progress presentations in Brisbane, Dunedin and New York "thoroughly engaging, thought provoking, fascinating and charming" . " BRILLIANT!" “What I found interesting …

Words of Wisdom and other insights

I kid you not,  two excellent articles have come my way today, thanks to colleagues on Twitter. First, read this article from American Theatre January issue, full of rich advice for singers, but boy do these words of wisdom apply to actors also!  It is MORE than essential for actors to develop a solid vocal technique, and to maintain a regular training regime if they want to have a lengthy career. Next, check out Travis Bedard’s latest blog post, (Cambiare Productions).  He has such perceptive insights into the world of independent theatre, what it is, why it exists, and how it manages to sustain itself in the face of constant predictions of its imminent demise. Lastly, I have just created …

Is it ever too late?

I was at the shopping mall today, buying a birthday present for my son, and having my laptop resuscitated. I happened to mention to the young man (they’re all young to me…) who was attending to me that I was working on a thesis, and he asked me what it was about. I said “a theory of the voice in performance”, expecting the customary response of “wow! how interesting”, followed by a glazed expression behind the eyes and a rapid retreat. “Wow!” he said, “how interesting.” But instead of glazing and retreating, he asked: “You mean the tone, the pitch of the voice?” “No,” I replied. “We know about the tone and the pitch, the emphasis, the pace, the speech …

Onwards and Upwards

It’s that time of the year again, the time of reflection and readjustment as we dive into the festivities, and prepare to emerge after the new year with enthusiasm for whatever wonders it may bring.   This year has been a cracker, as most of my family, friends and colleagues have noted. It shot by most of us in a haze of sparkling sulphur, whirling us giddily into a spin of delight, confusion and exhaustion. Was I really there? Did I do that? Were you there when it happened?   I feel I need someone else to validate this past year for me, it was so rich and yet so fleeting. Being in Voice, The Acting Class had an extraordinary year, …