Being in Voice: The Acting Class is Back!

OK! Now that the excitement of mounting a full scale production for Thunder’s Mouth Theatre is all over, everybody has been paid their share of the profits – and there was a profit, thanks to our steaming fund-raising campaign and my finely-tuned budgeting, the time has come to prepare for the new year, and the good news is: The Being in Voice Acting Class is Back.

Bookings are now open, and I suggest you don’t mess about because I have decided that I will only work with six (6) people at a time. So, the first season is 6 classes, 3 hours each, for six participants. This means we can train as an ensemble, create scenes as well as work on monologues, and also get individual attention.  It will be challenging for all concerned, myself included, and I CAN”T WAIT!

Did I say I’m excited?  Or did you guess…

Who wants to come and play with me?  Full details at the Being in Voice website.  Pass on the good news.

Thunder's Mouth Theatre offers Internship

We’ve resisted the urge so far, preferring to work as a team with everyone contributing each according to his or her abilities, but it seems that the Internship concept is powerful indeed. So if any aspiring theatre-makers out there would like to join our team, even at this late stage, we’d love to have you on board, on the same terms as everybody else – i.e. it’s an independent profit share theatre company operating under MEAA Co-operative contracts.

Click here for the application form. Download, fill it in and email it to me ASAP.

Refreshed, regenerated and revived

Just back from a three week trip to Dunedin, NZ, where I got to teach the University of Otago Voice and Movement paper (class), and the Shakespeare Performance paper, run an Archetypes Workshop, and direct one of the three 40 minute productions for the SGCNZ NSSP week. That’s Shakespeare Globe Centre, New Zealand National Shakespeare Schools Production week. What. A. Blast!

Here is my team, The Winter’s Tale company, but where is Mote? (He was busy packing to go home when we took the photo). So, here are some snapshots of the Snapshots exercise the groups undertook as one of the other director’s (Damian Bertanees) workshops, presenting images from the story – including Mote. But where were the others? Never mind, they are all there one way or another!

feedback session sans Mote

There is no truth in the Oracle!

Exit, pursued by a bear

I haven’t had such a good time in a workshop situation for a very long time, and I DO enjoy workshops. This one, however, had that special quality that only comes along once in a blue moon, where the passion and commitment is at such a high level that the work seems to transcend the individual talents, or energies of those involved.  I hope to get a copy of the dvd of the final performances at some stage.

Now I’m back in Brisbane, working with my lovely private students, some heading for NIDA and WAAPA auditions, some working their way back into commercial voice-over work, all exploring new ways of expressing themselves that take them out of their comfort zone into a wider, broader, deeper understanding of who they are, and why they have a passion to share their understanding of the world with others. What a journey!

I also had the honour of providing a voice-over for Dr Glam’s latest epic collaboration with The Magnolia Corporation, “Interstellar Overdrive”. Check it out here.

recording voice-over for Sparkles

I’m now about to begin rehearsals for my play “The Fall of June Bloom (or What You Will)”, to be presented by Thunder’s Mouth Theatre in November. More details here!

Flloyd Kennedy has invited you to 'The Fall of June Bloom – or What You Will' on IndieGoGo

Hello from IndieGoGo!

Flloyd Kennedy (info@thundersmouththeatre.com) has invited you to ‘The Fall of June Bloom – or What You Will’: http://www.indiegogo.com/June-Bloom?a=34419&i=invt&key=bXNvC9Jq

Personal message from Flloyd Kennedy:

Flloyd here, writing to let you know about ‘The Fall of June Bloom – or What You Will’

Take a moment to check it out on IndieGoGo and share it with your friends. You can fund creative projects and get VIP perks. You can get insider updates and even request the project have an event in your area too. If enough of us get behind it, we can make ‘The Fall of June Bloom – or What You Will’ happen.

Cheers!

The IndieGoGo Team

Vocal Function Handout

My apologies to all those who tried to download the Vocal Function Exercises handout – I completely forgot that I was revising it, and hadn’t actually uploaded it. But it’s there now, fresh as a daisy, you are welcome and I hope you do them EVERY DAY!

Oh alright, every second day then…

Happy sounding!