Wed, Oct 04|
Hosted on Zoom
British Accent Workshop w/ Karen Strassman
• Learn techniques to break down any accent • Discuss how to implement dialects into character work
Time & Location
Oct 04, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDT
Hosted on Zoom
6pm-9pm Pacific Time
About This Workshop:
This is for any actor at any level wanting to learn, up level, or perfect their British accent.
Many actors struggle to recreate the sounds of a certain accent or dialect, applying the phonetics they learned or a certain “music," only to feel that it doesn’t sound as authentic as they’d like, or that they don’t have the freedom or confidence in auditions or performances.
Accents and dialects exist because as little ones, we learn to speak with specific muscle groups the people we grew up around used. So no matter how close you get to making the British sounds with your America muscle groups, you can never really sound authentic until you learn to place the speech in the specific British instrument. Once you do that, speaking British and sustaining it becomes so much easier than you ever thought it would be. In this workshop Karen will help you learn how to find and use your British instrument, so that you will no longer be "trying to sound" British, but instead, will be using your vocal instrument the same way the Brits do! This workshop is revelatory for many people who seek to gain more proficiency and freedom with performance in British.
About Your Instructor:
Karen has created hundreds of voice-over characters of all shapes, sizes, genders, ages, and species, from classic Disney princesses, to iconic villainesses, to talking jellyfish and shy tadpoles. Her extensive range of characters spans the voiceover world of cartoons, animation and video games; from the teenage rockstar Catty Noire on MONSTER HIGH, the beloved little girl Olivia on LEGO FRIENDS, sexy Rouge the Bat in SONIC THE HEDGEHOG, Chromie, the charismatic gnome that turns into a dragon from WORLD OF WARCRAFT and HEROES OF THE STORM, to the iconic Mileena & Kitana in MORTAL KOMBAT. And then there are projects like the Nicktoons series, MONSUNO, voiced by an ensemble cast of five actors, where Karen not only played the teenage female lead, Jinja, but she also voiced every other female character in all three seasons of the show (last count there were 26 characters). You can also catch Karen on camera in productions like PREACHER, SILICON VALLEY, INGRESS, WEEDS, CRIMINAL MINDS and BOSCH.
Reserve your spot now. All ages Welcome. Cameras are mandatory for class intro.
See you online!
*** This online workshop will be hosted and recorded in Zoom. You will receive a link to the video of the workshop the following day. If for any reason you can not make the date/ time you will still be able to view the entire workshop with the recorded video. Due to limited seats, payment is only refundable up to 72 hours before the event. Up to 48 hours before the event payment is nonrefundable, but may be rolled over to the next date of the same class, or another currently scheduled class.
British Accent Workshop
***Due to limited space and scheduling, payment is only refundable up to 48 hours before the event. Up to 24 hours before the event payment is nonrefundable, but may be rolled over to another workshop. Any cancellation less than 24 hours before the start time/ date of the workshop, payment will be forfeited.$100.00