Dialects for the Actor: Russian and Polish

Russian and Eastern European characters are frequenting espionage stories for TV and film more and more each year. There’s no better time to learn the basics of the Standard Russian and Polish Stage Dialect through scenes from plays and film. You’ll also explore and sample a few of the other regional dialects from that area of the world. We emphasize learning a dialect through multiple vocal elements that include resonance, sound quality, rhythm and articulation. We’ll also address breathing, alignment, and movement as it relates to the dialect. You’ll have a great time and leave with a convincing accent. 8 student minimum, 14 maximum.

2 sessions • $80 • 2 hr class time
Sat • Jan 19 & 26 • 1:30 – 3:30pm • Jennifer Thomas