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Workshop (Calgary): Sound Like a Brit! with Jane MacFarlane

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Workshop (Calgary): Sound Like a Brit! with Jane MacFarlane


Sound Like A Brit with Jane MacFarlane

This workshop will teach you how to do a British Stage Standard Dialect or Received Pronunciation {RP} that is integrated in character and the oral geography of the sound, and not just mimicry. We will look at the RP as well as how dialects move around the various regions on southern England. Knowing how you move from your own sound into the dialect of the character will also help you to adopt other dialects and accents for other regions. you will learn and how and why we sound differently, depending on where you are from!

WHEN: September 22, 2018 11:00 am- 5:00 pm

COST: $60 (registration online, by phone or email)

WHERE: Morpheus Rehearsal Centre (3512 5 Avenue NW, Lower Level)

Refreshments will be served from 10:30 am – 11:00 am so feel to come early and settle in.

This valuable workshop is presented at this low price in the spirit of community theatre, and is sponsored by Theatre Alberta with funding from The Alberta Foundation for the Arts as part of the ‘Workshops by Request: Hometown Series’.

Space is limited; to participate in the workshop please register in advance through our box office by calling 403.246.2999 or email Iam Coulter at

Jane MacFarlane is a voice, speech dialect and text coach, actor, and director. She has taught Voice for the Actor, including speech and dialect, and acting at such institutions as: York University, Harvard University, Southern Methodist University, Mount Royal University, UCalgary and UAlberta. She is the Resident Voice Coach for Theatre Calgary, where she has worked on 45+ productions since 2000, including: The Secret Garden, Twelfth Night, The Audience, Skylight, 1000 Splendid Sons, The Crucible, 15 seasons of A Christmas Carol and 7 season on Shakespeare by the Bow. She is also the Voice & Dialect Consultant for Vertigo Theatre and the Voice & Text Coach for The Shakespeare Company.

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