Regional American Dialect Series with Zach Campion
Wednesdays July 12, 19 & 26 from 7:00pm - 9:30pm at the AC Office, 1810 16th St NW
Fee is $50
Limit: 14 students; Open only to current AC Members
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A new series following the hugely successful, sold out Eurotrip Dialect Series. Local voice, speech, and dialect coach, Zach Campion, will lead participants through the most frequently requested American dialects for the stage. Students will learn to apply proven techniques to the acquisition of the New York (Bronx), Boston and Texas dialects. Zach will help you find your Texan roots and answer the all important question: What's the difference between the Boston and New York dialects?
Each student will walk away with a resource packet detailing each of the three dialects complete with sound clips and practice phrases to continue developing the dialects beyond the scope of the workshop. The culmination of each session will give students the opportunity to perform a piece of text (provided by the instructor) in dialect for one-on-one feedback. In response to participant feedback - extra time has been added to each meeting to revisit the previous weeks dialect. Individualized instruction makes this workshop a great fit for experienced performers to intrigued newcomers.
ZACH CAMPION is a freelance voice, speech and dialect coach and works in graduate admissions at Marymount University. He works with a wide range of clients such as professional theatres, performers, and professionals looking to modify or acquire accents. Area theatre credits include coaching dialect for Hand to God* (nominated for 6 Helen Hayes awards, winner of 2), Chimerica, Terminus*, and Between Riverside and Crazy at Studio Theatre, Smart People at Arena Stage, the world premiere of The Gulf* at Signature Theatre, My Fair Lady, Dial M for Murder, Sweeney Todd, and National Players Ensemble at Olney Theatre Center, Angels in America Part’s 1 and 2* co-produced by Olney Theatre and RoundHouse Theatre, When the Rain Stops Falling* at 1st Stage, and Doubt for Quotidian Theatre. Mr. Campion is a certified teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework® and is a member of the Studio Theatre Acting Conservatory faculty. EDUCATION: MFA in Theatre Pedagogy from Virginia Commonwealth University, BFA in Performance and Production from Texas State University.
*denotes Helen Hayes nominated productions
AC Members had this to say about the Eurotrip Dialect Series:
"Each session is filled to the brim with valuable information and includes the opportunity to practice the dialect and receive helpful, positive feedback."
"Zach taught us not only the key aspects of each dialect, but he also trained us how to listen intelligently so that we can continue developing the dialect on our own."
"Zach's coaching manner is delightful and helpful, pointing out both strengths and areas for improvement with gentle facility."
Feel free to reach out to Zach directly if you have any questions about the workshop (firstname.lastname@example.org) or visit his website voicecoachdc.com for more information.