AC Presents: Regional American Dialect Series with Zach Campion
Monday/Wednesday/Friday August 19, 21, 23
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Actors' Center Office
1810 16th St NW, 2nd floor
in the church on the corner of 16th & S St NW
Fee is $60 for AC Members; $75 for non AC Members
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Limit: 15 students
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 originally from San Antonio, TX, and has called DC home for the last 7 years. Recent coaching credits include Matilda: The Musical, Tiger Style, Oil, Labour of Love, The Invisible Hand, and On the Town with Olney Theatre Center; P.Y.G., Kings, Vietgone, Hand to God and Terminus at Studio Theatre; the world premiere of Kleptocracy, Sovereignty, The Price and Smart People at Arena Stage; The Wiz at Ford’s Theatre; the world premiere of The Gulf, and Heisenberg at Signature Theatre; and The Legend of Georgia McBride at Round House Theatre. Upcoming projects include Doubt at Studio Theatre and Right to be Forgotten at Arena Stage.
Zach is a certified teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework® and is a member of the Studio Acting Conservatory faculty. Education: MFA in Theatre Pedagogy from Virginia Commonwealth University; BFA in Performance and Production from Texas State University.
AC Members had this to say about previous 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.