Freehold Theatre: Online Voice & Speech Class: Let's Watch JJs Favorite Films


May 30, 2020 – 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM

517 Maynard Ave S
Seattle, WA 98104 Map

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Freehold Theatre Lab / Studio
517 Maynard Ave S
Seattle, WA 98104
Saturday, May 30, 2020, 11am – 1:30pm

Your voice is unique, and it’s an essential component of fulfilling your artistic potential. In this course, students will move through a series of voice/mind/body exercises based on  Fitzmaurice Voicework®, aimed at strengthening vocal flexibility and dynamism.  Class exercises will also give you tools for self-regulation of your nervous system through breathwork and meditation.

Games, text work (memorized and cold readings), discussion, and a greater understanding of human anatomy, students will enhance students' vocal self-expression in all areas of life, including stage & film acting, job interviews, public speaking, voice-over, and more.

Though online, this class is physical, and you will need space for a yoga mat, movement clothes, water, and writing materials. You will also need to memorize text between 1 - 2 minutes, to take notes, have a place in their home where they can work comfortably on the floor, and should have water at hand.

About the instructor: Gin Hammond is a Harvard University/Moscow Art Theatre MFA graduate and a certified Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework™. She has performed nationally at theatres such as The Guthrie, Arena Stage, The Longwharf Theatre, The Pasadena Playhouse, the ART, The Berkshire Theatre Festival and The Studio Theatre in Washington D.C., where she won a Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Lead Actress for her performance of The Syringa Tree. Internationally, she has performed in Russia, Germany, Canada, Ireland, Scotland, England and Belgium. Ms. Hammond also received a Kathleen Cornell award, and WA state grants from Allied Arts, The Mayor’s Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, Artist Trust, 4 Culture, as well as from the NEA, and has recently been nominated for a WA State Governor’s Arts & Heritage Award. Hammond teaches voice, voice-over, public speaking, and dialect coaching, and can be heard on commercials, audiobooks, radio plays, and a variety of video games including BattleTech, DotA 2, State of Decay 1 & 2, Aion, and Halo 3 ODST. Around Seattle she has performed at ACT Theater, Seattle Children’s Theater, Book-It Repertory Theater, Washington Ensemble Theater and various Sandbox Artists Collective productions.  Hammond has also been a dialect and vocal coach for 60+ shows for ACT Theater, 5thAve. Theater, Seattle Rep, Book-It, Taproot, Seattle Children’s Theater, Village Theater, and films, and she was the director and dialect coach for the video game, Post-Human W.A.R., and has begun working in the fields of motion capture and volumetric video.  
MFA, The American Repertory Theatre at Harvard University/ Moscow Art Theatre

Building/Room #: Online
Neighborhoods: Citywide
Event Types: Arts, Community, Education, Film, Hobbies, Theater, Training-Classes/Workshops
Audience: Adults, Senior, Special Needs
Sponsoring Organization: Freehold Theatre Lab / Studio
Contact: Elizabeth Alm - Registrar
Contact Phone: 206-323-7499
Contact Fax: 206-323-7499
Pre-Register: Yes
Cost: 368-460
Registration Details: More info and registration links here: ,…