German & French Dialect Performance with Karen Strassman
Date: Sunday, April 11th, 2:00-5:00pm | Cost: $119
Many actors struggle to recreate the sounds of a certain accent or dialect, applying phonetics or a certain “music” they’ve tried to imitate, only to feel that it doesn’t sound as authentic as they’d like, or that they don’t have the freedom or confidence in auditions or performances.
Accents and dialects exist because as little ones, we learn to speak with the specific muscle groups our parents and those around us used. So no matter how close you get to making foreign sounds with your familiar muscle groups, you can never really sound authentic until you learn to place the speech in the specific dialect’s instrument. Once you do that, speaking with any accent and sustaining it becomes so much easier than you ever thought it would be.
In this workshop, Karen will take you through all the steps and tools to help you find your own authentic French and German accents, and also learn how to completely differentiate one from another. Whatever level you are already at, Karen will help take you to the next level of proficiency, so that… with a little practice… you’ll have all the tools to become proficient and free with these two accents!