Pre-Conference Workshop Kinesensic Dialect Training With Barry Kur

Wednesday, January 4,  9:00am to 5:00 pm  

Barry Kur will lead this one day workshop utilizing the training process developed in his textbook, Stage Dialect Studies: A Continuation of the Lessac Approach to Actor Voice and Speech Training.  Participants will experience the introductory instruction for Standard British (RP), Irish, NYC, German and one additional dialect decided by the group.  Participants will need to bring or purchase the textbook ($32) and also bring a monologue utilizing one of the dialects listed above.  The workshop will also include a session in the integration of dialect skills with the demands of acting a dialect role. This will culminate in an actor’s reading of that monologue (not memorized). All participants should have some experience with Lessac voice training.

Fee:  $150

Textbook purchase may be made via mail order to Barry Kur .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or at the workshop (cash or check payable to Barry Kur)  $32.00

Tentative Schedule
9:00-9:30 Introduction of training process and Euphonic Neutral Speech

9:30-10:00 Standard British (RP)

10:00-10:15 Break

10:15- 11:00 Irish

11:00-11:15 Break

11:15-Noon   NYC

Noon-2:00 Lunch

2:00-2:45   German

2:45-3:00 Break

3:00-3:45 Optional Dialect

4:00-4:45   Integration of dialect skill and acting