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Introductory Linklater Voice Technique - Anne Brady

Yvonne Harcus  | Published on 8/18/2021

Introductory Linklater Voice Technique
with Anne Brady



Desire to develop understanding of voice. No previous Linklater Voice training necessary. Fluent ENOUGH in English to follow Anne's instruction.


The 18-hour workshop runs over six weeks on Wednesdays, 3 hours per day – 22nd, 29th September & 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th October

One session per day:

British Standard Time - 6pm -  9pm

US Eastern Standard Time  - 1pm -  4pm

US Pacific Eastern Time - 10am - 1pm


The workshop begins with exercises designed to awaken a sensory and imagistic relationship with voice. The progression of exercises leads from physical awareness (locating tension and releasing it), to awareness of breathing, the experience of sound in the body, the release of tension in the throat, jaw, tongue and soft palate, the development of resonating power in the chest, the mouth and the face, the accompanying development of breathing power, the exploration of range throughout two to three octaves of speaking notes and, finally, to articulation.

The workshop gives an intensive overview of the basic progression of exercises as covered in the 2006 edition of Kristin Linklater’s bookFreeing the Natural Voice: Imagery and Art in the Practice of Voice and Language 

The overall function of the work is to remove the physical and psychological blocks that inhibit the human vocal instrument. The objective of the work is a voice in direct contact with emotional impulse, shaped by the intellect but not restricted by it. As we work with releasing the voice from the body, we will work viscerally with language and text transforming communication and interpretive skills.

Be aware that exercises include adapted yoga positions, floor relaxation, arm-swings and other physical activities. All these can be adjusted to individual physical needs.

What do I need:

Space - enough floor space to stretch your arms and legs out, whether on the floor or whilst standing.

Loose comfortable clothing suitable for physical exercise. No belts. No jeans.

Learn by heart:

A poem (no more than 14 lines) that has particular meaning for you - something you need to speak right now If English is not your first language, then the text can be in your own language - please send a copy of your text and an English translation (if applicable) to 
 asap after being accepted on to the workshop.

Designated Linklater Teacher


Anne Brady is a Professor in the Theatre Department at Binghamton University (SUNY) where she is Head of the Acting/Directing Program and teaches Voice, Movement and Acting to both undergraduate and graduate students.   She has been a Designated Linklater Voice Teacher since 2003 and a founding member of KLVC.  At Binghamton University, Anne has directed over 20 plays and musicals and served as a voice/text coach and dialect coach on numerous other productions.  Anne has often been part of the Voice & Text faculty at Shakespeare & Company's Month-Long Intensive Training Program for Actors as well as their Summer Training Institute.   In addition to in-depth training in voice and Shakespeare with Kristin Linklater, Anne has extensive training in a variety of acting techniques, physical theatre, and somatic methodologies.  She also maintains a private practice coaching actors as well as training business professionals to become more confident, expressive and inspiring communicators.


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