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Voice & Acting for the Camera - Paula Langton & Ken Cheeseman

Yvonne Harcus  | Published on 8/19/2021

Voice & Acting for the Camera
Paula Langton & Ken Cheeseman


DESCRIPTION:

"Ken and Paula gave so much of themselves, their experience, their joy, their love for the work and their love of working with us, it was truly inspiring"
"The content and delivery of the work by Ken and Paula was life enhancing - how can you put a price on that?"

 

PARTICIPANTS MUST BE COMMITTED TO ATTEND THE FULL WORKSHOP SCHEDULE.


Prerequisites:

At least one semester of Linklater Voice in an undergrad or grad programme or an Introductory Voice workshop covering the full progression taught by a Designated Linklater Teacher. Fluent ENOUGH in English to follow Paula and Ken's instruction.

 

If you are unsure if you fulfil the prerequisites for your chosen workshop please contact admin@linklatervoice.com before making your online booking.

 

Format:


The 18-hour workshop runs 6 hours a day Monday to Wednesday, 6th - 8th December.

Two sessions per day:


British Standard Time- 2pm - 5pm- Break -6pm - 9pm

US Eastern Standard Time- 9am - 12pm- Break -1pm - 4pm

US Pacific Eastern Time- 6am - 9am- Break -10am - 1pm

Content:

Never before has an open, available and clear on-camera presence been more of an essential tool for not only actors but for presenters, teachers and anyone communicating on-line and in video formats. Grounded in the principals of the Linklater Voice work as led by Designated Linklater teacher Paula Langton combined with the over 40 years of experience in feature film and television of teacher Ken Cheeseman students will be taken on a 3-day journey of on-camera exercises, techniques and presentations. The course will begin with a focus on self-exploration and self-expression and culminate with bringing characters to life on screen. This workshop is for anyone wanting to discover their own vast potential on on-camera presence, expression and stretching it into new territory.

What do I need:

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

Loose clothing for physical exercise. No belt. No jeans.

Faculty Bios:

Paula Langton: is an actor and Designated Linklater Voice Teacher. She co-taught with Kristin Linklater at KLVC Ltd. in Orkney for several years prior to her passing in June of 2020. She met Kristin as an actor in training in the late 80s and became a member of her all-female Shakespeare company, Company of Women, and director of Company of Girls. She was designated to teach Linklater Voice in 1991 and assisted Linklater in developing the Acting program at Emerson College.

Paula is Associate Professor Emerita at Boston University School of Theatre and was Head of the BFA Acting program. Additional Teaching Credits: The Global Leadership Fellows at The World Economic Forum - Columbia University, Wheaton College, University of Massachusetts, Trinity Rep Conservatory, Vineyard Playhouse, Merrimack Repertory Theatre, Shakespeare & Company, Actors’ Shakespeare Project, and Festa Di Teatro Ecologico - Stromboli, Italy.

She is in the documentary "Giving Voice: An Actor's Journey with Kristin Linklater." Additional Acting Credits: American Repertory Theatre, PTP/ NYC, La Mama, etc. NYC, New Rep, Olney Theatre, Shakespeare & Company, LA Women’s Shakespeare, Actors’ Shakespeare Project, Company of Women, Boston Playwrights, Nora Theatre, Gloucester Stage, Charles Playhouse, Festa Di Teatro Ecologico, Italy.Member: AEA, SAG, VASTA.


Ken Cheeseman
: was a Senior Artist-in-Residence at Emerson College for 17 years, has been a guest lecturer at Boston University, Brandeis University, Boston Conservatory and now teaches privately as well as for the World Economic Forum and the Obama Foundation at Columbia University, at the Linklater International Voice Center in Orkney, Scotland and is a frequent performer and workshop leader at the Festa Teatro Ecologico on the volcanic island of Stromboli, Italy.

Ken has been seen off-Broadway inScapin, Dr. Faustus, The Cherry OrchardandAmphitryon(Classic Stage Company),The Master Builder(Brooklyn Academy of Music),King Lear(La Mama ETC, Actors Shakespeare Project),A Midsummer Night’s Dream, andMeasure for Measure(Shakespeare in the Park/Public Theatre). Regional credits: La Jolla Playhouse, Hartford Stage, Baltimore Center Stage, Yale Rep, Long Wharf Theatre, Portland Stage, American Conservatory Theatre, and Shakespeare and Company. Boston credits: American Repertory Theatre, New Repertory Theatre, Gloucester Stage, Actors’ Shakespeare Project, the Huntington Theatre. and Trinity Rep, where he graduated from their conservatory program in 1980. Film and TV credits include:Shutter Island, Mystic River, Leaves of Grass, Joy, Next Stop Wonderland, Professor Marstonand the Wonder Women, Big Night, Monk, Law and Order, The Good Wife, The Time Traveling Bong,the award-winning HBO seriesOlive Kitteridgeand the recently releasedDefending Jacob.

 

Link to workshop information & to book - https://bit.ly/3y3hLm5

Enquiries - booking@linklatervoice.com

www.linklatervoice.com