“SPEAK THE SPEECH…” from an actor’s view

November 23 2013

- A One-Day Intensive for Singers and Singing Teachers

speak the speech


With JOAN MELTON PhD, ADVS, Author of One Voice: Integrating Singing and Theatre Voice Techniques and Singing in Musical Theatre: The Training of Singers and Actors

Saturday November 23, 2013, 10:00 – 5:00, Pearl Studios, NYC 

As Speech in Actor Training differs in many respects from “Speech” in the training of singers, communication across disciplines can be confusing. This integrative, movement-based workshop gives you valuable tools to use with text that is sung or spoken, and includes opportunities for individual coaching. 

  • The Acting Perspective
  • The Physicality of Language
  • Neutral vs. Regional Accent/Dialect, Why and When
  • Use of Phonetics: Lessons, Classes, Coaching
  • Operative Words: Application in a Range of Material, Sung/Spoken
  • Dealing with Lists, Structuring a Build
  • Putting It All Together—Coaching of Monologues and Songs

For additional information and registration, please contact admissions@onevoicebook.com

Please wear clothing that allows you to move easily, and bring along written music for songs and hard copies of texts for poems and monologues.

Joan Melton is an Associate Artist with New York Classical Theatre and has worked as a performer, composer, voice coach and/or music director on productions in virtually all media. She is the author of books and articles on voice and has taught at leading centers of drama and music in the US, UK, Ireland, Australia, and NZ. She is a Master Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework® and currently heads major research projects in the US and Australia. 


Tuition: $150