Working With Your VoicePosted: Monday 24 January 2011
When we started our year with The Players, we spent two intensive weeks training for the big year ahead. It was like Shakespeare boot camp!
One of the amazing sessions we had was voice work with voice expert Charmian Gradwell. Charmian is the Voice and Text Coach at Sydney Theatre Company. The four hours with her was so physical it felt like we’d been to the gym! And we got to sing which I love.
Charmian said we should sing in flow of passion without signifying the breaths. Everyone had to sing on their own which was freaky, but beautiful to listen to and we found out that our Resident Artist in Education, James Evans, has a sensational singing voice! You always discover hidden talents in rehearsal.
I’m looking forward to more voice work during the year, as we’ve got to make sure we look after our voices. We’d be lost without them