Fitzmaurice Voicework

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About this course

Duration

2 weeks (24 hours)

Term Start

July 2021

Entry Requirements

Applications are welcome from those aged 18+. 

This Voice Workshop is designed for all who use their voices in any setting and want to experience more ease, more trust, more fun, more exploration, more choices, more authenticity and the skills to back it up. We'll explore presence and practice through playful vocalizations, joyous breath, and personal application processes. 

Come as you are. All are welcome. You will need a good internet connection, access to Zoom, a yoga mat and a zafu (or hard cushion) and should wear loose-fitting clothes while you are doing the work.
 

About the Masterclass

Fitzmaurice Voicework® technique is a physical approach to vocal training. It combines classic voice training methods with variations of bodywork including yoga, shiatsu, and Reichian bodywork. This work aims to support actors, singers, performers or anyone to develop their voice to communicate with greater authenticity.

It is taught in the MFA Acting programs at Yale and Brown, as well as NYU undergraduate studios, the University of California – Irvine, Moscow Art Theatre School, Shanghai Theatre Academy, and many other theatrical institutions across the world. Aspects of this work have also been incorporated by clinicians into the rehabilitation of injured or dysfunctional voices, and are used in the corporate and professional worlds as aids to effective speaking.


Why choose this course?

• Work with world-renowned experts in the field of voice including Catherine Fitzmaurice

• Learn a holistic practice 

• Develop greater authenticity

• Learn a highly effective vocal and physical warm-up

• Learn the dynamics between body, breath, voice

• Learn to develop an embodied connection with text in singing and speaking

• Learn Destructuring and Restructuring Techniques

By the end of this workshop, you should be able to use this highly effective vocal and physical warm-up as part of your training routine and have an understanding of the dynamics between body, breath, voice & a deeper connection with spoken and sung text.


Fee and Application Information

Non-accredited course.

Course Dates and Times

Week 1
July 5 - 5-9 pm BST 
July 6  - 5-9 pm BST
July 7 - 5-9 pm BST

Week 2
July 12 - 5-9 pm BST
July 13 - 5-9 pm BST
July 14 - 5-9 pm BST

Total of 24 hours

Course Costs

Fee announced and booking opens on Jan 25th 2021

Rose Bruford College Alumni Discounts
Alumni of Rose Bruford College undergraduate and postgraduate courses are entitled to a 5% discount on the full fee. Please contact us for further information.

How to Apply

 If you have any questions about the course, please email summer@bruford.ac.uk.

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Course content

This workshop allows you to explore your limitless vocal possibility in-depth as we use simple movements that encourage the flow of energy to open our breath and untangle knots in our body, mind, and voice. Integrating physical experience and mental focus, the work develops vibrant voices that communicate intention and feeling without excess effort. We start with relaxation, which is then followed by a series of specific positions in which we explore breath, sound, and vocal expression in service of communication. 

Who is this course for?

This Voice Workshop is designed for all who use their voices in any setting and want to experience more ease, more trust, more fun, more exploration, more choices, more authenticity and the skills to back it up. We'll explore presence and practice through playful vocalizations, joyous breath, and personal application processes. 

Come as you are. All are welcome. You will need a yoga mat and a zafu (or hard cushion) and should wear loose-fitting clothes while you are doing the work.

Testimonials:
“Catherine is a theatre artist and teacher of the very highest rank. She has provided practical help and real expressive power to so many fine actors. She is a warm, gentle, compassionate teacher with a sense of humour, devotion to her charges, and passion for her work."
Frank Galati, Tony Award-winning 
Director, Associate Director,  Goodman Theatre

"Catherine is a dynamic and inventive teacher and vocal coach. She has been on the cutting edge of developing new approaches to the teaching of voice and speech."

Elisabeth Orion, Director, 
Former Head, School of Drama, Carnegie Mellon University

Tutor profiles

Catherine Fitzmaurice

Catherine teaches voice and text in workshops and to private clients in Los Angeles and New York City, as well as around the United States and internationally. She has taught voice and text at Yale School of Drama, Harvard /A.R.T. /MXAT, the Juilliard School's Drama Division, NYU's Graduate Acting program, A.C.T., UCLA, USC, New York's Actors Centre, Shanghai Theatre Academy, London University's Goldsmiths College, and the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

Her Teacher Certification Program is offered in New York City and Los Angeles every two years. The first European Teacher Certification Program was completed in London UK in August 2014, and the second in Barcelona Spain in July 2017.

Catherine has been invited to lecture and conduct workshops for theatre and medical colleagues at international theatres, actor training establishments, universities, and conferences at: the Shanghai Theatre Academy; the First International Laryngology and Voice conference in Mumbai India; the UCSF Vocology conference in San Francisco; the Institut del Teatre and Eolia Drama School in Barcelona Spain; the Ensemble Free Theatre in Oslo Norway; Roy Hart Center in Malerargues France; the Theatre Noise conference at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London; the Performance Breath conference at RADA in London (where she was the keynote speaker), and many others. 

Catherine has been voice, speech, text, and dialect coach and consultant for award-winning directors Frank Galati, Mark Lamos, JoAnne Akalaitis, Des McAnuff, Michael Langham, Stan Wojewodski, Robert Wilson, Molly Smith, and Ivo van Hove, at such venues as A.C.T, La Jolla Playhouse, Goodman Theatre, Guthrie Theatre, Stratford/Canada, Hartford Stage, Yale Repertory Theatre, McCarter Theatre, CenterStage, Shakespeare Theatre, Arena Stage, Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, New York Shakespeare Festival, and New York Theatre Workshop. She coached Haing Ngor's Academy Award-winning performance in The Killing Fields. 


Micha Espinosa

Micha Espinosa is a Senior Teacher and Lead Trainer of the Fitzmaurice Voicework Teacher Certification Program. She is an international artivist, voice, text, and dialect coach and specialist in culturally inclusive pedagogies. Professor (BFA, Stephens College; MFA Acting, U.C. San Diego) at Arizona State University; Director of Global Outreach for Fitzmaurice Institute; award-winning editor for Monologues for Latino Actors & Scenes for Latinx Actors; affiliate artist with performance collective, La Pocha Nostra; board member, Voice and Speech Trainers Association. www.michaespinosa.com

Margaret Kemp

Margaret Kemp is a Senior Teacher and Trainer of the Fitzmaurice Voicework Teacher Certification Program. She is an actor, interdisciplinary performing artist and theatre arts instructor focusing on the areas of Voice and Speech. Within her performance practice Kemp is interested in questioning how the systems of scientific and social engineering manipulate and commodify voice, breath, flesh, communities and the natural world. She has taught and performed worldwide. In addition to her institutional teaching she provides private and group instruction in Los Angeles and Northern California, and is available for guest artist intensives. (MFA Academy of Classical Acting/ Shakespeare Theatre/ George Washington University; BS Northwestern University.)


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