Russel opens actors up to the range, depth and subtlety of their communication, verbal and non-verbal, treating practicalities such as projection, clarity or accent, as extensions of a more fundamental integrated development of physicality and psyche. Synthesising a range of approaches, he encourages students to begin building their own methodical process in illuminating and interpreting extant texts, and fostering their artistic voices toward developingnew work. Russel is an Honours graduate of TCD and of the Gaiety School of Acting with a background in physical therapy, alongside 20 years experience as actor on stage and screen, singer and musical director/composer/accompanist, Russel has engaged in extensive on-going training with a range of founding-members of the Roy Hart Theatre at the International Centre for Voice in France (most significantly Kevin Crawford, Kaya Anderson, and more recently, Jonathan Hart), and numerous other coaches and physical practitioners. In recent years voice, dialect and singing coach at both ACTT and AADA in Sydney, Australia; Long-standing singing coach and musical director at the Gaiety School; previously repetiteur and singing coach for the degree programme in acting at Trinity College Dublin.
The Accent Masterclass is this Sunday 12th February 2017 from 10.00am – 5.00pm
The focus is on learning to create an authentic accent with your voice. Whether you need to learn an accent for stage or even a voiceover, this workshop is designed to facilitate how to copy that accent you need without needing to be a native.
Participants of the Accent Masterclass can expect to:
- Learn what to look for in order to break down any accent into its constituent parts.
analyse and then practice the useful accents of Received Pronunciation, Cockney and General American.
- Gain an invaluable addition to your CV