- London, United Kingdom
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Program Description:
Fitzmaurice Voicework® is a comprehensive approach to voice training. It includes, as needed, work on breathing and the body, resonance, speech, dialects, impromptu and prepared public speaking, text, singing, voice with movement, and presence. While the training is specific, it is offerred in such a way that it is compatible with other approaches. This unique path to the mastery of vocal functioning was originated by Catherine Fitzmaurice.
Fitzmaurice Voicework® explores the dynamics between body, breath, voice, imagination, language, and presence. Integrating physical experience and mental focus, the work develops vibrant voices that communicate intention and feeling without excess effort.
Fitzmaurice Voicework® is currently taught at Yale School of Drama, Harvard University/American Repertory Theatre's Institute for Advanced Theatre Training, New York University's Graduate Acting Program and in several of NYU's undergraduate studios, the University of California-Irvine, and many other institutions and theatres in the United States and abroad. 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.
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, 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 next will be in Barcelona Spain in July 2016/17.
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 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, 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, Center Stage, 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.
- Setting Description:
- This course is taught on our parkland campus in specialist rehearsal and performance spaces and theatres.
- 750 GBP. Monday 3rd to Saturday 8th July 2017. Classes take place 9.00 to 5.00 each day and all teaching will be led by Catherine Fitzmaurice and master teacher Cynthia Bassham. Fee includes all classes and training, meal plans and wifi access. On campus housing available for an additional fee.
Additional Program Information
- Applications are welcome from those aged 18+. Candidates should actively enjoy all aspects of practical drama work, be motivated, enthusiastic and prepared to devote time to the study of texts and rehearsal.