Dialects and Accents for Stage

Dialects and Accents for Stage

Accents and Dialects are one of the most fun parts of playing characters on stage and screen, but truly learning and embodying a new accent requires methods that go beyond mimicry. Learning the basics can give you tools to approach any accent, and even analyze your own speech. We'll use Standard American English as our starting point to break down parts of speech, mouth placement, melody, rhythm, and more.

Next we'll apply these same ideas to a range of British accents, whether you're cast as an MP or a street vendor in Hounslow.

Please have a way to take notes and make markings on the text we use, and get ready to dive right into this jam-packed workshop!

This workshop is a 'Pay What You Can' event. We appreciate every donation - big or small. It helps Pratidhwani cover the cost of hosting these workshops, and the proceeds are used to directly benefit the artists helping Pratidhwani organize these workshops. Thank you!

Marianna hails from the suburbs of Boston, MA, where she began her interest in theater, music and languages in high school. After receiving a BA in Theater and German Studies from Saint Louis University, she was granted a Fulbright Teaching Assistantship in Austria. Once the 2 year scholarship position concluded, she was cast in the core ensemble of Vienna's International Theater, where she performed regularly for the next 3 years. From Vienna, Marianna attended the University of Washington's graduate Professional Actor Training Program. It was there that she learned to combine her love of voice, theater and language, into to a career coaching accent modification, voice & speech, dialects and presentations. www.mariannadefazio.com

Oct 04, 2020, 2:00 PM

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Dialects and Accents for Stage