Verve Studios

(Scene Study and Monologues with Voice and Movement)
Verve Studios Breathing in the Physical Character Laura Winstin

Breathing in the Physical Character is a six-week class designed to deepen your character study by discovering the physical life and voice of each character. Through a series of exercises, you'll connect the voice and completely engage the body to communicate not only the text, but also the sub-text, relationships and environment. You'll sharpen your body awareness and sensitivity to critical elements that impact the life of each character. You'll learn to free the voice. You'll play the play.
Who should take the class?
Theatre actors.  You'll explore projection and physicality.
Film actors. You'll learn how breath connects to the words and the meaning of the words.
Voice-Over actors. You'll learn how to warm up your voice, find resonance and more color.
Non-actors.  You'll learn about what your voice and body are communicating.
Experienced actors.  Laura is a master coach with two masters degrees and will meet you where you're at and help you deepen your process.

Who teaches the class?
Laura Winstin has a Master of Education from the University of Illinois, a Master of Fine Arts from De Paul University and a Bachelor of Arts from Loyola University.  She's also an alum of the British American Drama Academy and National Shakespeare Conservatory.  She directed and taught in Chicago before moving to Arizona. More info on Laura on our coaches page.

Level One uses a classical and contemporary monolgue as the text.
Level Two includes partnered scene work and rehearsal outside of class.

Tuesdays, May 21-June 25, 2019
6:30-9:30 pm | Laura Winstin, Instructor | $275*

Tuesdays, July 9-Aug 13, 2019
6:30-9:30 pm | Laura Winstin, Instructor | $275

3-hour class once a week for 6 weeks.
Maximum: 12 students.
Minimum deposit of 1/2 of full tuition must be put down to secure spot in the class. Balance is due by the first class.

Verve Studios Laura Winstin Voice Acting Breathing In the Physical Character

*+$25 registration fee for new students.
# Pre-requisite applies (Level 1)