Friday, April 21, 2006

Tucson: Diction Course at The Studio for Actors


From: The Studio for Actors []
Sent: Thursday, April 20, 2006 6:53 AM
Subject: Announcement - Diction Course


at The Studio for Actors

Having good diction is essential to making a great first impression.  Many people get caught up in their physical appearance, and forget about the quality of their voice and their diction.  Clear and correct pronunciation of words can serve you well, whether you’re an actor or not.  Together we’ll build a list of words specific to your diction problems, and I’ll show you how to undo years of not-so-great diction habits.  Learn a whole lot about communication, and have a really good time doing it.  One thing I think actors don't realize is that if they'd had really good diction, they could have had many more callbacks - or been cast much more often.  When an actor is auditioning and is hard to understand, the party's over.  Diction is the very clean pronunciation of words (e.g., saying "for" instead of "fer").

The course is taught by Anna Risley, who has had many speaking roles in SAG Feature Films along with Movies made for Network Television and Miniseries.  (Most of her films were cast and shot in NYC, some in LA, and a few in Phoenix and Tucson.)  Because of her acting experience, she knows exactly what casting directors want at an audition, and what directors hope for from a performance. 

5 consecutive weeks
Friday nights, April 28th - May 26th
6:15-8:30pm at The Studio for Actors in Tucson

$45/week.  Call Anna Risley at 881-2363 for details and to sign up.

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