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Embodied Voice and Text with Laurann Brown

Start off your new year by refreshing your approach to the sounds of speech. In this two-hour workshop, the origin of sound impulses will be planted firmly in the body, rather than in the mouth.

After playfully physicalizing our way through the vowel and consonant sounds of English, we will put them back together again in the form of a short piece of text and use our playful curiosity to discover fresh insights.

Date: January 27, 2021, 6:30 – 8:30pm
Location: Online via Zoom (link will be provided to those registered)
Suggested Price: $25
Pay-what-you-can pricing available.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit tickets.morpheustheatre.ca.

Instructor Bio

Laurann J Brown recently returned to her hometown of Calgary after 10+ years working as a voice and dialect expert in London, UK. She specializes in practical voice, dialect coaching, accent softening for EFL speakers, and mindfulness through breath and voice.

In London, Laurann taught in many drama schools including, three years as head of voice at The Urdang Academy; and five years as senior voice tutor for the BA Hons musical theatre at ArtsEd. Many of her students went on to win roles in leading West End musicals such as Les Miserables, Wicked, Hamilton, Matilda, Romeo&Juliet, Heathers, Waitress, and many more. In addition she worked widely as an accent coach in professional theatre and film around the UK, and maintained links to Canada as an associate coach at the Shaw Festival.

Her accent specialisms include Canadian, general American, American regional dialects (Southern, New York, Midwest, and others), standard English, received pronunciation, Cockney, Irish (Dublin), Yorkshire, French, Italian. Other dialects can be coached on request.

Additional professional training in massage therapy, yoga, meditation, 5 Rhythms Movement, and mental health first aid give her great insights into physicality and nervous system regulation and she is equally in demand teaching body language, vocal confidence, and public speaking skills.

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