Voice training for Actors with specialist voice instructor Acacia Daken
Actors have great demands asked of them. They are expected to speak clearly, to work with the words and the text to express ideas and emotions, to have an adaptable vocal range for whatever is being asked of them and to sustain this work night after night, or take after take. Essentially their job is to be the most effective communicator they can be.
This workshop builds the skills actors need to develop a free, open and supported voice. Actors will reflect on their own voice and be introduced to a variety of exercises and concepts they can take into their own practice. These exercises will mirror Conservatoire training and cover the key components of voice work including the body, breath, resonance, articulation and pitch, and how to take those skills into performance and text work.
Acacia Daken is an actor and voice coach. She has a Bachelor in Education (Drama and Dance) and a Masters in Acting from the prestigious Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. Alongside her own acting career, Acacia has taught at numerous acting studios as both a Voice and Accent coach and acting tutor for theatre, film, commercial and voice over work. Many students are now successfully studying in top drama schools and working in the States and the UK. As a guest artist Acacia has taught in high schools and private studios, training actors in both movement and voice work. Privately Acacia runs her own voice and accent business and is passionate about helping actors to unlock the power of their voice for performance as well as every day life. She has recently been offered a position at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School to obtain an MFA in Voice and help shape the course in its inaugural year.