Participants will explore a range of iconic dialects spoken by our neighbors from across the pond. By the end of this class, students will learn the foundations to multiple dialects – ranging from Cockney and Received Pronunciation (think fancy British), to Irish and Scottish. Over the course of four weeks, students will learn skills for efficiently analyzing and learning a new dialect quickly, as well as get ample chances to improv and act using these new speech skills.
- Acting in accent
- Exploring character through voice and speech
- Skill building for working actors
Wk1 – Exploring personal speechwork. ‘Fancy’ British vs. Cockney
Wk2 – Scottish
Wk3 – Irish
Wk4 – Application & Performance (monologues, scenes, etc.)
Class size is limited to 12 students. All instruction will take place online; students must have reliable Internet access and the ability to use Zoom (laptop, desktop or mobile app). Class runs for 4 weeks beginning Wednesday, July 1, 2020 and from 6-8pm EDT. Students in other time zones are welcome!
ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR
You may recognize Colton from the recent Hashtag video, How to Scream into the Void…Safely! Colton is thankful to continue building and offering classes with Hashtag Comedy. He is a Columbus theatre native and proud graduate of the American Repertory Theater Institute at Harvard University where he studied voice, speech, and acting. His teaching credits include Hashtag Comedy (obviously), Harvard University, Ohio State, and Capital University. Over the past year, he has worked as a production dialect, voice and speech coach throughout central Ohio. Favorite coaching credits include: Matilda the Musical, Billy Elliot (Weathervane Playhouse), Disney’s Newsies (Gallery Players), and The Winter’s Tale (Tecumseh Drama). Visit coltonweiss.com for more details. Thank you to Sarah and the entire Hashtag company for the continued support.