We will break the accent down into simple sound shifts, practice those shifts in the context of words and sentences, and then put these new skills to the test with some fun text and improv exercises. Diving into an accent through improv is one of the most effective ways to learn it!
Participants will walk away with a PDF of the RP accent breakdown and some real experience using the sound changes.
For Level 2 & 3 Actors. It is helpful if participants of this class already have familiarization with voice and speech. Learn more about our AC Levels here.
Sarah Nichols (she/her) is a voice, accent, and communication coach and performer from Orlando, Florida. Since receiving a BFA in Musical Theatre from The Boston Conservatory at Berklee in 2014, she has performed on tour in the US with TheatreworksUSA and on Royal Caribbean’s Majesty of the Seas. More recently, Sarah completed an MFA in Voice Studies at The Royal Central School of Speech in Drama in London. She has taught voice and accents at Virginia Commonwealth University, East 15 Acting School, Rose Bruford College of Theatre & Performance, and the American University in Cairo. Sarah is proud to be a Senior Editor-at-Large for the International Dialects of English Archive (IDEA) and an active member of the Voice and Speech Trainers Association (VASTA) where she serves on the Junior Board. She is now a resident of Washington, DC teaches with Next Jump and Washington Improv Theater.