Drama. Drama. Draaaaama. As a young actor, I ate, drank, lived, breathed, dressed, thought, dreamed, became, fantasized, manifested, and performed drama. It was such a passion for me that one of my teachers began calling me actor girl. He would say, “Stop focusing on all the conflict, actor girl.” “Play the scene, actor girl.” “Learn to say ‘yes and’, actor girl.”
I was so enthusiastic, his jibe went over my head and instead I embraced the nickname and became ACTOR GIRL! I hired a graphic designer to develop marketing and branding materials with logos, letterhead, business cards, taglines, and graphics that detailed THE ADVENTURES OF ACTOR GIRL.
It suited me so well and was such fun, everyone started calling me ACTOR GIRL - even my voice over clients. Some of you reading this newsletter will likely remember the eager and determined ACTOR GIRL, as she was my brand for many years, and although I’ve retired her cape and crown she remains within me as enthusiastic and high-flying as ever.
Inspired by the three-week intensive some of our students recently completed, Danny spoke with Voice One Vocal Health instructor Julia Norton who has over 25 years of experience teaching people how to have a free and healthy voice.
An Interview with Top Dialect Coach Doug Honorof
Voice One offers a beginning improv class that takes you through the the basic rules of improv (believe it or not, there are rules!) through games and scenes. Laura Derry creates a fun and safe space for you to succeed and fail and you'll laugh and learn a lot!
We are premiering a new class called Storytelling in VO. The class takes place over two Thursdays: January 31st and February 7th from 6:30pm-9:30pm taught by Sally. The class will cover the short story format, with scripts from commercials, corporate narration, literature, and children’s books.