Explore the fun and challenging world of voice acting for cartoons and commercials! Many talent agents in the Bay Area are in need of young actors skilled at voice acting in commercials and animation. So whether you're brand new to voice over or have been doing it since you were 5 years old, this class is your chance to grow your skills and have fun!
Our program features three incredible instructors: Adrian is a professional voice actor and student of drama therapy. Aaron is a Voice One alum and professional voice actor whose background includes theatre, improv, and studio engineering. And this summer's special guest is Bay Area-renowned youth acting instructor Andy Alabran!
No prior acting experience is required - all experience levels are welcome to attend! Each class is limited to 10 students. Students will each receive a thumb drive containing their recordings from class.
Instructors: Adrian Gebhart, Aaron Burke, and Andy Alabran
Dates: June 13-17 (4th-6th grade); June 20-24 (7th-9th grade); June 27-July 1 (10th-12th grade)
Time: 2-4pm Pacific Time
Class Size: Up to 10 students per group
Prerequisites: None! No prior acting experience required.
(she/her) is a performer, voice actor, and teaching artist who is passionate about the arts. She has worked as an education intern in San Francisco with American Conservatory Theater and in New York with Atlantic Theater Company, Theatre Askew, and TADA! Youth Theater. Her acting training includes Practical Aesthetics technique from Atlantic Theater Company, Devised Theater and Acting at American Conservatory Theater, and voice over training with Sally Clawson, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, and Zehra Fazal. She regularly records voice over for mobile games at Strawberry Hill Music. Adrian holds a BA in Theatre from Lewis & Clark College and is currently pursuing a MA in Drama Therapy at the California Institute of Integral Studies.
(he/him) fell in love with the performing arts in high school, taking up theater, choir, music, and dance. After exploring improv and recording music for many years while working in diverse fields, he finally fell into voice acting primed and ready to go, studying at Berkeley Repertory School of Theater and Voice One SF with Sally Clawson and many other excellent teachers.
(he/him) received his B.A. in Theater from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and his M.F.A. in Acting from the American Conservatory Theater. He has taught at the American Conservatory Theater (Young Conservatory, Studio, and ACTsmart programs), Cal Shakes, 826 Valencia, Oakland School for the Arts, Mission High, and Burton High School. He has served as voice and speech coach for the Young Conservatory productions: “Begets” and “Hookman”. A current company member of the Shotgun Players since 2000, his acting credits include Woyzeck, The Death of Meyerhold, A Seagull in the Hamptons, Truffaldino Says No (world premiere), and Mother Courage. He served as Creative Director with San Francisco’s premiere sketch comedy group Killing My Lobster. With KML, he also performed, wrote, directed, taught, and produced where credits included The Shakespeare Bug (world premiere), The Whole Megillah, KML Plays with Beckett (at A.C.T.), and Patronizes the Arts.
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