YOU'RE NOT FROM AROUND HERE: Dialects 101

This course will assist beginning to advanced actors with the "how to's" in acquiring new dialects. As we prepare and approach a dialect we will be going through its signature sounds, oral posture, resonance, inflection, rhythm, and stress. After focusing on 4 dialects, students will have the opportunity to choose one of their choice, as well as a piece of text, to solidify their training for the final performance. This class will also touch on character exploration and point of view to reinforce that are our voices are just as unique as our fingerprints.

INSTRUCTOR: Cara Reid

Cara Reid is an accomplished voice, speech and dialect coach, most recently coming off the set of Oscar-winning Director Ed Zwick's newest film, Trial by Fire. Her private coaching skills were also utilized for the "Rosa Parks" actress in an upcoming biopic entitled Behind the Movement, and for talent in Jennifer Aniston's newest film, Dumplin'. She is also a professional working actress, recently on Homeland, Valor, and with a meaty, upcoming supporting role opposite Emmy-winning actress Laura Dern in a feature film. After years of coaching and performing in New York and Texas, Cara obtained her M.F.A. at Lousiana State University and further solidified herself as a strong teacher and talent in the booming southeast market. Originally from North Carolina, she considers this area her "home" and aims to help as many people as possible on the path to achieving their dreams.  

  • IMDB: http://www.imdb.me/CaraReid
  • Start/End: March 15th to May 3rd
  • Day/Time: Thursdays - 7:00PM - 10:00PM
  • Age Requirement: 18 and up
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Price: $270

7:00PM - 10:00PM