Dialects for the Actor I

Starts: Thursday, October 5, 2017
Thursdays, 11am-2pm, 6 Weeks

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Taught by Guest Instructor: Jessica Love

A good dialect can make or break a performance. We have all seen it happen. Both ways. The goal of this class is to teach you how to make a dialect work for you, rather than putting you in your head.  It is a prop; an activity, for your voice. When you are in the pocket with a dialect, it actually can act as a shortcut--connecting you with your body and your impulses; getting you closer to actually living on stage or in front of a camera, instead of acting. When a dialect is accurate and specific it can unlock impulses and illuminate qualities in your character which might not have been evident to you when you were just guessing at what this person sounded like. Confidence with dialects is a secret weapon. I'm here to arm you.

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Instructor: Jessica Love

Jessica Love is a working actor. She trained at the Juilliard School, where she studied with world renowned dialect coach Gillian Lane Plescia. Jessica has coached privately for years, and fanatically believes that a specific dialect creates a specific character. Jessica has appeared both on Broadway and off, at Playwrights Horizons, The Atlantic Theater, The Pearl, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, The Studio Theater (DC), The Denver Center, The Old Globe, and on television... more often than not, with a dialect. She is also a children's book author and illustrator.


In-Person Classes - 520 8th Avenue, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10018*
Online Classes - held via Zoom

*Valid government-issued ID required for entry to the building



ThursdayOctober 5, 201711:00 am - 2:00 pm
ThursdayOctober 12, 201711:00 am - 2:00 pm
ThursdayOctober 19, 201711:00 am - 2:00 pm
ThursdayOctober 26, 201711:00 am - 2:00 pm
ThursdayNovember 2, 201711:00 am - 2:00 pm
ThursdayNovember 9, 201711:00 am - 2:00 pm
Please Note:

All payments for classes are non-refundable (unless a class is canceled).
If you need to cancel a class for any reason, you must notify us by email at least one week before the class begins, and we will apply a credit to your account for a future class.
As our faculty are all working professional actors, directors and playwrights, we reserve the right to change teachers at any time.
Commitment is for the duration of the session. THERE ARE NO CREDITS OR REFUNDS FOR MISSED CLASSES. If you discontinue any class before the ending date of the session, you forfeit your fee.