Elevating the Human Spirit
through the Spoken Word

Louis Colaianni’s ACCENTS AND DIALECTS WORKSHOP, New York City, Saturday, May 21, 2016, 10:00AM to 5:30PM, in Manhattan at 357 West 36th Street 3rd floor. This is an intensive 7-hour workshop, led by Louis Colaianni. A physical experience of Accents and Dialects for actors, teachers, voice and speech professionals and all who have a passion and fascination for the infinite variety of the way people speak. This Linklater-based approach to accents and dialects will not only provide the step by step process for learning several American and foreign accents, it will also guide you in how to continue to acquire many more accents in the future with self-sufficiency. The accents taught at this workshop will be tailored to the needs of the group! This is an opportunity to learn a skill, take it with you, and meet the professional and artistic demands of language transformation! Whether you are preparing for an accent role, honing auditions pieces with accents, building your accent repertoire and gaining versatility, or guiding others in these pursuits, this workshop will meet the need. Actors, singers, teachers, public speakers, English learners, and all interested in language are welcome! All levels, beginner to advanced. To register, call (816) 419-6915. Cost $300, payable when registering. Looking forward to working with you!!!

Click this link to read about Louis’s work in The New Yorker Magazine

Click here to hear Louis give a class on Shakespeare scansion

Click here to hear Louis’s lesson on Shakespeare’s Sonnet 65

“THIS WAY TO GREAT SPEAKING!!! Louis has developed ways of extending freedom and sensuality from voice into speech so that one need no longer divide voicing from speaking” -praise for Louis Colaianni  from Kristin Linklater

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ABOUT LOUIS

Louis Colaianni is a voice, speech, dialect and text director in the professional theatre, and teacher of voice, speech, phonetics, acting and Shakespeare performance.

STUDY LINKLATER VOICE WITH LOUIS

He recently served as dialect coach for the Off-Broadway production of Eve Ensler’s play Emotional Creature directed by Jo Bonney, the Williamstown Theatre Festival production of June Moon directed by Jessica Stone, and the LAByrinth Theater Company production of The Little Flower of East Orange by Stephen Adly Guirgis directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman.

STUDY PHONETICS, SPEECH, DIALECTS & ACCENTS WITH LOUIS

He was dialect coach to Don Cheadle for the film Miles Ahead, Bill Murray for the films Hyde Park on Hudson and St Vincent, Anna Gunn for the film Little Red Wagon, Richard Schiff for the McCarter Theatre’s Talley’s Folly under the supervision of Lanford Wilson, and America Ferrera (prep) for the film Chavez. He was vocal coach to Will Ferrell for the Broadway and HBO productions of You’re Welcome America.

TRAIN TO TEACH LINKLATER VOICE WITH LOUIS

He has taught in many actor-training programs and served as voice and text coach for productions at theatres throughout the United States, including, Santa Fe Opera, Playwrights Horizons, The Culture Project, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Westport Country Playhouse, The McCarter Theatre, The Labyrinth Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Arizona Theatre Company, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Shakespeare Festival of St Louis, Trinity Repertory Theatre, Utah Shakespearean Festival and Seattle Repertory Theatre.

STUDY SHAKESPEARE PERFORMANCE WITH LOUIS

He is the author of several books including, The Joy of Phonetics and Accents, Shakespeare’s Names: A New Pronouncing Dictionary, Bringing Speech to Life (with Claudia Anderson), and How to Speak Shakespeare (with Cal Pritner).

JOIN LOUIS COLAIANNI’S VOICE AND SPEECH STUDIO

He was a tenured, associate professor at University of Missouri–Kansas City. He teaches Acting Classics at the Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University, Voice Into Shakespeare at Yale School of Drama, Speech and Dialects at Syracuse University, Department of Drama and formerly taught Acting Classics and Voice at Vassar College, as adjunct associate professor.

WORK WITH A MASTER

Louis Colaianni has given workshops internationally. He invented the Phonetic Pillows approach to Phonetics and Stage Accents which is used by many actor training programs. He studied voice with Kristin Linklater and is a Designated Linklater Teacher.