Level II Voice

Class Detail

  • Moderated by Fran Bennett
  • thursday
  • 1 pm-5 pm, 8 weeks (September 28-November 16)

  • Class Fee:
    $350 (Early Bird Discount $300, due no later than September 14)
  • Class Size:
    12-14

Prerequisite: students must have taken an eight-week class with Fran, or another Designated Linklater Teacher.

Level II Voice will continue to free your breath, spine, jaw, tongue and throat from unnecessary tensions. The focus shifts to more physical release; the vocal resonating ladder to awaken a three octave speaking range; increased breath capacity to support larger impulses of thought and feeling in pieces of text.

Course Instructor

Fran Bennett

At ANTAEUS: MacBeth (Witch One); The Crucible (Rebecca Nurse). Guthrie Theater: Twelve seasons as actress, voice and movement director, including Furies (Chorus Leader) in Tyrone Guthrie’s House of Atreus. Other theater: Boston Court, REDCAT, South Coast Rep, Getty Villa’s Outdoor Theater in the inaugural production Hippolytos; Hecuba in Cavander’s The Greeks at The Back Alley Theater; plus many roles with LAWSC (Ovation Award). Television: includes series regular and Guest Star in premier TV shows. Films Include: Wes Craven’s Newest Nightmare and Crazy as Hell. Awards include: NAACP Theatre Award, Best Female Performance for Lear in the CNP production of King Lear; First AEA/AFTRA/SAG Diversity Honor Award; Watts Village Theater Company’s 2008 “Blazing the Trail Award”; Playwrights’ Arena, Outstanding Contribution to the Los Angeles.