Voice, Presence, and Classical Text

Class Detail

  • Moderated by Scott Ferrara
  • thursday
  • 1 - 5pm, (9/26-11/21)

  • Class Fee:
    $400 tuition + $50 deposit ($350 + $50 is paid by 8/31)
  • Class Size:
    12 - 14

Whether you work in theater, film or television, all mediums of our craft call for vocal strength, flexibility, and specificity. This class uses a holistic approach to body/mind/voice work, to help you explore the dynamics between your body, breath, voice, imagination, language, and presence.This approach liberates the mind, body and voice by strengthening the connection between what you are feeling and what you’re expressing. By integrating physical exercises with mental focus, we will bring the full richness of your experiences to your work. By strengthening the “support” for your voice, we will also add more variety to the expression of your use of it, be that in pitch, volume, singing – all without straining the voice or vocal chords. And then we combine Classical Text with the voice work, further developing the awareness, trust and freedom with your breathing, body, feelings, imagination, and voice and add more vibrancy and presence in performance. 

Course Instructor

Scott Ferrara

At Antaeus: Les Liaisons Dangereuses. Broadway: Henry IV parts 1&2 (Lincoln Center/Tony Award for Best Play Revival), Caine Mutiny Court Martial. Off-Broadway Scott has originated several roles, including: The Mystery Plays (Second Stage), Avow (Century Center). Regionally he has performed at the Guthrie Theater, Denver Center, The Old Globe, Shakespeare Theatre D.C., George St. Playhouse, Yale Rep, Huntington Theatre, Pasadena Playhouse, Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theater Co. His T.V. and Film credits include: The Brink (HBO), Modern Family, and 24. Education: M.F.A. USD/Old Globe.