The Vocal Studios of James K. McCully
ACTOR & SINGER
Creating Dramatic Characterizations For The Stage
Actors work on exercises designed to free the voice using the lips, teeth, tongue and palette to increase the range, quality and carrying power. Actors learn to isolate and develop different resonators alternating between consonant and vowel sounds to produce accuracy and clarity of the word for the stage.
Actors work on exercises designed to free the body using the head, neck, shoulders, chest, waist, pelvis, hands, arms, legs and feet in creating dramatic characterizations for the stage. Special emphasis is placed on acting techniques based on French elegance, Italian athleticism, and Russian dramaticism from the schools of acting. Actors learn to bring dramatic characterizations to life for the stage.
Actors work on exercises designed to move from speaking to singing on stage. Actors analyze songs to determine who, what, why, when, where, and how. Actors create subtexts that personalizes and animates their performance, making their performances truly worth watching.