Acting in Accent: American Southern

Presented by: Theresa McElwee

In this accent workshop for actors, you will learn the physical and vocal foundation for dialects of the American South. Using material from both contemporary and period plays, we will explore these dialects’ vocal postures, musicality, and areas of resonance. Attention will be paid to variations of Southern dialects based on location, class, time period, race and culture. We will also examine working with Southern dialects in practice through scene and/or monologue work.

No prior dialect experience necessary.

“Theresa McElwee is a marvelous instructor…Theresa’s knowledge is second-to-none and her ability to impart it is, as well, of the highest order…I loved the class and think she’s top notch. ” – Howard Emanuel (Accent Workshop Participant)