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TAA Networking & Collaboration Day

Experiencing Speech and Accents through Knight Thompson Speechwork

Presenter: 

Foster Johns

Upper Middle/Secondary
Theatre
and Dance

In this session, participants will use playful and investigative exercises from Knight Thompson Speechwork along with the instructor's own methods to explore ways students, teachers, and performers can gain access to full vocal expression. Topics that will be covered include kinesthetic engagement with articulatory anatomy, techniques for acquiring necessary accents for roles, and styles of speech.

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Silence To Sound Progression
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Annual Outlandia Conference Exercise
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The 5 Components of a Solid Voice and Speech Warm Up
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4 P's of Accent Work
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Oral Posture Palette
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Lexical Set Word Inventory
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Ways to Capture an Accent's Prosody
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Accent Resources
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Linguistic Detail & Fluency
Class File 10
Thomas Hardy's In A Whispering Gallery
Launch Zoom

About the Presenter

Foster Johns

Foster Johns is a voice and speech coach, as well as a speech and communication consultant, who is based in the Twin Cities. He has taught at the St. Paul Conservatory of Performing Arts, the University of Minnesota in their actor training program, the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory, and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Johns has served as dialect coach on more than fifty theatre productions in the Twin Cities and abroad, including the Guthrie Theater, where he worked on productions of A Christmas Carol, directed by Lauren Keating; Metamorphoses, directed by Mary Zimmerman; and Bad News! i was there…, which was directed by Joanne Akalaitis. He has also built a practice called FoJo Voiceworks LLC, through which he works privately with professional voice users. He is a certified Knight Thompson Speechwork teacher, a core collective company member of Umbrella Collective in Minneapolis, and a proud member of the Voice and Speech Trainers Association.

Comments

Brooke
Bowers
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July 24, 2020
Thank you so much, Foster! I had so much fun and learned a lot! I can't wait to bring this back to my students.
Lauri-Kaye
Burns
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July 17, 2020
So much great things to take to my kiddos!!! Personally, I think I'd forgotten how to breathe!!! Love the week with you!
Lori
Wortman
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July 17, 2020
Thank you!!!
Karen Joy
Thomas
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July 17, 2020
Thank you so much!
Lori
Wortman
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July 16, 2020
Thank you for the class today! Very helpful!
Laura
Lindsey
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July 15, 2020
Great class this morning! Thank you!
Jokita
Croom
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July 15, 2020
Great Morning all !
Karen Joy
Thomas
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July 14, 2020
Foster--the "this is just a choice" verses right and wrong is very helpful! Thank you so much. I will offer that to my students.
Karen Joy
Thomas
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July 14, 2020
Good morning!
Antoinette
Crawford-Willis
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July 13, 2020
Great morning sessions
Lynn-nore
Chittom
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July 13, 2020
fantastic session!
Allison
Isom
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July 13, 2020
Good morning
Michelle
Tripp
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July 13, 2020
Thank you!
Laura
Lindsey
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July 13, 2020
Good morning! :)
Lisa
Moody
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July 13, 2020
good morning!!
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