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KTS Webinar #28: BIPOC Affinity Space

January 30, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm



Saturday, January 30, 2021

2:00 pm PST / 5:00 pm EST

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A BIPOC-only space for self-identified Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. This space will be held by Amani Dorn and Adi Cabral. With 90 minutes reserved, we invite our fellow voice and speech enthusiasts of all backgrounds to join in a conversation about this year’s webinar offerings, consider what the industry of voice and speech can do to support the needs of BIPOC voices, and dance and gurn together in a space that exclusively centers BIPOC voices. This is not a space for white allies. We acknowledge the intersectional demographics of a BIPOC affinity space and acknowledge that this time together will also hold space for queerness, disability justice, gender, and class/wealth inequities.


Beginning Session Agreements (from Nicole Brewer’s “Anti-Racist Theatre”)

  • Speak from the I
  • Take Care of Yourself
  • Speak and Listen in Draft
  • Respect the Agenda but Hold it Lightly
  • All Truths are Valid
  • What is learned, leaves. What is shared, stays.


If you have any questions about this affinity space, please contact ktswebinars@gmail.com.


Adi Cabral (they/them) is a voice and dialect coach, actor, director, and intimacy choreographer. Cabral has coached professionally at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities (CO), the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis (MO), New Repertory Theatre (MA), and the Stella Adler Studio of Acting (NY). Adriano is a certified teacher of Knight-Thompson Speechwork and Fitzmaurice Voicework and is a certified Master Reiki Healer and Teacher. They currently serve as Assistant Professor of Voice and Movement at the University of Nevada, Reno where their research focuses on training methods for the LGBTQ+ Identified actor. Cabral is the co-author of the text Here’s How to Teach Voice and Communication Skills to Transgender Women and is serving this season as the Voice Coach for TEDxCambridge. For more information, please visit www.adriano-cabral.com.


Amani Dorn (she/her) recently relocated to Atlanta after 2 years as a Resident Artist at PCPA Theatrefest and is now pursuing dialect coaching full-time. She is a certified teacher of Knight-Thompson Speechwork. Following receiving her MFA in Acting from U.C. Irvine, Amani worked all over the country as an actor, teacher, and occasionally stunt performer. Prior to joining PCPA, she taught various subjects in acting at U.C. Irvine, New York Film Academy, and in outreach programs for Cal Shakes as well as private and semi-private coaching. Some of her recent acting credits include: Dionne in Hair (The Mountain Play), Intisar in Veils (The Pear Theatre), Storm in Marvel Universe Live! (Nat’l Tour), Trix in The Drowsy Chaperone (Connecticut Repertory Theatre), The Woman in The Trial of Dedan Kimathi (U.C. Irvine), and Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (New Swan Shakespeare Festival). For more information, please visit www.amanidorndialects.com.

There is no registration fee for this meeting. Future webinars will have a $10 registration fee to cover hosting costs.

In order to maintain the safety and privacy of the attendees of this webinar, we will not record this meeting. All other webinars are recorded, so, if you can’t attend live, you can still register and watch at your convenience!

Once a month, every member of the KTS community is invited to connect, collaborate, and share all things KTS related.  If you have taken Experiencing Speech or have been introduced to fundamental Experiencing Speech practices, or if you are interested in this aspect of the work, this webinar is for you!  Your KTS questions, solutions, phobias, phenomena, details, observations, obsessions, and fancies are all invited to the conversation. Our aim for the Webinar Series is to keep us connected on a regular basis, sustain our KTS conversations, and strengthen our growing KTS community.

Our webinars were inspired by VASTA’s forum on “Things that Work.”

Wanna Lead a Webinar?

We welcome volunteer facilitators and lead presenters for our monthly webinars.  Is there a topic you would like to research and/or share your experience with? Would this be a useful line item on your CV?  Contact the KTS Webinar Series organizers Adi Cabral and Amani Dorn at ktswebinars@gmail.com to schedule you as a KTS webinar facilitator.


January 30, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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United States


Adi Cabral


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