KTS Webinar #31: A Brave Space

FREE Saturday, April 17, 2021 12:00 pm PDT / 3:00 pm EDT To convert this meeting to your timezone, please visit: https://www.thetimezoneconverter.com/ This webinar is for self-identified White voice and speech trainers and professionals to discuss, brainstorm, and problem-solve ways of bringing inclusive and anti-racist practices into their work. This space will be held by KTS Teachers Erik Singer and Kristi Dana. With 90 minutes reserved, we invite our fellow voice and speech enthusiasts of all backgrounds to join in brave conversations about identity-conscious approaches to voice and speech training in a space where we won’t rely on the emotional […]

KTS Webinar #30: Voicing Intimate Sounds

Saturday, March 27, 2021 2:00 pm PST / 5:00 pm EST To convert this meeting to your timezone, please visit: https://www.thetimezoneconverter.com/ Please join us on Saturday, March 27, at 2:00 p.m. PST for our third webinar of 2021, “Voicing Intimate Sounds” hosted by Ryan O’Shea (KTS-Certified) and Rachel Finley. In this webinar, our presenters will discuss techniques for helping actors explore the voicing of intimate sounds. Using principles and practices from Intimacy Coordination, Fitzmaurice Voicework, and other trauma-informed modalities, the presenters will give practical tools for titrating the performers’ experience from private exploration to public performance. Ongoing Session Agreements (from Nicole Brewer’s […]

KTS Webinar #29: Approaches to Teaching Foreign Language Accents

Saturday, February 27, 2021 5:00 pm PST / 8:00 pm EST To convert this meeting to your timezone, please visit: https://www.thetimezoneconverter.com/ Please join us on Saturday, February 27, at 5:00 p.m. PST for our second webinar of 2021, “Approaches to Teaching Foreign Language Accents” hosted by Eliza Simpson (KTS-Certified), Jack Wallace, and Yusef Seevers. In this webinar, our presenters will detail some of the techniques that they have found successful while coaching foreign language accents (both white and non-white). The presenters will each invite a bi-lingual actor/coach to interview and ask them about their experiences. They will then examine the […]

KTS Webinar #28: BIPOC Affinity Space

FREE Saturday, January 30, 2021 2:00 pm PST / 5:00 pm EST To convert this meeting to your timezone, please visit: https://www.thetimezoneconverter.com/ 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 […]

KTS Webinar #25: The Dialects of Gender and Sexual Orientation

Please join us on Monday, February 24th, at 2:00 p.m. PST for our first webinar of 2020 on “The Dialects of Gender and Sexual-Orientation” hosted by KTS and Fitzmaurice Voicework teacher, Adriano Cabral, and Chicago Voice Center founder and Fitzmaurice Voicework teacher, Diane Robinson. In this webinar, we will share contemporary research on the expression of gender identity and sexual-orientation as a “dialect.” We will demonstrate examples of voice and speech work that we have used to empower the LGBTQIA actor and non-actor to express their identity in performance and presentation. The webinar will include time for discussion of questions that arise […]

EXPERIENCING ACCENTS #12 in NYC

A SIX-DAY WORKSHOP IN THE SKILLS OF ACCENT ACQUISITION With Co-Founder Phil Thompson and Certified Teacher Julie Foh    August 8th-15th, 2019 in New York City August 10th & 11th will be days off for you to rest and enjoy the city. See below to register, put down a deposit, or pay in full. Click here for a full description of the workshop. Experiencing Speech is a prerequisite for Experiencing Accents. We strongly recommend taking our Phonetics Intensive beforehand, as well. For more about Knight-Thompson Speechwork, please visit About the Work. Questions? Email us at knightthompsonspeechwork@gmail.com. Workshop Costs: VASTA Members […]

Webinar 18: What is MLE?

Questions about this or any webinar? Contact KTS Webinar Series organizers Jeff Parker and Julie Foh at ktswebinars@gmail.com. Please join us Monday, December 10th, at 4pm (EST) for our 18th Knight-Thompson Speechwork webinar! “What is MLE?” will be an hour-long online discussion of the Multicultural London English accent, or “MLE,” possibly pronounced [ˈɛmɪˌli̽]. The discussion will kick off with a facilitated conversation among linguist Paul Kerswill, coaches Mary Howland and Linda Nicholls-Gidley, and New York actor Noah Anderson about the linguistic features and development of MLE, and how it is taught, learned, and used as an accent for actors. The conversation […]

Webinar 17: Finding Character Through an Exploration of Oral Posture

Questions about this or any webinar? Contact KTS Webinar Series organizers Jeff Parker and Julie Foh at ktswebinars@gmail.com. Please join us Monday, November 12th, at 4pm (EST) for our 17th Knight-Thompson Speechwork webinar! KTS Certified Teacher Kathryn L. Johnston will host “Finding Character Through an Exploration of Oral Posture.” This webinar will be a physical exploration of oral posture – one of KTS’s fundamental concepts – in a way that is fun and engaging. Exploring oral posture as a way to find vocal characterization can be used to introduce or solidify the names and actions of the muscles of articulation and […]

Webinar 14: Coaching Language & Style Part Two

Sorry for any confusion! You are now in the right place (ktspeechwork.org) to register for this webinar. If you’ve already completed this process on the old website (ktspeechwork.com) then there’s nothing to worry about. We’ve still got those records, and there’s no need to register again.  If you haven’t registered yet, this is the place to do it. If you’re planning on waiting for the last possible moment to register…don’t. Go ahead and register using the “tickets” section at the bottom of the page.   Please join us Monday, July 30th, at 3pm (EDT) for our 14th Knight-Thompson Speechwork webinar! […]

Webinar 13: Coaching on Set

Please join us Monday, June 25th, at 3pm (EDT) for our 13th Knight-Thompson Speechwork Webinar! Doug Honorof and Mary McDonald-Lewis will host: “Coaching on Set.” Doug Honorof and Mary McDonald-Lewis will talk about what it’s like as a coach on a TV/film set. They will share their own experiences and offer advice, and there will be time for questions. The Registration fee is $10 to cover hosting costs. 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 […]