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 […]

Meet the Editors — Part Two!

Hello, Readers! If you haven’t had a chance to read our last post yet, make sure you do that before diving into this post. As we begin to experiment with the format and mission of the KTS Blog, we’ve been asking each other questions, about the work and our relationship with it. Our post last time prompted some responses that got us all sorts of curious, and we couldn’t just let those responses stand uninterrogated. So we share with you this week our responses — and our responses to our responses — to some of our initial lines of inquiry. […]

Meet the Editors — Part One!

Hello, Readers! It’s a new year, and the Knight-Thompson Speechwork Blog is getting some updates as well! Certified Teachers Jeremy Sortore and Tyler Seiple have stepped up to become Co-Editors of the KTS Blog. We’re excited to mobilize this forum to build stronger connections within the KTS community while also reaching out to performers, teachers, and speech enthusiasts in the world at large. You can find our bios on the “Teachers” page (soon), but we wanted to introduce ourselves a bit more informally in this, our first joint post. We asked each other some questions, probing at the nature of […]