Part A: Introduction to Fitzmaurice Voicework: This Zoom Speaking Voice Level 1 class, will serve as an introduction (or re-introduction) to Fitzmaurice Voicework. In this immersive, five-week workshop, you will discover and explore the physical release of De-Structuring, and the ways in which attuning to the physical structures of the body can support healthy vocal production, vocal freedom, and vocal presence. The text utilized in this workshop will be primarily brief, autobiographical anecdotes, culminating in an informal sharing of true stories and experiences, in the mode of the story slam, The Moth. A yoga mat, props such as a cushion, sturdy pillow, or zafu meditation cushion will be useful, but are not required.
Online teaching statement from instructor Theresa McElwee: “We forge social connections, and make our experience known through language and most especially, through our voices. Much is being asked of us, in this moment. There is an opportunity here, to become more present, more engaged, to reach out with more energy, and with more care. On a more practical level, Voice, Speech and Dialect coaching and teaching is frequently offered online, and so this work is easily accommodated in a virtual space. My aim is to help you fill that space, so that when you emerge, you are an even more powerful actor, with an even greater capacity to make your presence known and your voice heard.”