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Practicum: Voice Over Lab
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Practicum: Voice Over Lab

$350

with Karen Huie

Calendar Sep 20, 2020 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Your voice represents you. It can say you’re intrigued, volatile, surprised, wary, weary or worried. Maybe you’re sitting on a voice of authority rife for documentaries, have six different kid voices, a Mom and an evil queen, or a guy who can spin a great yarn for audiobooks?  This practicum is six weeks of reading copy with feedback. Each week, we will focus on one genre: Commercial, Animation, Audiobook, Videogame, Promo and Narration. What does each require? How to accomplish it? Expand your range? We’ll break down copy, research and read. Bring in character voices you want to develop for or add to your reel. Learn by watching and listening to others as they get feedback and make adjustments. We can’t always hear what we’re doing. It’s sometimes more effective to learn when you’re not on mic. If you haven’t already done so, taking the Voice of Your Own Sound will give you a more thorough understanding of each genre. Like learning any instrument, application is key. Come practice, play, grow and be prepared to have lots of fun!

Level: All levels.

Co-Requisites: It is recommended that you take this class along with Voice of Your Own Sound. 

Scholarships are limited and based on availability. For more information, please email classes@eastwestplayers.org  

INSTRUCTOR BIO:

Karen Huie is an actor/writer who has voiced over 1500 films and TV shows. Most recently, you heard her voicing the video for the East West Players gala, she voiced KCRW sponsorship spots for the last three years, did voiceover on the last five Star Wars, Onward, Abominable, The Incredibles 2, Moana, The Boss Baby and has recurring roles doing the English dub on Scissor Seven and Great Pretender for Netflix. On camera she was most recently seen in Hollywood, Mom, Kidding (recurring), Baskets, Hawaii 5-0 and many more. At East West Players, she was in Washer/Dryer, Steel Magnolias, A Little Night Music and The Joy Luck Club. 

Introduction to Acting
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Introduction to Acting

$350

with Dom Magwili

Calendar Oct 5, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Although diversity has become a major concern in both theatre and the entertainment industry, actors of color continue to struggle with a predominantly white community of producers. As the longest-running theatre of color in the nation, East West Players continues its mission to produce artistic work and educational programs that advocate inclusion and equitable representation. 

This course is perfect for those who have always wondered what it would be like to be an actor, for those interested in enhancing presentation skills, and for those seeking personal discovery. The class will include theatre games and improvisational exercises as well as a survey of basic acting fundamentals that address specific issues for Asian American actors. As the educational arm of the first and foremost Asian American theatre company in the nation, this course maintains a safe, respectful, and proactive environment to explore the state of Asian American acting today.

Level: Beginner

Scholarships are limited and based on availability. For more information, please email classes@eastwestplayers.org  

INSTRUCTOR BIO:

Dom Magwili, award-winning actor, director, producer, and teacher for East West Players since 1974. Trained at the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco, with Darryl Hickman, and East West Players, Dom has guest starred on such TV shows as Close to Home, How to make it in America, and ER. He received critical acclaim for his work in the East West Players Production of Proof, as well as the Lodestone Theatre’s production of American Monsters 2, and the Center Theatre Group’s production of Dogeaters.

Dom wrote and co-directed Independent film, Much Adobo About Nothing, as well as directed Cine Excel Entertainment’s movie, MAGMA. He spent 20 years directing Cultural Nights for UCLA. His musical play, A Jive Bomber’s Christmas had a 10 year run at the Japanese American National Museum and throughout the southland. Dom received his Master of Fine Arts in Acting at Cal State Long Beach, is currently teaching Asian American Film & Video at Cal State Fullerton. He teaches his own acting class, the Acting Dojo.

 

Tuning Your Instrument: Exploring Efforts and Sound

$350

with Karen Huie

Calendar Oct 31, 2020 at 1 pm, runs for 6 weeks

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Voice work is about words. Sound is a vital instrument often overlooked and wasted. We’ll explore, tune and free the sounds unique to you, which can create entire stories—the desperation in a child’s cry, the yearning of an elderly person’s whimper, the weight of the world in a man’s sigh, the joy in a woman’s guffaw or the tension in a hesitation. Like music, it can be developed and honed to support a performance or stand-alone. Think of Anthony Hopkins’, “I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti.” Spspspspsp.

Efforts are often used in video games: grunts, exertions, struggles, seething breaths, disdain, elation. You’ll develop a tool kit of sounds to bring your text to life.

We’ll work the articulators, develop and free your vocals to create meaning using only sound. Week by week, we’ll learn to express and create relationships with the words you speak and use sound to bring those lines to life.

Level: Intermediate

Prerequisite: Voice of Your Own Sound, or any prior acting classes.

Corequisite: Practicum: Voice Over Lab

Scholarships are limited and based on availability. For more information, please email classes@eastwestplayers.org  

INSTRUCTOR BIO:

Karen Huie is an actor/writer who has voiced over 1500 films and TV shows. Most recently, you heard her voicing the video for the East West Players gala, she voiced KCRW sponsorship spots for the last three years, did voiceover on the last five Star Wars, Onward, Abominable, The Incredibles 2, Moana, The Boss Baby and has recurring roles doing the English dub on Scissor Seven and Great Pretender for Netflix. On camera she was most recently seen in Hollywood, Mom, Kidding (recurring), Baskets, Hawaii 5-0 and many more. At East West Players, she was in Washer/Dryer, Steel Magnolias, A Little Night Music and The Joy Luck Club.

Practicum: Voice Over Lab

$350

with Karen Huie

Calendar Nov 1, 2020 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Your voice represents you. It can say you’re intrigued, volatile, surprised, wary, weary or worried. Maybe you’re sitting on a voice of authority rife for documentaries, have six different kid voices, a Mom and an evil queen, or a guy who can spin a great yarn for audiobooks?  This practicum is six weeks of reading copy with feedback. Each week, we will focus on one genre: Commercial, Animation, Audiobook, Videogame, Promo and Narration. What does each require? How to accomplish it? Expand your range? We’ll break down copy, research and read. Bring in character voices you want to develop for or add to your reel. Learn by watching and listening to others as they get feedback and make adjustments. We can’t always hear what we’re doing. It’s sometimes more effective to learn when you’re not on mic. If you haven’t already done so, taking the Voice of Your Own Sound will give you a more thorough understanding of each genre. Like learning any instrument, application is key. Come practice, play, grow and be prepared to have lots of fun!

Level: All levels.

Prerequisites: It is recommended that you have taken the Voice of Your Own Sound. 

Corequisites: It is recommended that you take Tuning Your Instrument along with this class. 

Scholarships are limited and based on availability. For more information, please email classes@eastwestplayers.org  

INSTUCTOR BIO:

Karen Huie is an actor/writer who has voiced over 1500 films and TV shows. Most recently, you heard her voicing the video for the East West Players gala, she voiced KCRW sponsorship spots for the last three years, did voiceover on the last five Star Wars, Onward, Abominable, The Incredibles 2, Moana, The Boss Baby and has recurring roles doing the English dub on Scissor Seven and Great Pretender for Netflix. On camera she was most recently seen in Hollywood, Mom, Kidding (recurring), Baskets, Hawaii 5-0 and many more. At East West Players, she was in Washer/Dryer, Steel Magnolias, A Little Night Music and The Joy Luck Club.





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