Dialects: Eurotrip 2.0 Accent Series (French, German and Italian)
At the AC Office, 1810 16th St NW, Washington DC
Wednesdays November 15, 29 and Dec 6 7:00pm – 9:30pm (no class on Nov 22)
The fee for all 3 classes is only $50
Class limited to 15 people and is open to all levels
***Once we have enough members to make this a 'go,' we will contact you about making the payment***
Dust off your passport and add a few more stamps this holiday season with local voice, speech, and dialect coach, Zach Campion! Following the hugely successful original Eurotrip Dialect Series (British, Irish, and Russian) and Regional American Dialect Series (New York, Bostonian, and Texan), Zach is back to help you tackle the French, German, and Italian accents with tried and true techniques that will have you sprechen with the best of them. Students will learn to meet and overcome the challenges of accent work like true virtuosos!
Each participant will walk away with a resource packet detailing each of the three accents complete with sound clips and practice phrases to continue developing the accents beyond the scope of the workshop. The culmination of each session will give students the opportunity to perform a piece of text (provided by the instructor) in accent for one-on-one feedback. *In response to participant feedback - extra time has been added to each meeting to revisit the previous weeks dialect. Individualized instruction makes this workshop a great fit for experienced performers to intrigued newcomers.
Zach Campion is a freelance voice, speech and dialect coach and works in graduate admissions at Marymount University. He works with a wide range of clients such as professional theatres, performers, and professionals looking to modify or acquire accents. Area theatre credits include coaching dialect for Hand to God* (nominated for 6 Helen Hayes awards, winner of 2), Chimerica, Terminus*, and Between Riverside and Crazy at Studio Theatre, The Price and Smart People at Arena Stage, the world premiere of The Gulf* at Signature Theatre, Annie, My Fair Lady, Sweeney Todd, and National Players Ensemble at Olney Theatre Center, Angels in America Part’s 1 and 2* co-produced by Olney Theatre and RoundHouse Theatre, When the Rain Stops Falling* at 1st Stage, and Doubt for Quotidian Theatre. Mr. Campion is a certified teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework® and is a member of the Studio Theatre Acting Conservatory faculty. EDUCATION: MFA in Theatre Pedagogy from Virginia Commonwealth University, BFA in Performance and Production from Texas State University. *denotes Helen Hayes nominated productions
AC Members had this to say about the original Eurotrip Dialect Series:
"Each session is filled to the brim with valuable information and includes the opportunity to practice the dialect and receive helpful, positive feedback."
"Zach taught us not only the key aspects of each dialect, but he also trained us how to listen intelligently so that we can continue developing the dialect on our own."
"Zach's coaching manner is delightful and helpful, pointing out both strengths and areas for improvement with gentle facility."
Feel free to reach out to Zach directly if you have any questions about the workshop (firstname.lastname@example.org) or visit his website voicecoachdc.com for more information.