Awareness of the sensory nature of words must come before that of their informational purpose if we are to restore words to the body.
Kristin Linklater, Freeing the Natural Voice


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Teacher: Benjamin Moore
Designated Linklater Teacher
Saturday & Sunday, 12 pm - 5 pm
June 29 & 30
Fee: $210
Location: Molloy Studios, 50 Broadway -
4th Floor - Studio 406


A lively introduction to the Linklater Voice Work or a terrific refresher for those who have already had Linklater classes.  This workshop will help you free your breath, develop resonance, loosen jaw and tongue tensions and wake up your vocal range.

Relaxation and release is essential to opening, freeing and ultimately strengthening your voice.  In this initial workshop, you are becoming aware of how your voice and body carry habitual tensions and beginning to undo them.  This is the start to freeing your breath and vibrations of sound.  As your voice begins to loosen up, the next step is to develop resonance by sensing and spreading the vibrations through the bony hollows of your body.  Once this connection is established we can move onto addressing deep tensions that develop in the jaw, larynx, and tongue and encourage your sigh to find a free and focused pathway beyond those tensions that filter your message.  By giving your sigh of sound a clear passageway from the lower body all the way up through the mouth, you will be ready to begin to strengthen the voice and activate more expressiveness with the resonating ladder.  In Voice 1 you will contact the chest, the mouth, and the teeth resonators and blend to find a warm, relaxed and focused connection between your thoughts, feelings and your voice. 

Voice, Articulation, Text Workshop
(Voice Level 2)

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Teacher: Dianna Cortez
Designated Linklater Teacher
Saturday & Sunday, 12 pm - 5 pm
July 20 & 21
Fee: $210
Location: Molloy Studios, 50 Broadway -
4th Floor - Studio 405


“The muscles that articulate words must be freed from limiting conditioning and made responsive and agile enough to reflect the agility of the mind…A sensitive performer will want a voice that serves the desire to communicate.”  Kristin Linklater, Freeing the Natural Voice

This workshop is meant for those who have taken the voice work before and would like to strengthen their full range of resonance, expand their breath capacity, and wake up their articulation in order to find a bridge to speaking their text in a clearer, and livelier way.  Each session will take you through an embodied warm-up geared towards freeing and opening your voice. The focus here is to expand and strengthen your vocal range, and increase your breath capacity to easily meet the higher energy demands in your text.

Then you’ll invigorate the muscles of your mouth that contribute to economical articulation, and link them with your mind, body, breath, and voice so all the parts of you are ready to speak your text clearly and expressively.

You will develop a richer connection to the roots of language by awakening a range of expression through embodying and feeling contrasts in vowels and different textures in consonants.  Then you will:
* find a free flow and wider range of resonance through embodying vowels
* bring a more tactile connection through the play of various textures and qualities in consonants.
* feel how the vowels and consonants connect you more satisfyingly to the meaning and experience of imagery and language with tongue twisters and a variety of text

Bring text that you want to sink your creative teeth into!

Advanced Voice and Text workshop

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Teacher: Andrea Haring
Designated Linklater Teacher
Saturday & Sunday, 12 pm - 5 pm
August 24 & 25
Fee: $210
Location: Molloy Studios, 50 Broadway -
August 24: 4th Floor - Studio 403
August 25: 4th Floor - Studio 404


This weekend intensive workshop is designed to further your expressivity, skill, confidence, and pleasure in speaking dramatic text.  Bring whatever text you'd like to explore. The work is designed to allow you to take a deep dive into a single piece of text, to deepen your connection, and broaden your understanding of it.  We will begin each day with a voice and physical workout that goes through the full Linklater progression.  Then you'll go into an in-depth exploration of the elements of language, and move onto group and individual work with your chosen text.

Prerequisite for Advanced Voice and Text: Freeing the Natural Voice Level 1, or instruction in the full progression with a Designated Linklater Teacher.