Join vocal coach and theatre director Barbara Houseman in this Storyversity course that will explore how to expand your vocal range, enhancing your communication which is ideal for everything from performances to business meetings.
Barbara Housemanvocal coach and theatre director
2 hours 30 minutesVideo duration
12-20 hoursEstimated course duration
Completion Certifcateon passing
Meet the instructor
Barbara Houseman has worked in theatre for forty years. After dividing her time between Directing and Voice Work, she spent six years in the world-renowned Voice Department at the Royal Shakespeare Company, working alongside Cicely Berry and Andrew Wade and then became Associate Director at the Young Vic working on Grimm’s Tales and Comedy of Errors.
For the last 22 years, she has worked freelance as a Voice, Text and Acting Coach and Associate Director and Director, including, in 2019, directing three one-woman shows: From Prejudice to Pride, Cruise To Hell and Bethlehem. Among other private clients, she coaches Daniel Radcliffe, Jude Law, Clive Owen and Jessie Buckley on various projects.
In 2009 she joined Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre as Voice and Text Coach and in 2014 became Season Associate Director – Voice & Text. She has worked on numerous shows in the West End including End Game, Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead, The Duchess of Malfi, Design for Living and Playboy of the Western World at the Old Vic; The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and The Ferryman at the Gielgud; Macbeth, Richard III and Dr Faustus for the Jamie Lloyd Company; the All-Female Shakespeare Trilogy, St Joan, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Coriolanus, Trelawney of the Wells at the Donmar.
Barbara is the author of Finding Your Voice and Tackling Text [and Subtext] both published by Nick Hern Books and of two digital Masterclasses: Developing Your Voice and Bringing the Text to Life. Barbara has also trained as a Healing Shiatsu Practitioner, Master NLP Practitioner and Clean Language & Symbolic Modelling Coach, and Calling in “the one”, and these have all influenced her work, as has her 35 years practising Mindfulness. She now teaches Mindfulness and Compassion alongside her voice, acting and directing work.
About the course
For storytellers, their voice is often key to the delivery of their entire story. We use our voice to explore themes through dialogue, hint at tone and atmosphere and bringing characters to life. In everyday life, our voice is one of the main ways we communicate with the world. It gives others information about where we're from and how we present ourselves to the world. In this course, we want to equip everyone with the tools they need to expression themselves clearly and articulately through their voice.
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