Voice and Speech

Voice and Speech

FEB 13 – MAR 22

Mondays, February 13 through March 22
6:45–9:15 p.m. ET

Instructor: Emi Erickson
Prior experience: Not required

Explore the integration of voice and language while deepening your understanding of the creative power of your own voice. This group class is rooted in a combination of Linklater-based exercises, embodied voice work, and speech therapy practices to free and experiment with your most expressive voice both on stage and in daily life. We’ll be targeting connection to breath, full body engagement, healthy onset, and releasing tension through a series of group exercises and individual work each week.

Emi Erickson is an actor, music director, composer, and teaching artist new to the Washington, D.C., area after a decade in New York. Recent acting credits include: Man Covets Bird (Spooky Action Theater), Fantastagirl and the Math Monster (Adventure Theatre MTC), Richard II (Her Majesty & Sons), Much Ado About Nothing (Chesapeake Shakespeare Company), and Working: A Musical (@workingindc). Emi is a recent MFA graduate of STC’s Academy for Classical Acting at The George Washington University and received her BFA from NYU. She has taught and worked as a voice coach at such institutions as IAMT, the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, NYU, Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute, and Atlantic Theater Company and is currently also a teaching artist at Round House Theatre. When not on stage, Emi can be found running races or hiking in nature, noodling on any one of dozens of instruments she plays, or watching hockey.

Tickets and Schedule

Dates     February 13 – March 22