Kristin demonstrates the Vowel Resonance Ladder.
Filmed by Corin Stuart (2020).
ALRA LAUNCHES A LINKLATER-BASED MFA ACTOR-TEACHER PROGRAMME
ALRA – The Academy of Live and Recorded Arts - is known for its innovative approach to a wide range of performance skills.
Kristin Linklater has an international reputation for voice work that ranges from the classical (Shakespeare) to the personal, social, psycho-physical experience.
This innovative programme recognizes the changing world of the performing arts industry and traditional actor training. Many trained actors from conventional conservatory programmes wish to extend the reach of their artistic abilities. The ALRA MFA enables graduates to play new creative roles in the changing theatres of their communities.
Beginning in 2021 this visionary programme aims to equip actor-teachers with the skills and practical training to work both in traditional theatre-training schools and in areas of social and political activism.
Kristin Linklater’s voice methodology, known as Freeing the Natural Voice, will be at the core of this newly-imagined actor-teacher training programme. Branching out into Trish Arnold’s movement work and Michael Chekhov’s acting approach and with a special focus on Augusto Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed, the programme offers a full experience of Applied Theatre Arts.
Teacher-training is delivered as a practical skill. MFA candidates will choose in their second year a specialisation in either the discipline of becoming a Designated Linklater Teacher or an Applied Theatre Arts Practitioner.
Auditions for the programme begin in New York this January - go online for more audition dates:
KLVC's 2019 workshop season closed on an artistic high! This past week saw the third time Canada's Stratford Festival Theatre has subsidized ten of its young actors to come and work with Kristin on Voice and Shakespeare. What a wonderful week it has been! Such talent and such passionate commitment to working on their craft!! The voice work challenged an ever-deepening connection to the emotional and imaginative energies demanded by Shakespeare while the "advice to the players" (hidden in plain sight in the imagery, rhythms and forms of the verse) became an exciting challenge to the specificity of thought and the courage of revelation. With a passionate determination to absorb and grow, everyone soared. Sonnets, soliloquies, speeches challenged the speakers and they all found the thrill of a new dimension of thinking, feeling, playing Shakespeare. We look forward to the next Stratford visit in 2021.