Hone your vocal skills this February in Fitzmaurice Voicework® Workshop, led by acclaimed Cleveland theatre artist Holly Holsinger.
Fitzmaurice Voicework® Workshop takes place over two weekends at the end of February in 4 intensive vocal classes that will explore the dynamics between body, breath, voice, the imagination, language, and presence. All classes take place in Cleveland Public Theatre’s Orthodox Church Space from 12:30-3:00pm and full participation is compulsory. Please complete application to be considered for this special vocal work. Space is limited to 12 artists. APPLICATION DEADLINE: FEB 15th
- Saturday, FEB 21st
- Sunday, FEB 22nd
- Saturday, FEB 28th
- Sunday, MAR 1st
- Orthodox Church Space is located at 6201 Detroit Ave, Cleveland 44102 on the Cleveland Public Theatre Campus.
- $150 is workshop fee.
APPLICATION Please send us your current performing resume and answer the following questions. Please limit responses to 250 words. Send application materials to CPT Education Associate, Faye Hargate, @ firstname.lastname@example.org
- What are your strengths and weaknesses as a performer?
- What do you perceive as your vocal issues?
- What do you hope to learn in taking this course?
APPLICATION DEADLINE: FEB 15th
HOLLY HOLSINGER is an Associate Professor at Cleveland State University specializing in acting, voice, movement, and devised theatre techniques. Holly has been a Cleveland artist for over twenty years and has created/performed in over fifteen original plays including Blue Sky Transmission and her solo piece Frankenstein’s Wake both of which toured Off Broadway. Her original work, Insomnia: The Waking of Herselves, which she co-devised and performed at Cleveland Public Theatre, toured to the North American Cultural Laboratory last fall. She recently co-wrote and directed Ancestra for CPT, a play about women’s rights in Ohio, past and present. Holly is a certified Associate Teacher of the Fitzmaurice Voice technique. Her areas of focus in the Fitzmaurice model include using breath to connect with personal creativity, linking text to inner process, and exploring the voice as action. She received an MFA in Acting from the University of California, Irvine where she studied with Robert Cohen, Dudley Knight and Jerzy Grotowski.
FITZMAURICE VOICEWORK® is a comprehensive approach to voice training that can include, as needed, work on breathing, resonance, speech, dialects, impromptu speaking, text, singing, and voice with movement. While the training is specific, it is also compatible with other approaches. Fitzmaurice Voicework® explores the dynamics between body, breath, voice, the imagination, language, and presence. It encourages vibrant voices that communicate intention and feeling without excess effort. The work brings together physical experience and mental focus. Destructuring, the first phase, promotes awareness of the body, spontaneous and free breathing, and vocal expressivity, through Tremorwork® and sometimes also hands-on interventions. Restructuring, the second phase, encourages economy of effort while speaking or performing, using modified bel canto techniques and Catherine’s “focus line”. The resulting freedom and focus allow for a wide range of vocal expression without strain. There are many practical benefits to improved vocal functioning. And, since breath and voice lie at the intersection of the material and the non-material, this work can also assist in creative, intellectual, and spiritual growth.