Voice and Speech
“I learned a lot of amazing techniques in this class that helped me discover what my body could do.”
Fundamental skills of body awareness, vocal production, and stress reduction. Particular attention will be paid to posture, breathing, basic ideas for healthful vocal production, and the mind-body connection. Great for public speakers, performers, and anyone who wants to learn to communicate with poise and confidence.
Deidra LaWan Starnes’ acting credits include Milk Like Sugar and The Gospel of Lovingkindness at Mosaic Theater, The Member of the Wedding and The Good Counselor at 1st Stage, Julius Caesar, Invisible Man (Helen Hayes Award), Intimate Apparel (Helen Hayes Award), A Raisin in the Sun, I Have before Me a Remarkable Document…., Two Trains Running, Spunk, Twelve Days of Christmas, Charlotte’s Web, Passing Strange, In the Red and Brown Water, Radio Golf, King Lear, Doubt and for colored girls … directed by Ntozake Shange. Film credits include Chasing Refuge, Nocturnal Agony, and Ladder 49. Directing credits include Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Helen Hayes Nomination for Outstanding Production), for colored girls … (Theatre Alliance), and The Name Game (DC Theatre Festival). She holds a BA in Theatre from the University of Maryland, an MFA in Drama from the University of Connecticut, and an MA from American University in Producing Film, TV, and Video.