Audiences are loving ‘The Mousetrap,’ directed by Paul Barnes at the Rep, and the show is breaking box office records. Apart from slight variations in traditional (or, as I like to say, ‘old-public-skool’) RP, it was great fun to work with the actors playing Trotter and Metcalf, devising speech to mask and reveal character. It snowed on opening night… the ghost of Dame Agatha Christie Past approved.
An extended run for Freud’s Last Session at The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis! It was a joy to work with Michael Haney a second time, and to meet Barry B (Freud) and Jim Butz (CS Lewis). With a smaller cast and more time, I was able to incorporate Fitzmaurice Voicework® sessions into my dialect work with Jim Butz.
Rehearsals began for ‘Cabaret’ at The Rep, directed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge.
Working with the cast to develop German accents unique to each character has paid off already in rehearsal run-throughs—each voice is decidedly German, but subtlety distinctive.
Does your German accent /ʊə/ or /o/ ?
Broken open and apart.
This month I started a two-year certification process in Fitzmaurice Voicework, a highly physical training in vocal production for performers.
(The unzipped drape of the skeleton above is near perfection; I only wish he had worked on releasing his jaw before he modeled for the artist.)
"I never loved you Walter…"
Visited some Transatlantic-tinted General American for The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis’ production of ‘Double Indemnity,’ adapted for the stage from the James Cain novel, and directed by Michael Haney.