Equity members will work with Melissa on the fundamentals of healthy voice production with clear speech training. There will also be some text work but no prep work is required.
Bio of host:
With almost 30 years' experience as a voice teacher and coach, Melissa Agnew is one of Australia's most sought-after experts in her field. She consults on voice, speech and dialect in the theatre, broadcast, film and television industries, in the corporate sector and in education at all levels, from preschool through university. Melissa teaches voice, speech and dialect at NIDA, Sydney and holds a doctorate in Voice from The University of Sydney. Melissa has consulted on over 30 productions at Queensland Theatre Company, including The Glass Menagerie, American Buffalo, The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?, We Were Dancing, The Road to Mecca, Molly Sweeney and Sweet Panic. Screen credits include The Proposition and the American teleseries, The Pacific. Melissa coaches newsreaders, radio and television journalists and presenters at the ABC in Queensland and the Northern Territory, as well as commercial television and radio networks and private media organisations. Melissa's clients, both past and present, are prominent in the public eye (and ear) across Australia.
The Equity Foundation recognises the diversity of the Australian performer community and seeks to encourage a more realistic representation of Australian society on our stages and screens. To this end the Equity Foundation strongly encourages applications from performers of varied experiences, perspectives, and circumstances including performers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and performers with disabilities.