Actors must often perform in high pressure situations - the audition room being a key example. Under such 'high stakes' circumstances our habits, tensions and nerves often become increasingly heightened, which can make it difficult to stay fully present. This workshop will explore the concept of presence, including practical exercises that aim to help the actor better prepare their body, breath, voice, mind and heart so they can feel more authentic, grounded and powerful in their approach.
Bio of Host:
Lisa Dallinger is an actor and a freelance voice/ dialect coach based in Melbourne (and just visiting in Adelaide!) After studying acting for three years at the Ballarat Arts Academy (now Federation University), Lisa went on to complete a Post Graduate Diploma in Voice Studies through the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA). She also holds a Masters of Teaching qualification (Drama and English) through the University of Melbourne, which was completed via specialised study in the Teaching of Shakespeare and other heightened texts. In addition to teaching voice and dialect for performance both privately and on independent productions around Melbourne, Lisa assists individuals and companies to be able to communicate with more ease, confidence and in a more dynamic way through body, breath, voice and speech work. She is a core ensemble member of the all-female collective 'Girls Act Good', in which she creates, performs and coaches regularly. She has been a proud MEAA. member since 2009.