Date(s) - 16/08/2015
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
YOUR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR FOR
SUNDAY 16th AUGUST 2015
YWCA 5-11 WENTWORTH AVENUE, SYDNEY
The Early Bird must pay by 9th August 2015
SPECIAL RATES: FIRST TIMER $35, STUDENTS, PENSIONERS/SENIORS WITH ID $70 (Early bird $55) MEMBERS $90 (Early bird $75)
FEES PAID BY CHEQUE, MADE OUT TO ‘SPEECH AND DRAMA ASSOCIATION OF NSW INC’ POSTED TO THE TREASURER, SARI ERASMUS-HICKEY, PO BOX 658, KINGSWOOD 2747 or by DIRECT BANKING:
National Australia Bank, Rockdale Branch BSB 082342 Account No. 516265894.
(Ensure your surname is recorded on electronic deposit. Advise Sari of deposit
date: [email protected])
9.00 – 9.20 Registration and Morning Tea
9.20 –9.30 Welcome and Outline of the Day
9.30 – 11.00 KATHERINE HOPWOOD POULSON
Post Grad Dip. Voice(NIDA);BA Theatre (Nepean); ATCL Speech & Drama; Cert. Verse Speaking Guildhall; Associate Teacher Fitzmaurice Voicework®.
Katherine Hopwood Poulsen is a professional voice coach and director with a long history of involvement in the performing arts. After specialising in Voice Studies at NIDA (2000) Katherine was seconded and then employed as a Lecturer in Voice and Acting at the National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Art (NASDA) in Christchurch, New Zealand. Since returning to Australia in 2004 Katherine has been teaching voice in a number of institutions: ATYP, NIDA, and Ensemble to name a few. She has been teaching in her current positions at Screenwise and Excelsia College (changed name of Wesley Institute) since 2004.
Katherine has been a voice coach and a director for many theatre productions in Australia, New Zealand and the USA. She has a great interest in methods of voice training and in 2011 she became an Associate Teacher of the Fitzmaurice Voicework® voice training method. Katherine has trained actors and other professional voice users to maximise their vocal potential physically and intellectually through vocal exercises, text work and accent acquisition and modification.
Breathing – it is one of the most fundamental aspects of voice. Yet also somehow mysterious and misunderstood by many. When we breathe as we were meant to breathe the voice works with flexibility and ease. This workshop intends to investigate how the breath works, what happens when it doesn’t, and how to reconnect with our vocal energy and vitality again.
During this workshop we will be doing a lot of physical exercises so please dress appropriately. This means wear loose clothing – especially no tight belts. If you don’t wish to participate in the exercises for any reason you are welcome to sit at the side and take notes.
11.00 – 11.30 MORNING TEA: a time to refresh, mingle and chat
11.30 – 1.00 DAVID RITCHIE
University of Natal : BA Hons. Eng Lit (1st) ; BA Hons. Drama (1st);
Leeds University: MA (Distinction); M.Phil (Cum Laude).
Lectured at Natal University, Leeds University, and was Senior Lecturer at Macquarie University from 1976 to 2003.
Directing: (Recent) 2 actor/60 min. King Lear for Bolzano, Italy, also played here & in Melbourne; Oscar & the Lady in Pink; King Lear, Hamlet, Othello, 12th Night, etc; various theatres here & in Europe.
Acting : Prospero in The Tempest; Lear in King Lear; Aegius/Quince in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Claudius in Hamlet; Beyond the Neck, No. 4; Friday, Leader of the Opposition by Daniela Georgi; Wolf in Tattoo by Deah Loher, etc.
Features : Magnus Mbane, Disgrace; Dr. Cornelius, Wolverine; Oberstleutnant Füsslein, Beneath Hill 60; Multiple Choice .
TV : East West 101, White Collar Blue, Out of the Blue, All Saints MRU, Janet King, etc.
The Structure of the Shakespearean Sonnet
The sonnet comes to England, 1530 – Sir Thomas Wyatt & Anne Boleyn.
Shakespeare’s Sonnets, 1590 – 1610; A Selection with Commentary
1.00 – 2.30 LUNCH (not provided – bring a sandwich and help yourself to coffee/tea or join other members in a local café)
2.30 – 4.00 SUSANNAH FULLERTON is the President of the Jane Austen Society of Australia and Patron of the Kipling Society of Australia. She is a well-known speaker on famous writers and their works. Susannah is the author of Jane Austen – Antipodean Views, Jane Austen and Crime, A Dance with Jane Austen, Happily Ever After: Celebrating Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and Brief Encounters: Literary Travellers in Australia. She has also written and presented the audio CD Finding Katherine Mansfield. She leads literary tours to the UK, France, USA and Italy for Australians Studying Abroad.
THOMAS HARDY wished to be remembered as a poet, but made his money first by writing novels. When that became too controversial he gave up fiction and turned instead to poems, producing some of the finest poems of the 20thC. Born in a Dorset cottage built by his father, he rose in the world to become an architect, and then a famous author who once entertained the future King for tea. This talk looks at his remarkable life, his wonderful books and his poetry.
4.15 COMMITTEE MEETING