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Fitzmaurice Voicework Five-Day Intensive
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.0439  Thursday, 11 March 1999.

From:           Catherine Fitzmaurice Kozubei <
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Date:           Wednesday, 10 Mar 1999 23:22:19 -0500 (EST)
Subject:        Fitzmaurice Voicework Five-Day Intensive

[Editor's Note: This was originally posted by Nancy Houfek

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 Dear Fellow VASTAVOXer's --

As April 1 draws near, I'd like to put out a reminder to those of you
interested in the Fitzmaurice Voicework 5-day Intensive to be held at
the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, JUNE 22 - 26, 1999. The
slots are filling up with a remarkable group of people, and I'd like to
make sure that those of you who have contacted me (617-496-2000 X:8875
or 
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are getting your applications back to me by the April 1 deadline.

For those of you who are interested, but haven't gotten back to me yet,
please do so at your earliest convenience. The following is the earlier
notice that went out in December which describes a little more about
Fitzmaurice Voicework and the structure of the Intensive.

I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Nancy Houfek
Head of Voice & Speech
American Repertory Theatre
Institute for Advanced Theatre Training
Harvard University
(617) 496-2000 X: 8875

> Dear Colleagues --
>
> I am pleased to announce that the American Repertory Theatre and Institute
> for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard University will host a five-day
> intensive program of Fitzmaurice Voicework from June 22 - 26, 1999, in
> Cambridge, Masssachusetts.
>
> Fitzmaurice Voicework is an integrated approach to vocal training which
> incorporates somatic study and energy work into more classical training
> methods. This work, developed by Catherine Fitzmaurice from her training in
> England with Barbara Bunch, Cicely Berry, and J. Clifford Turner together
> with her studies in yoga, bioenergetics, meditation and shiatsu, synthesizes
> and utilizes aspects of the above in service of the actor's vocal freedom
> and focus.
>
> The work of Catherine Fitzmaurice is both deep and energizing.  It is an
> important addition to the body of comtemporary voice work taught and/or
> used by theatre professionals and educators.  The work is both
> revolutionary and entirely compatible with other approaches to teaching
> and using the voice as a comprehensive, efficient and effective method of
> accessing release, spontaneity, expressiveness, natural resonance and
> support.
>
> These techniques have been used by Catherine Fitzmaurice in productions
> directed by Frank Galati, Des MacAnuff, Joanne Akalaitis, as well as in
> productions at the Guthrie Theatre, Stratford Festival, South Coast
> Repertory Theatre and the A.R.T. They are currently being taught at
> M.F.A., conservatory and undergraduate theatre programs throughout the
> country (The Actors' Center, U.C. Irvine, A.R.T., Temple University,
> University of Wisconsin, and U.S.C. to name a few.)  This workshop is intended
> for actors and directors, as well as for coaches and teachers of voice.
>
> During the five-day workshop at A.R.T. in June, sessions will be led by
> Catherine Fitzmaurice (Professor, University of Delaware), and Master
> Teachers Nancy Houfek (Head of Voice & Speech, A.R.T.), and Donna Snow
> (Chair, Theatre Department, Temple University.)  Associate Teachers
> Cynthia Barrett, Grace Zandarski, and Roberta Sloan will also join in the
> presentations.  Other Master and Associate teachers may also be in
> attendance.
>
> The cost for the workshop is $475. Members of VASTA will receive a
> discounted price of $375.  Housing and food are not included, although
> A.R.T. company apartments will be provided at a highly reduced rate for
> workshop participants (in order to defray the exhorbitant Boston area
> housing costs.)
>
> If you are interested in more information, and/or reserving yourself a
> place in the June 1999 A.R.T./Harvard Fitzmaurice Voicework intensive,
> please contact me directly via e-mail or phone (617) 496-2000 X:8875.
>
> I look forward to hearing from you; if our past five-day workshops at
> Temple Unversity, U.C. Irvine, and Cal State Fullerton, and the 1998
> five-week certification program in New York City, have set any example,
> the June 1999 intensive promises to be an exciting one, filled with
> discovery, growth, learning, and entrance into a group of wonderful voice
> practitioners.
>
> Yours,
>
> Nancy Houfek
>
 

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