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Southern Oregon University

Seminar: It’s Not What You Say: Unleashing Your Voice for Effective Communication

Have you ever had difficulty getting your message across? Your voice carries enormous power to define both your image and your message. Learn how actors use breath, pitch, articulation and a range of other tools to communicate with ease and authority - and discover how you can do the same. The Oregon Shakespeare Festival's head of Voice & Text will demonstrate how the way you say something is every bit as important as what you say. Explore how your whole body becomes a vocal instrument, in ways you've never thought about! Then, try out some of these techniques and receive feedback from conference colleagues.


Rebecca Clark Carey received her B.A. from Harvard University before training as at actor at the University of California in Irvine. She worked as a professional actor for eight years before traveling to London where she received an M.A. in voice studies from The Central School of Speech and Drama. In eight seasons at OSF, she has been the voice and text director for King Lear; The Tenth Muse; The White Snake; Seagull; All the Way; Measure for Measure; August: Osage County; The Servant of Two Masters; Equivocation; The Tempest; The Taming of the Shrew; Much Ado about Nothing; Hedda Gabler; and Wild Oats among others. She has also worked at the Royal & Derngate Theatre, the Royal National Theatre, and Shared Experience in the UK and has taught at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art; The Central School of Speech and Drama and the Oxford School of Drama. With her husband, David Carey, she has co-authored the Vocal Arts Workbook and DVD and The Verbal Arts Workbook.