Sounding Off with Style is a class that teaches you how to bring characters to life using your facial expressions and voice. You'll learn vocal viewpoints to capture emotions, locations, and plot. The course covers breath support, vocal anatomy, articulation, and diction. You'll play with vocal dynamic, tempo, and pitch, and use your voice to create a unique vocal gesture. Improvisation exercises and viewpoints activities will help you apply your knowledge. You'll even get to impersonate familiar voices and apply your skills to a children's storybook.
**Please note that this class will NOT have a final showcase. Instead, the 9th week will be an additional, regular night of class.**
Anna Hansen first worked at CYT in 2006 as a theatre teacher and backstage worker. Then she moved to Harrisonburg to study theatre at Blue Ridge Community College. She stage managed shows such as Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Marriage of Bette and Boo, and Barefoot in the Park. Her favorite roles during that time were Percy Felts from DuPont Mississippi and Margaret Brennan from The Marriage of Bette and Boo. Since college, she has directed Christmas plays at her church and organized summer theatre camps. She studied acting and modeling in 2014 with Actors, Models, and Talent for Christ (AMTC) in New York, taking classes from casting directors and acting coaches. After that incredible experience, she found a home at Kingdom Bound Productions. She played Susan in Mirror Woman at the Hippodrome Theatre in Maryland and has appeared in a couple of their pilot episodes. Upon moving back to Spotsylvania in 2017, she returned to teach classes, stage-manage, and direct at CYT.
The Marshall School (Upper School) is located downstairs in a yellow brick building. The sign on the outside says "Chancellor Primary Care." Upon entering you will head downstairs.