Contemporary Performance Practice | Alison Hodge on Actor Training

Alison Hodge is a director, actor-trainer, author and lecturer, and the Artistic Director of ’The Quick and the Dead’, an international performance ensemble. In this wide-ranging interview she describes the fundamental principles of her work in actor training, and the myriad benefits that work on the breath or the spine can bring to the performer.
Alison Hodge on Actor Training
Interview
(2016)

Talking About Plays... The Works of Noël Coward: An Interview with Alan Brodie and Geoffrey Johnson

Alan Brodie, agent for the Noël Coward Estate, and Geoffrey Johnson, a personal friend of Coward's, discuss the life and work of one of Britain's most renowned entertainers.
Talking About Plays
(2016)
Interview

Practitioners on Practice: Barbara Houseman on Voice and Text

As a highly experienced voice and text coach, Barbara understands the difference between intellectually and experientially connecting with the language of a piece. She explores the voice as an instrument like any other, explains the physical movement of breath and sound through the body, and how there is no one-size-fits all approach to voice work.
Barbara Houseman on Voice and Text
Interview
(2016)

On Learning and Participation: Samantha Lane

Newly appointed as the Artistic Director of Little Angel Theatre, we interviewed Samantha during her time as the Director of Projects - the theatre's creative learning department - at the Almeida. She is a firm believer in the educative power of theatre across all subjects and describes how it can empower students and enhance learning.

Samantha Lane sits in front of a wooden desk and a fire place
Interview
(2014)

On Voice: Lyn Darnley

Head of Text, Voice and Artist Development at the RSC, Lyn Darnley has worked with a wide array of performers over the years.

She discusses the twofold nature of a voice coach's role in exploring how both physical preparation and exercise, and deep, considered exploration of text can enrich an actor's performance.

RSC Voice Coach Lyn Darnley
Interview
(2014)