Introductory Linklater Voice Technique – Anne Brady

Date:April 1-3 2022
Time:Friday - Sunday 11am-5pm EST / 4pm-10pm BST


Prerequisites for attendance


Desire to develop an understanding of voice. No previous Linklater Voice training is necessary. Fluent ENOUGH in English to follow Anne’s instructions.


The 18-hour workshop runs 6 hours per day – Friday, Saturday and Sunday 1 – 3rd April 2022

One session per day:

British Standard Time – 4pm – 10pm

US Eastern Standard Time  – 11am – 5pm 


Introductory Linklater Voice Technique introduces you to the full progression of the Kristin Linklater Voice method. You will gain an understanding of the exercises and vocabulary that we know as the Linklater Voice method. Our workshops are open to all and this is your starting point if you have not participated in any Linklater Voice workshops before or if it has been some time and you’d like a refresher. There are no prerequisites for this workshop just an interest in voice and what Linklater Voice can do for you.


The workshop begins with exercises designed to awaken a sensory and imagistic relationship with voice. The progression of exercises leads from physical awareness (locating tension and releasing it) to awareness of breathing, the experience of sound in the body, the release of tension in the throat, jaw, tongue and soft palate, the development of resonating power in the chest, the mouth and the face, the accompanying development of breathing power, the exploration of range throughout two to three octaves of speaking notes and, finally, to articulation.

The workshop gives an intensive overview of the basic progression of exercises as covered in the 2006 edition of Kristin Linklater’s book Freeing the Natural Voice: Imagery and Art in the Practice of Voice and Language. The overall function of the work is to remove the physical and psychological blocks that inhibit the human vocal instrument. The objective of the work is a voice in direct contact with emotional impulse, shaped by the intellect but not restricted by it. As we work with releasing the voice from the body, we will work viscerally with language and text transforming communication and interpretive skills.

Be aware that exercises include adapted yoga positions, floor relaxation, arm swings and other physical activities. All these can be adjusted to individual physical needs.

What do I need:

Space – enough floor space to stretch your arms and legs out, whether on the floor or whilst standing.

Loose comfortable clothing suitable for physical exercise. No belts. No jeans.

Learn by heart:

A poem (no more than 14 lines) that has particular meaning for you – something you need to speak right now If English is not your first language, then the text can be in your own language – please send a copy of your text and an English translation (if applicable) to asap after being accepted on to the workshop.



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    Anne Brady

    Anne Brady is a Professor in the Theatre Department at Binghamton University (SUNY) where she is Head of the Acting/Directing Program and teaches Voice, Movement and Acting to both undergraduate and graduate students.   She has been a Designated Linklater Voice Teacher since 2003 and is a founding member of the KLVC.   Anne holds an MFA from Brandeis University and a BA from the College of the Holy Cross.

    At Binghamton University, Anne has directed over 20 plays and musicals and served as a voice/text coach and dialect coach on numerous other productions.  She also co-directed a production of “The Threepenny Opera” with students and faculty from both Binghamton University and DUOC Universidad Catolica in Santiago, Chile. This collaborative production that rehearsed and performed in Santiago, Chile, as well as at Binghamton University, received a prestigious grant from the Kurt Weill Foundation.

    Anne has often been part of the Voice & Text faculty at Shakespeare & Company’s (Lenox, Massachusetts) Month-Long Intensive Training Program for Actors as well as their Summer Training Institute.  Anne directs regionally and has worked as a vocal coach Off Broadway.  She has also worked as an actress in New York, New England, New Jersey, and Ohio.  Anne is a proud member of Actors’ Equity, SAG-AFTRA, VASTA (Voice and Speech Trainers Association) and the National Alliance of Acting Teachers.

    In addition to in-depth training in voice and Shakespeare with Kristin Linklater, Anne has extensive training in a variety of acting techniques, physical theatre, somatic and vocal methodologies that she combines with Linklater’s work when coaching and directing.  Those methodologies include Alexander Technique, Feldenkrais, Lucid Body, Stephen Wangh’s work, Michael Chekhov Technique, Meisner Technique, Authentic Movement, Viewpoints, Merry Conway/Trish Arnold work, Rodenburg Voice, Colaianni Phonetic Pillows, and Knight-Thompson Speechwork, among others.

    Anne also maintains a private practice working with actors as well as business professionals.  She has taught and coached lawyers, bankers, doctors, engineers, educators, and sales personnel to become more confident, expressive and inspiring communicators as well as more effective presenters.

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