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Acting for the Mic Workshop

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Glynne Steele

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10:30am – 4:30pm



Showreel HQ

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6 Hours

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4 People

Are you struggling to find spontaneity, immediacy or truth in your delivery?

Do you have difficulty in finding the right energy needed to make it sound like you’re talking to a real person rather than reading a script?

Then this Acting for the Mic workshop is ideal for you! Acting for the Mic is all about connecting with your audience. What constitutes ‘audience’, however, can often be surprising – and revelatory.

Glynne opens up his bag of acting tricks to teach you the skills needed to engage with your audience. He’ll help you find methods of being able to read a script and make it sound as if this was the very first time you’ve ever said those words. And help make you aware of your self, and others, to ensure you’re delivering the performance in a manner suitable to your audience to make your read sound spontaneous and improvised.

Whether you’re relatively new to voice acting, or a seasoned veteran, you’ll find something inspirational and useful in this workshop.

  • the art of finding spontaneity in the material you’re reading
  • how to inject energy and variety into your reads
  • developing a map that allows you to easily identify and switch between energies
  • developing the art of interpretation
  • understanding who you’re talking to
  • more than words – how physicality and tone can help drive the energy
  • making bold and effective character choices
  • what you can do if it isn’t working
  • working with your audience, whoever – and wherever – they may be
  • how humour and fun can lift your read
  • the value of making clear decisions and committing to them
  • methods of relating to audience that work for you, without the script getting in the way
  • an appreciation of the psychology of voice acting, with special reference to working with the mic
  • an ability to see the bigger picture
  • an understanding of the value of being ‘human first’ and how this will help you in the studio
  • tools to assist you in making better decisions – about your voice acting, and your character choices – both in prep and in the moment
  • greater confidence in making the choices that, ultimately, will make it seem as though you’re saying the words on the page for the very first time
Glynne is an acting teacher, director and coach who works regularly at DSL, Drama St Mary’s and RADA. He trained originally as an actor during which he was a Carleton Hobbs finalist, runs a coaching company called dothinkdo which specialises in using theatrical techniques to develop HQ (‘human intelligence’), and recently directed the award-winning new play ‘Empty Beds’ by Julia Cranney which transferred to the Arcola Theatre from the Underbelly in Edinburgh.
  • Maximum 5 attendees
  • Refreshments provided throughout the day

Don’t see availability on the date you want? Please get in touch to ask to be put on our waiting list. However, please note that when you book, you get the option of asking us to inform you of an earlier date if one becomes available and these people take priority.


mystery-manJohn Hill
a week ago

Many thanks to Glynne Steele and The Showreel for an inspiring, very enjoyable Acting for the Mic workshop. (I thought I was lucky last year to have such pleasant and interesting co-workshoppers at the introductory day course. This week I found that is the norm!)

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mystery-manGiovanni del Vecchio
posted 2 months ago

I did my drama voice reel with Mike. Mike had obviously thought about each piece before I’d arrived and he was already prepared with some suggestions for musical settings and sound effects, which I had not been expecting. Mike has a strong musical instinct for what is going to work and a massive library at his fingertips. I appreciated how he listened and how he engaged with what I was trying to achieve. It felt like a collaboration and he was both patient and a perfectionist. While I am really looking forward to the final edit, I was delighted with the experience, and I look forward to returning for my next project.

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