Accents for Actors

Course Outline:

This 5 week course gets you audition-ready in the accents most often requested by casting directors looking to fill roles for TV and film: General American and English (Modern RP).

We cover the changes you need to make to the way you usually speak, in order to sound convincing for American and English productions. We will look at oral posture, and the different rhythms and intonations of these two accents. You will learn key sounds and phrases that will help you switch into the accent at any time.

Practicing with scripts from up to the minute films and TV shows in a simulated audition context ensures that you are ready for your next audition.

We keep the class small, (maximum of 10) so that we can also cover some basic voice exercises, and explore your vocality so that you can bring your best vocal game to your work.

…and I promise we will have fun too.

Timetable and Enrolment

  • Start: Tuesday 29 August 2017
    Finish: Tuesday 26 September 2017
    Tuesdays: 6.30pm-8.30pm
  • Scots College Creative and Performing Arts Centre, Drama Room 2Location
  • Perry PiercyTeacher
  • Adults and teens aged 16 years and overTarget Market
  • $250 for 5x2 hour evenings.Price/Student (incl GST)
  • New EnrolmentEnrolment

About Perry Piercy

Perry Piercy

Perry is a freelance actor and voice coach: working with young people, professional actors and business people.

She teaches and consults locally, nationally and internationally. Her mission is to give her clients the tools to express themselves in the way they want to be heard.

A graduate of the prestigious Voice Studies course at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London, Perry brings a lifetime of experience on stage and screen, in front and behind the camera to her teaching work. Perry has worked at RADA and East 15 in London, and ITI in Singapore. She is looking forward to teaching at Rata Studios again, and describes the course as ‘professionally pitched, combining collaborative learning, challenges and big fun!’

Our Location

Rata Studios
Based at Scots College
1 Monorgan Road
Wellington 6022
Rata Studios
Based at Scots College
PO Box 15064
Wellington 6243