Thank you to everyone who participated in the latest group of Mini-Intensives with David Smukler during the week of January 16-22, 2017. From our very first collaboration with UBCP facilitating a two-day workshop for voiceover members, to our first time working out in the East Studio at The Post at 750 every week-day evening (a fantastic and fantastically-run space we'll definitely be using again), to our return to the glorious PAL Theatre Studio for the weekend, the feedback from participants has been overwhelmingly enthusiastic, with the most common comment being, "When is he coming back?!"
Well, we're working on that. So stay tuned!
Since 2005, Visceral Visions has offered professional development workshops and mini-intensives with master voice teacher, David Smukler, for Vancouver-area performers and teachers. Sign up to receive updates about future workshops with David.
Mr. Smukler is one of the most respected voice teachers in North America. He is the Director of Canada's National Voice Intensive held each May in Toronto, teaches professional classes at Equity Showcase in Toronto, and recently retired from the faculty of York University’s Department of Theatre, where he supervised the Voice Teacher Diploma in the MFA Acting Program. After training at Carnegie Institute of Technology and Columbia University, he had a Rockefeller Grant to study voice production according to the principles of Iris Warren under Kristin Linklater. As a voice coach in Canada, England, the Netherlands, and the US, he has worked in theatre from classical theatre, opera and musical theatre, film, television, radio, to contemporary and experimental theatre and music with such companies as: the Stratford Festival (nine seasons), Alberta Theatre Projects, CanStage, The Royal Alex, The National Arts Centre (Canada); the Tyrone Guthrie and the Open Theatre (United States), the Royal Court and the English Opera Group (England); as well as the Apple, Centrum and Globe theatre companies (The Netherlands). He has taught at major drama schools in the US, England, The Netherlands and Canada.