For May, think “Mayflower!”
The Boston and New England accent is the missing link between the American accent we know today, and our original British mother tongue!
This accent is also the basis for what is known as the “Transatlantic” accent which was well known in the golden era of Hollywood but is also needed for various vintage period historical pieces.
Join us for learning the accent fundamentals of this region with opportunities for scene work to try it out!
Have you turned down an audition or not submitted for a role because you didn’t feel confident with the accent it required?
Let’s fix that ASAP!
I want you to book work and be able to embrace each and every opportunity that comes your way.
Dialect coach, Paula Vanlandingham, teaches accent, dialect and language training for actors in film, television, gaming, and digital media. Paula teaches over 50 world accents and regional dialects. She also speaks 5 languages!
No prior accent experience necessary, beginners welcome!
We will cover the essential sound sets in the first class, then come back for the second session to put what you’ve learned into practice with real scenes (readings, not memorized).
Paula studied acting at the University of Missouri, then at the Lee Strasberg Institute of New York.
She was trained in language acquisition methods by the Berlitz Institute in Rockefeller Center and has a Master’s degree in linguistic anthropology.
Paula teaches 50 accents and speaks Spanish, German, Bosnian, Russian, French (plus a little Italian, Japanese and Arabic).