Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Acting workshop with Andrea Caban

The Patel Conservatory in Tampa will host a workshop titled Voice for the Actor next week by guest instructor Andrea Caban.

Voice for the Actor
Mon., Feb. 25, 2013
5 to 7 p.m.
Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center
$40 per person
($10 discount w/ ticket stub to
Questions My Mother Can't Answer)
Pre-registration is required

Andrea Caban is a solo artist performing in her one-woman show, Questions My Mother Can't Answer at the Straz Center in Tampa this week. She is also a voice and dialect coach.

In her show, Caban portrays an array of characters, using various voices and accents to depict a Moroccan ballroom dancer, a prostitute, her Aunt Shirley and more.

As a dialect coach, she guides actors in finding and using their own voices, and in the process, often helps them discover a new sense of confidence and empowerment.

“Andrea so effortlessly pulls honesty out of the actor,” said Ami Sallee, Patel Conservatory theater chair. Sallee got to see Caban in action last week as she worked with students in our audition workshop.

“Every student who walked out that night was in awe of the experience,” she said.

Caban is certified in both Fitzmaurice Voicework and Knight/Thompson Speechwork and she trains other teachers in the certification programs for both.

Many Patel Conservatory theater faculty will participate in the upcoming workshop, which is geared towards helping actors become more of themselves and clear in their intentions, both in a scene and in life.

“Artists who live and work in NYC, Chicago, LA and other major cities understand the necessity and benefits of continuous training,” said Sallee.

“I hope to see more local theater professionals at Andrea’s show and in the workshop.”

The upcoming Voice for the Actor workshop is open to the public, including professional actors and students. However, space is limited and pre-registration is required.

The cost is $40, but you'll receive a $10 discount with a ticket stub to Caban's show, Questions My Mother Can't Answer, playing Feb. 21 through Mar. 3, 2013.

To register for the workshop, please call our registration office at 813-222-1002.

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