HOW TO TRAIN YOUR VOICE FOR THE STAGE

14-2Right, so I promised I would talk about voice next.  As always, I will try to keep it extremely general, so you can look at it as a broad guideline of things to work on rather than a detailed criticism of different techniques.

When you first start out as an actor, voice can be one of the big things that hold you back, particularly if you are doing stage work.  Screen work is more forgiving because you don’t need to project as much, but you’ll still need good vocal technique for emotionally and physically difficult scenes.  Women in particular can struggle a lot when they first start out because a naturally high voice is difficult to hear, and smaller frames can mean smaller lung capacity. Don’t let this get in your way, it can be improved with a little time and effort – but firstly you need to be aware of what you need to work on.

Regardless of whether you have a light voice, Read More