Page Clements

Page Clements is an actress and private coach in New York City. She received her BFA in acting from Wesleyan College in Georgia, where she also received the Wesleyan Woman of the Year award her graduation year. She furthered her training at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts / New York, receiving the Lawrence Langner Award and the Charles Jehlinger Award for speech and acting respectively. She was invited to attend a third year in the Repertory Company, receiving the school’s first Neil Simon Foundation Scholarship.

Page served as an Associate Professor of Voice and Speech at AADA for 10 years and was one of the original members of The Metropolitan Playhouse of New York. One of Page’s fortes as a teacher is creating as well as reducing regional and foreign dialects. Her work infuses styles of Patsy Rodenburg (with whom she studied), Kristin Linklater, and her own.

Page co-founded Highwire, Inc. a theatre company created to bring professional productions and actor-led workshops to universities and colleges across the country. In 2009, she was awarded two Backstage Readers’ Choice Awards: Favorite Vocal Coach and Favorite Dialect Coach. She was voted Runner-Up for both awards again in both 2010 and 2011. As an actress, Page has appeared in over 50 productions in theatres across the country and is a member of Actors Equity Association. Page also has a vocal instructional DVD available for actors and public speakers-please visit bestvocalwarmups.com to obtain your copy!


Shakespeare

The demands of successfully interpreting Shakespeare’s characters and text are fully explored through body, voice and speech. The goal is to develop the actor’s skill to speak authentically, clearly and persuasively and craft a truthful and compelling performance.

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Vocal Production

This on-going class with Page Clements introduces the actor to a range of physical exercises to strengthen breath control and support and relax the throat and upper body. The focus is to develop a stronger vocal tone, resonation, release of useless tension, and value of language.

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Dialect with Page Clements

Each 5 week session focuses on one specific dialect or accent. Examples are: Standard British (RP), Cockney, Irish (Belfast & Dublin), Scottish, Australian, American Southern (two distinct states). A phonetic approach is used to strengthen the ear and provide the actor with the tools necessary to approach future work independent of the classroom. Open to all levels. No audition required.

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Accent Reduction

The goal of this course is to help the non-native English speaker become more understandable onstage and off. The text, Speak With Distinction, by Edith Skinner, will be used to learn The International Phonetic Alphabet and correctly place the sounds of American English.

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Summer Acting Intensive

The Acting Intensive integrates acting, voice and body to cultivate a free, open and instinctive actor with a complete understanding of practical techniques. This intensive concludes with a performance of scenes in the studio’s Gloria Maddox Theatre.

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Private Coaching

These one-hour private sessions give the actor an opportunity to work on material that cannot be covered in a scene study class: monologues, upcoming auditions, etc. They are provided for actors who are unable to attend a regular weekly class and need an intensive, personal one-on-one experience.

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