Upcoming American accent course

May 26, 2016 | Screenwise Presents

Does your American accent stand the test of a highly charged emotional scene?


Is your American accent truly authentic or do you fluke it?


Screenwise’s American accent workshop is designed to give the actor ‘the edge’ when auditioning for American film and TV productions.

At Screenwise, we teach actors the vocal gymnastics needed to obtain an authentic American accent. If you are serious about working as an actor, an American accent is a critical skill that you must develop – and retain.

Did you know that actor Chris Hemsworth (Thor, The Avengers, Snow White & The Huntsman, Rush) learnt his American accent at Screenwise!

Students perform on camera in Standard American dialect. Standard American is the most popular when it comes to overseas screen productions, so this workshop works exclusively on Standard American. The Curriculum includes:

  • Phonetics
  • Acting and reacting
  • Scene work
  • Monologues

Places are strictly limited so apply now, or for more information please email info@screenwise.com.au or call us on (02) 9281 4484.


Commences: 20 June 2016
Concludes: 25 July 2016
Tutor: Natasha McNamara
Where: Screenwise Studios 84 – 86 Mary Street Surry Hills NSW
When: Monday evenings
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Cost: $499
Earlybird Cost: $460
Earlybird Date: 6 June 2016


Natasha McNamara is a vocal expert with over ten years experience as a voice coach. As a voice coach, Natasha has a versatile teaching style. She has been both a professional actor and voice teacher and thus has a unique understanding of the student experience and industry expectations. Her teachings cater to discovering the individual student’s unique voice and empowering them to use that voice. Her style incorporates elements of the teachings of vocal gurus Cicely Berry and Barbara Hausmann and includes yoga and the principles of Arthur Lesic. Recent vocal coach work includes accent modification with the lead actresses Caitlin Stasey and Rachel Hurt Wood for acclaimed Australian feature Tomorrow When the War Began (director Stuart Bettie); Vocal Coach for the Bell Shakespeare Company production of Julius Caesar, (Sydney Opera House) and Accent Coach on The Brothers Size, a powerful play by Tarrell Alvin, directed by Imara Savage at Griffin – where she worked on a urban black accent which received brilliant reviews. Read more about Natasha McNamara


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