Dynamic Voice for Drama Teachers: Developing the voice through play.

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Course Overview

A one day workshop jam-packed with activities to dynamise and energise your students’ voices.

This workshop is designed specifically for Drama teachers to provide games and activities directly applicable to class work.

The workshop will be held at Kawana Waters State College on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. 

If you are a Melbourne based Drama teacher and you are interested in having this workshop in Melbourne please register your interest by emailing  enquiries@nationaltheatre.org.au.

Warming Up
Learn a series of fun warm-ups that:

  • use game based formats to engage, enliven and develop vocal technique
  • develop breath capacity
  • develop vocal expressivity, resonance and range
  • improve articulation and clarity of thought.

Creating Character
Apply vocal technique to character work by:

  • Identifying and playing intention
  • Using a variety of actions (or tactics) for captivating storytelling.

Anatomy and Vocal Care
Throughout the workshop,  accessible information about relevant anatomy and vocal care will be provided in student-ready formats.

The workshop activities draw on techniques developed by Kristin Linklater,  Robert Cohen and Shakespeare & Company (USA). Detailed slides, lesson plans and reading material will be provided.

Course Details

Monday 13 November. 10am – 3pm.
Cost $175

Kawana Waters State College. Sportsmans Parade, Bokarina, The Sunshine Coast.

Parking is available along Sportsmans Parade.
Attendees are to sign in at the front secondary office. The workshop will be held at The College Theatre (Follow the Arts Precinct signs). 

Thank you to Kawana Waters State College for supporting this workshop.

Act Now

Practical information: 

  • Please prepare a short dramatic monologue of your choice (around 30 seconds to 1 minute in length). 
  • Morning-tea/ Lunch is available at ‘The Pantry’ (College Canteen).  This can be paid for at the canteen after signing in.
  • Drinking water will be provided. 
  • Wear comfortable clothes that are easy to move in (lying on floor, stretches) 
  • Bring a water bottle,  journal and pen to write notes. 


Director of Drama, Dr Jo Loth  has taught voice, movement, and acting in tertiary settings for over twenty years and specialises in Linklater voice and the Suzuki actor training method. She has trained with Kristin Linklater, The Suzuki Company of Toga, Howard Fine, Shakespeare & Company, Pantheatre (France), and P3/East (Seattle).

Testimonials for Dr Jo Loth

“My time learning with Jo Loth was truly transformative for my voice and vocal practice. After spending years with vocal damage and then a few more in vocal therapy I assumed there was only so much I could do with my voice. After a year of studying with Jo, I booked my first professional voiceover gig with WorkSafe, for their 2023 campaign. I am so grateful for Jo’s teachings; she has connected me to a voice I didn’t know I had.”  Xanthe Blaise, actor

“Jo’s approach to vocal training has truly been life-changing for me. A former classroom teacher, I’ve struggled endlessly with vocal tension. With Jo’s warmth, generosity and depth of knowledge, she has helped me to unlock a voice I am proud of, that supports me in the work I do at Zen Zen Zo and personally as I remember my Wiradjuri language and culture. I find her work to be accessible and rewarding. I cannot recommend Jo enough.”

Nicole Reilly,  Brisbane Powerhouse Wandima Fellow and previous Artistic Director of Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre

After a break from acting roles, training with Jo was an incredibly powerful way to retune my mental focus, strengthen and anchor my body work, and release my voice. The beautiful blend of guided practice and deep reflection helped me feel confident in my process and ability. It was a really wonderful experience

Lucinda Shaw, Actor and singer/ songwriter

“Jo’s voice teaching balances the technical, theoretical, personal and practical, so that by the end of each session I had both a lived experience of the benefits of this training, as well as a lot of food for thought. I found Jo’s teaching style very accessible. I felt heard on a personal level as well as professional. I have been able to take away some of the concepts to try out with my own theatre students. I look forward to further study with Jo.”

Damara Sylvester, Artistic Director, Inside-Out Circus and Physical Theatre (NZ)