David Ley is the instructor for the Voice and Dialect Workshop scheduled for March 10, 2018 from 9 am to 3:30 pm. David Ley is one of Canada’s most respected active theatre professionals specializing in voice and dialect for the stage and screen.

This Workshop is open to the first 15 people to register. No prior theatre or screen experience is required. Thanks to the support of Theatre Alberta and Grande Prairie Live Theatre there is no cost to attend. Health break snacks and lunch are provided at no extra cost.

To register call 780 538 1616 or email: box.office@gplt.ab.ca.

Here are some facts about David:

Education -MFA in Theatre Performance, York University 1996, Diploma, Studio 58 Acting Program, Vancouver Community College

Major Career Developments

Professor, Drama Department, University of Alberta, 1998 – present.

Internationally recognized for the creation of The Vibrant Voice Technique

Ten Seasons as a voice coach at the Stratford Festival.

Thirty-year career as an actor on Stages across Canada including: the Vancouver Playhouse, The Citadel Theatre, and the Globe Theatre in Regina

Featured as a dialect coach in two CBC documentaries on Canadian speech and has worked as a dialect coach for numerous theatres in Edmonton including: the Citadel Theatre, Theatre Network, Shadow Theatre, and Theatre Yes.

Numerous film and TV projects, including an Alberta Motion Picture Industry Award nomination for best actor in the Canadian First World War film Passchendaele

Recent Credits

Presenter, one hour workshop titled Seuss up Your Shakespeare. Voice and Speech Teacher’s Associations Annual Conference, titled: Voicing the Future. Reinventing Tradition. London, England, 2014.

Annually invited guest instructor, Stratford Festival Birmingham Conservatory Professional Development Program, invited by Martha Henry to lead voice classes for company members. 2009- present.