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The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Funny Voices

Abigail Langham, Assistant ProfessorArts & Sciences - Theatre
Join Professor Abigail Langham for an interactive Mic/Nite lecture that will explore accents and accent coaching. Ever wondered how actors learn a brilliant Belfast brogue or a pitch perfect Poughkeepsie? From the foundations of building an accent to throwing some shapes, finding the bite and groove, you will experience how actors work to acquire accents other than their own and, what happens when they meet rehearsals and performance. 
Professor Langham is a highly qualified and experienced voice specialist with a terminal degree in Voice Studies. She was the Head of Voice at Sir Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, and has taught voice production for some of the UK's leading drama schools. Abigail has worked with some of the UK's most prestigious theatre companies including: The Royal Opera House and Shakespeare's Globe, she is also a Voice and Dialect Associate for the Shaw Festival Theatre in Canada.