The Voice Intensive

A Double Session with Jeanette Dagger

Saturday January 27, 2018 10am-4pm AND Saturday April 14, 2018 10am-4pm in the Studio

Session One Program:

  • Breath/Body Connection through chakras, diaphragm work, lungs (front and back), resonance chambers, articulators.
  • Finding your Optimum Normal Pitch Range
  • Vowels and Consonants
  • Breath/Voice balanced release through the Michael Chekhov Swing
  • Finding a character physically and keeping the voice connected freely
  • Battle Cry Release
  • Monologue work
  • Singing is acting on pitch
  • and Intro to the April continuation workshop.

Jeanette holds graduate degrees in both music performance and theatre, and has a long career in opera and on stage. Her teaching experience includes: Head of Voice at Canadian College of Performing Arts, Victoria Professor Adjunct , School of Music, University of Windsor Assistant Professor, University of Windsor School of Dramatic Art Adjunct Voice Faculty, Music Department, Wayne State University ... among others.

$50 for Active Members and Senior Supporting Members, $70 for Supporting and Non-Members

To register, contact Ellen @ or (416) 733-8413

Next Stage Reading Series - Seeking Actors/Readers

The New Play Development Group (NPD) of the Alumnae Theatre seek actors/readers for Season Two of the NEXT STAGE READING SERIES The Next Stage Reading Series aids in the development of works-in-progress with "semi-cold" lobby readings of new scripts. All members and non-members welcome to attend! All ACTIVE members welcome to participate as readers!
Readings will be hosted in the Alumnae Lobby on:
January 8, February 5, April 2, June 18, 2018

Did you apply last year? You're still on the list!
Want to be on the list? Contact BOTH Anne Tait and Carol Libman, and be ready to supply your resume.

'Next Stage' is an Alumnae initiative for playwrights, actors and directors. Playwrights come from the NPD membership; directors and actors should be Active Alum members. In most cases, this means that our members read all roles including male ones.

To become an Active Member, contact Liz Best, VP Membership @  
To become an NPD member, contact Anne @ & Carol @

Open Stage

Open Stage is a program where Alumnae members interested in performance get together once a month to play, perform and push their own creative boundaries on one of our beautiful stages at the theatre. It’s a safe space where members can grow and try new things in front of a supportive audience of fellow performers and artists. It serves as an opportunity for members to perform a piece of their choosing and see performances from others in the first part of the evening followed by a group activity. Actors of all experience levels are welcome!

For more information on how to join and the event calendar, visit our members-only site to contact the Open Stage coordinator. If you are not yet a member, please join us and indicate on your registration that you would like to be included in Open Stage.