Testimonials

“This workshop is designed for actors and performers of all disciplines who wish to explore their vocal and physical presence, widen their range in both and create a solid foundation for building character.
The training will allow actors to expand their vocal and physical expressiveness and create & perform authentic and compelling characters. I look forward to working with you! ” Mark Downey

What people say about Mark Downey:

Conor Lovett- Actor
“It is entirely true for me to say that on those days  that I felt I was flowing onstage, that I was truly endeavouring to serve the writer and to connect with the audience, I was actively, gently and confidently employing techniques taught to me by the wonderful Mark Downey. “
Marcus Lamb- Actor
“I had the pleasure of being coached by Mark in terms of voice production, tying in with character, in preparation to play Lucky in Gare St Lazare’s acclaimed production of Waiting For Godot in New York in October 2015 and I found his invaluable guidance and advice to be thoroughly inspiring.
I would highly recommend him as a voice coach.”
Nicola Rollett- Actor
“I really find this approach to voice work extremely valuable for both my acting and for life. I love the moments when I feel myself connecting to my presence, and the power it gives to the work and words. I also find it equally valuable that this type of work reveals to me the habits that are holding me back from my presence. I am looking forward to continuing this journey.  I definitely would recommend this workshop to others, thank you so much. “
Michael Kruse Dahl -Actor

” I found his workshops to be the perfect mix of body, voice, and breathe work. I discovered both internal and external habitual tendencies about myself. I was able to find out where in my body I do most of my living.With the plethora of techniques and tools provided in the intensive, I was able to find what really works for me in order to find both my voice and breathe. My overall speech has improved and I’ve discovered a deeper appreciation for pronunciation, sentence structures, and the importance of breathe.”

Amanda Lockitch – Actor
​”​I loved the balance between movement work and vocal work. Met some really great people, with whom I will stay in touch. It reinvigorated my passion for tuning the instrument. Let me see how far I’ve come already. Helped build my confidence. ​
​ ​Over all, and as always, I really value what Mark has to offer as a teacher. His second circle presence is always welcoming, encouraging, and intense. I feel very lucky to have struck upon his classes and look forward to going further into the work with him.”​
Anita Wang- Actor
“I was very impressed with how many elements were taught in the short period of time we had in the workshop. I am especially happy about how my breath has improved. The biggest thing I walked away with from this workshop is learning the concrete, effective steps to improving my breath, articulation and connection to the text. I also loved learning about being in the second circle. The A-ha moment of experiencing what it feels like to connect to the ensemble and the audience in the second circle was wonderful. “
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