The Actor‘s Voice with Kirstie O’Sullivan


3 & 4 July 2021


9am - 4pm


Te Whaea, 11 Hutchison Road, Newtown, Wellington

Cost per Person


Early bird cost pp


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As an actor, you must develop a physical, technical and creative understanding of your own voice. Having a connected, expressive and authentic voice is integral to sustaining a career as an actor on stage and screen.

The Actor's Voice two day experiential workshop explores the interdependence of your voice, breath and body and will ensure you have the tools to effectively use your voice with stamina, freedom and flexibility in all areas of performance. 

Your voice and how you communicate is a personal expression of who you are and how you work. This workshop will help you to identify and amplify your strong points and to identify and minimise any habits which keep you from speaking and communicating effectively.

  • Develop breath support, linking your breath with impulse and thought; 
  • Align your body in order to fully support your voice; 
  • Understand vocal health and have a basic understanding of vocal anatomy and physiology;
  • Assist the release of unnecessary physical and muscular tension, which may be impeding vocal power;
  • Connect physical relaxation and movement with vocal expression and release; 
  • Access your emotional connection to your voice; Investigate vocal range, resonance and reach; 
  • Develop your articulators in order to explore the muscularity and power of language;
  • Release and express the power of words, using classical and contemporary texts

Early Bird pricing is available until 19 June 2021. Use the code: EARLYBIRD100 to save $100.

cancellation policy

All workshops are run subject to demand and Toi Whakaari reserves the right to alter dates, times and venue of the course for reasons beyond our control.

Toi Whakaari cancellation of the workshop due to pandemic level 3 or 4 will result in a full refund.

Participant cancellation due to sickness with a Doctor’s certificate will result in a full refund. Participant cancellation without a Doctor’s certificate and within 2 weeks of the workshop will result in a 50% refund, or the choice to transfer to another workshop later in the year.


Kirstie O'Sullivan is a voice and performance coach based in Auckland, New Zealand. She was Head of Voice for The Actors' Program (2012-2019) and has coached voice for ATC, Silo Theatre, MASSIVE Company, Auckland Shakespeare Company and Pop-up Globe Theatre. 

Kirstie has also worked extensively with film and television production companies throughout Aotearoa. She regularly lectures in voice and communication training at Auckland & Waikato Universities and has been on the faculty of the annual New Zealand Law Society Litigation Skills programme since 2010. Kirstie is also Director of The Voice Practice which specialises in media and communication coaching, voice and performance coaching and business presentation skills.