Linklater Voice Classes

Linklater Voice Work releases the physical, psychological, and emotional blocks that inhibit the free, direct, and embodied communication necessary to an artist’s full range of expression.

Taught by Rebecca Dumaine

Dates: 10 classes, April 23 – July 15, 2017.
Time: 10am – 1pm (except where noted).

Saturdays: April 29 (1:30pm – 4:30pm) | June 17 | July 15

Sundays: April 23 (Noon – 3pm) | May 7 (Noon – 3pm)| May 14 | May 21 | June 4 | June 11

Payment Due by April 20:

$500 by cash/check OR $515 by Paypal (


Payment Plan: $150 due by April 20 ( Remaining balance to be paid in two payments of $175 ( due by May 20 & June 20.

To register, please email

This class takes actors through detailed exercises, freeing the voice to truthfully express and reveal thoughts of the actor and the character. Great attention will be paid to the development of authentic speech involving specificity, vulnerability, imperfection, curiosity, generosity and pleasure. This course stretches the actor’s range of expression required for character work, deepens the actor’s emotional connection to relationship and given circumstances, and facilitates the actor’s imaginative and sensitive connections with text and complex thoughts.

By the end of the course, an actor will have strengthened the control and command of their vocal instrument which will allow them to take their character work to new and deeper levels. Through the application of Linklater Voice technique, an actor will build a meaningful relationship with text, emotion, thought, character and discipline.

About Rebecca:

Rebecca-Dumaine-Headshots-2016-by-Rosaura-Studios-031-editRebecca DuMaine is a Designated Linklater Voice Teacher and Speech Specialist.  She holds a BA in Drama from Duke University and an MFA in Acting from Rutgers, Mason Gross School of the Arts.  Ms. DuMaine spent many years acting in New York and regionally, onstage and on television.  She has taught voice and speech at NYU, Rutgers, SUNY Purchase, The Maggie Flanigan and Bill Esper Studios, the Linklater Center for Voice and Language and in the graduate acting programs at Columbia and The Actors Studio, where she designed the speech curriculum.

She currently teaches in the MFA Acting Program at the Academy of Art University, at Waterfront Playhouse and Conservatory and has a private practice.  Rebecca is an accomplished jazz vocalist, with four albums on the Summit Records label, and she performs in the Bay Area regularly.

**All fees paid are non-refundable.