KERI SAFRAN is a KNIGHT-THOMPSON SPEECHWORK Certified Teacher.
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Do you have 24 hours to sound like an Italian?
Do you need to do 5 different UK dialects for an audio book you're recording?
Have you been told you look like you're from _________ and could increase your castability if you could only do an authentic dialect from that country?
Did you get cast in that dream role and want to take your already-solid dialect to the next level of accuracy and believability?
Have you ever told yourself that you're simply incapable of doing accents?
Directing a production set in Ireland and want to bring aboard a coach to work with the cast as a whole?
NYC BRITISH DIALECT INTENSIVE in OCTOBER!!
Click HERE for format.
“For something that I find difficult – mastering different dialects – studying with the amazing Keri Safran made it somehow easily attainable. She has an amazing ear and she is a wonderful actress, which helped me in my learning process to achieve my goals in a short amount of time.” -Valarie Pettiford (Tony* Nominee for FOSSE)
“Keri is one of the most patient and FUN dialect coaches you'll ever work with -- with her you actually forget it's work! She makes herself incredibly available for help of all kinds--I doubt there is a dialect she hasn't mastered--and she is helpful for even the most last minute of auditions (sorry Keri!!). You cannot find a better person to work with!” - Actress Simone Pollicano (The Play That Goes Wrong, Off-Broadway)
“When learning a new dialect, it can really get in the way of building an honest character. However, Keri is an amazing source of bringing that honesty out of you. Effortlessly, at that. It also helps that she’s a brilliant actor herself. She has a great ear, is attentive to your needs, and her range of knowledge makes any dialect seem like second nature to her. HIGHLY recommend.” - Anthony Norman, (Broadway’s THE PROM)
"Keri not only has a great ear for what's going on phonetically, but she's very good at pointing it out to her students and attuning their ears to it. She's able to break dialect work down and make it more accessible to her students; she's able to de-mystify the process." - Anonymous Previous Intensive Participant via TypeForm Survey. (I don't know who you are, but thank you!!)
“I contacted Keri for last minute dialect coaching for an important audition. She got me up to speed quickly and effectively. Would recommend her in a heartbeat!" - Actress Haley Rawson
LOS ANGELES BRITISH DIALECT INTENSIVES in JUNE & JULY!
Sat 6/29 OR Sun 6/30 in Hollywood! Click HERE for format.
NYC BRITISH DIALECT DAY-LONG INTENSIVE on APRIL 27th!!
THE BRITISH DIALECT INTENSIVE is coming to LOS ANGELES in November!!
Work on your dialect with the monologue or dream role sides of your choice!
Dates: 11/28 - 12/8, Total of 2 CLASSES + 1 PRIVATE SESSION!
Class 1: Wednesday 11/28: 1pm-4:30pm OR 5:30pm-9pm (choose one)
Private Session: one-on-one, in between classes, scheduled at your convenience!
Class 2: Saturday 12/8: 10:30am-2:30pm (all together)
Where: TBC, likely Hollywood & Burbank
Click here for details!!
SUMMER 2018 NEWS!
Keri is thrilled to be Dialect Coaching THE CAKE, the very timely and lovely play by Bekah Brunstetter (This is Us), directed by Jennifer Chambers and starring Debra Jo Rup (That 70s Show), Virginia Vale, Nemuna Ceesay and Douglas Rees at Barrington Stage Company. North Carolina, here we come
STAY TUNED FOR UPCOMING DIALECT INTENSIVES
Click Here for info about past Dialect Intensives!
Keri was born with an excellent ear! This ear enables her to do myriad impersonations and accents. She has also extensively studied Phonetics and the IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet), and spent years mastering, performing and coaching dozens of dialects. Keri has coached professional actors and voice-over artists for auditions, plays, films, audio books, cartoons, television shows, web series and musicals! Keri will devise a plan with you to best suit the needs of your upcoming project.
Keri most recently coached 'City of Light,' a new musical set in Paris directed by Tony winner Cady Huffman. Keri is also on staff at New York Speech Coaching: http://newyorkspeechcoaching.com/page/staff.
*INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP COACHING AVAILABLE.