Voice Behind the Voices

Newcastle Theatremaker and Actor Janie Gibson is a strong physical performer. She has travelled the world to train with highly regarded European theatre ensembles. But something was missing. Janie travelled to Orkney, Scotland, searching for a deeper connection to her voice. Here she trained with one of the most recognised names in voicework production for actors, Kristin Linklater, author of ‘Freeing the natural voice’. Janie underwent the pathway to become a designated Linklater Voice teacher, requiring over two years of lengthy and rigorous training. Now with her own experimental theatre school, Janie continues to pass down the legacy of Kristin’s training to the next generation of actors in regional Newcastle. Can our future actors unlock their full potential and free their own voices?

  • Zara Handscomb
  • Zara Handscomb
  • Isabella Biscan
  • Caitlan Stewart
    Sound Designer
  • Isaiah Zorro
  • Janie Gibson
    Key Cast
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    9 minutes 37 seconds
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    June 4, 2023
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    Digital - Sony A7III
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    Yes - University of Newcastle
Director Biography - Zara Handscomb

Zara Handscomb is an aspiring storyteller and documentary filmmaker. With an interest in narratives based in her hometown that support social change within the areas of the arts, environment, feminism, human rights and youth. Zara has a passion to create engaging powerful and, authentic narratives to call to action positive change.

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