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October 15, 2020 3 min read


Check out these Educ8sian Opportunities from one of our upcoming Amazing Asian in the Arts Karen Huie!




Scholarships are available but limited and based on availability. For more information, please email




Tuning Your Instrument: Exploring Efforts and Sound



Oct 31, 2020 at 1 pm, runs for 6 weeks




Voice work is about words. Sound is a vital instrument often overlooked and wasted. We’ll explore, tune and free the sounds unique to you, which can create entire stories—the desperation in a child’s cry, the yearning of an elderly person’s whimper, the weight of the world in a man’s sigh, the joy in a woman’s guffaw or the tension in a hesitation. Like music, it can be developed and honed to support a performance or stand-alone. Think of Anthony Hopkins’, “I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti.” Spspspspsp.


Efforts are often used in video games: grunts, exertions, struggles, seething breaths, disdain, elation. You’ll develop a tool kit of sounds to bring your text to life. We’ll work the articulators, develop and free your vocals to create meaning using only sound. Week by week, we’ll learn to express and create relationships with the words you speak and use sound to bring those lines to life.


Level: Intermediate


Prerequisite: Voice of Your Own Sound, or any prior acting classes.


Corequisite: Practicum: Voice Over Lab


Payment plan available: $100 deposit plus 4 payments of $62.50, paid weekly.




Practicum: Voice over Lab



Nov 1, 2020 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks




Your voice represents you. It can say you’re intrigued, volatile, surprised, wary, weary or worried. Maybe you’re sitting on a voice of authority rife for documentaries, have six different kid voices, a Mom and an evil queen, or a guy who can spin a great yarn for audiobooks? This practicum is six weeks of reading copy with feedback. Each week, we will focus on one genre: Commercial, Animation, Audiobook, Videogame, Promo and Narration. What does each require? How to accomplish it? Expand your range? We’ll break down copy, research and read. Bring in character voices you want to develop for or add to your reel. Learn by watching and listening to others as they get feedback and make adjustments. We can’t always hear what we’re doing. It’s sometimes more effective to learn when you’re not on mic. If you haven’t already done so, taking the Voice of Your Own Sound will give you a more thorough understanding of each genre. Like learning any instrument, application is key. Come practice, play, grow and be prepared to have lots of fun!


Level: All levels.


Prerequisites: It is recommended that you have taken the Voice of Your Own Sound.


Corequisites: It is recommended that you take Tuning Your Instrument along with this class.


Payment plan available: $100 deposit plus 4 payments of $62.50, paid weekly.





Karen Huie is an actor/writer who has voiced over 1500 films and TV shows. Most recently, you heard her voicing the video for the East West Players gala, she voiced KCRW sponsorship spots for the last three years, did voiceover on the last five Star Wars, Onward, Abominable, The Incredibles 2, Moana, The Boss Baby and has recurring roles doing the English dub on Scissor Seven and Great Pretender for Netflix. On camera she was most recently seen in Hollywood, Mom, Kidding (recurring), Baskets, Hawaii 5-0 and many more. At East West Players, she was in Washer/Dryer, Steel Magnolias, A Little Night Music and The Joy Luck Club.


For more info please visit East West Players at

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