My name's Marston York and I'm a voice over artist and writer in London, with a home studio and growing portfolio of voice work from animated character voices to continuity and narration.
Marston York - Voice Artist, Coach, Writer
Voice Over Representation: iCan Talk Ltd
phone: 01858 466 749 or 07850 970143
A little while ago my friend Sarah, suggested that I consider doing workshops around voice work; after all, working with my voice is what I do. I've had a chance to work with some wonderful actors and theatre groups over the past year and today, Voice Play Ltd was part of the inaugural weekend for workshops at the Bob Hope Theatre on 16th September 2018.
I am really pleased that so many people took an interest in the vocalisation and characterisation workshop and the feedback has been really good and very useful.
Thank you to Sarah Howard for all of your support, encouragement and drive; to all the actors and voice artists, professional and non professional; to the Bromley Players, The Geoffrey Whitworth Theatre and the BHT who have participated in and helped to inform the workshops I can now deliver; and thank you to Jennifer Sims and the drama team at The Bob Hope Theatre for inviting me to present such an absorbing workshop.
It was wonderful seeing people's reactions to a breathing or vocal technique they hadn't considered before and how their voices changed and adapted in the course of just 2 and half hours.
I love language and I love talking out loud. Who knew that I would be helping other people to do the same thing.
I provide voice coaching for individuals and groups in the following areas:
Protecting your voice
Bespoke courses tailored to your specific needs.
BOB HOPE THEATRE ACTORS' COMPANY - Voice Workshops for vocal characterisation and accents
I designed and delivered a 3 hour workshop to develop vocal understanding about how one's physical, mental and emotional state, environment and personal experience can shape the way the voice sounds. Thus giving a basis for developing character voices and different sounds through exercises and games. The workshop also included playing with how to create the basic sounds for different accents - specifically Lancashire based vowel sounds - by playing with placement of sound within the mouth, use of teeth, tongue, lips and visualisation with lots of game-playing and exercises to practice placement.
BROMLEY PLAYERS - dedicated 1-2-1 accent workshop
Working one to one to help an actor with no real experience of doing American accents discover her New York accent. We worked on specifics for particular areas of New York, mouth shape, vocal modulation, dynamism, phrasing and creation of specific sounds.
GOEFFREY WHITWORTH THEATRE - Voice Workshop for Geordie accent
Creation of a tailored voice workshop to help the actors develop their Geordie accents; focussing on placement and mouth shape, along with musical cadence and led by the text for THE PITMAN PAINTERS. This was a deliberately collaborative session aimed at starting the vocal journey to a strong Geordie accent with exercises, diction games and learning how one's own mouth shapes words naturally. Can't wait to see this show at the Geoffrey Whitworth Theatre in Crayford in November 2017
SARAH HOWARD/LAURA ELISABETH ASHENDEN - Voice coaching for New York and Australian (Sydney)
Working with Laura to develop strong character accents for the brilliant one-woman show, BOMBSHELLS, at the BHT in May, 2018.