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The lands of the Bidjigal, Gadigal, Dharawal and Dharug peoples. We pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders past and present.

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Patrick Klavins

PatrickPatrick is a voice and text coach based in Sydney. Prior to NIDA, he was employed as Voice Lecturer at the Adelaide College of the Arts (2017-2018).
His credits as a voice and dialect coach include Julius Caesar (dir. Nicholas Garsden), The Skin of Our Teeth and Aftershocks (dir. Terence Crawford) with AC Arts and Birdland (dir. Tom Healey) with Flinders Drama Centre. Recent highlights include voice support for NIDA’s FAUST (dir: Samuel Trotman),Twelfth Night (dir: Jim Sharman) and Roberto Zucco (dir: Robert Schuster) and Love's Labour's Lost (dir: Jennifer West) at Actors Centre Australia.
Patrick has a specialist interest in actor-training, voice and speech in theatre and heightened language. He is influenced by Patsy Rodenburg, Cicely Berry, Arthur Lessac, Barbara Houseman and David Carey.
Whilst on a teaching placement at Rose Bruford College, London, Patrick taught BA acting students and ran individual tutorials. After his placement, he spent time observing classes at Guildhall School of Music and Drama and The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.
After completing his MFA, Patrick intends to designate as a Lessac Certified Trainer

NIDA Productions
Twelfth Night - Voice Support
Faust - Voice Support
Roberto Zucco - Voice Support

Other Productions
Love’s Labour’s Lost - Voice Support
Aftershocks - Voice Coach
Julius Caesar - Voice Coach
The Skin of Our Teeth - Voice Coach
Birdland - Voice and Dialect Coach

Rose Bruford College - International Placement
Actors Centre Australia - Voice Support

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