Experience Opportunity

Diaspora Accents For Actors: An Introduction to African American Dialect (with Joel Trill)

Joel Trill has been offering Diaspora Accent Workshops with Hazel Holder under the umbrella term Diaspora Accents for Actors (DAFA) since 2016. The workshops bring actors together to explore accents and dialects that identify themselves as related to or of the African diaspora, including but not limited to African, African American, the Caribbean and Black British.

In this workshop, you will learn the fundamentals necessary for embodying the African American dialect. We will compare the differences in African American dialect focusing on tone, rhythm and mouth shape.