This course will introduce actors to the most prominent American dialects used in theatre, film, and TV. Students will learn where these dialects originated from and why. In addition to specific pronunciation, actors will also learn the different intonation, rhythm, and idioms of the region. Students will be introduced to prominent works as examples where these dialects would be used. In addition accent reduction classes can also help actors adjust their natural voices to better fit that of the characters they are playing.