RICK MAY

RICK MAY’S CLASSES:

Rick May offers several classes through Rekindle School: Voiceover 101; Voiceover 102; Voiceover 103; Accents and Dialects 101; Accents and Dialects 103; Acting for Teenagers. To see classes open for enrollment, click the links below:



During his long and rewarding theatrical career, Rick has directed or appeared in over 300 shows, ranging from Shakespeare to musical comedy.  Local audiences may have seen him onstage in such diverse roles as Tevye in Fiddler On the Roof, Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman, Ben Franklin in 1776, Teddy in Arsenic and Old Lace, Pseudolus in A Funny Thing Happened On the Way To the Forum, W. O. Gant in Look Homeward, Angel, Oscar in The Odd Couple, Weller in The Gin Game, Sid in Take Me Along, Drummond in Inherit the Wind and his personal favorite, Matthew the Storyteller in Cotton Patch Gospel, a role he performed for three seasons.

  • The long time artistic director of Renton Civic Theatre and Civic Light Opera, Rick is now a freelance actor and director.  Most recently he has been touring in the award-winning one man play, Bully!  An Adventure with Teddy Roosevelt.
In addition to his appearance in major motion pictures, TV shows and commercials, Rick has been featured in many popular video games.  In “Star Fox 64” he is the voice of Peppy Hare and Andross, in “Age of Empires II” he is the narrator and voice of Genghis Khan, and is The Soldier in the ongoing game series “Team Fortress II.”

ACCENTS AND DIALECTS FOR ACTORS

Are you an actor, or actor-in-training, who’s interested in learning how to speak believably in a variety of different accents and dialects?

 Let’s say you’re from the midwest, but your character is from the Bronx, or that you’re auditioning for the part of a character from Germany, Russia, Italy or Australia, or a totally different part of the United States? Would you feel comfortable and confident auditioning for the part?

In this class, helpful to both voiceover actors and “regular” actors, you’ll get practice speaking all of these accents and more, along with guidance and helpful tips from the instructor, an established voiceover actor. Note: You can take this class just for fun, or apply it toward our Voiceover Acting Certificate program.

SUNDAY CLASS – STARTS IN JULY:

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CLASS 162288: ACCENTS 101 - Sundays - starts 9/16 at 1 pm
Tuition: $150 + $10 reg. fee
Sundays, 9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7 (four meetings)
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Open to: Adults and teens (most students are adults)
Max. enrollment: 12. Open spaces: 10


SATURDAY CLASS – STARTS IN SEPTEMBER:

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Class #30829:
Accents and Dialects for Actors
Saturday morning section
Tuition: $155 + $10 registration fee
Saturdays 1pm-3pm (4 meetings)
4 classes: 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6
University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 18. Spaces left: 16


ACCENTS AND DIALECTS FOR ACTORS 102 (INTERMEDIATE)

A follow-up for students who have taken Rick’s “Accents and Dialects for Actors” class, and would like to keep learning and practicing, and using their new skills in actual scripted scenes. You can take this class just for fun, or apply it toward our Voiceover Acting Certificate program.

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Class #158542: Accents & Dialects 102
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Please note date change:
Saturdays 1 pm- 3 pm. 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6

Tuition: $150 + $10 reg. fee

Seattle: University of Washington
Max. enrollment: 15. Open spaces:13


VOICEOVER 101

In this Seattle voiceover acting class you’ll learn how to create a range of interesting voices and characters, learn about the business side of voiceover acting, and learn how to have the best odds of making it in the business.

In addition to his appearance in major motion pictures, the instructor has been featured in many popular video games.  In “Star Fox 64” he is the voice of Peppy Hare and Andross. In “Age of Empires II” he is the narrator and voice of Genghis Khan. He is The Soldier in the ongoing game series “Team Fortress II.”  This class can be taken by itself, or applied toward our Certificate Program in Voiceover Acting.

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Class 32112 - Voiceover 101 - Starts Wed. 9/12
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Wednesdays 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 7pm-9pm
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Open to adults and teenagers. Almost all students are adults.
Max. enrollment: 15. Spaces left: 14


VOICEOVER 102

For students who have completed Rick May’s Voiceover 101 class, and would like to continue learning and practicing. This class is a continuance of in-depth instruction of advanced voice work. In addition to scenes and advanced commercial work, the class will also do full length shows with roles assigned and performed by students. No memorization. If you’re interested in working as a voice actor, Rick’s classes are an excellent place to start. This class can be taken by itself, or applied toward our Certificate Program in Voiceover Acting. 

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Class #107849
Voiceover 102 - Saturday class
Tuition: $150 + $10 reg. fee
Saturdays, 10 am-12 pm
Four meetings: 7/21, 7/28, 8/4, 8/11
Seattle: University of Washington
Max. enrollment: 12.


 

VOICEOVER 103

This class is for students who have successfully completed Voiceover 101 and 102, who wish to continue advanced voice work study.  The class will encompass detailed and extensive exercises in monologues and scene work, and will use texts from movie scripts, TV shows and radio productions.  

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Class 161676: VOICEOVER 103
Please note changed dates:
Tuesdays 6pm-8:30pm. 9/18 and 9/25.
(Two meetings) (Five hours of class time)
Tuition: $120 + $10 registration fee
Location: UW campus/University District
Max. enrollment: 10. Spaces open: 9
Prerequisite: You must take V101 and V102 before taking this class.