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 & DIALECTS FOR ACTORS 101

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? 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.

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.  –  About the instructor

Note: You can take this class just for fun, or apply it toward our Voiceover Acting Certificate program. 


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CLASS 162288: ACCENTS FOR ACTORS -
Saturdays 1pm-3pm, 1/5, 1/12, 1/19, 1/26
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Minimum: 5. Maximum: 12. Enrolled so far: 1

"A fun class for actors who would like to speak believably in a variety of different accents and dialects..."


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ACCENTS & DIALECTS FOR ACTORS 102

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 -
Sundays 1 pm- 3 pm. 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4

Tuition: $150 + $10 reg. fee

Seattle: University of Washington
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 3

 

 

VOICEOVER 101

 

There’s acting in person, on stage or in front of the camera – and then there’s voice acting.  Voice acting is the art of doing voice-over work on a wide range of features such as TV shows and feature films, animated shorts, commercials, radio plays, documentaries, video games and more.

In voice acting, the actor’s face never appears on screen, but he or she has the opportunity to create a character and make a connection with the audience using only vocals.  

An actor might be twenty, forty, or sixty years old, but using your voice you can create a character of any age, nationality or species.

You can use your voice to create characters who are svelte and frumpy, attractive or repulsive, hopeless or sexy, young or old, funny or dramatic. Voice acting is fun, and a great way for actors to improve their general acting skills on and off the screen. 

Looking for voice acting classes in Seattle? Whether you’re wanting to learn about acting in games, animated cartoons, or commercials, or just doing some voice acting for fun, our classes are a good place to start. Instructor: Rick May 

VOICEOVER 101 – SUNDAY CLASS – STARTS IN SEPTEMBER

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Class 161425: VOICEOVER 101 -
Saturdays 10 am-12 noon: 1/5, 1/12, 1/19, 1/26
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle - University of Washington campus
Minimum: 5. Maximum: 18. So far: 2

"Voice acting is the art of doing voiceover work in TV shows and feature films, animated shorts, commercials, radio plays, video games and more..."


VOICEOVER 101 – WEDNESDAY CLASS – STARTS IN SEPTEMBER

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Class 32112 - Voiceover 101 - Wednesdays
6pm-8 pm: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Open to adults and teenagers. Almost all students are adults.
Minimum: 5. Maximum:15. Enrolled so far: 2

"Voice acting is the art of doing voiceover work in TV shows and feature films, animated shorts, commercials, radio plays, video games and more..."


VOICEOVER 102

Voiceover 102: Intermediate Level is for the students who have completed Rick May’s Voiceover 101 class and would like to keep learning and practicing.  It 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, just the chance to work as professional radio actors.


We will continue to explore character development, cartoon voices, video games, announcing techniques and vocal development. Class material extensively covers all the elements of voice work and audition preparation.  Instructor: Rick May



VOICEOVER 102 – SATURDAY CLASS – STARTS IN SEPTEMBER

Class #107810: Voiceover 102
Saturdays 10 a.m.-12 pm. 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/13

Tuition: $150 + $10 reg. fee

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

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VOICEOVER 102 – WEDNESDAY CLASS – MEETS IN OCTOBER

Class 165914: VOICEOVER 102 -
Sundays 10am-12 pm: 1/6, 1/13, 1/20, 1/27
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Minimum: 5. Maximum: 15. Enrolled so far: 1

"For the students who have completed Rick May’s Voiceover 101 class and would like to keep learning and practicing..."

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VOICEOVER 103

Voiceover 103:  This special new 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. 

In addition to reviewing all the aspects of voice work, the class will also be ideal for those who took Accents and Dialects who want to continue to sharpen their dialect skills.  There will also be additional input on establishing professional careers.

Sign up now using the link below. NOTE: Students who take Voiceover 101, Voiceover 102, Voiceover 103, Accents and Dialects for Actors, and Accents 102, will receive a Certificate in Voiceover Fundamentals.

This class has six hours of class time, focused over two intensive three hour meetings. It’s the last class needed to complete the Voiceover Certificate.


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Class 161676: VOICEOVER 103 - 1pm-3pm
Meets on Saturdays - 2/2, 2/9, 2/16 and 2/23
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Location: UW campus/University District
Minimum: 5. Maximum: 12. Enrolled so far: 1

"For students who have completed V101 and V102. Detailed exercises in monologues and scene work..."