How to Find Your Gifted Voice

Episode 260: How To Find Your Gifted Voice

Guest: Erin Roth

Actor, writer and director, Erin Roth shares her methods in teaching artists and non-artists the techniques of master voice and Shakespeare teacher, Patsy Rodenburg. Learn to breathe with the most ease and to support your body in releasing stress and tension to pursue your purpose.


Join me in this episode of Someone Gets Me ▶️ How To Find Your Gifted Voice with Erin Roth.


Key point covered in this episode: 


✔️ Gifted people hold themselves back. 

Often, people we find with a tight jaw are those who grew up being told not to say something and trying to hold their truth in. It’s incredible what happens when you learn to break that energetic pattern and find safety in expressing yourself.


✔️ Free your gift by freeing your voice.

As an actor, Erin trains by working with her body, breath, and voice. She has improved through these methods on herself and by also teaching others. “There’s just no separation between the two. I always start on a very practical level, working physically with people on their breath system and freeing their voices. And when I say free your voice, it’s freeing it from extra tensions, extra habits that make it hard to communicate or speak…”


✔️ Learn how to be OK taking up the space you take up in the world. 

Fear will always shut you down. Erin reminds us to learn to be OK with taking up the space you take up in the world. That’s a physical, mental, emotional, and energetic thing we must learn to fulfill our purpose.


✔️ If you want to talk to your audience and the people you serve with the most impact, you’ve got to learn to be present, connect beyond words, and reach their hearts. As a gifted thespian, Erin delights in how live theater delivers so much impact for the actors and the audience. Presence plays a huge part in breaking through invisible walls and inviting people into an incredible connection where we can all contemplate our shared humanity together. 


✔️ Mindfulness has become a fad lately, but it’s something that will never go away. Numerous studies show tangible benefits, such as relieving pain and addressing anxiety and depression. People are waking up to the power of presence and being in that moment. 


How do you include mindfulness in your daily life?




Erin Roth is a New York City-based Registered Rodenburg Teacher (RRT), trained and certified by master voice and Shakespeare teacher Patsy Rodenburg. She coaches and teaches in-person and online Shakespeare classes and was one of the first 30 people in the world certified to teach Patsy Rodenburg’s method. Erin is a regular contributor to Backstage Experts.


Erin is also an actor, writer, director, and producer. Currently, she can be seen playing Lady Macbeth in Macbeth with the Hudson Classical Theater Company. Most recently, she played Jane Bennet in Pride and Prejudice and Elinor Dashwood in Sense & Sensibility. Other theater credits include Back of the Throat with the Flea Theater, On the Razzle at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, The Love of Three Oranges at the Santa Fe Theatre Festival, and Old School Sketch Show at the PIT. As a producer, past film and TV projects have gone to the Raindance International Film Festival and iTV Fest (Now Catalyst). Erin also recently co-directed A Midsummer Night’s Dream.


Erin is passionate about making Shakespeare accessible, giving actors the tools to do great Shakespeare, and helping actors reconnect to their authentic voice and presence. Erin recently expanded to coaching non-actors in presence, communication, and connection and is launching her first public speaking course this fall.


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