Friday to Sunday, July 20 to 22, 2012This intensive is offered to teachers and coaches working with theatre voice. Participants may be teaching in a drama school, college or university or coaching in the professional theatre.The Stratford Shakespeare Festival has the longest-established coaching program of any theatre in the English-speaking world. Since its inaugural season in 1953 the Festival has employed teaching artists in voice and text, who act as a support to the actors' and directors' work of exploring and presenting both classical and contemporary plays in repertoire. This commitment to training has grown throughout the Festival's history, and the coaching team now includes coaches who specialize not only in voice and text but also in dialect, mask, movement and the Alexander Technique. In 1984 and 1985, during the artistic tenure of John Hirsch, the Festival invited Patsy Rodenburg to lead the work in voice and text as a coach. During that time she worked with many of the Festival's great actors: Nicholas Pennell, Richard Monette, Domini Blythe, Rosemary Dunsmore, Colm Feore, Brent Carver and Seana McKenna. Her influence has continued since that time as she has taught and given masterclasses to the members of the acting company in several subsequent visits. Now, recognized as one of the world's leading voice and Shakespeare teachers, Patsy returns to the Festival to teach teachers in a three-day intensive on voice, language and her most recent work, "Presence."Admission to the intensive is by application. Complete application form here. Application deadline: April 20Applicants will be contacted by May 1.Read more about the intensive and Patsy Rodenburg.Please join us on Saturday, July 21, at 5:30 p.m. in the Festival Theatre Lobby for a free talk and book signing. Patsy will be speaking about her work, answering questions and signing her books and newly released DVDs.Support for Patsy Rodenburg's visit to the Festival generously provided by Riki Turofsky and Charles Petersen.