For anyone interested in improving their public speaking skills, please join us on Saturday, March 18, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm in the Sanctuary for “Speaking the Liturgy,” a special workshop led by vocal coach Ted May.
During the two-hour session you will read from scripture and learn to help bring the text to life with clarity and enthusiasm. This workshop will also help to prepare those interested in participating in the Drama Troupe’s reading of the Passion of Matthew on Palm Sunday.
To sign up for the workshop–or to register your interest in being on the Drama Troupe mailing list–please use this online form. Questions? Contact Drama Troupe Co-Chairs Emily Morrison or Rob Hartman.
More on vocal coach Ted May:
Ted May is an experienced lay reader. His interest in the importance of the public reading of scripture has led to articles published with the Lewis Center for Church Leadership and at Beliefnet.com. He has taught courses on reading aloud, including the King James Version of the Bible, at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) and led workshops, master classes, and given talks at churches across multiple denominations.
His approach to the public reading of scripture is engaging and practical, as well as a serious inquiry into what it is we are actually called to do when we read scripture aloud in church. Ted has enjoyed professional success both as an actor and a corporate executive. He performed featured roles on stage and television in New York City and regional theaters as a member of the
Actors’ Equity Association and SAG/AFTRA. Producing organizations include the New York Shakespeare Festival, the Manhattan Theatre Club, Lincoln Center, ABC, and NBC. He has been a senior corporate executive in the media, entertainment, and technology industries and is currently an Executive Presence coach at George Mason University’s graduate business school.
Ted has a BFA from The Juilliard School and an MBA from the Stern School at New York University. He lives in Fairfax County, Virginia where he and his wife raised three children.