The Steiner School of Speech Arts is offering three one-week intensive blocks as an introduction to the artistic forming of speech through Rudolf Steiner’s exercises in articulation and breathing: January 2-8, February 20-26, and April 8-14, 2022.
Any block may be taken separately, and all blocks are appropriate for any level of experience. Taken together in sequence, the blocks are cumulative and provide a foundation for more advanced study. This series can be considered the beginning of a training in the art of Creative Speech.
THE SPEECH FACULTY
Barbara Renold is the co-founder of the Steiner School of Speech Arts. She trained in Speech and Drama at the Goetheanum in Dornach, Switzerland, and the Harkness Studio in Sydney, Australia. As the speech and drama teacher at Sunbridge College (1983-2007), she directed many student productions and gave speech lessons to students in all programs of the college. Barbara has directed two full cycles of Rudolf Steiner’s mystery dramas (1987-1998 and 2006-2014). This work culminated in the August 2014 Mystery Drama Festival at the Threefold community in Spring Valley, NY, in which all four dramas were presented by one cast, in one conference, for the first time in the English-speaking world. Barbara holds a BA in math from Douglas College and two MA’s in elementary education.
Jennifer Kleinbach teaches speech in the Threefold community for the School of Eurythmy, Sunbridge Institute, the Seminary of the Christian Community, and the Fiber Craft Studio. She also coordinates community speech ensembles for local festival performances. Jennifer received her Speech Formation diploma from the Speech School of North America and her Eurythmy diploma from the School of Eurythmy in Spring Valley, NY. She has toured with Eurythmy Spring Valley’s stage ensemble as a eurythmist (2000-2005) and speaker, and performed under Barbara Renold’s direction in Threefold community productions of Rudolf Steiner’s mystery dramas (2007, 2012-2014). Jennifer holds certificates in Foundation Year and Goethean Studies from Rudolf Steiner College, a BA in classical languages from Haverford College, and an MA in medieval studies from the University of Notre Dame.