Faculty

Voice and Acting Specialist

Warren Chu    Founder

Honours and scholarships:


Meisner Institute Scholarship, Los Angeles, 2021


“Outstanding Young Scholar” (Shanghai University League’s Forum For International Young Scholars - Forum of Theatre, Film and Television @ Shanghai Theatre Academy) - Shanghai, 2020

   


Professional Memberships:


Voice and Speech Trainers Association (VASTA) - Editorial Board



Publications:


“Bridging Linklater Voice and Meisner Acting within the Chinese Classroom” (VASTA, Voice and Speech Review) - Shanghai, 2022


“The Adventures and Challenges of Trailblazing the Linklater Voice Work in China” (VASTA, Voice and Speech Review) - Shanghai, 2021



Education:


MFA Voice Studies (Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London) - London, 2018

MA Film and Television Studies (University of Bristol) - Bristol, 2014

BA Drama (University of Bristol) - Bristol, 2013


Additional Training:


Meisner Teacher Designation Program (Meisner Institute) - Los Angeles / Shanghai, 2018-2020

Designated Linklater Teacher Pathway (Kristin Linklater Voice Centre) - Orkney, 2018-2019

Introductory Shakespeare Workshop (Kristin Linklater Voice Centre) - Orkney, 2018

Advanced Shakespeare: Monologue & Scene Work Workshop (Kristin Linklater Voice Centre) - Orkney, 2018

Sound and Movement: Embodying Language Workshop (Kristin Linklater Voice Centre) - Orkney, 2018

Advanced Voice Technique and Text Workshop (Kristin Linklater Voice Centre) - Orkney, 2017

Showcase Course (Bristol Acting Academy) - Bristol, 2012 & 2016


Teaching Experience:


Voice Judge (Ding Dong Company Annual Concert) - Shanghai, 2022



Acting Judge (Meisner Institute Scene Competition) - Shanghai, 2021


1-2-1 Acting, Voice and English Classes - United Kingdom 2016-2017, Shanghai 2018-present


Acting Coach (Movie: The Battle at Lake Changjin) - Hebei, China 2021


Mentor and Coach of Acting Teachers (Monkids) - Shanghai, 2021


Voice and Acting Teacher (Ximalaya University Sharing) - Shanghai, 2021


Linklater Voice Teacher (Shanghai Theatre Academy) - Shanghai, 2018 - 2021


Accent Enriching Coach (Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London) - London, 2018


Voice Coach (Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts) - Hong Kong, 2017


Voice Teacher (Yellow Earth Academy) - London, 2017


Professional Placement (Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London) - London, 2017


Professional Placement (East 15, University of Essex) - United Kingdom, 2017


Qualifications and Certificates


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I am an award-winning, dual-Designated Linklater Voice Teacher and Meisner Acting Teacher. I am the world’s first and, up till now, the only designated teacher who can use English, Mandarin and Cantonese to teach the Linklater Voice Method and Meisner Acting Technique. I am China’s first and, up till now, the only Designated Linklater Voice Teacher. I taught at Shanghai Theatre Academy, China from 2018-2021. I teach BFA, MFA and MA students. In the past ten or so years, I have developed my own acting method – the Chu Acting Method. I have studied and collaborated with many different acting, voice and movement teachers in the United Kingdom, China and the United States; hence, the Chu Acting Method has integrated principles from the Linklater Voice Method, Meisner Acting Technique, Chekhov Acting Technique and Alexander Technique. I have also added a lot of my own insights and ideas which makes this Method my own unique perspective of the craft of acting. I highly look forward to spearheading and spreading this Method within China.