Linda Wise

Beloved Pan, and all ye other gods who haunt this place, give me beauty in the inward soul; and may the outward and inward man be at one. Socrates

I climbed through the looking glass at 10, as Alice, into the magic world of theatre: the joy of dancing with words, the elation of singing – and, no nerves! At 13 I knew Hamlet inside/out, (I was every night in the prompt box!): all I wanted to do was theatre. With friends, we created our first companyThe Young Players. I did stumble on some opposition, and some depressions, but at 18, I made it to the Royal Scottish Academy, and, at 19, I met Roy Hart’s group in London. A turning point. I became “passionately engaged with a vision of the voice that found its embodied roots with Roy Hart”.

50 or so years later I find myself directing, performing, teaching voice and singing, all woven into a complex, international network and agenda, with a particular predilection for Latin countries (I married one). My loving and wicked friends in Chile declared me La Madre de la Voz (too embarassing to transalate!) And now, during coronavirus lockdown, like everyone else, I gave my first class on line. I long to be back in the studio… LW.  read more