What makes a voice masculine or feminine? What does it mean to have a “gay” voice? with Kevin Whitmire
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On this episode of Speaking Of… I’m chatting with my friend Kevin Whitmire, an actor and teaching artist based in LA.
Kevin and I start off by talking about performance and how he changes his voice for each role. We then dive into his question: what makes a voice masculine or feminine?
What follows is a fascinating conversation about what constitutes our most “real” voice and how speech and acting coaches can reinforce stereotypes about how certain groups of people do – or should – speak.
We also talk about having a “gay” voice, feeling uncomfortable when you hear yourself on a recording, and the vulnerability of speaking aloud.
You can find complete show notes and links to everything we mentioned in the episode at https://www.voiceandspeechwithryan.com/podcast