The Laramie Project Directed by Bill PetersIntroductionThis is a play that took place on October 22nd. For the purpose of this assignment, I will choose the actor who acted as Russell Henderson. I will carry out an evaluation of his voice and offer an explanation on how his voice preform. A. What was effective in relation to their voice work and how this helped build a believable character, interaction and emotional depth? Various aspects of these characters’ voices will be considered. their voices were varied for a number of reasons. A number of features were examined such as voice quality, pitch, nasal resonance, pitch range, loudness and their flexibility. His voice was very good in the following ways: a) He spoke with Rhythm A good communicator creates rhythm in his voice. It makes the voice sound awesomely musical. The voice sounded smooth and refreshing. Rhythm is normally created in a number of ways such as sliding and extending a vowel sound at the end if a word is ending with a vowel. In case a word ended with a consonant, he would combine the consonant sounds. This made him sound brilliant to the audience. b) Resonance Resonance is the quality in a sound that is normally expressed by being deep, full, and very reverberating. Reverberation are vibrations that come from the vocal chords. He made a good resonate your voice in his voice. He sounded very resonate. The character resonated so well in accordance with all the roles that were assigned to him. As a matter of fact, one could feel the intention of the actor when he spoke. He spoke down from his heart. He spoke with intention and purpose. c) Pacing This is the manner in which a person talks. There should be a good space between the wordings. When talking, he was also talking in short sentences, which were at the same time simple. The short words allowed him to effectively communicate to the audience, we could clearly follow him through the play. The slow pace also allowed him to take a breath when talking. It was also important for him to pace his speaking properly so that he could recollect his words and put them in order. He would use that time to think about what to say next and effectively communicate to the audience. This gave him a close shave in his words. He therefore communicated with accuracy and precision. d) Relaxation An actor should be completely calm in order to perform. Any tense actor will mess up in stage. Whenever the actor is excessively tense, it affects the quality of their voice. Any tension in the actor’s side will make their throats to tighten, makes the vocal ropes to be rigid and the voice that comes out ends up being distorted. Relaxation also made the actor to breath normally. This enabled him bring out the words slowly and accurately. He was very audible while on stage. The manner in which the actor relaxed made him to be calm, composed and audible during the act. B. What was not effective in relation to their voice work and how this helped build a believable character, interaction and emotional depth?The actor however failed in a number of ways. He didn’t perform excellent throughout the play. Some of the small pitfalls included the following: a) Development of hiccups. The actor at one time developed some mild hiccups. The hiccups prevented him from communication effectively. There was a hard time hearing out some words. b) Inaudibility during some scenes. There are times when the actor was hardly audible. I was in the front raw yet I didn’t hear some few words. I am very sure that those at the back had some rough time hearing these words that were whispered out. C. How did the theatre/acoustics or your seat in the theatre affected your opinion and evaluation of the actor’s work?Acoustics is the design and arrangement of the theater. In order for the theater to be designed well, there is need for consultation among performing arts architects, managers and technical directors so as to come up with the proper design for the stage and the theater. This specific theater was well designed. It gave all the people in the audience a chance to focus on the stage. The theater was arranged such that everyone had a chance to focus on the stage. The cinema and theatre has been built such that is protected from unwanted and disruptive noise. The people who design the theater ensured that they got in touch with noise consultants who worked nicely to prevent noise and vibration within the theater. mechanical systems, and the exterior environment from adversely affecting cinema acoustics and theatre acoustics. The acoustics also designed the theater considering all the related to audio-visual, technical and lighting systems were well catered for. This ensured that these systems integrated well during the play. Lighting was well integrated during the play. Importance of the seating position.The position for my seating was extremely important. I sat in front directly ahead of the actors. This position gave me a direct view of the stage. It helped in eliminating people from my field of view. I watched every move of the action and felt all the emotions. There was absolutely no obstruction whatsoever. The position gave me a clear view of all that happened on stage. This full view made me love the concept that was being presented to the audience. I loved the way the actors came together to send their message to us; the audience.There was also clarity of voice. I literary heard everything including the murmurs. The seating position gave me a full hearing of all that was going on. I was not interrupted by such as noise and discussions by other members of the audience. Some words were merely murmurs. This made me to listen to then clearly.