William Trotter works with the voice and its relation to language as a creative component both of actor development and of the rehearsal process. He works one-to-one, on shows, and in workshops. He has worked with actors of many levels of experience, established names and people at early stages in their career. His one-to-one clients have worked at the Almeida, National, Royal Court, West End, and leads at Apollo Victoria and Regents Park. Theatre work, including at the Arcola, BAC, Finborough, Royal Court, Menier, New Diorama, Park, has included working closely with directors.
He initiated and leads On Voice, the Actors Guild regular voice-text limber sessions sponsored by Spotlight, and initiated and facilitates Shakespeak, the Shakespeare Speaking Laboratory at the Actors Centre. Workshops led at the Actors Centre include Finding the Character’s Voice, Vocal Truth for Stage and Screen, Multi-cultural Shakespeare, Working Words, and Working Shakespeare’s Words.
He has led workshops for Cardboard Citizens, Escape Artists, Graeae, Mind the Gap, the Magic Circle, The Royal Scottish Conservatoire, Tamasha’s actor-director laboratory, and the Theatre Arts Group of Bucharest. Drama schools he has taught at include ArtsEd, Central, Drama Centre, East 15 and LAMDA. Non-theatre work has included work with presenters for Channel Four, China Radio International, ITN Factual, and LBC. He has coached a solicitor advocate for the war crimes tribunal at the Hague and the architect for her competition-winning presentation for the new entrance to the V&A. He trained at Central and Bristol and Exeter Universities and has been on the education working party of the British Voice Association