Matt Grey

Academics

Matt Grey

Programme Leader, Diploma in Performance
matt.grey@lasalle.edu.sg
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  • LGSM (Licentiate of the Guildhall School of Music)
  • LLAM (Honours) London Academy of Dramatic Art
  • BA (Hons) Theatre, University of Surrey (Guildford School of Acting)

Matt’s acting career started in British television over 30 years ago. In the mid 1980s, he trained at the Guildford School of Acting and Dance in England and has since worked as an actor in the UK, Australia and Singapore.

In 2000, he acquired a teaching licentiate with Guildhall School of Music and Drama and began to specialise in teaching voice and speech for actors. He has extensive experience with training Asian and Western actors and acting students as well as many established local actors.

He has established a fully comprehensive voice-training programme, drawing upon a range of established disciplines, which supports his own understanding and development of voice and speech training. He combines detailed theoretical knowledge of vocal anatomy and its behaviour with a useful exploration into the following: Relationships between actors’ vocal choices as they affect meaning, how our bodies respond to circumstances and how these changes affect the sounds we make, and how character and intentions influence sounds and therefore contribute to meaning.

He believes that solid technique needs to underpin imaginative exploration. Matt has over 10 years of experience in managing Performing Arts programmes and is dedicated to enabling enthusiastic students to explore their curiosity about the world, themselves and humanity through the medium of Performance.

Professional Practice/Research Output
  • 2015: Pangdemonium Theatre’s production of Chinglish
  • 2015: Singapore Repertory Theatre’s Shakespeare in the Park: The Tempest
  • 2014: Georgetown Festival Penang: Two Houses by Lim Yu Beng
  • 2014: Singapore Repertory Theatre’s Shakespeare in the Park: The Merchant of Venice
  • 2013: Toyfactory Theatre: The Crucible
  • 2012: Blank Space Theatre: Freud’s Last Session, Best Actor: 13th Life Theatre Award
  • 2012: Dream Academy: Company
Research Interest
  • Developing voices and speech for the Singapore Theatre