The Actors Centre

Sightreading on Camera for Dyslexic Actors

WHAT IS IT? This one-day workshop will help actors with dyslexia to change their default reading and listening style, begin to build a clear routine to increase confidence, mark text and learn how to use “Flow” - a technique developed by Peter specifically to help those with dyslexia to approach any new text. Actors will also build confidence by tuning their ear and watching back their sightreading on a monitor. HOW WILL IT WORK? Through the session, you will improve your sightreading skills, bringing cold text to life. With the aid of the camera we will identify default patterns so you do not fall back on over-presenting, sounding read or throwing away text. By distracting the left side of the brain, you will be able to make bolder, stronger and more interesting choices in an audition room. We will also explore voice use, clarity, believability, reading with other actors, working the camera and your intro chat, as we explore a range of texts. WHAT DO YOU GET OUT OF IT? Begin to build confidence in performing an unseen text; pick up a personal assessment plan leading to a daily routine; identify your strengths and weaknesses, and learn how dyslexia specifically affects you. Prep work – please forward in advance a short email detailing how dyslexia affects/disrupts your work. Price: £35


Peter Oliver Warnock

Peter Warnock, who overcame a serious stammer as a child, is an actor, voice-over artist and highly technical voice and acting coach. He has an MA in Voice and Singing, has been a working actor professionally for over 20 years and is an ambassador for Equity. He developed Flow and stimulating muscle memory to increase reading styles and learning text. Over the past 15 years, he has recorded more than 6000 voices for radio, TV and film. Acting work includes: the RSC, Royal Opera House, the Abbey Theatre Dublin, over 100 hours of episodic TV and numerous commercials. As a teacher, Peter has worked with LAMDA, ALRA, BSA and the Actors Centre and runs his own training company, The Voice Zone, specialising in voice and acting. Most recently, Peter has voiced characters in the video game world and is the voice of DFS. For further information visit 


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