Project Description

Professor Emerita and former Head of Research and the Centre for Voice in Performance at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Ros Steen is a Voice practitioner and consultant who has worked with Nadine George for 30 years. As Scotland’s foremost voice specialist she has worked on over 250 productions for theatre, TV, film and radio. She has taught and researched Nadine George Voice Work in professional theatre contexts and in training  institutions nationally and internationally. As Head of Research and the Centre for Voice in Performance at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland she established Nadine George Voice Work as its core spoken voice technique and in 2013 compiled and edited Growing Voices. At the same time she pioneered the use of NGVW as a medium of rehearsal in professional theatre. Her research focuses on the connection between the work and the creative process of actors, writers, directors and performers and she has published several papers about her findings. She was the first Visiting Scholar to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University where she worked with John Tiffany during his tenure there as a Research Fellow and subsequently on Macbeth with Alan Cumming for the National Theatre of Scotland. She specialises in new writing and has worked on many premières including those of David Harrower, David Greig, Linda Mclean, Rona Munro and Nicola McCartney . In 2019 she was invited by the writer A.L.Kennedy to give a joint presentation to the Akademie de Kunst in Berlin on the connection between the voice work and writing.