NEXT Workshop : JUNE 23-26 2019, Paris

4 days in Paris, France, to explore Voice Dialogue Acting technique, in English !


Stop Acting ! Use The Voices in Your Head :



Discover, listen to, and explore the Voices in your Head with Voice Dialogue Acting. These Inner Characters have a life of their own, and they offer incredible potential for character work for actors. Voice Dialogue, developed by Hal and Sidra Stone, PhD., is an amazing tool to explore consciousness and the inner-voices of the psyche. These Inner Characters are energy bodies that vibrate within us and determine ‘who we are’ at any given time. Each Self has its own way of viewing the world, its own perceptions, its own beliefs and rules, and its own specific history. By dialoguing with our Inner-Selves we learn to balance between opposites, and connect with the energy of an Inner-Self, thereby connecting with the energy that can vehicle a character from a script. 


During this workshop, we will explore theses Inner Characters, their connection with universal Archetypes, and the process of going in and out of character with ease and balance. 


Voice Dialogue Acting is a fast, truthful, easy, surprising process, and will help you be in the moment, living the life of your character instead of acting. It will give you incredible stage and screen presence, and truth.





  • It is exploring the Voices in our consciousness (Inner Characters or Sub-personalities) to build a character on stage or on screen. 
  • It is understanding to which Archetypes corresponds your acting range and the character you are playing.
  • It is using the energies and sensations of your body, instead of the mental analytical understanding, to let the character really « enter your body » and your consciousness.
  • It is stopping « acting », but letting the character be and live and follow its objectives.
  • It is understanding which vulnerability is hiding behind and is protected within the personality of the character.
  • It is unlocking blocks, limitations, judgments and self-criticism that prevent you from interpreting a role fully.
  • It is learning to balance your emotions to better manage them before, during and after performance and live a harmonious life as an actor.
  • It is developing and organic, incarnated and truthful performance, ideal for the camera.
  • It is learning how to abandon oneself to a character and truly let go.

This workshop will be held in ENGLISH in PARIS, France. (French actors are welcome, if they are fluent in English (that is able to understand, speak, read and work in English).


We will film the scenes and you will get your recordings for personal use but this is NOT a demo tape. 


Dates : JUNE 23-26 2019

Time : 10 am to 6 pm each day with a lunch break (bring your own lunch) 

Last day June 26: 10 am -2 pm for viewing of recordings and debrief and lunch.

= 25 hours of classes

Size of group : limited to 12 people


Tuition : 

450€ in full BEFORE JUNE 1

or 150€ downpayment to hold your spot before June 1 + 320€ on the 1st day of workshop


Location : L'atelier, Métro Mairie de Montreuil (Paris-Montreuil)

62 bis rue Ernest Savart 93100 Montreuil

For more information contact me .

TO APPLY, please fill the application form here.

Actors will be selected on resume and skype interview.



Emmanuelle has over 30 years of experience in theatre and film both in France and the U.S.A. She has been an acting teacher and coach at the University of Southern Maine, and is the founder of the Voice Dialogue Acting Studio in Paris. Her work has been recognized by the New York City Drama Book Shop, Backstage Magazine, the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, the New England Theater Conference, Theatre Topics, The New England Theatre Journal, Premiere Magazine The Lincoln Center et la Cinémathèque Française and many more. 

Lead film roles include Boyfriend and Girlfriends by French New Wave master Eric Rohmer and All the Vermeers in New York by Jon Jost, 1991 winner of the best American independent film award, as well as Sundowning, by Jim Cole, winner of the Cinequest Emerging Mavericks/New Vision award. A Fulbright Scholar at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in New York in 1989, she originally studied acting and the Michael Chekhov technique with Robert Cordier in Paris and Mala Powers in the USA . She performed opposite actors such as Vincent Cassel, Isaach de Bankolé, Gerald Laroche, Olivier Breitman et François Eric Gendron and worked with film directors Eric Rohmer, Alain Resnais, Claire Denis, Jon Jost and Xavier Durringer. She studied Voice Dialogue with Martha-Lou Wolff, Ph.D., Tamar Stone, Myriam Dyak, J'aime ona Pangaia. 

She is the author of A BALANCING ACT, in which she articulates her unique approach. It incorporates Voice Dialogue, energy awareness and mindfulness techniques for creativity development, character work and emotional re-balancing. She breaks grounds with the concept of 'character vibration'. She has been included in the prestigious “Who’s Who in America” since 2007. She lives in Southern France with her husband and travels regularly to Paris and the USA.





Des interprétations intenses et incarnées... Nous travaillerons ces rôles dans le stage de Voice Dialogue Acting in English...

Ce stage de VOICE DIALOGUE ACTING IN ENGLISH est ouvert aux acteurs francophones qui sont capables de parler, comprendre et lire en anglais. Il n'y aura pas de traduction simultanée, mais seulement des traductions ponctuelles si besoin est.


Nous explorerons :

Jour 1 : 

Les personnages intérieurs par paires d'opposés, notamment les personnages primaires (archétypes) apparaissant fréquemment dans les scénarios. Héro -Héroine, Tueur-euse, Flic, Sauveur,-sauveuse, Soignant-e, Victime, Vulnérable, Puissant-e, Parent, Rebelle, Charlatan, Tricheur, Loser, Geek, bon copain-copine, Amoureux-se, etc.


Jour 2 

Les caractéristiques énergétiques, psycho-physiques, et comportementales de ces Personnages dans des improvisations et/ou scènes en anglais


Jour 3 :

L'application à la construction du personnage scénique et les scénarios relationnels avec des scènes du répertoire anglo-saxon. (WANTED, OUTLANDER, THE FALL, THE EQUALIZER, THE GOOD WIFE, M for MURDER, BLOODLINE etc.)


Jour 4 : (10h-14h)

Bilan et feed back

Visionnage et commentaires des enregistrements

Déjeuner "pot de la chance" (chacun apporte quelque chose à partager)


Facilité par Emmanuelle Chaulet 

Mettant au service des acteurs son expérience du cinéma et du théâtre durant plus de 30 ans, dont 25 ans aux USA, Emmanuelle Chaulet est une formatrice et coach bienveillante, à l'écoute et très subtile et perspicace.

Elle a été longtemps comédienne, metteur en scène et professeur de théˆâtre avant de devenir formatrice et coach. Elle apporte une longue expérience du jeu et de l'humain. Elle a travaillé avec notamment :  

  • les réalisateurs : Eric Rohmer, Xavier Durringer, Alain Resnais, Claire Denis, Jon Jost, Jim Cole
  • Les acteurs : Vincent Cassel, Pascal Demolon, Gerald Laroche, Isaak de Bankolé, Olivier Breitman, François-Eric Gendron, Sarah Boberg, Solweig Dommartin.
  • Les coachs : à Paris, Robert Cordier et Blanche Salant, et aux USA  Irma Sandrey, Mala Powers et Lisa Dalton
  • elle s'est formée au Voice Dialogue de Hal et Sidra Stone avec Martha-Lou Wolff, Myriam Dyak, Tamar Stone et J'aime Ona Pengaia 

Elle utilise les techniques américaines (Michael Chekhov, Lee Strasberg, Voice Dialogue de Hal et Sidra Stone) et a développé sa propre méthode le Voice Dialogue Acting.

Emmanuelle est diplômée de ESCP Europe (MIM, Sup. de Co. Paris)Fulbright Scholar (Lee Strasberg Institute, New-York), ainsi que certifiée par l'Institut de Polarité du Massachussetts en pratique énergétique RYSE® niveau 3. Elle est l'auteure du livre A BALANCING ACT, a holistic approach to acting,  © 2008. Elle est actuellement Présidente de l'AFD, Association Francophone de Dialogue Intérieur/ Voice Dialogue


Les places sont limitées à 12. La selection se fera sur CV et entretien téléphonique (ou skype).

Horaires : 10h-18h avec une courte pause pour déjeuner 

dernier jour: 10h 14h

Total : 25h de formation

450€ en totalité si inscription payée avant le 1er Juin
ou 150€ d'acompte pour réserver votre place + 320€ le premier jour du stage


Lieu: L'Atelier, métro Mairie de Montreuil


Demande d'inscription à remplir ICI


Selection sur CV, bande démo, profil Agences Artistiques ou Spotlight 

+ entretien Skype 

Voice Dialogue Acting IN ENGLISH in Paris, TESTIMONIALS from The 2018 JUne workshop :

Scène de BLOODLINE (rôle de SALLY) au cours du stage de VOICE DIALOGUE ACTING IN ENGLISH DE JUIN 2018. Merci du partage Joëlle Haddad Champeyroux !

Une remarquable incarnation de la MATRIARCHE SALLY RAYBURN...:-)



"Extraordinaire façon de nous emmener tout en douceur vers la découverte de nos possibilités d'actrice les plus incarnées. La méthode VDA nous permet d'entrer en symbiose avec le personnage que l'on doit interpréter et de le laisser vivre et s'exprimer dans sa plus grande justesse, dans le respect de soi et en sécurité."

" Le Voice Dialogue Acting m'a permis de prendre vraiment conscience de mon potentiel et d'apprendre comment y faire un appel afin de mieux incarner un personnage. En fin de compte, nous avons tous des archétypes en nous et dialoguer avec eux est un bon moyen de construire son rôle et savoir comment l'appréhender. De plus, j'ai appris auprès d'une personne très humaine et qui toujours nous pousse vers le meilleur de nous-mêmes tout en restant apaisante. Merci à toi, Emmanuelle!

Quant au lieu où a eu lieu le stage, je le trouve très apaisant, il dégage une énergie calme et puissante à la fois, comme une force tranquille. Cela me rappelle mes deux séjours dans la Vallée du Giussani en Corse."    Matthew Vanston

Quelques témoignages du stage précédent :

"Emma vise juste et droit, avec bienveillance et délicatesse. Une sorte de maïeuticienne clairvoyante qui sait vous faire accoucher de votre personnage, avec justesse. Vous cherchez à mieux vous connaitre et proposer un jeu organique et incarné ? Je recommande chaudement ses stages ! Un moment fort et intense pour qui souhaite jouir de l’instant présent, avec vérité." Aurélie Paino


"The workshop was really interesting for me, and shooting the scene the last day really useful. I have found nice colleagues and you are a rich teacher always ready to help any actors with the right help, words, techniques and advice." Francesco 

"Ce workshop été plus qu'à la hauteur de mes attentes ! Emmanuelle Chaulet à une façon juste intuitive et pertinente de transmettre et nous emmène avec force et douceur vers notre jeu le plus profond. Le jeu incarné prend soudain tout son sens. On en devient accro!! Merci!!! " Joëlle Haddad Champeyroux


"Le Voice Dialogue Acting est une technique très intéressante et safe pour aller chercher un personnage, pour dépasser un blocage. L'animatrice et ses assistants sont très à l'écoute... vous avez su proposer un cadre sécurisant. Le lieu est très agréable calme. la présence d'un jardin et dans un coin cuisine est un vrai plus"  Marc Rolland



Voice Dialogue Acting Pedagogy

Voice Dialogue Acting is holistic. Voice Dialogue Acting is the current evolution of the method "Energize" presented in the book A BALANCING ACT, and developed by F. Emmanuelle Chaulet. 


Voice Dialogue Acting incorporates a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual approach and the training integrates mind, body, and spirit. The basic concept of this work is to consider and train the actor holistically. The term "holistic" is derived from the Greek root, holos, meaning complete, or whole. A holistic approach to acting views the actor's instrument as not only comprised of the body (which engenders posture, gestures, movement, and voice), and the mind (which addresses the objectives, intentions, feelings and sensations), but also of the invisible energetic life force of the person, called prana by the Hindus, qi or chi by the Chinese, and referred to as spirit by the Occidentals.


Voice Dialogue is an approach that was introduced to me by late Mala Powers during the Michael Chekhov Institute at the University of Southern Maine in 1999.

Voice Dialogue, was initially developed in 1972, by Hal Stone, Ph.D. and Sidra Stone, Ph.D. as an exploration of relationships and the Psychology of Selves (also known as the Psychology of the Aware Ego). This technique is a tool to explore the multitude of inner characters in our consciousness, giving them a voice, and letting them speak in a facilitated and structured setting. It has been successfully used by professionals in the fields of psychotherapy, counseling, personal coaching, business or organizational consulting and creative coaching.  I have found it to be an extraordinary tool for actors and performers as it enables them to tap into a specific Self –or Sub-Personality– for the development of a character. And it is so theatrical!


Join a group of professional actors who are motivated and serious about honoring their instrument, while diving into characters with organic truth. Masterclasses are held in Paris, France twice a month, and individual sessions can be taken in Paris or anywhere in the world via skype.

Contact me for more information.

Training and sessions for actors

Masterclasses in Paris


Classes are from 2 pm to 6 pm, in French and in English


Salle Juliette Dodu, 6 rue Juliette Dodu, 75010 Paris

Advanced Registration required : phone or skype interview + resume 

Cost : 40€ per class by punch cards (200€ for 5 classes)

First class to try :  50€


To register contact me

Teacher & Actor Facilitator Training

If you are an acting teacher, director, or coach, you can learn to use Voice Dialogue Acting in the Actor Facilitator of Voice Dialogue Acting training. The training  (110 hours  level 1; 160 hours level 2 & 3)  includes theory, practice, supervision and applications with actors, on scene work and character development.

  • Level 1  The basics of Voice Dialogue Acting
  • Level 2   Voice Dialogue Acting for individual coaching
  • Level 3   Energy Awareness for the coach and the actor


Teacher & Facilitator coaching :

100€ per hour for individual sessions

Facilitator of Voice Dialogue Acting training :

Level 1, 2 & 3 contact me


Information upon request.


Individual Sessions



Connect with the energetic essence of your character

Fine-tune to the sub-personality that fits your role

Infuse your work with energetic and organic truth especially for the camera

Clear the blocks in your way to crack a role

Develop your unique style or brand



Clear performance anxiety

Clear post-performance stress

Release past roles and find real closure after a show

Recover and keep true emotional balance

Find peace of mind, relaxation, centering and focus



Enhance your creativity and intuition

Increase your energy and life force

Intensify your stage presence

Heighten your perception and performance truth

Reclaim your personal power

Radiate and develop charisma


Sessions are 90 minutes and held at distance via skype or Zoom or in person in Paris or Hendaye, France.


Rates for actors & artists  (skype, or Zoom & in person in France):

First session 100€, next sessions 85€ each.

Actors beginning their careers : 6 sessions package 480€

Confirmed professionals : 100€ per hour for individual sessions


To register contact me

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