Washington's Armor

I got to I got to perform in the upcoming series Washington's Armor and I was also their dialect coach. 

The series shows the many ways young George Washington's life was preserved, and how he had a sense that the Lord was protecting him for something important. 

I played a cook who sings to his pigs and helped all 32 speaking actors work on nine accents: Received pronunciation, Scouse (Liverpool), French, French Canadian, Dutch, Delaware Native (Lanape), and three variations of Early American accents. 

The most challenging was the Delaware Native accent, because people who spoke it exclusively before learning English have not been alive for two or three generations. I found a talking dictionary and chart of letters that helped.

Click below to watch the trailer and interview, or if you're receiving this in an email, visit www.RichDrama.com/WashingtonsArmor.

Here's a great interview with our producer/director, Tammy Lane:


Here's a behind the scenes video put together by my friend Dean Mountford:

I Dreamed I Was Free tells the story of Quaker abolitionist John Woolman, who spoke against slavery a century before our Civil War, around the same time of the Young George Washington's adventures.


Gina said...

Gosh Rich, is there no end to you talents. Where do you store it all & how do you remember so much. You are so outstanding.

Rich Swingle said...

Bless you, Gina! All glory to the Lord!

I had help from friends in France, Montreal, Holland and lots of new friends on YouTube! And of course I'm grateful that I was able to keep resources on my phone!

This is an amazing project, and I'm overjoyed to be on the team!