The Actors Centre Programme July-September 19

Scroll for more

Page 1

RP


We are thrilled to be partnering with the Young Vic for the July-September season. We will be running a number of workshops which focus on the relationship between actors and directors, and encourage collaboration. Our actor members will be joined by directors from the Young Vic Directors Program in each session. Members are asked to only book a place on one workshop from the series, to ensure as many people as possible get access to the sessions. We are extremely excited to announce that from July, the Actors Centre will enter into a sponsorship agreement with Sony. Sony's sponsorship will provide the Actors Centre with state of the art camera equipment, to both enhance our screen workshops, and provide an affordable option for our members to hire cameras in order to start creating their own work. We will be running a number of workshops in association with Sony, to develop camera skills both in front of and behind the lens.

Please also look out for the wide range of FREE workshops and opportunities on offer to Actors Centre members. PLEASE NOTE: Members are asked to let us know as soon as possible if they need to cancel their place. There is no cancellation penalty unless a member simply fails to let us know that they are not coming or provides less than 2 hours’ notice of cancellation. ‘No-shows’ incur an automatic £5 penalty fee on their account.

2


Membership & Workshop Levels We have introduced a new system of tiers for our workshops. You can choose which tier best suits you based on your professional experience and training, and choose when you move up a level, so you can develop your craft at your own pace. Please find below a brief explanation of each level below to help you decide where you would place yourself. These workshops are suitable for all levels of experience. Some basic training or understanding of the genre, but no professional experience. Also great as a refresher for those returning after a break. Some professional experience of the genre, we recommend 1-2 professional credits or those with considerable training in this area. We recommend 4 professional credits of more in the specific genre and a firm understanding. Also, for those who would like to develop their craft in the company of those of a similar professional level.

This symbol denotes workshops which are suitable for those with an Actor Membership Some basic training or understanding of the Don’t forget genre, about all included in your membership: butthe no offers professional experience. Also • • • • •

This symbol denotes workshops which are suitable for those with an Industry Membership Some basic training or understanding of the genre, but no professional experience. Also great as a refresher for those returning after a break.

great as a refresher for those returning after a 10%break. off at the Actors Centre bar Use of our John Thaw Initiative to showcase your work-in-progress shows Some professional experience of the genre, we Access to our ever-growing perks scheme recommend 1-2Studio professional credits or those with Sometickets professional experience the genre, Discount to all shows at the of Tristan Bateswe Theatre and in the John Thaw Early-bird access 1-2 to exclusive events including our OFF THE RECORD series, ourtraining annualinCASTATHON considerable this area. and recommend professional credits or those AGENTATHON with considerable training in this area.

We recommend 4 professional credits of more in themay specific genre to and a firm Our understanding. We recommend 4 professional of of more Please note that all information is correct atcredits the time going to print but be subject change. tutors are Also, for thosetheir whoschedules would likeare to develop their craft in the specific genre and a firminunderstanding. professionalin actors and creatives working the industry and, like our members, subject to thepostpone companyorofcancel those workshops, of a similar professional Also, for would like At to times develop theirbe necessary to change depending onthose work who commitments. it may but we will always try to provide participants with a suitable alternative tutor. level. craft in the company of those of a similar professional level. For the most up-to-date information on dates, times, tutors and prices, please visit the Actors Centre website.

3


Acting Living the Part Geraldine Alexander Saturday 13 July 10.30-17.30 Course: A308 An intense days workshop exploring a rigorous process that enables actors to Live the Part and tell the story. → Geraldine is an actor, director and writer. She directed The Crucible at Chester Storyhouse , Deathwatch and Amygdala . She directs and teaches at RADA. Geraldine’s acting work spans the Globe, RSC, NT ,West End, Traverse, Royal Exchange and The Young Vic. She also develops her own work for TV and theatre. PARTICIPANTS: £40

Breathwork: For New Roles and New Beginnings Lucy North Sunday 28 July 14.30-17.30 Course: A309 Transitioning into a new role - and want to release excess emotional energy left over from your last part? This workshop is for you. Want a new beginning? This workshop is for you. Transformational Breathwork is a heart opening practice that helps us release the stuck energy in our body that gets in the way of us being our most fearless, clearest and most emotionally available selves. → Lucy North is an actress and Breathwork teacher who holds Breathwork workshops in London and New York. Lucy is certified as a Breathwork healer by David Elliott. David is the head of the David Elliott Breathwork school and runs an international teacher training Breathwork course out of Los Angeles and Joshua Tree. PARTICIPANTS: £22 (Industry Members may participate in this workshop)

An Intensive Intro to Impro Dave Bourn Monday 29, Tuesday 30, Wednesday 31 July 10.30-17.30 Course: A306 Improvisation is a great way to explore your creativity, spontaneity, and develop confidence in your ability to be in the moment. Ideal for beginners especially if you are apprehensive of putting aside a script but also great as a refresher! From basic principles into games & scenes and finally exploring status. → Dave Bourn formed SPROUT IDEAS in 1998, teaching the skills of improvised theatre to actors, the business community and to the wider general public. Dave is currently the resident improvisation tutor at University of West London and the Court Theatre Drama School. He has directed shows by Stephen K Amos, Carey Marx, Felix Dexter and Phil Nichol, the last of which was also nominated for the Perrier Award. He has written for many comedians and sketch shows and also owns The Funny Side comedy club. PARTICIPANTS: £120

4


Want to Try Stand-Up Comedy? Bentley Browning Thursday 1 August 10.30-17.30 Course: A6 Comedy changes your life! A workshop for the total beginner at stand-up comedy. Great improvisation exercises, comedy theory and practice, including joke techniques your favourite comedians use. Massively confidence building, very self revealing and awesome fun. For those who want to try new things ...or even start a comedy career! → Bentley runs the Comedy Novices courses and his workshops have featured on BBC Breakfast, BBC 1 The One Show, Russell Howard’s Good News, BBC2 Radio 4, 5 live, The Evening Standard and The Sun on Sunday. He is a pro stand-up comic and comicactor represented by Anita Elizabeth Holmes Management. PARTICIPANTS: £40 (Industry Members may participate in this workshop)

Acting Through Clown Stephen Sobal Friday 23 August 10.30-17.30 Course: A301 In a safe and playful workshop environment we will use clown to unlock a more open, daring and vulnerable you. Acknowledging one's own ridiculousness is fundamental to a performer and we will help turn off the ‘clever’ part of the brain and tap into a similar, impulse lead way of working. → Stephen is a multi-award winning director, performer, teacher and the artistic director of All In. He studied clown and physical comedy with Philippe Gaulier, Jozef Houben, Aitor Basauri, John Wright and John Mowat. Stephen teaches for many educational and performance based institutions including Rose Bruford, ALRA, ICAT, Fourth Monkey, Identity School of Acting, and RSC Open Stages. PARTICIPANTS: £40

Introduction to Stanislavski Seb Harcombe Saturday 24 August 10.30-17.30 Course: A311 This one day course is for actors new to the Stanislavski system. Like most techniques, the aim of Stanislavski's was to expand, broaden and deepen an actor's engagement with the role they were playing and free their imagination and talent. In a group setting, we will examine the Stanislavski questions and terminology from its source basis, at essence, before it began to develop under the hands of other practitioners and teachers. → Previously Director of the BA Acting courses at both RADA and Drama Centre, Seb is now a freelance director and one of the UKs leading acting teachers. After beginning his career in theatre as a student at RADA, he worked as an actor for 15 years, playing leading roles at the National Theatre, RSC and many of the UK's most prestigious theatres and companies before becoming a teacher. PARTICIPANTS: £40 (Industry Members may participate in this workshop)

Act Without Acting Daniel Benzenou & Alice Bird Tuesday 3, Wednesday 4, Thursday 5 September 10.30-17.30 Course: A295 A life-long way of working that cultivates the ability to truthfully communicate and inhabit the thoughts and internal landscape within a scene without ‘acting’. A practice of true presence found through the power of simplicity - a way of working taught by Bathsheba Garnett’s which evolved directly from Lee Strasberg. → As an actor Daniel Benzenou has worked with the history channel, Channel 4, Working Title, BBC, Netflix, ITV, and Sky TV. He is also a director and voiceover artist. Alice Bird is a multi-award winning Actress and producer with work premiering at Toronto international Film Festival and Raindance. PARTICIPANTS: £140 (Industry Members may participate in this workshop)

5


The Michael Chekhov Technique Michael Eriera Tuesday 3 September 10.30-17.30 Course: A303 This one day workshop will explore the Michael Chekhov methodology using gesture and physicality to create a scene through Chekhov’s guiding principle. By discovering key philosophies of Chekhov’s methodology, the actor will strive for the harmony of body and psychology. The class will culminate in a performance of the scene. → Michael is a Mountview graduate and has worked extensively in Theatre and TV, as an actor and director for over 25 years. He has an MA in actor training and coaching from RCSSD and currently teaches the Chekhov technique and classical text at numerous drama schools. PARTICIPANTS: £40

The World of the Monologue Chris New Thursday 5 September 10.30-17.30 Course: A9 Designed to make monologues dramatic worlds in which an actor can lose her/himself, this workshop deals with classic monologue challenges – creating drama and conflict on your own, building an imagined world from only the words on the page, and how to feel totally comfortable flying solo. → Chris trained at RADA and made his debut starring in the West End revival of BENT, for which he was nominated for an Evening Standard Theatre Award. He has lead companies at the National Theatre, The Young Vic and the RSC and starred in the critically acclaimed WEEKEND. He has also written numerous plays and the indie-hit feature film CHICKEN. PARTICIPANTS: £40

Improvisation for Actors and Directors Dave Bourn Friday 6 September 10.30-13.30 Course: A304 This workshop will teach the basic principles of improvisation. In small group, you will learn all the ‘rules’ of improvisation and engaging in exercises to develop the core skills. Improvisation is a great way to explore your creativity, spontaneity, learn to create stories and ideas collectively, as well as develop confidence and your ability to be in the moment. → Dave Bourn formed SPROUT IDEAS in 1998, teaching the skills of improvised theatre to actors, the business community and to the wider general public. Dave is currently the resident improvisation tutor at University of West London and the Court Theatre Drama School. He has directed shows by Stephen K Amos, Carey Marx, Felix Dexter and Phil Nichol, the last of which was also nominated for the Perrier Award. He has written for many comedians and sketch shows and also owns The Funny Side comedy club. PARTICIPANTS: £FREE (Please note: You may only book one Young Vic workshop)

Teaching Acting with Passion Nikki Flacks Wednesday 11, Thursday 12, Friday 13 September 14.00-18.00 Course: A160 Designed for acting teachers who have studied with Niki Flacks and wish to incorporate her mind-body techniques into their own actor training. The book, Acting with Passion (Methuen Drama Bloomsbury) is required reading. CV APPLICATIONS ONLY: Please apply with your CV and the date or dates when you have worked with Niki Previously to workshop@actorscentre.co.uk. → Niki Flacks' long and varied career has in recent years taken her unique approach to actors in the UK, Paris, Israel, New York, Berlin, Madrid and Rome. She also directs frequently in London, Paris and New York. PARTICIPANTS: £96

6


Commedia dell’Arte for the 21st Century Chiara D'Anna Sunday 15 September 10.30-17.30 Course: A310 Run by one of the leading practitioners in the UK, this Commedia dell’Arte masterclass will offer you the opportunity to discover and expand skills that are fundamental in any performance setting: body and space awareness, physical stamina, a clear understanding of rhythm-tempo and, of course, comic timing. → Award-winning actor and director Chiara D’Anna (PhD, MA, MSc) is one of the leading Commedia dell'Arte specialists in the UK. She teaches and runs masterclasses on Commedia dell'Arte, Movement and Physical Theatre at RADA, East15 Acting School, Rose Bruford College, Goldsmiths University and Accademia Dell’Arte, Tuscany, Italy. PARTICIPANTS: £40

The Meisner Technique Scott Williams Monday 16, Tuesday 17, Wednesday 18, Thursday 29, Friday 20 September 10.30-17.30 Course: A11 If you’re an actor who considers herself ‘too intellectual’, if you wonder what it really means to be ‘in the moment’, if you find yourself too emotionally limited, this workshop is for you! Using a simple set of five exercises which take you from the beginning work-out for the actor through to dynamic interplay with text, you’ll explore in five intense days a year’s training in the techniques perfected by Sanford Meisner, ‘the American theatre’s best-kept secret.’ → Scott Williams, who trained with Meisner at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre in New York City, has been teaching actors, directors and writers for over 40 years. His company, The Impulse Company, has introduced new ways of creating vital performances to thousands of practitioners the world over, and has been a London mainstay for more than two decades. PARTICIPANTS: £200, OBSERVER: £75

Acting with Passion Nikki Flacks Thursday 19, 20, 21, 22 September 14.00-18.00 Course: A28 Described by many actors as ‘magic’. this is unlike any acting workshop you've ever done. Based on mind-body—instead of constant critiques in your head, you experience ‘emotions on cue’ Your body alive and free. Prepare two confidently memorised monologues. → Niki Flacks' long and varied career has in recent years taken her unique approach to actors in the UK, Paris, Israel, New York, Berlin, Madrid and Rome. She also directs frequently in London, Paris and New York. PARTICIPANTS: £90, OBSERVER: £40

Improve Your Memory for Rapid Line Learning Mark Channon Tuesday 24 September 10.30-17.30 Course: A249 Getting stressed 10 minutes before the audition? Struggling to get a scene into your head before tomorrow's shoot? Or just want to get off book earlier in rehearsals? In this interactive workshop you’ll learn skills to boost your confidence and learn lines rapidly. → Mark Channon is a Memory Coach and the founder of markchannon.com. After creating the quiz show Monkhouse’s Memory Masters for the BBC, he became one of the first Grand Masters of Memory in the world. Mark originally trained as an actor working for over 15 years in London’s West End, the National Theatre, The Traverse as well as many roles on TV. PARTICIPANTS: £40 (Industry Members may participate in this workshop)

7


Making Multi-Lingual Theatre Helen Tennison Wednesday 25 September 10.30-17.30 Course: A302 If you speak more than one language and want to know how to use that theatrically - this workshop is for you. We’ll explore the rhythms, melodies and embodiment of different languages, using practical exercises and improvisations to give you the tools you need to create exciting multi-lingual theatre. → Helen Tennison is a Director, Theatre Maker and Educator, working all over Europe, in the Middle East, Australia and the US. Directing includes Dubrovnik’s Midsummer Scene, Oxford Playhouse, Arcola, Shakespeare's Globe. Previously Artistic Director Two Year Acting at Drama Studio Helen teaches for East15, Goldsmiths and her company Theatre Foundry. PARTICIPANTS: £40 (Industry Members may participate in this workshop)

Create Your Own Verbatim Play Alyce Potter Thursday 26 September 10.30-17.30 Course: A307 You will learn about the technique of verbatim theatre, recorded delivery and live repetition. By using interviews edited by Alyce L Potter will allow you to perform and develop your verbatim skills. Please bring along a recorded interview which will be the starting point to your own verbatim play. → Alyce is a verbatim practitioner who has toured the country with Spur of The Moment. Alyce leads workshops and projects within the community and in drama schools to create verbatim theatre. PARTICIPANTS: £40 (Industry Members may participate in this workshop)

Devising Theatre Julian Spooner Sunday 29 September 15.00-18.00 Course: A305 During this workshop participants will begin to develop devising techniques, and ways of generating work as an ensemble from original points of departure and inspiration. This workshop is specifically aimed at actors and directors who are interested in generating and creating their own original pieces of theatre. → Julian Spooner is an actor, writer and director and Co-artistic director of Rhum and Clay Theatre Company. He creates original work that tours both nationally and internationally to great acclaim. His directed production TESTOSTERONE was selected for the British Council Showcase 2017 and won The Pleasance award for best theatre production. Rhum and Clay were nominated for a Peter Brook Ensemble award in 2017. PARTICIPANTS: £FREE (Please Note: You may only book one Young Vic workshop)

8


acting: weekly/fortnightly/monthly Improvisation – Monthly Workshops Charlotte Gittins/Jonah Fazel Tuesdays 9 July, 13 August, 10 September 18.30-21.30 Course: A63 Ideal for performers of any experience, each session will introduce you to some of the fundamentals of improvisation. Whether you want to improve your confidence, get some tips on improv in the audition room, enhance your own creative work or just become a more flexible, spontaneous and present performer. These sessions will be run by either tutor, in rotation. → Charlotte is an actor, comedian and BAFTA Rocliffe-winning writer. One of the stars of award-winning West End show ‘Austentatious: An Improvised Jane Austen Novel’, she performs, directs and teaches at major festivals around the world. Her current shows include the critically-acclaimed ‘Folie à Deux’, ‘Grand Theft Impro’ and ‘Monkey Toast’. → Jonah is an experienced comedian, actor, theatre-maker and television presenter who trained at Royal Central and the Webber Douglas Academy. He has been teaching improvisation for over a decade. He tours Nationally with the hit comedy shows ‘Bumper Blyton’, and is a Series regular in BAFTA winning comedy series ‘History Bombs’. PARTICIPANTS: £22

Working Nathan Osgood Wednesdays 10 July, 14 August, 11 September 18.00-21.00 Course: A49 It’s 5 O’clock in the afternoon and your agent sends you a script to be learned for the following morning. This class helps you through that by making interesting choices and getting off book by the third hour and performing as if in an audition with our strong thru line, beat changes and character. Working is about getting the job. → Nathan’s teaching credits include, many years at the actors centre, Stella Adler in Hollywood, and his own acting studio in the West End. His acting credits include seasons at the National Theatre, Royal Court, Chichester and the Young Vic. Film & TV include ‘Holmes & Watson’, ’55 Steps’, ‘Undercover’, ‘The Honourable Woman’ as well as directing theatre, he is a regular on BBC radio. PARTICIPANTS: £22

Stanislavski Drop In Seb Harcombe Saturdays 6, 20 July, 3, 17, 31 August, 14, 28 September 10.30-13.30 Course: A281 A fortnightly class, working with speeches, exercises and scenes from a Stanislavskian perspective. Suitable for previous attendees of the 'Stanislavski Reinvestigated' workshops at the Actor's Centre or those with a good foundation in the technique wanting further exploration. Class texts range from contemporary to classical and could include screen and radio scripts. → Previously Director of the BA Acting courses at both RADA and Drama Centre, Seb is now a freelance director and one of the UKs leading acting teachers. After beginning his career in theatre as a student at RADA, he worked as an actor for 15 years, playing leading roles at the National Theatre, RSC and many of the UK's most prestigious theatres and companies before becoming a teacher. PARTICIPANTS: £22

9


There’s No Such Thing as Character Chris New Saturdays 13, 27 July, 10, 24 August, 7, 21 September 10.30-13.00 Course: A176 A startling and fresh viewpoint on acting and how to do it. Evolved from Chris New's experience as a working actor this weekly class cuts through the myths and mysticisms that surround acting and delivers a clear, concise process which encourages you to remove the mask of character and, instead, have the confidence to trust what is already within you. → Chris trained at RADA and made his debut starring in the West End revival of BENT, for which he was nominated for an Evening Standard Theatre Award. He has lead companies at the National Theatre, The Young Vic and the RSC and starred in the critically acclaimed WEEKEND. He has also written numerous plays and the indie-hit feature film CHICKEN. PARTICIPANTS: £22

Meisner Workout Kate Maravan and Debbie Bridge Mondays 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 July, 5, 12 August, 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 September 14.00-17.00

Mondays 8, 15, 22 July, 2, 16, 30 September 18.00-21.00

Course: A222 Explore how the Meisner Repetition exercise and being embodied enables us to listen fully to ourselves and the other actor. Discover how to enter a state of flow in which spontaneous impulse and responsivity in the moment are unencumbered. An intro level of Meisner is required to participate. →Kate is an actress, writer and teacher. She trained at RADA and has co-written scripts for theatre, BBC and C4. She is currently touring her solo show The Old House. Kate teaches in the UK and internationally and has developed a movement practice alongside the core Meisner Technique exercises. PARTICIPANTS: £22 / OBSERVERS: £12 (Industry Members may participate in this workshop)

Poetry Group Peter Kenny and Catherine Harvey Wednesdays 3, 17, 31 July, 4, 25 September 14.00-17.00 Course: A8 Performing poetry is the perfect way to develop your craft as an actor, improving sight reading skills, exploring verse texts, and finding your unique voice by engaging with language and form. Members of the Poetry Group may be asked to form an ensemble that performs at live poetry events. → Catherine is a regular reader on Radio Arts programmes including Poetry Please and Words and Music. She recently coproduced Tongue and Talk for Radio 4, writing/presenting the episode on Lancashire Dialect Poetry. A recipient of the Poetry Society’s Gold Medal, she’s taught at drama schools including Central, Guildhall and Mountview. → Whilst with the BBC Radio Drama Company Peter made numerous recordings of poetry for Kaleidoscope and Woman’s Hour. He has twice been shortlisted for Best Audiobook of the Year and received Awards for his recordings of the works of Iain Banks, Neil Gaiman, Jonas Jonasson, and Claire North. PARTICIPANTS: £22

10


tv & film Sony Camera Craft Skills #1: The Camera – How does it work? Jeremy Humphries Friday 12 July OR Saturday 7 September 10.30-17.30 Course: TV120 As an actor or director you are used to telling stories, but have you wondered how a camera translates a performance to engage your audience? In this workshop we look at camera skills from both sides of the lens, to ensure you are getting the best footage as both an actor or director. → Jeremy Humphries is an award-winning BBC trained Director of Photography with over 30 years’ experience. His career started as a drama focus puller. As a DoP he has shot documentaries around the globe. His company Skills2Film provides camera craft training to Sony, Channel 4 and numerous independent production companies. PARTICIPANTS: £70 (Industry Members may participate in this workshop)

Screen Workout David Corbett Fridays 5, 12, 19, 26 July 10.30-13.30 Finlay Robertson Fridays 2, 9, 16, 23 August 10.30-13.30 Daniel Dresner Fridays 6, 13, 20, 27 September 10.30-13.30 Course: TV117 This workshop series gives participants the opportunity to develop their screen technique in a collaborative environment, with a consistent group. You will work through a variety of exercises, to encourage truthful delivery, quick decision making, and developing characterisation. You will also work through scripts on camera, and review footage. Participants can choose from a selection of scripts or bring in their own pieces. These workshops will increase and maintain your confidence and ability to perform on screen and take direction. You also have the opportunity to observe and understand what the director is looking for during a scene. This workshop series will be rolling, with the option to book 4 weekly sessions at a time. The tutor leading the sessions will change monthly. → David Corbett is a working actor and drama teacher. He trained at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in New York City for three years. He lived and worked in LA for seven years, acting in film, television and theatre. David writes and directs short films and comedy sketch shows. He has chalked up over 50 TV commercials. PARTICIPANTS: £110

Advance Your Screen Acting Caroline Webster Tuesday 9, Wednesday 10, Thursday 11 July 10.30-17.30 Course: TV114 This three-day course will enable you to develop your confidence and camera skills, and ensure you get in the room after your self-tape. The course covers script breakdown and audition preparation, improving screen technique, embodying character and successful self-taping. → Caroline Webster is a director and tutor specializing in screen acting, delivering workshops and private coaching for professional actors. She is also a tutor/director at East 15 Acting School, where she has seen some of her students secure leading roles in Warner and Netflix series. PARTICIPANTS: £195

11


Screen Acting - Be Real and Believable Daniel Dresner Tuesday 23, Friday 25 July 10.30-17.30 Course: TV11 A two-day practical workshop which focuses on being real and believable on screen. Working on prepared scenes and using exercises you will take away tools and techniques which will enable you to be honest, truthful and colourful every time. → Daniel studied at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in New York City and is a London based life and acting coach. PARTICIPANTS: £130 / OBSERVER: £45

The Telegenic Actor Terry Iland Wednesday 31 July 10.30-17.30 Course: TV18 The workshop aims to give actors an all-round understanding of practical and technical performance for screen. We look at different approaches; including your relationship with the camera, how to get the best from the director, self-preservation, engaging the viewer, building your role, reading lines and between the lines. → Terry has directed hundreds of hours of television drama in the UK. Credits include Casualty, The Bill, Down to Earth, Dream Team, EastEnders, Expert Witness, Heartbeat and 150 episodes of BBC Doctors. Terry (who originally trained as an actor at Drama Centre London) divides his time between writing and directing. PARTICIPANTS: £65

Crash Course in Screen Acting Jesse Quinones Monday 5 August 10.30-17.30 Course: TV73 Using several performance based exercises, Jesse Quinones will take you through a series of emotional and innovative acting exercises that will strengthen your screen performance. All exercises will be filmed. During the course participants will explore topics such as the art of the self-taped audition, speaking without words, drawing on personal experiences, the power of improvisation, how to cope with a non-linear shooting schedule and preparing yourself to work with no direction. The course will enable participants to harness the necessary skills to perform in front of the camera, to convert the techniques they have already acquired for screen and to enter the world of film and television with confidence. → Jesse is a writer/director and Producer from Miami who has lived in London since 2000. He is drawn to telling stories on either side of the Atlantic. In March 2013 he completed his feature film Calloused Hands, which played in over 20 film festivals and was picked up for distribution. His most recent feature film is 'Cagefighter', a London set fight movie, is set to shoot later in 2019. Jesse regularly teaches performers, writers and directors, and has taught at various institutions across the UK including MET Film School, London Metropolitan University, Brighton Film School, Advanced Studies in England, the Actors Centre, Act Up, Spread the Word, Anna Fiorentini Stage & Screen School, and the D & B School of Performing Arts. PARTICIPANTS: £65

12


Defining Character: Choice and Change Tim Newton Thursday 22 August 10.30-17.30 Course: TV118 Making decisions, especially under pressure, expose true character and drive a story forward. And showing choices being made can be key to a compelling performance. All good drama is also ultimately about change. Recognising the change your character goes through, even within a short scene, is crucial to mapping out your character’s journey. In this acting for camera workshop you’ll perform, view and review a range of TV and film scenes, unpicking the intentions of the writers to identify change within a scene and pick up on your character's decisions, both big and small. → Tim is a passionate storyteller with over twenty five years’ experience directing, writing and producing independent film, TV, commercials, corporate and documentary films. Tim is a regular guest director and lecturer at Bristol Old Vic Drama School teaching acting for camera and filmmaking. PARTICIPANTS: £65

Developing Screen Acting Technique Vivienne Cozens Sunday 25 August 10.30-17.30 Course: TV23 A workshop for those who are new to screen acting and those wanting to brush up on their technique. Participants will learn and understand the disciplines required for film and television performance, working with different shot sizes and close-ups. Using scripts from TV and film as well as improvisation, scenes will be recorded and reviewed with feedback and tips on voice, physicality and overall performance. → Vivienne Cozens is a highly experienced director, with many screen credits including Emmerdale, EastEnders, Grange Hill, Brookside, In The Picture, City of the Rich, Fimbles, The Hoobs, Fair City, Angels and Some of My Best Friends. Vivienne has taught screen acting at ALRA, Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, City Lit and most recently the University of Bedfordshire. PARTICIPANTS: £65, OBSERVER: £20

Sony Camera Craft Skills #2: How to Engage the Audience with the Visual Image Jeremy Humphries Thursday 12 September 10.30-17.30 Course: TV121 In this camera craft workshop, you will learn how the camera uses light, colour, texture and composition – and the human face – to engage with the subconscious of the audience to create atmosphere, emphasis and mood. As an actor or director, learn to tell a story that emotionally engages the audience, and one they won’t forget. → Jeremy Humphries is an award-winning BBC trained Director of Photography with over 30 years’ experience. His career started as a drama focus puller. As a DoP he has shot documentaries around the globe. His company Skills2Film provides camera craft training to Sony, Channel 4 and numerous independent production companies. PARTICIPANTS: £70 (Industry Members may participate in this workshop)

Sony Camera Craft Skills #3: How to Light your Actors for Camera Jeremy Humphries Friday 27 September 10.30-17.30 Course: TV122 With Sony’s latest cameras we are able to record shadows and highlights as they really are. Contrast that our eyes, brain and emotions respond to in the real World. In this workshop we learn how to light the human face and the scene to create mood, atmosphere and story. This workshop is for actors and directors. → Jeremy Humphries is an award-winning BBC trained Director of Photography with over 30 years’ experience. His career started as a drama focus puller. As a DoP he has shot documentaries around the globe. His company Skills2Film provides camera craft training to Sony, Channel 4 and numerous independent production companies. PARTICIPANTS: £70 (Industry Members may participate in this workshop)

13


A Close-Up on Screen Acting Bob Bierman Wednesday 4 September 10.30-17.30 Course: TV16 By shooting and watching back TV and film scripts, in close-up, actors will see their performance change and improve from take to take. Maximum on screen time, with director’s comment, feedback and advice. → Robert Bierman is a BAFTA award winning TV and film director. Credits include Keep the Aspidistra Flying, Blonde Bombshell, Between the Lines (BAFTA Winner) and Waking the Dead (Emmy Winner). PARTICIPANTS: £65

Screen Acting: The Secrets to Performing Your Best Linda Ludwig & James Curle Thursday 12 September 10.30-17.30 Course: TV119 A practical day exploring the art of delivering on take one. We’ll perform and play back, discussing the individual actors’ camera performances in detail and sharing the secrets no one tells you. You will learn how to deliver your best work on set and understand how to nail your showreel. → Linda and James are award-winning directors, directing drama and commercials together since 2011. Their film "Man of the Hour" won Best Short at the Cannes Film Festival 2018, AmPav, and was selected for over 10 festivals, including BAFTA and Oscar qualifiers. They are now working on their debut feature. PARTICIPANTS: £65

Action on Action - Exploring Screen Acting Clifford Milner Wednesday 18 September 10.30-17.30 Course: TV34 Acting for the camera, beginners to advanced, looking at strategies for dealing with little/no rehearsal in TV/Film. Using contemporary TV scripts we will look at what works, what doesn’t, how much freedom you have and the old chestnut, is less really more? → Originally an actor Clifford worked extensively in TV. He trained as a director at GITIS the Russian Institute of Theatre Arts in Moscow and the BBC. His short films have been screened and won awards internationally. He directs Doctors for BBC TV, and teaches screen acting at leading UK drama schools PARTICIPANTS: £75

tv & film: weekly/fortnightly/monthly Putting in the Hours Various Tutors Thursdays from 4 July 13.30-15.30 or 15.45-17.45 Course: TV48 These innovative weekly workshops are specifically designed to help members improve their screen skills and to gain experience and confidence. During these record-and-review sessions, participants will film short sequences and discuss the playback with an experienced director or tutor. →These workshops will be led by a small team of tutors including Daniel Dresner, David Corbett, Jim Mannering & Finlay Robertson. Please check individual dates on the website for tutor biographies. PARTICIPANTS: £25

14


Audition Practice on Camera John Melainey Tuesdays 2, 16, 30 July, 13, 27 August, 10 September 14.30-17.30 Course: TV1 Weekly on-camera workshops to learn, practise and review TV and film auditioning and sight reading skills. Practice makes perfect – but practise between auditions, not during them when a mistake can lose you work. Please bring a DVD RW. →Combining forty years’ experience, acting in TV, Film, Commercials and Theatre with his 25 years’ experience taking thousands of actors through casting sessions on behalf of Hubbard Casting and others, John has taught at various drama institutions and privately for 20 years workshops designed to increase actors success rates auditioning. PARTICIPANTS: £22 / OBSERVERS: £12

Own Your Sh❤️t! (for Screen Acting): Acting is Simple, Confidence is Key Ewa Kolodziejska Wednesdays 14 August, 18 September 10.30-17.30 Course: TV78 This monthly practical workshop will explore screen acting in a quick and accessible way. You will get to experience Ewa’s Own Your Sh❤️t! technique first hand, before the book is out, and see your work off and on camera! A commitment to work in class and on your own at home will ensure that you learn all you need to be a fulfilled working actor. → Ewa is an international acting coach and theatre director. She trained as an actress at Arts Ed, LAMDA and RADA. In 2010, she completed her MA in Actor Training and Coaching at RCSSD. She also works as a visiting lecturer. Her current research practise lies in 21st century life coaching, concentrating on the science of success and the importance of self-belief. PARTICIPANTS: £55

15


writing Thinking of Writing a Play? Scott Howland Wednesday 28 August 10.30-17.30 Course: WR30 The course will cover basic writing technique, style and structuring - the fundamentals for writing a compelling stage play. It will also address the usage of writing software. These techniques will then be outlined as simple, yet effective scaffolding to assist attendees to begin writing their own script. → Scott achieved an MA in Text and Performance from RADA, specialising in writing for stage as well as acting. He is the Artistic Director of N2P, a London theatre ensemble currently working with the London Film School to develop scripts with MA Screenwriting students. Scott has written and produced three original plays to date. PARTICIPANTS: £40

writing: weekly/fortnightly/monthly Writers Drop-in Stewart Permutt Fridays 12, 26 July, 09, 23 August, 06, 20 September 18.30-21.30 Course: WR1 Writers bring extracts of work for stage, radio or screen to be read aloud for feedback. People are welcome who just want to come along and observe and share ideas. Currently public readings of writer’s work are being showcased in The John Curry and John Thaw studios. Former student won the Verity Bargate Award. → Stewart Permutt has run workshops at The Globe, Channel 4 and Morley College. Writing includes REAL BABIES DON`T CRY (Edinburgh Fringe First) A DARK NIGHT IN DALSTON (PARK THEATRE). UNSUSPECTING SUSAN (Kings Head, New York, Stuttgart, Philadelphia, St. Louis), SINGULAR WOMEN (Radio 4, Edinburgh, Australia). PARTICIPANTS: £10, OBSERVER: FREE

16


shakespeare Shakespeare's Code Emily Jenkins Wednesday 10 July 14:30-17:30 Course: SH43 A text-centred workshop looking at the shifts in Shakespeare’s text within and between verse, prose, and rhyme, and how this can inform our understanding of the characters’ emotional world moment by moment. This workshop will give a clearer understanding of how form and rhythm inform the emotional and psychological journeys of Shakespeare’s characters. → Emily Jenkins spent 5 years as Head of the prestigious Poel Event, an organisation providing free Shakespeare training to professional actors on stage at the National Theatre. As a Shakespeare consultant and coach she works for Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. She was trained and mentored by Giles Block (Head of Text at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre). Emily is also an awardwinning playwright and director. She is currently under commission with Paines Plough, writing a new play for Roundabout 2019. PARTICIPANTS: £FREE (Please Note: You may only book one Young Vic workshop)

Introduction to Shakespeare Zoe Waterman Monday 2 September 10:30-17:30 Course: SH74 Not sure where to start with Shakespeare’s language? Always been a bit nervous of verse? This is a practical workshop exploring Shakespeare’s plays, unlocking the language and characters as you would in the rehearsal room. We will look at understanding verse rhythms and how to approach iambic pentameter, identifying clues and imagery within the text to inform your performance, and also finding and exploring key themes to demystify the plays and engage with their contemporary relevance. This workshop is appropriate for actors and directors who want to gain confidence and skill in approaching Shakespeare’s work. → Zoë was Associate Director of the New Vic Theatre, 2018-2019. Theatre includes: The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, Shining City, The Bogus Woman (Theatre by the Lake); Intemperance, Table, Playhouse Creatures, The Kitchen Sink (New Vic Theatre); Dick Whittington, Sleeping Beauty (Theatr Clwyd); The Rubenstein Kiss, Amy’s View (Nottingham Playhouse). PARTICIPANTS: £40

shakespeare: weekly/fortnightly/monthly Shakespeak July: Tama Matheson, August: TBC, September: Lizzie Conrad Hughes Thursdays 25 July, 29 August, 26 September 18:00-21:00 Course: SH66 Since 2016 the Shakespeak group has been exploring collaboratively the speaking of Shakespeare. Monthly workshops are led by visiting practitioners and members of the group; after attending your first session, you may be invited to become part of the Shakespeak group and have access to ongoing workshops, and performance opportunities. → TBC PARTICIPANTS: £22 (Industry Members may participate in this workshop)

17


voice & dialect The Play's the Thing - Rehearsing with an American Accent Terry Besson Wednesday 4 September 10.30-17.30 Course: VC2 Learn how to maintain an authentic General American accent throughout the rehearsal process and into performance, using selected scenes to solidify your accent usage. Covering; style, rhythm, changes in flow, where the power should be, subtle changes of speed, tone, the energy, using correct muscularity and breath strength to maintain the accent. → Terry is one of the country’s leading accent and dialect specialists. His vast experience gained in over 30 years working on film, TV, radio and theatre projects has given him a unique approach to the vocal and physical changes needed when approaching acting in another accent. PARTICIPANTS: £40

voice & dialect: weekly/fortnightly/monthly Accent Clinic Terry Besson Saturdays 10.30-13.30 Course: D1 Private, half-hour accent clinic. Please advise Reception which particular accent you wish to study. Using notes, exercises, and examples on CDs to work through the changes of muscularity, breathing, rhythms and flow, etc, for the accent we are approaching. Helping you to sound like you come from somewhere else. → Terry is one of the country’s leading accent and dialect specialists. His vast experience gained in over 30 years working on film, TV, radio and theatre projects has given him a unique approach to the vocal and physical changes needed when approaching acting in another accent. PARTICIPANTS: £32 for a 30 minute session (Industry Members may participate in this workshop)

18


recorded voice Assembling a Reel for Video Games Peter Oliver Warnock Monday 9 September 10.30-17.30 Course: RV19 Ever wanted to enter the voiceover video games industry but not sure where to start? This workshop will give you the tools and industry tips you need to prepare for recording your games reel and for working in this exciting, high-opportunity world. Using practical exercises, precise direction and working with studio quality equipment, you will develop solid mic technique and focus on supporting the voice while playing with accents and characters. Develop confidence reading a games script and responding to client direction, and build a shout regime to grunt safely without damaging your voice. → Peter is an actor, VO and highly regarded voice-director and acting coach with over 25 years experience. Recorded more than 10,000 voices, including hit video game Witcher3. As a voice and acting coach work includes: Warner Bros, LAMDA, ALRA, BSA and Actors Centre. PARTICIPANTS: £65

19


physical Alexander Technique: An Intro Sara Khoroosi Saturday 27 July 10.30-13.30 Course: PH30 A half-day workshop designed to introduce you to the core principles of FM Alexander’s discoveries and show you how to apply them to your craft. This workshop will explore key concepts and practices: freedom, expansion into thought, movement and action; natural breathing differentiating between diaphragmatic and abdominal breathing; how to recover equilibrium when under stress; conscious use of neuroplasticity; psycho-physical presence; authenticity in performance. → Sara is an Alexander Technique Teacher currently teaching at the Westminster Alexander Centre. She has a performance background so has a very keen interest in the application of the Technique to performance to deliver continuing development within the profession. She graduated from The Westminster Alexander Training Course (WATC), a College which had a particular emphasis on the Performing Arts and thus led Sara to continue her teaching in this area. PARTICIPANTS: £FREE (Disclaimer: you may only book one Young Vic workshop)

Dance for Actors Danny Becker and Blythe Jandoo Tuesdays 10, 17, 24 September, 1 October 10.30-12.00 Course: PH58 Blythe and Danny wanted to create a class for primarily actors who feel they need help with their dance ability. They believe that the well-rounded most important ingredient is confidence and that you will make the most progress in a fun, simple and judgement free class. They both have training in Classical Ballet, Matt Mattox and Luigi Jazz techniques and more commercial and contemporary styles from the shows they have performed in. Blythe and Danny hope to take the most beneficial exercises from each well-rounded class. The class will entail a warmup, stretches, corner work, centre work and an audition style routine. The routine will be different each week so that the student's pick-up speed improves, and they feel ready for any audition that comes their way. → Blythe and Danny trained together at the prestigious Arts Educational Schools London (BA Hons Musical Theatre). They have both worked internationally and are currently performing in Disney's Aladdin in the West End as cover Aladdin and Jasmine. Prior to ArtsEd Danny and Blythe started their training at The Brit School and The Dance School of Scotland. Some of their career highlights have been The Who's TOMMY, The Twelve Tenors, Follies, Starlight Express, The Wizard of Oz, Disney's Live Action Feature Films Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin (2019) PARTICIPANTS: £60

Alexander Technique for Actors and Directors Sara Khoroosi Friday 13, 20, 27 September 18.30-20.30 Course: PH59 This 3-week course is designed to introduce you to the core principles of FM Alexander’s discoveries and show you how to apply them to your craft. In each of the classes we will explore key concepts and practices: freedom, expansion and orientation as we move in space; natural breathing, and the difference between diaphragmatic and abdominal breathing; how to recover equilibrium when under stress; conscious use of neuroplasticity; psycho-physical presence; authenticity in performance. You will learn practical techniques that you can begin to apply immediately, augmenting your knowledge week by week. → Sara is an Alexander Technique Teacher currently teaching at the Westminster Alexander Centre. She has a performance background so has a very keen interest in the application of the Technique to performance to deliver continuing development within the profession. She graduated from The Westminster Alexander Training Course (WATC), a College which had a particular emphasis on the Performing Arts and thus led Sara to continue her teaching in this area. PARTICIPANTS: £75

20


Feldenkrais for Actors: Developing Emotional Nuance Victoria Worsley Monday 23 September 10.30-13.30 Course: PH55 Emotion is a physical event: we freeze, shake, get the jitters. Surprisingly, it means you can develop more nuance by learning to sense finer differences in movement! Discover how working with your specific patterns enables subtlety in performance too. Expect deep and delicate work from the Feldenkrais Method and some games too. → Victoria Worsley was an actor, movement director and theatre maker for 20 years. She has worked with the Feldenkrais Method for over 30 years, qualifying as a Professional Practitioner in 2007. She has taught in drama schools for 9 years and has a private practice which is attended by people from all walks of life – including many professional actors, dancers, singers and musicians. PARTICIPANTS: £22

21


casting & audition RSC Casting: A Q&A Session Hannah Miller Wednesday 17 July 12:00-13:30 Course: CA14 This is an opportunity to meet the RSC’s Head of Casting, Hannah Miller, and ask her all your questions about the company’s casting process. Hannah will talk about her work and role at the RSC and open the floor for a Q&A session. You will gain an insight into how the casting process works at the RSC as well as tips and advice on how to make the most of all your opportunities as well as getting answers to all your burning questions. NB Please note that this session is ONLY for people who HAVE NOT ATTENDED a previous Q&A session or workshop with Hannah. → Hannah Miller is currently Head of Casting at the Royal Shakespeare Company. After studying Drama at Hull University Hannah worked with Cheek by Jowl Theatre Company and then became the Casting Assistant at the National Theatre. She first moved to the RSC in 2003 as Deputy Casting Director leaving in 2005 to take up the role of Casting Director at the Birmingham Rep. She has also cast productions for Northampton Theatres, Hampstead Theatre and the Young Vic amongst others and returned to the RSC in 2008 for her current post. PARTICIPANTS: £10 (Industry Members may participate in this workshop)

The Secret to Success in Auditions James Bowden Wednesday 24 July 10.30-17.30 Course: CA102 Are you going to auditions, doing your best and still not getting the job? This one-day workshop will give you the winning mentality and tools to ensure that you have success you are looking for. You will learn how to re-write the script of your life, believe in your own abilities to create the opportunities you need to succeed. By using conscious exercises, you will enable your sub-conscious to guide you and lead you to the success you deserve. → James graduated from RBC in 1994 and worked regularly as an actor in theatre and TV. He has appeared in the original West End cast of The Beautiful Game, open air Shakespeare, pantomime, repertory theatre, off West End, number one tours, TV and music videos. James is the co-founder/ principal of The Dorset School of Acting. PARTICIPANTS: £55

Self Taping: How to Get the Best Result Suzy Catliff Thursday 15 August 10:30-13:30 Course: CA47 A practical workshop looking at the presentation and delivery of an effective self-tape. The workshop offers opportunity to practise this increasingly used technique and learn some simple dos & don’ts to increase potential & allow your work to be seen in a more positive & professional light. → TV casting includes: Casting Associate (UK) for Shaftesbury Films, Toronto; Casualty, Silent Witness, Primeval, D Day. Film: Bunch of Amateurs, Stormbreaker. Assistant: Sense & Sensibilty, The English Patient, Hackers. Theatre: Changeling TC, Theatr Clwyd. Member of the CDG, a theatre director and lecturer. Co-author The Casting Handbook, publisher Routledge. PARTICIPANTS: £22

22


The Casting Lab Workshop for TV Suzy Catliff Friday 16 August 10:30-17:30 Course: CA31 This Casting for TV workshop offers a unique opportunity to see how you come across on camera, opportunity to practise your screen technique and try out new ideas. Get practical and immediate feedback on your work and how you come across on screen from an experienced casting director. → TV casting includes: Casting Associate (UK) for Shaftesbury Films, Toronto; Casualty, Silent Witness, Primeval, D Day. Film: Bunch of Amateurs, Stormbreaker. Assistant: Sense & Sensibilty, The English Patient, Hackers. Theatre: Changeling TC, Theatr Clwyd. Member of the CDG, a theatre director and lecturer. Co-author The Casting Handbook, publisher Routledge. PARTICIPANTS: £65

Making the Director Your Ally – Casting Masterclass Emma Lindley Saturday 14 September 10:30-17:30 Course: CA102 Persuading the Director can be the most important factor in clinching a role. Working with award-winning Film and TV director, Emma Lindley, in a mock casting, you will focus on discovering series tone, reading and responding to director's cues and on how to use their notes to create your best performance on camera. → Emma Lindley is an award-winning film and TV director working in the UK and US. Her TV drama credits include ‘Holby City’ (BBC), ‘Coronation Street’ and ‘My Parents are Aliens’ (ITV). She is also a highly experienced tutor specialising in Acting for Film at Met Film School, Ealing Studios. PARTICIPANTS: £40

TV Commercial Primer John Guerrasio Sunday 15 September 12:00-17:00 Course: CA104 This introductory class is perfect for any actor, dancer, singer or model who wants to do commercials. It shows how commercial auditions actually work. You will perform on camera, watch playbacks and receive individual coaching. You will learn how to win the job by projecting humour and authority. → John has starred in many worldwide commercials and has appeared on Broadway and in The West End. He has taught acting in London drama schools and American universities. He has written and presented programs for The Travel Channel and PBS and has just completed a film directed by Barry Levinson. PARTICIPANTS: £65, OBSERVER: £25 (Industry Members may participate in this workshop)

23


musical Musical Theatre Audition Technique Masterclass Danielle Tarento Friday 13 September 15:00-18:00 Course: MT23 A masterclass with award-winning producer and casting director Danielle Tarento to brush up on your technique for musical theatre auditions. You will be asked to prepare 2 contrasting contemporary US MT songs that show off your voice. The class will boost your confidence to be your best self in an audition and help you to know that you are presenting yourself and the material in the best possible way. → Danielle is a freelance multi award-winning producer and casting director. She co-founded the Menier Chocolate Factory in 2004. Recently she has been most recognised for her work at Southwark Playhouse and Charing Cross Theatre including Michel Legrand’s Amour, Grey Gardens starring Sheila Hancock and Jenna Russell, Grand Hotel, Ragtime, the European première of Pasek & Paul’s Dogfight, Parade and the multi award-winning Titanic, which continues to tour across the UK, Europe and internationally. PARTICIPANTS: £32 , OBSERVER: £15

musical: weekly/fortnightly/monthly Singing Coaching Heather Weir Mondays 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 July, 05, 12, 19 August, 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 September 18:00-21:00 Course: P4 Private, 45-minute coaching sessions for all stages of development of the actor who needs to sing. Exercises for the individual warm-up, working from the song text, preparation of audition material and how to interpret musical direction your way. →Heather is a freelance MD, actor and singer and a teacher of voice and sung voice in drama schools. PARTICIPANTS: £34 (Industry Members may participate in this workshop)

24


career & advice BAPAM Workshop: Hearing Health Finola Ryan Wednesday 3 July 10.30-13.30 Course: AD123 Listening is crucial to communication and connection. Our sense of hearing allows this level of engagement, but it is a fragile sense. This hearing health workshop will begin with an introduction to the ear and hearing, examples of how the ear may be injured by occupational and recreational noise, along with practical tips for keeping ears healthy and advice about seeking help if you experience signs of a hearing disorder. → Finola Ryan is a doctor and musician who specialises in Performing Arts Medicine, a genre of medicine which combines her passion for music with her training in medicine. She is particularly interested in performers’ hearing. Her MSc thesis, ‘Temporary Threshold Shift in Singers’ focusses the impact of rehearsal noise on singers’ hearing and has been selected for presentation at several international conferences. PARTICIPANTS: £FREE

Using Social Media as a Marketing Tool Ginny Till Wednesday 21 August 10.30-17.30 Course: AD117 We’ll look at the increasing relevance of social media for entertainment talent. You’ll review your current social media activity and set new goals that support your professional ambitions. We’ll discuss at a range of audience building strategies and develop your skills in: content strategy, community engagement, 3rd party apps, automation tools and analytics. → Ginny is an experienced social media strategist and has directed campaigns for music & acting talent, theatre production companies, film makers and visual artists. Ginny currently heads up Oi PR (oipr.co.uk) a small social media agency in London, she also hosts workshops and provides one-to-one mentoring for professional actors wishing to master social media and increase their digital profile. PARTICIPANTS: £40 (Industry Members may participate in this workshop)

Producing: Where Do I Start? Katy Lipson Monday 9 September 18.30-20.30 Course: AD92 This session is your chance to get an overview of how to pitch, fundraise and market a show, either as a dedicated producer or an actor, director or writer looking to produce your own show. It will give you an insight into the role and responsibilities of producing theatre, and practical techniques for assembling and managing a production. → Aria Entertainment was founded by Katy Lipson in 2012. Katy has produced the UK Tour of The Addams Family and the 50th Anniversary production of HAIR which she originally co-produced with Hope Mill Theatre in 2016, where she is Producing Artistic Director. She has produced over 40 productions including 6 festivals of new musicals called From Page To Stage. PARTICIPANTS: £18 (Industry Members may participate in this workshop)

25


Intimacy in Theatre Ita O’Brien Wednesday 11 September 10.00-13.00 Course: AD80 The actor, director and movement practitioner will gain key insights into how to approach intimacy, simulated sex scenes and nudity in theatre. Working through the Intimacy On Set Guidelines, the process will empower you with a clear language, inviting open communication and transparency, and a structure that allows for agreement and consent, when approaching intimate scenes. → Ita O'Brien is a movement director, working in theatre, television and film. Most recent theatre includes: Low Level Panic (Orange Tree Theatre), Silver Linings (English Touring Theatre), Food, I Wish To Die Singing and Obama-ology (Finborough Theatre). Film includes: The Girl With All The Gifts (Warner Bros.) & The Terrible Tale of Henrietta Tate (Méliès Productions). Television includes: Humans 2 (Channel 4) & Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams - Impossible Planet (Channel 4 & Amazon Video). PARTICIPANTS: £FREE (Disclaimer: you may only book one Young Vic workshop)

Get Your Short Film Seen Linda Ludwig and James Curle Thursday 19 September 18.30-20.30 Course: AD125 How to get your film into festivals and what you can expect from them. What’s a festival run and what is it good for? What’s producer’s rep and how is it useful? We answer all your questions around festival and marketing and what does and does not work.. → Linda and James are award-winning directors, directing drama and commercials together since 2011. Their film "Man of the Hour" won Best Short at the Cannes Film Festival 2018, AmPav, and was selected for over 10 festivals, including BAFTA and Oscar qualifiers. They are now working on their debut feature. PARTICIPANTS: £18 (Industry Members may participate in this workshop)

Pain Free Tax Surgery Mark Carr Wednesday 25 September 14.30-17.30 Course: AD20 Private 30-minute session, offering tax advice from a Streets Entertainment & Media chartered accountant. Covering bookkeeping, appropriate steps for your tax affairs, and Making Tax Digital. The Pain Free Tax Surgery does not allow for a detailed study of individual records and the advice given cannot therefore be deemed comprehensive. → Mark Carr and Company are chartered certified accountants and registered auditors specialising in the entertainment industry. PARTICIPANTS: £FREE (Industry Members may participate in this workshop)

26


career & advice: weekly/fortnightly/monthly Understanding Your Branding – One-to-One Sessions Darren R L Gordon Mondays 15 July, 19 August, 16 September 10.30-17.30 Course: AD2 This workshop is an opportunity to really think about you as an actor and what you are marketing and promoting. Develop a clear strategy to help make it easier for potential employers to engage with and understand what you have to offer. Please bring your CV, Reel and access to any other marketing material. → Darren R L Gordon is a Director, Mentor and Acting Coach, who has a passion for helping Actors progress their careers, with experience appropriate for absolute beginners through to high profile professionals. His insightful and Industry centred approach is bespoke and specific to the artist he is working with. PARTICIPANTS: £40

Well-being Afternoon Addam Merali-Younger Every 2nd Tuesday of the Month 14.30-17.00 Course: AD97 Are you dealing with bullying and harassment in the workplace, or any mental health issues? These drop-ins will provide a safe and confidential space for you to talk and consider your next steps. No appointment is necessary, there will be 30-minute slots throughout the session, available on a first-come basis. → Addam works at Equity, providing guidance, signposting and a listening ear to those who are experiencing bullying, harassment or mental health concerns. Prior to this, he was in the charity sector, most recently at Samaritans, which helped mould a strong interest in mental wellbeing and creating healthier work environments. PARTICIPANTS: £FREE

27


open courses – non-member workshops On top of our professional development programme here at the Actors Centre, we also offer workshops and courses for any professional and emerging actors who are not currently members. They are aimed at those who may have studied acting before and are looking to increase their knowledge and skills, or perhaps to those who have had a career change and are currently out of the industry. Some of the Open Courses that we run are: Introduction to Acting: It is a fun, informative and engaging course, aimed to provide a basic introduction to the acting profession. This is ideally suited to those inquisitive about an acting career, or those looking to enhance their day to day communication. Introduction to Unarmed Combat: This short course is perfect for those who are new to the world of stage combat, or for more experienced actors who are looking to brush on their skills and refine their stage fighting techniques further. Drama School Audition Technique: In this unique and exclusive opportunity, the Actors Centre and The Dorset School of Acting are joining forces to bring a week long intensive course for those wanting to audition for Drama School. Get Into Screen Acting: This five-day course for newcomers to the profession offers an exciting, dynamic and creative introduction to acting and auditioning for camera. Get Into TV Presenting: This two-day course will give you the tools to work across different presenting mediums and sharpen your skills for a career in front of the camera. Get Into Acting: This eight-day course is perfect for anyone who is interested in becoming an actor. The course acts as a taster of drama school training, a broad introduction to the craft of acting and acting as a profession. Drama School Audition Intensive: This one-day workshop offers young performers an invaluable grounding in the vital skills needed to succeed in the Drama School Audition process. For more information visit our website.

28


TRISTAN BATES THEATRE SUMMER SEASON We have a vast array of diverse and innovative productions arriving in the Tristan Bates Theatre this summer. We are delighted to kick off with SHADOWS by Dan Sareen (2nd - 6th July), a dissection of modern-day dating, and SORRY DID I WAKE YOU by Nina Georgieff and Beth Collins (3rd - 7th July), the story of two sister learning to cope with grief. Further into July, we’re delighted to host Exploding Whale's MAN DOWN by Jack Hart (9th - 13th July), which tackles domestic violence against men. We also welcome MEGA by Alex Milne (10th - 13th July); a dark comedy unravelling the lines between who we are and who we want to be. This is followed by A SHORT SEASON ABOUT EVERYTHING (16th - 20th July); a week-long extravaganza of solo shows and one-act plays, all written and directed by Michael Corbridge and Yvonne Heald. We are honoured once again to be a host venue for the Camden Fringe, and this year we have 9 fantastic shows across three weeks. We kick off with Spur of the Moment's CLASS by Alyce-Louise Potter (29th July - 3rd August), a verbatim piece about the experience and identity of a working class community. This is followed by Scatterjam Theatre's WHEN IT HAPPENS by Rachel Causer (30th July - 3rd August), an outrageous comedy about micro-aggressions and personal revolutions. The first week of our Camden Fringe programme is rounded out with SevenArc Production's IN LIMBO (31st July - 3rd August), a devised piece exploring the effects of male suicide in 2019 culture. Week 2 of the Camden Fringe begins with Falling Sparrow's BORIS REX by Charlie Dupre (5th - 10th August), which sees Boris Johnson's life re-imagined as a Shakespearean-esque tragi-comedy. This is followed by DISCORD OF DISCOURSE by Khairul Kamsani (5th - 10th August); a love story between art and science. Completing the week is Last Fleet Theatre's IS THIS THE END FOR CAPTAIN SPACE? (6th - 10th August) by Richard Yuill, a sci-fi comedy. Our third and final week of the Camden Fringe begins with ALL THE LITTLE LIGHTS by Jane Upton (12th - 17th August), a dark comedy about youth, abuse and survival. Next up is Blue Devil Theatre's THE GEMINUS by Ross Dinwiddy (12th - 17th August), a vivid and compelling voyage of self-discovery. Finishing off the season is Starbound Theatre and Lights Down Production's THE NET by Zoe Guzy-Sprague, a piece which challenges preconceptions of refugees as a young woman and her grandmother struggle for survival. In addition to our offering in the Tristan Bates Theatre, we’re also once again producing the JOHN THAW INITIATIVE. This season is our GRADUATE SEASON, featuring productions from students about to graduate from drama school, and offering them their first professional credit. As always, you can find all information and book tickets on our website.

29


Cancellation Policy If you are unable to make a workshop you have booked, we cannot transfer bookings. You must cancel and rebook. If a member is eligible for a refund, you will receive an automated refund into your Actors Centre account. We do not refund onto payment cards or into bank accounts. Any refund will incur a £2.00 administration charge which will be debited from your Actors Centre account. All Workshops You can request 100% of the workshop cost refunded to your account, less the £2.00 administration charge, up to two weeks before the event or workshop’s scheduled start date. If you provide less than two weeks’ notice for a cancellation, the below charges will apply. Regular Workshops An 80% refund will be credited to your Actors Centre account and can be requested up to two working days (48 hours) before the event or workshop’s scheduled start. Any regular workshops which require prep to be sent out, such as Putting in the Hours, will have a four day notice period as listed below. Guest Workshops An 80% refund will be credited to your Actors’ Centre account and can be requested up to four working days (96 hours) before the event or workshop’s scheduled start. No refunds can be processed after this time unless we are able to resell your place from a waiting list. You can see the refund policy for each workshop on the event page on our website. Free Events Members are asked to let us know as soon as possible if they need to cancel their place. There is no cancellation penalty unless a member simply fails to let us know that they are not coming or provides less than 2 hours’ notice of cancellation. ‘No-shows’ incur an automatic £5 penalty fee on their account. Renewing your Membership To access our workshops and masterclasses you must be an active member of the Actors Centre. Renewing your membership is easy. Simply drop by and renew at Reception or call 020 3841 6600 and renew over the phone. If your membership expires you will be required to pay the joining fee to become a member. Recommend a Member Remember, any member who gets one a friend (who has never been a member before) to join the Actors Centre will get their next annual membership for £45. Get two friends to join the Actors Centre within the same membership period, and we will give you your next membership for FREE. Please ask reception for more details. Contact Us The Actors Centre 1a Tower Street London WC2H 9NP Phone: 020 3841 6600 Email: reception@actorscentre.co.uk

www.actorscentre.co.uk

30