Acting: improvers scene work

Course Dates: 23/02/22 - 30/03/22
Time: 18:15 - 21:15
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Tutors: 
Continue your development as you explore exercises and acting techniques to bring a variety of scripts and scenes to vivid life. Consolidate techniques and expand your expression and understanding of performing in a safe and supportive atmosphere.
This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
Download
Book your place
In stock
SKU
179916
Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £179.00 Concession £109.00

Course Code: DRM005

Wed, eve, 23 Feb - 30 Mar '22

Duration: 6 sessions (over 6 weeks)

Or call to enrol:020 7831 7831

Any questions? drama@citylit.ac.uk
or call 020 7492 2542

Please note: We offer a wide variety of financial support to make courses affordable. Just visit our online Help Center for more information on a range of topics including fees, online learning and FAQs.

What is the course about?

These lively and challenging practical sessions are designed for those who want to extend their abilities and skills in acting. You will work on a range of acting exercises to improve spontaneity, presence and authenticity. You will continue to learn the fundamentals of stagecraft; how to work with text to build character, relationship and the world of the play using a variety of approaches. Your work will culminate in a presentation of a scene 'off book’ in the final session.

What will we cover?

•Physical and vocal warmups
• Group exercises
• Character work
• Text analysis
• Scene Rehearsal and performance.

Please note that acting classes by their very nature can involve exercises and the exploration of material that some students may find challenging.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

• Work cooperatively with other actors
• Explore and analyse text confidently
• Develop character
• Perform in a scene from a play with confidence.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This is an improvers class. Perfect for anyone who has completed a beginner’s course or has suitable experience.

In order to get the most from the course you will be able to:
• Listen and respond to instructions and feedback.
• Communicate clearly in discussion and drama practice.
• Read and respond to a variety of text.
• Give and receive constructive feedback.
• Take notes.
• Work within groups and pairs safely.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

In pairs, groups and individually. Some preparation/reading will be required between classes.


HEALTH CHECK
You may or may not be asked to participate in rigorous activity from time to time. Please consider whether you could do this, if you are in any doubt consult a medical practitioner.

As part of the course content, your tutor may record your image for initial and ongoing assessment purposes. You are entitled to decline to participate in the recording of your image.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Comfortable clothing should be worn. Bring a pencil and a rubber with you for annotating scripts. You may need a notebook and pen in these sessions.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

You could enrol onto the next improvers course or Acting Workshop. Consider Improvisation or a course in
Stanislavski.

Juliet Prague

Juliet Prague trained at the Drama Centre. Theatre is her first love; she was a founding member of Mkultra, a performance collective that presents work in the UK, Greece and Italy. Her extensive career as an actor includes 24 Hours at the Arnolfini (Bristol 2019), The Vagina Monologues (2019), Afterlives in Athens as part of the Hellenic Festival (2017), Circle of Blood shot in Niagara Falls by cult director Michael di Paolo (2014) and Square Rounds written and directed by Tony Harrison at the National Theatre. As director she has created theatre in unexpected places including art galleries and homeless communities. A skilled voiceover artist she has recorded many talking books and cartoons. She has also sung with Voicelab at the Southbank Centre. With her wide knowledge base including Stanislavski, the Method and Meisner Technique, Juliet has taught acting for over twenty years at City Lit, Regents University, Rose Bruford, Brunel, Royal College of Music, and has led training programmes for the corporate sector. She is also currently acting teacher at The Bridge Theatre Training Co.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.