Acting: scenes to performance
Time: 10:30 - 16:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street
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Course Code: DPP056
Duration: 3 sessions (over 3 weeks)
What is the course about?
Rehearse scenes to performance standard. We will cover the key skills and techniques required to work professionally in the rehearsal room with a full company. This course is ideal for students who have developed a solid technique in skills classes and wish to gain experience of rehearsing scenes to performance standard.
Using a key contemporary text, we will explore the actor's process fully from the initial read, through rehearsal and into performance. Under the guidance of a highly experienced director you will use a method on the text to examine the script for insights into character, relationships and the dynamics of the scene. Once cast in a scene, you will rehearse effectively with the director and other actors to realise the material fully. The process will include good use of stagecraft and associated terminology, using a prompt, line learning techniques and meeting deadlines. You must attend all of the three day long sessions and should work with discipline and commitment throughout the entire process.
What will we cover?
The rehearsal process
Working professionally with the director and other actors
Script analysis and a method on the text
Performing in front of an audience.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Rehearse professionally with the director and other actors
Prepare for formal rehearsals
Perform confidently off book.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is for students who have completed a number of acting courses here at City Lit or elsewhere. Commitment and focus are needed and you will need to attend all sessions. Contact the drama department to check if this course is suitable for you. You may need to take part in a short phone interview. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to check your level and gain authorisation to the course.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Your tutor will use a range of strategies to teach this course. You will work in group and pairs. There will be preparation and line learning outside of the sessions.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
You will be supplied with text.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Any advanced level skills courses, or consider auditioning for City Lit Theatre Company.
Laura is an experienced theatre director, teacher and writer and has taught at City Lit since 2011. Laura has worked at a wide range of venues including the National Theatre, the Open Air Theatre Regent’s Park, Birmingham Rep, the Cambridge Arts Theatre, and Southwark Playhouse. She loves all types of plays, from new writing and devised theatre to Shakespeare and works in translation, and enjoys bringing scenes and characters to life with students in her classes. Laura studied English Literature as an undergraduate at Oxford University and went on to take an MA in Text and Performance Studies at King’s College London and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. She splits her time between teaching, writing, environmental work and directing theatre productions.
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.