Introduction to acting
Time: 10:30 - 17:30
Location: Keeley Street
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What is the course about?
The course is designed for those wanting to practically experience the process of acting. It is ideal for total beginners or for those returning to acting after some time away. It is an opportunity to improve your overall confidence in yourself and in performing as you explore a range of acting exercises. Learning is through fun simple exercises that begin with theatre games and build towards scene work. An opportunity to develop your creative skills in exploring character in a range of scenarios.
What will we cover?
• Drama games and group exercises
• Scene work
• Character work.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Work more openly with others
Communicate more successfully
Work confidently in dealing with the process of creating a character
Perform a short scene with confidence.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Beginners and those returning to acting following a break.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Your tutor will use a range of practical exercises including whole group and pair work.
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?
Please wear soft shoes and comfortable clothing that you can move freely in. Bring something to write with.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Enrol onto Acting: beginners, Acting for fun or an improvers course if you have previous experience and your level of confidence is high.
Cara is an experienced Adult Ed. Acting tutor. She runs playful and challenging sessions using voice, movement, improvisation and text and a range of different approaches including Stanislavski, LeCoq, Johnstone and Gaulier inspired techniques. She is also a multi-skilled creative person who has used her acting, writing and directing in a range of professional contexts outside of education. As a drama practitioner she has delivered arts projects in partnership with organisations and community groups including The National Gallery, The Synergy Theatre Project, Mosaic Clubhouse and The LSE. Her first TV comedy drama ‘Hendrix and Handel’, which she wrote with Sophie Trott, airs on Sky Arts on the 21st September 2020 at 10pm, and the six part audio drama ‘How To Burn A Million Quid’ which she wrote with Sean Grundy can be currently be heard on BBC Sounds. Qualifications include a PGCE in Drama from The Central School of Speech and Drama and a BA English and Drama from The University of Bristol.
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.