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.
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.