Introduction to acting

Course Dates: 01/07/21 - 22/07/21
Time: 18:30 - 21:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Would you like to know more about the process of acting? Perhaps you have always wanted to try it or you would like to return to acting after some time away. Improve your overall confidence in yourself and in performing as you explore a range of acting exercises in a safe and exciting environment.
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Finished Thu, eve, 01 Jul - 22 Jul '21

Duration: 4 sessions (over 4 weeks)

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What is the course about?

This course examines the processes of acting and is aimed specifically at beginners and those returning to acting. You will build confidence and develop your creative skills in exploring character and scenes in a range of scenarios. Learning is through fun simple exercises that begin with theatre games and build towards simple text work.

What will we cover?

Drama games and group exercises
Creating a character
Basic scene analysis
Script work: a short monologue or duologue.

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

Work confidently in dealing with the process of creating a character from scratch and apply this technique to a piece of text work.

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?

Active learning with some homework.

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?

Soft shoes and comfortable clothing that you can move freely in. Writing materials.

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

Enrol onto DS002 Actor summer school: improvers or sign up to one of our courses scheduled in September.

Lawrence Lambert

Lawrence Lambert is a teacher of Stanislavski Method Acting, skilled and experienced in interaction and development of students in Method acting, and performance. He is flexible, adaptable and committed to student creativity and personal discovery throughout their development during rehearsal through to performance, discovering “The Self” using Stanislavski techniques in Creating Character, Improvisation, Voice, Movement and Text, developing the student both singularly and as part of an ensemble. Other influences include Sanford Meisner, Ute Hagen, Lee Strasberg and Stella Adler which are incorporated to a high level of understanding. Lawrence studied at East 15, London and The Actor's Studio, New York, and has taught at The Actors' Centre London, The Actors' Guild, MET Film School, East 15 Acting School as well as City Lit.

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.