This course is designed to hone the performance skills of adult actors and develop the voice, body and habits of a professional performer.
You can sign up for any term, but each session builds upon the previous one.
Term 1 is all about releasing restrictions and fears. By dissecting the techniques of ‘Le Jue’ from French theatre master Le Coq, students will learn where they are most charming as actors and learn a set of tools to approach auditions and work more fully and playfully.
In Term 2, students will learn how to analyse text. Working with contemporary screen texts and plays, you will learn tangible techniques to find your character and mould your craft quickly and effectively.
Term 3 explores the classics in depth, including Shakespeare, Brecht, Pinter and Mamet. You’ll learn comedy and tragedy and how to place your performance in terms of tone, scale, and timing. You’ll also learn body techniques and sensory work. With an emphasis on character development, you’ll work with architypes and how these characters can transcend into almost all roles you will play.
Term 4 is a culmination of all of the new skills learnt and how they can work for improvisation. You will perform rehearsed texts, film a screen test, and improvise to an audience as your final goal.