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Current courses:
10-week Step One Course
Acting, Start Doing

10-Week Step One Course

When: Every Thursday (7pm to 10pm) starting on 14th September until 16th November 2017
Teacher: Gareth Kennerly and 8 guest teachers
Where: 2 Finsbury Ave, EC2M 2PA, London (and The Poor School, 242 Pentonville Road
King’s Cross, N1 9JY)

This course is a gentle, fun and focused introduction to acting or a refresher for those with some experience. You will work with professional actor and artistic director of Scaffold State, Gareth Kennerley, over 10 weeks on a dramatic monologue which will be performed at the end of the course to an invited audience of family and friends. He will introduce you to ways of approaching the text and will also spend the first hour of each session exploring different dramatic games and exercises with you as well as sharing his performance philosophy.

The Exploration:

For 8 of the 10 weeks you will also work with visiting teachers. These are all actors, directors, producers and practitioners within the performance arts. Gareth and all the teachers are working in the industry currently and bring you up to date and contemporary ways of looking at drama. Participants must be open minded and prepared to do learning work outside of class. They must be enthusiastic and able to attend at least 7 of the 10 sessions including the last session.

The cost of the course is bonkers given the professionals you will work with.

The course is experiential and self-determining it’s a great start to get your acting juices flowing but the onus is on you to take from it what you can.

Completion of the step one course will allow you to be considered for future scaffold state courses and public performances.

BOOK HERE – £200

Full payment to be received immediately on receipt of invoice or by paypal before 12th September to guarantee a place on the course.

Should the course be cancelled for any reason a full refund would be issued within two days of notification of cancellation.

Course Timetable:

September 14th – Gareth Kennerley (performer and director) – Introduction to course and allocation of monologues. Gareth will be present at all subsequent class apart from on October 26th. *THEATRE DELICATESSEN VENUE*

September 21st – Claire Llewellyn (performer and professional fight director) – Introduction to unarmed stage combat.

September 28th  – Stephen Fewell (performer and teacher) – Improvisation – Uning spontaneity to make your acting more relaxed, collaborative and creative.

October 5th – Hal Chambers (director) – “Shakespeare Land” – Learning to make Shakespearean text feel freshly minted, daring and alive.

October 12th – Katie Hayes (performer and teacher) – “Uncovering Character” – using different techniques to approach character in a fresh and individual way.

October 19th – Jennifer Rhodes (performer, singer and vocal coach) – “Finding Your Voice” – A practical exploration of vocal projection, range and breath. Using both spoen and sung text and introducing the still method.

October 26th – Tigger Blaize (performer and teacher) – “Trading Faces” – Unlocking character through the principles of full-mask.

November 2nd – Tim Casson (performer, teacher, choreographer) – “Physical Stories” – A playful introduction to physical theatre, and the body as a tool for communication in performance.

November 9th – Richard Neale (performer, teacher, director) – “Targets” – Exploring the external world and its affect on action in performance.

November 16th – final sharing of monologue work with family and friends.

Stop Acting, Start Doing

When: Saturday 30th September and Sunday 31st Sptember (11am to 6pm)
Teacher: Hal Chambers
Where: Theatre Delicatessen, 2 Finsbury Ave, EC2M 2PA, London

Award-winning theatre director, Hal Chambers, will work with a group of actors on STOP ACTING, START DOING, an active workshop aiming to make text feel freshly-minted, daring and alive. Hal Chambers has been directing work around the UK over the past 10 years. This a chance to get an insight into his rehearsal process which demands committed emotional intensity, a curious sense of play and a daring spirit. The overall aim to sharpen the actor’s instinct and ‘do’, not ‘act’.

The group will work with director, Hal, as a whole group, in pairs and on their own speeches. Please prepare one short (approx 1 min) speech for the session. Actors will be working on other carefully selected scenes and scenarios. Open to beginners, recent graduates and experienced actors who want to blast the cobwebs off. Dress ready for physical work.

Press on Hal Chambers:
’The talented Hal Chambers’ The Guardian ‘Shakespeare for the OMG generation? Yes, yes, a thousand times yes, when it’s as good as this’.’ ★★★★★ The Times on Hal’s Romeo & Juliet 2013 ‘Superbly directed…A revolutionary and ambitious production of Much Ado’ ★★★★★ The Stage on Hal’s Much Ado About Nothing 2015 Recent/Upcoming Directing Work:
Eastern Angles, Shakespeare’s Globe Education, Oxford School of Drama, Polka Theatre, Wales Millennium Centre, York Theatre Royal, Les Enfant Terribles, Bush Theatre, Reading Between the Lines Theatre Company.

BOOK HERE – £200

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