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Foundations

Foundations is a fortnightly workshop offering, which aims to equip those looking to pursue an acting career with relevant training and knowledge of the industry. Covering a different theme each session, participants are invited to pick and choose which workshops they attend, ensuring their training fits around other commitments. Spaces are limited, so participants are advised to book in advance.

By signing up to a workshop, you are agreeing to these Terms and Conditions above: Foundation Course Terms and Conditions. These workshops are for those aged 18 and above. 

 

It is recommended that participants have some training before participating in these workshops. Please see our Get Into Acting and Get Into Screen Acting courses which will provide you with an introduction to the craft of acting and acting as a profession. 

 

Upcoming Workshops

 

 

 

 

Foundations: Improve Your Memory for Rapid Line Learning

Saturday 16 March, 10.30-13.30

In this interactive memory seminar, you will learn practical real-world strategies that take the stress out of learning lines in any situation. Play along with some easy to use and highly effective memory strategies with Grand Master of Memory, Mark Channon. Discover the art of Creative Memorisation, which are the building blocks for a better memory and increased focus, and learn how to put it into practice! You will gain strategies to learn lines quickly before an audition, and a simple process to accelerate the time to learn last minute scenes. Gain skills to get ‘off book’ earlier in rehearsals.

 

Foundations: Stanislavski 

Saturday 22 June, 10.30-17.30

This one day course is for actors new to the Stanislavski system. Like most techniques, the aim of Stanislavski's was to expand, broaden and deepen an actor's engagement with the role they were playing and free their imagination and talent.  In a group setting, we will examine the Stanislavski questions and terminology from its source basis, at essence, before it began to develop under the hands of other practitioners and teachers. We will use practical exercises, methods of improvisation and scenes from a varied repertoire to examine objectives, actions, obstacles, tactics, super objectives, stakes, circles of attention and more - with the specific aim of creating understanding and freedom, rather than confusion and encasement, the ultimate aim of any technique. You will leave the course with an understanding of the Stanislavski system and many different strategies and exercises to further develop your engagement with its principles - in any repertoire, stage or screen.

 

Please note: If you are unable to attend any of the above workshops, please contact reception on 020 3841 6600.