The Actors Centre

Acting: A Practical Approach to Getting Better At It

WHAT IS IT? This workshop is aimed at a range of actors. You might just be starting out or have many years experience - whatever your level you will be able to find greater simplicity, consistency, clarity and above all confidence in your own work. HOW WILL IT WORK? This is a practical workshop – creating a platform for building upon what you have learnt or already practice. In the morning you will participate in a series of exercises that will cover everything you need to know about acting; what it is, how it works and how your own methods can be employed successfully to create an effective approach. In the afternoon we will try out what we have discovered on a short script. It’s simple and straightforward, yet effective. WHAT DO YOU GET OUT OF IT? You will come away with a fresh approach to your work and an acquired methodology that creates credible and believable acting. You will have discovered ways to achieve greater consistency and confidence in your work. You will also have developed an empowering technique that can be applied when you’re preparing for a role, going for a take, auditioning or during rehearsals. Price: £30.


Matthew Truesmith

 Matthew trained as an actor at LAMDA and later moved to directing, cutting his teeth as an assistant at the RSC. Over the years he has worked with acclaimed Russian director Karma Ginkas, spent time with William Esper in New York and performed alongside Brian Cox in Orson Welles Heart of Darkness for Fiona Banner. He was the Head of Acting at GSA and then Head of Postgraduate Acting at Mountview where he helped encourage the careers of many aspiring actors. He also worked in the corporate world, using his expertise to troubleshoot a range of issues for a number of big businesses. He currently works freelance as an acting coach, director and script doctor. He also runs a self-tape audition service and can occasionally be seen on the stand-up comedy circuit.       


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