The Actors Centre

Actioning

WHAT IS IT? Maggie will lead a workshop which demystifies the process of actioning the text and refines the process for those who have studied it at basic level at drama school. HOW WILL IT WORK? Finding the right action is an essential part of the process of preparation for an actor. Actors need actions, they cannot act moods; they need to be doing something with every line and an aim to achieve. Using active verbs we will look at how to refine the action-word until you hit exactly the right one to make the action come alive. WHAT DO YOU GET OUT OF IT? A vital tool for the rehearsal room and a method to revitalise performance. “If you want to act, or act better, actions will take you a long way on the journey to excellence” (Terry Johnson). Price: £18.

Tutor

Maggie Lloyd-Williams

Maggie is co-author of Actions – The Actor’s Thesaurus. She is an actress who has performed in a number of plays at the National Theatre as well as productions at the Soho Theatre, the Tricycle and Shakespeare's Globe. She has appeared in several TV series including Secret Diary of a London Call Girl, Murphy’s Law, Redcap and Silent Witness. She has also just completed another book King of Queens with Boy George.

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