The Actors Centre

Being Authentic on Stage and Screen

WHAT IS IT? A good performance is defined by how far you can reach into peoples’ hearts and imaginations. Today’s audiences (and particularly industry professionals) are so well-seasoned they are only satisfied with truly fresh and unique performances - the real thing. This one day workshop will introduce techniques that access the well of creativity and imagination that can help us to manifest truly authentic performances. Open to all levels of experience. HOW WILL IT WORK? During a rigorous and inspiring day, we will explore exercises conceived by practitioners such as Michael Chekhov, Declan Donnellan, Stanislavsky and Mike Alfreds, plus a range of mindful acting practices and bodywork that enable us to get out of our own way, and make imaginative performances with high emotional impact. We will work with material from classic and modern theatre, and on camera with TV and film scripts. WHAT DO YOU GET OUT OF IT? A toolbox of new acting techniques, a more profound access to your innate artistic intelligence and a refreshed and confident attitude which will nourish your auditions, rehearsals and performances. Price: £45.


Ryan Kiggell

Ryan is an actor, theatremaker and teacher. After graduating from LAMDA, he performed with Cheek by Jowl theatre company for over ten years, touring several major productions across the world. Other acting highlights include Amy's View in the West End, The Importance of Being Earnest at Regent's Park, and most recently Uncle Vanya at West Yorkshire Playhouse. He appears regularly on screen, and has worked with directors such as Mike Figgis, Steven Poliakoff and Joe Wright. Ryan is artistic co-director of aya - an experimental theatre company presenting work internationally. With aya he created Darkness Spoken, a multimedia piece commissioned by the Southbank Centre, and Burmese Days, a theatrical adaptation of Orwell's first novel created for the 59e59 Theatre in New York. He is currently making a short film. Ryan has taught at Central School of Speech and Drama, and Mountview.


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