The Actors Centre

Fundamentals - Performance Naturalism

WHAT IS IT? Over two days, this workshop will take a multifaceted approach to naturalistic acting, from application to text and text analysis through to character building and performance. HOW WILL IT WORK? We will utilise techniques by some of the most relevant and respected theatre practitioners of our time including Stanislavski, Uta Hagen, Susan Batson, Sanford Meisner and Stella Adler. WHAT DO YOU GET OUT OF IT? In studying a wide range of texts from modern classics through to new writing, participants will explore the meaning of truthful performance, looking at how to make dynamic character choices and build on these choices to develop creative naturalistic performances with detail, colour & nuance. Price £60.


This workshop runs over 2 days

October 11, 12


Anthony Lau

Most recently, Anthony has directed a ‘parallel production’ of The Cherry Orchard at the Young Vic in the Clare Studio. Other recent credits include the world premiere of Terry Johnson’s Dreaming in America (Shoreditch Town Hall) and The Common Land (Rose Theatre Kingston). Prior to this, his other credits include: Still Life/Red Peppers (Old Red Lion), The Taste of Us (HighTide), I Am A Camera (Southwark Playhouse), The Pillowman (Workshop, Young Vic) and There Are Two Of Me (New Diorama Theatre). Recent associate/assistant directing includes: King Lear (Chichester Festival Theatre and BAM, New York), Mint (Royal Court), Canvas (Chichester), Bingo (Young Vic), An Inspector Calls (various venues, Paris). Anthony trained as a Director at LAMDA.


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