The Actors Centre

Monthly Writers Drop-in

Following on from the fortnightly writing group, this monthly drop-in class is aimed at anyone who has work they would like to be read for group feedback, or just simply want to come and observe or even discuss a possible idea. It can be for theatre, film or radio. The aim is to encourage, stimulate and support writers through a workshop approach. There will be no exercises, just a chance to hear your work read and discuss problems and ideas with the group. Previous group members have won the prestigious Verity Bargate Award, the Off Cut Festival at The Old Red Lion and had productions at The Edinburgh Festival and the Cannes Film Festival 2010 (shorts entry). Rehearsed readings of completed works regularly take place at the Actors Centre to an industry audience. Price £10


William Trotter

William Trotter works with the voice and its relation to language as a creative component both of actor development and of the rehearsal process.  He works one-to-one, on shows, and in workshops. He has worked with actors of many levels of experience, established names and people at early stages in their careers. His one-to-one clients have worked at the National, Royal Court and West End and leads at Regent’s Park and Apollo Victoria. Theatre work - including at the Arcola, BAC, the Finborough, the Royal Court, Lyric Studio, Menier Chocolate Factory, New Diorama and Riverside Studios - has involved helping actors whose experience has been in films to find voice for stage, pre-rehearsal and pre-performance warm-ups for companies, as well as audibility and vocal strain. He initiated and is developing the Actors Centre Shakespeare Speaking Laboratory. Workshops led at the Actors Centre have included Finding the Character's Voice, Vocal Truth for Stage and Screen,  Multi-Cultural Shakespeare, Working Words and Working Shakespeare's Words. He has led workshops for Escape Artists, Graeae, Mind the Gap, the Magic Circle, The Royal Scottish Conservatoire, and for Tamasha Theatre's actor-director laboratory. Non-theatre work has included work with presenters from China Radio International, ITN Factual, and LBC. Drama schools he has taught at include ArtsEd, Central, Drama Centre, East 15 and LAMDA. He trained at Central and Bristol and Exeter Universities and has been on the training working party of the British Voice Association.


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