The Actors Centre

Screen Comedy

WHAT IS IT? A two-day workshop on comedy screen acting with a particular focus on generating comic chemistry between characters whether that chemistry is romantic, professional or something altogether different. HOW WILL IT WORK? Drawing on scenes from film and TV, the workshop will employ techniques from Meisner and the Method, alongside physical outside-in tools, to explore comedy in front of the camera to help actors find their most direct route to an authentic comedy screen performance. Scenes will be distributed or can be brought in as preferred and are to be learned in advance. All participants should emerge from the workshop with files to take away for editing. WHAT DO YOU GET OUT OF IT? An armoury of techniques to enable you to shine in comedic roles and scenes in TV and film plus some funny footage to take away! Price: £110.


This workshop runs over two days

June 24, 25


Nick Cohen

Writer/Director Nick Cohen was Literary Manager of the Gate Theatre under David Farr, Assistant Director at the RSC with Tim Supple and Staff Director at the NT working with Sir Trevor Nunn. His first feature film Beginners Luck starring Julie Delpy and Steven Berkoff premiered at the London Film Festival before a UK run. He subsequently gained a place on the BBC Drama Directors Academy, going on to direct Eastenders and Doctors. His last feature The Reeds was distributed by After Dark Films and Lionsgate in the USA and by Hi-Fliers on DVD in the UK. He is currently co-producing I Love London, the latest instalment in the successful franchise that began with Je T’Aime Paris and New York I Love You, and developing The Year of The Goat, a romantic comedy with Zentropa Films and US producers Mark Forstater and Meg Thomson. Nick has an MA in Screenwriting from the University of East Anglia and is a Guest Lecturer at UCL, South Bank University, Liverpool John Moore’s University, Four Corners Film and Mountview.


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