Acting for Beginners Classes
Our new Acting for Beginners course starts in January. It will be split into two “terms”, so that you can either sign up for just the first 6 weeks, the second 5 weeks or the total 11 weeks. See further details below.
Stage & the City’s Acting for Beginners classes are ideal if you want to boost your confidence, presentation skills or just want to have fun. Discover the buzz actors feel every time they go on stage, learn how to let yourself become other people and explore. During our courses you will build up a tool-kit of performance skills enabling you to unlock character, help spontaneity and free your inner performer from inhibition. We strongly believe in the value acting classes for improving self-confidence and life skills, regardless of whether you want to pursue acting professionally.
Our acting classes are designed to offer a progression through the levels of Beginners to Intermediates. You will receive guidance and feedback from your acting coach throughout the course. Once you have attended our Acting for Beginners classes and feel ready to progress onto the next level, or if you have completed a similar acting course elsewhere, you may consider applying for our Acting for Intermediates course, which has a showcase at the Off-West End Courtyard Theatre in March.
Acting Course Content:
9th January – 13th February (Term 1)
- Improvisation – in all forms – for fun, spontaneity, character development
- Group activities and drama games
- Devised Scenes
20th February – 20th March (Term 2)
- Actioning a Text – how to use the information already in a play to inform character choices
- Working on scenes from published plays
- Focus on Voice
- Individual Feedback from acting coach
Claire is a RADA trained actor. She has worked extensively on stage and screen. She also acts and directs for her theatre company A Monkey With Cymbals. Claire has toured with Handbagged (Eleanor Lloyd Productions) and Funny Peculiar (BKL) on UK No1 tours, and played Vivianne in the play Women of Twilight at The Pleasance Theatre. On screen Claire has played main supporting roles in numerous feature films including Beattie in The Magic Hour, (screened at BAFTA as part of the London Film Festival) and Ms Conrad in Telling Lies, (with Jason Flemyng and Melanie Brown).
Course Fees, Dates & Location:
TUESDAYS: 6.30pm – 7.45pm OR 8.00pm – 9.15pm
You can either sign up for Term 1 or Term 2, (if there are places remaining after term 1) or for both. There is an automatic 20% discount if you sign up for the whole course.
7th Nov – 12th Dec 2017 (6 weeks)
9th Jan – 13th Feb (6 weeks)
20th Feb – 20th Mar (5 weeks)
9th Jan – 20th Mar (11 weeks) – a 20% discount off paying the above two separately
LOCATION: The Poor School, 242 Pentoville Road, N1 9JY – nearest station Kings Cross