Comedy Acting & Writing Classes
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Stage & the City’s Comedy Acting & Writing classes are all about having fun, understanding the comedy industry and working towards creating your own sketches and scripts. Students will explore a variety of acting techniques, comedy concepts and strategies for developing comedic performance. Participants will learn how to conquer stage fright and explore what makes comedy work.
Our Comedy Acting classes are ideal for anyone that wants to build their confidence, learn what makes you funny, have fun, develop their acting skills and say yes to creativity and spontaneity. This course also suits anybody who wishes to improve communication skills for work purposes including dealing with colleagues, clients and public speaking. No previous acting experience is required, just a desire to learn.
The course starting April 2018 will focus on sitcom and the process of getting an idea from imagination to page to screen. There will be a specific focus on Screen Acting techniques, methods to learn lines, how to story arch and build characters and understanding differences between stage and screen performance.
There will also be a focus on treatments, how to pitch ideas, methods to film testers and pilots and one-on-one help with Comedy TV ideas.
Students will be filmed and be able to watch themselves back to gain insights into the development over the course. They will also participate in table reads and critique each other’s work.
Teacher: Maddy Anholt
Maddy trained at ALRA (The Academy of Live and Recorded Arts) and had her first one woman comedy show produced by The Canal Cafe Theatre. Following this she had a sell-out run at the Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh Festival Fringe and at the Soho Theatre, London. Her new comedy pilot for BBC Radio 4 is released in December 2017. She has filmed with Warner Bros, Channel 5 and Sky.
Course Fees & Dates:
MONDAYS @ 7.00pm – 9.00pm
8th Jan – 19th Mar 2018 (11 weeks)
16th April – 16th Jul 2018 (12 weeks no classes on 7th & 28th May)
Use code STAGE20 to get an early bird discount if deposit paid by 26th March. Full fees must be paid before the course starts unless an instalment policy has been agreed to. Full fees are due on the 20th of April.