Richard Banks is an experienced and award winning actor, director and writer and is also a fully qualified teacher. He has run drama groups for people of all ages and abilities. He has appeared in many TV shows and films, including 'Call the Midwife', 'The Village` and 'Victoria and Abdul'. On stage he has played many leading roles, from Lucky Eric, in John Godber's 'Bouncers' Richard enjoys teaching skills to develop your confidence in all walks of life
Gareth Rees-Wells (Garf)
Facilitator / Director for your finale film project 2018 - Being human. We will decide and devise what it is to be oneself. Playing you. If we were a fly on a wall watching ourselves what would we see? We will also look at playing one another, using improve and various techniques learned throughout the term until finally reading rehearsing and performing for your finale film project. We will act, we will play.
THE PSYCHOLOGICAL GESTURE: The Psychological Gesture is an amazing acting tool developed by the great Russian actor, director and teacher, Michael Chekhov. (1891 to 1955.) Designed to get the actor instantly into character, the Psychological Gesture is used today by many great actors such as Jack Nicholson, Anthony Hopkins and Johnny Depp.
After a short warm up, everyone will be given a character to play in a short scene. We will work through some useful techniques to investigate the characters and the circumstances they are in in their given scenes. We will then perform and work the scenes on the floor.
it'll be very physical and tiring, but also quite exposing emotionally. It'll definitely push you out of your comfort zone, but it can be challenging for some people. Watch or play you'll surprise yourself either way
A lesson of acting experience for none actors or new to acting. It offers participants, through an intensive series of exercises and presentation, the opportunity to expand, explore and deepen awareness of (the real me). It aims to extend the range of each student's confidence, uncover tensions that block development and work on strategies to remove them.
2017 - What do actors do? Well they act, don’t they? What do good actors do? They don’t just act, they play! When on stage we are in a play, but we often forget TO play This session will be about freeing up and having fun. Forget being perfect, forget remembering lines (for now!), this is about finding the play and joy of using our imaginations to allow us to start creating characters and worlds that entertain and absorb
Am I an Actor for adults - little or no experience
We invite various Actors, theater makers, artists, clown practitioners, filmmakers, writers and directors plus many more to lead the workshops. This is great for adults who have always wanted to explore their abilities to act, to learn about yourself, be surrounded with creative people and enjoy the devising process. We will spend one day making a film following the workshops. Dates for this are to be confirmed
To book your space use the payment and ref details below
Cost: £50 (full term - 5 weeks)
Drop in: £15
Dates: January 2019
Payment details: s.20-45-45 a.40189359 / ref: Acting
Address: Stratford, Newham, London, UK
Once you confirmed your place we cannot issue you a refund in case if you are unable to attend all 6 workshops as we are non profit and soon as we have enough members we use all funds to book venues and industry guests / practitioners for the entire term, to run the workshops we need to meet a minimum participation. This in turn allows us to create this wonderful journey for you and us. We ask that you to attend all 6 workshops for maximum benefit.
At the end of the last workshops we will have a two hour sharing space this is for those who wish to share anything they have learned/ developed from the workshops. We would encourage you to invite all your lovely friends and family (optional)