Acting

Acting is a very complex job which involves many skills. As an actor you take on a job to represent another; you are a storyteller. Within an acting lesson you may focus on many different techniques, depending on what your overall goal is and what you want to achieve.

These techniques may differ and alter depending on whether you are focusing on acting for theatre or acting for screen. 

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Why have acting lessons?

Whatever your goals, whether you'd like to start acting as a hobby or to work towards exams in Acting or Speech and Communication, or perhaps you have a presentation that you want to become confident at, then we can discuss all your goals and set achievable targets in place. 

Shelley has guided many students through their exams in for differnt examining boards such as LAMDA, Trinity, ERA and LCM.

What will I do in a lesson?

During an acting lesson you may work on some or all of the following which will have their own exercises and tricks to explore each one:

Acting technique (exploring acting for stage and camera and different practitioners and styles)

Audition technique

Exam preparation

Exam performance

Script analysis/Scene study

Sight reading

Characterisation

Character timeline

Monologue 

Rehearsal techniques

Improvisation

Voice 

Posture

Projection

Body and gesture

Facial expressions

Classical vs Contemporary

Themes

There are so many more areas to look at within the voice and singing and we can go in-depth as much as is required and necessary for each individual.

What should I bring with me to a lesson?

Just yourself and a willingness to learn! Unless something has been discussed previously to the lesson about what to prepare, materials such as scripts or scenes will be arranged for you. It is also good preparation to bring your own water bottle to stay hydrated. For new starters, a couple of forms will need to be completed by the student, or parent of student if they are under 18 years old for the first lesson.

 

Please get in touch if you are looking for acting lessons or if you wish to discuss anything and find out more!