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Acting (Stage & Screen) TAPAS Courses

Emergency Room - Acting Audition Technique course

What is the course about?

It is audition season and if you are part of this process or thinking of doing this next year then this is the course for you. Hundreds of people audition every year.  How are you going to stand out? The tutor of this course is an industry professional who has worked at the top drama schools and knows what they are looking for. Learn how an audition panel sees you in order to maximise your chances of success.

You will work on a range of audition material (both prepared and unprepared), primarily for the stage to build a solid base of contemporary / Shakespeare audition pieces. You will be required to learn new audition material as we progress through this course, so please be aware that you will need to conduct some work from home (this will be valuable time spent).

There is a maximum of 10 places available to ensure participants receive individual support and feedback.

What will we cover?

  • Casting types
  • Industry audition processes
  • Characterisation and thought processes for audition material
  • Behavioural realism: exploring and applying Stanislavskian principles.  Uncovering character impulses and connecting to text. Using words as action.  The importance of given circumstances and making actor’s choices to create a world.  The value of character sensory and emotion memory. 
  • Sight-reading.
  • How to present yourself in the interview and respond to questions
  • Getting the most of the audition process

Weeks 1/2: Exploring your monologues 

Weeks 3/4: Work on individual pieces and audition technique/etiquette

Week 5: Mock audition 

What level is the course focused on?

You must have strong acting skills in place to do this course and previous experience is crucial.

Is there anything I need to bring?

Audition monologues.  You must be familiar with these before you start the course.  Please be prepared that the choices you have made might be changed by the tutor if they feel they are not appropriate. 

Course Date Time Places left Price
Emergency Room - Acting Audition Technique course Sat 07 Jan 2017
to Sat 04 Feb 2017
12:00 noon - 1:30pm 1 place left £95.00 Book now

Acting - From Page to Stage

This five week course is aimed at those who want to develop their acting skills. With a particular focus on listening, receiving and responding using text to change the other. You will explore duologues and scenes from a range of plays to achieve this.

Led by industry professional Charlotte Thompson, this course promises to improve you as an actor and truly engage and respond to others. The course has limited numbers so we can ensure you will get detailed feedback and time for individual tutoring.

Course Date Time Places left Price
Acting - From Page to Stage Sat 25 Feb 2017
to Sat 25 Mar 2017
12 noon - 1:30pm 7 places left £100.00 Book now

ArtsEd and Chiswick Community Drama Group

Did you ever want to act but life took you down another path?  Did you once act but you’ve been away from it for some time?  Does the smell of the greasepaint draw you to a new adventure? Would you like to rekindle your love of the stage? Want to learn new skills with a group of fellow adventurees? 

ArtsEd is known as one of the best Drama Schools in the UK. We want to throw open our doors and share our love of Acting with those who feel the same in Chiswick and the surrounding areas. So if you have performed a little or not at all and want to have a social evening out once a week in a fun and supportive environment then please sign up.

The course will initially last for six weeks (shall we call it our 'First Act'?) meeting every Thursday from 7:30pm-9pm.

The theme will be the plays of Alan Ayckbourn and Alan Bennett

As the group forms we will be asking what playwrights you would like to explore.  We want this to be a collaborative process. 

So get away from that TV, do something different, socialise, inspire and challenge yourself. Make this time YOUR time.

Course Date Time Places left Price
ArtsEd and Chiswick Community Drama Group Thu 27 Apr 2017
to Thu 01 Jun 2017
7:30pm - 9:00pm 11 places left £100.00 Book now