Learn to Act II explores more challenging areas of acting, such as text, movement, vocal skills and staging dialogue.
Many people who complete Learn to Act I attend. It is also open to experienced performers who are in search of something more demanding.
Developing Your Voice
One of the main themes of Learn to Act II is The Voice. You will learn games, exercises and techniques designed to widen the range, power and flexibility of your voice.
The voice is the most versatile of all instruments, yet many people are reluctant or unable to use to its full potential either in performance or in other areas of their lives. We will give you the tools to do so.
This theme of Voice relates closely to exploring and interpreting Text.
We will ask you to choose and learn a text, which you will have a chance to perform in all sorts of contrasting ways as the course progresses. This will give you an insight into how to bring the written word alive in performance. We will also work on a text by a major playwright, such as Chekhov or Ibsen.
At the end of the course, you will be ready to perform for an audience and we will invite you to take part in Learn To Act III.
Duration: one evening a week for four weeks