Presence and Audition technique

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Acting Workshop – Audition technique, Achieving presence with Ken Rea

Ken Rea’s teaching focuses on how actors can unlock their creativity and presence to project their unique individuality.

This intensive workshop draws on a variety of sources, including little known eastern techniques. It shows you how to achieve a more compelling presence, have greater ownership of the text and maintain a relaxed but vital energy, even in stressful situations such as castings, auditions and the pressures of filming. It also explores how you can attain specificity and greater detail in character choices.

In auditions you will learn how to stay focused, open and spontaneous. In performances you will learn how to raise the level of your acting by bringing fresher, more imaginative interpretations to a role, keeping the audience totally engaged.

„Ken Rea gives you, like an athlete, a state of readiness so you may seize your moment when it comes: either in character or as yourself. He talks about energy and enthusiasm and how these can be nurtured in you so you will be more hireable ‘in the room’.” – Damian Lewis 

“My whole aim is to help you do more exciting work and have more control over your career as an actor. I’ll give you techniques you can immediately put into practice, whatever level you’re at, on your own as part of your personal preparation, or with a scene partner or a group when you’re rehearsing together. This is not about how to be famous, because being an outstanding actor is not about fame. This is about success in acting, by which I mean doing the kind of outstanding work that will excite audiences.”Ken Rea Interview


The Outstanding Actor Ken ReaKen Rea, has taught actors throughout the world. He is author of  The Outstanding Actor: Seven Keys to Success, and Professor of Theatre at London’s renowned Guildhall School of Music & Drama, where he trained some of Britain’s leading actors, including Ewan McGregor, Michelle Dockery, Ewan McGregor, Hayley Atwell, Damian Lewis, David Thewlis, Rhys Ifans, Orlando Bloom, Dominic West and Daniel Craig.

Course Outline

Preparation Each person should have learnt by heart:
One classical monologue (preferably Shakespeare)
One contemporary or modern monologue (it can be English or German)



Venue: Berlin
Dates: June 17th to June 20th, 2017
Schedule: 4 Days | 10:00 am – 6pm
Fee: 665 Euro VAT | 10% reduction for Actors, who have participated in past studio workshops
Number of participants limited to 12 | Free places 4 | No Observers | Only once a year
Prerequisities for attenting: Experienced working actors & talented beginners
Please add to your application a link to your Homepage/Agency or a full CV/resumé of your acting experience
Grands: Bildungsprämie (50%) & GVL (30%)
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Documentary Interviews with Ken Rea, Judi Dench, Patsy Rodenburg…

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“The classes with Ken at Guildhall, I consider to be the most important part of the acting training. They are exercises in patience, unpredictability and encouraging students to make utter fools of themselves – vital for any actor embarking on a life in the profession.” – Michelle Dockery (Downton Abbey)

“Ken’s classes were some of the most interesting that I was lucky enough to attend at drama school. He opened the mind to what acting could be.” Ewan McGregor

For further information about Ken Rea´s book “The Outstanding Actor” click here

For further information about Ken Rea please click here


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Teilnahmerücktritt: Bei Rücktritt per mail bis 14 Tage vor Workshopbeginn wird eine Stornogebühr von 40 % fällig, danach 70 %. Der restliche Betrag wird zurückerstattet. Bei Rücktritt 2 Tage vor Beginn oder am Tage des Workshops ist eine Rückerstattung des Betrags nicht mehr möglich, es kann aber ein Ersatzteilnehmer/in gestellt werden.