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1. “We’ve bought into the idea that education is about training and “success,” defined monetarily, rather than learning to think critically and challenge. We should not forget that the true purpose of education is to make minds, not careers. A culture that does not grasp the vital interplay between morality and power, which mistakes management techniques for wisdom, which fails to understand that the measure of a civilization is its compassion, not its speed or ability to consume, condemns itself to death.” – Chris Hedges (Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle)

2. Ermäßigungen

a) 3% Ermäßigung für Mitglieder von folgenden

Organisationen, Verbänden, Gewerkschaften:

BFFS, Interessenverband Deutscher Schauspieler e.V., Verdi, Ensemble Netzwerk, SBKV – Schweizer Bühnenkünstler Verband, VÖFS – Verband österreichischer SchauspielerInnen, SSFV – Filmschauspieler, ACT – Berufsverband der Freien Theaterschaffenden, BFDK – Bundesverband Freie Darstellende Künste, Bundesverband Regie, ADA – Österreichischer Regieverband, Verband Filmregie Österreich Verband Deutscher Drehbuchautoren e.V., Verband für Film – und Fernsehdramaturgie e.V., Drehbuchverband Austria, Verband Österreichischer Film-Autoren (VÖFA), Interessenverband Synchronschauspieler e.V., Bundesverband Theaterpädagogik e.V. * und weitere falls uns nicht bekannt bitte kurz per Email bescheid sagen.

* Beim Onlinebuchungsvorgang (Ausfüllen des Formulars) erscheint ein Kästchen zum Häkchen setzen, dadurch wird die Gebühr automatisch um 3 % reduziert! ** Falls wir eine Organisation/Verband/Gewerkschaft vergessen haben sollte, bitte uns schreiben. Die 3% Gebühr wird von uns übernommen, als zusätzliche Motivation sich zu engagieren und Organisationen/Verbänden/Gewerkschaften zu unterstützen.

3. Ermäßigung von 8,5 %

bei Buchungen von mindestens zwei Workshops ab Gesamtwert von 850 Euro.

4. Gründung Produktion für Stoffentwicklung & Film-/Theaterprojekte: “Foggy Road Productions”

5. Workshops 2024:

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6. Schott Acting Studio auf Vimeo

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7. Empfehlung: Das Anschauen bedeutender Filme und das Studieren von Schauspielern und Schauspielerinnen durch das Ausleihen von DVDs/Blu-rays aus Videotheken kann Schauspielschülern helfen, die Filmgeschichte zu verstehen und sich in Ihrer Arbeit inspirieren zu lassen. Die ausschließliche Nutzung von Streaming-Diensten schränkt die Perspektive, aufgrund der begrenzten Auswahl und der einseitigen Ausrichtung auf erfolgreichen Content, ein.

Die folgende Liste von Filmen ist unvollständig, aber ein guter Ausgangspunkt. List of Films

Weitere Listen: BFI , Variety , Time Out , The Guardian

8. Hier einige neue Feedbacks/Testimonials:

„I was an absolut beginner when I sign up for the foundation classes at Schott Acting Studio. Already at the beginning of the registration process I saw that Matthias is taking great care of everything. From answering almost immediately every question that I had to sending all necessary informations I need including location map. Acting classes were held in a beautiful and peaceful location with an amazing group of people and Matthias, our kind, carrying and friendly coach with whom I discovered a „new me“. These 4 days of intensive acting classes were energizing, fun and such a great experience! I know already now that this will not be my last class and I’ ll be back again.” – Max Steubl (May 2024)
„It was a really great experience which I can recommend to everyone, even if you are nervous or a bit shy… afraid to step out of your comfort zone. It will help you in many ways and Matthias is very professional and nice. The location is amazing and the cafe very cute. You will not regret trying this out, for fun or to really see if acting is the thing you want to do.“ – Bella Ferlings (May 2024)
„If you have ever thought of taking an acting class (and also if you haven’t until now), I highly recommend doing the foundation workshop with Matthias. He has an amazing way of gently guiding you on this journey to explore the human experience in all of its complexity, to understand yourself and others better and how we interact. He creates a trusting environment, really brings the group together and gives perceptive, individual feedback to help everyone grow over the course of the workshop. It is the kind of intensive experience that leaves you energised and hungry for more! Couldn’t recommend it more highly!” – Tanja Schwarzinger (May 2024)
“I have already done several workshops with the Schott Acting Studio, and it has always been an amazing experience. Matthias has a great sense of choosing the most exquisite teachers from all over the world. – Creating a personal narrative with Martin Maron and Directing Personal Narrative with Tomer Adorian has been an incredible journey. Martin opens up with his kind and encouraging way, a space in which you can discover your own voice, the topics that are crucial for your soul right now, and guides you with his expertise towards creating a story out of this topic. Tomer has a strong theatrical background and helped me to find the visual aspect of my story. After that workshop, you feel uplifted, eager to develop and work on your own story, and so inspired by listening to the stories that your colleagues had to share. – This workshop is perfect for writers, actors, directors, and anyone who is longing to connect with oneself.” – Janina Elkin (The Queen´s Gambit, Der König von Palma, Fremdkörper)
​„I highly recommend working with Ken Barnett on Dream Work. He is not only a fantastic teacher and coach, but one of the most attentive and non judgmental people I’ve ever encountered. The method of Dream Work is new to most actors in Germany, but nevertheless very effective and fundamental in achieving both mastery and artistic fulfillment in creating characters. You work the dream from the prospective of people or even innate objects coming in and from the dream, which is both fascinating and exciting. Try it, you will love it. – Kudos to Matthias Schott for inviting such a gifted person.”Oana Solomon; Deutsches Schauspielhaus Hamburg, Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus, Thalia Theater. Zusammenarbeit mit Theaterregisseuren*innen: George Tabori, Werner Schroeter, Luk Perceval, Ruth Berghaus, Robert Wilson, Dimiter Gotscheff
“Engaging in Creative Dream work with Amanda is a profound exploration of the soul, a transformative journey into the depths of unconscious dynamics. Finding this work has granted me access to inner images usually concealed by the ordinary. It enriches the source of creativity and sets free inner potential.”Eva Lorenzo
“I absolutely love Eric’s workshops – I did Level 1 and 2 in one wonderful go and they were brilliant! Eric is so clear and to the point (frank but kind, and funny) and built a safe and supportive working environment in which we could all try…and fail…and then try again – the best way to learn! The workshops helped me overcome my inhibitions about camera acting and I’m really excited about continuing to practise and learn more from him in the future!” – Laura Cameron Wilkinson
“The foundations acting workshop with Matthias was everything I was looking for in a week long intensive. He introduced us to a variety of exercises, concepts and techniques; he created an encouraging and safe environment and he provided us with insightful feedback as we went along. Throughout the course each student improved on their own as well as within the group. It was the perfect combination of fun and challenging and a real opportunity to get to know yourself better or just expand your acting experience. Matthias’ dedication to the craft is evident in his enthusiasm and dedication. I would happily take more classes with him. ” – Workshop August/Anonymous
Amanda‘s one of a kind. Working with her both privately and in a group setting has been fundamental in developing my creative practice. She’s highly intuitive, calm, encouraging and curious, and creates a safe and playful space to delve in and truly explore. Her work is profoundly holistic and has opened me up into a richer, deeper and more authentic way of connecting with myself, my art and others. And it’s super f*ing fun!  It’s become an integral part of my artistic process and way beyond. I’m forever grateful and couldn’t recommend her more highly.” Katie McGuiness (Snowpiercer, Hollywood)
“Thank you very much for this amazing opportunity of participating in a workshop with Eric. I’m very happy that I was able to be a part of it. Eric is a real professional, who are giving you professional tools. I love his approach to work and life…I think it was the best workshop that I ever have participated! Will be happy to continue studying with Eric.”Maria Shtofa (Actress from Ukraine/Berlin-based)
„Starting or maintaining a writing practice can be tough- it’s often lonely work and requires commitment.  The course I took with Tomer was quite revelatory.  He has such a range of brilliant exercises and techniques and really understands how stories work. I found myself writing in new ways and about personal topics, and opening up whole new areas of creative exploration; and I attribute this to Tomer’s natural gift as a tutor and coach. He brings such a welcoming and supportive energy and has a really special way of grasping and highlighting the deeper concerns within your work, so you’ll say- ‘oh I see! that’s what i wanted to talk about!’, and be able to continue with fresh ideas and energy.“Daniel Baker (Actor/Writer)
“Mike Alfreds’ workshop on the Laban Efforts was an amazing experience, led by a true pioneer of the theatre, which challenged my preconceptions around the psycho-physical work of the actor. As an introduction to the work of Rudolf Laban, I found the work liberating and specific, and with Mike Alfreds‘ guidance, the Laban efforts have become an indispensable and fundamental aspect of my toolkit as an actor. In a year of lockdowns and a global pandemic, one of the silver linings has been the ability to engage in online workshops with luminaries of the theatre, which would not have been possible otherwise.“William Harding (Actor/Playwright/Director South Africa)
„I just wanted to let you know that I thought Mike‘s Characterization workshop last week was absolutely brilliant. It was really insightful and provided us all with a rich variety of useful techniques from which to approach characterization. It was challenging but as a result, I felt like I learned so much just from those 5 sessions, and it’s made me think of how I approach the work in a new and exciting way. In addition, I’m starting to build an awareness of how we use Laban in our daily lives. I really hope to see more opportunities like them in the future. So, thank you both! I look forward to seeing you for the next one.“James Lacey (Actor, UK)
„The Studio that Matthias has built is unique and remarkable- I’m pretty sure there’s nothing else quite like it in Europe.  He attracts world class international coaches, and the community that has developed around the studio is so dynamic and creative.  Every workshop I’ve taken with the studio has been outstanding- the tutors and coaches are at the top of their game, and they’re incredibly generous with their time and expertise.  Since first attending a workshop with the wonderful Sheila Gray in December 2019 I have made many new friends through workshops with the Studio, and feel like I’m part of something very special.“Daniel Baker (Actor)
Matthias Schott is an outstanding acting coach and workshop leader. Through the detailed exercises in the workshops and his incredible curated eye, he provides generous individual feedback which has been pivotal on my acting journey. He is a true talent and the classes are not only a melting pot of ideas and experimentation but also fun! I can truly say that without it, my acting journey would not have grown as much. His knowledge, expertise and intuitive eye is unsurpassed.” – Alaa Taha (Playwright/Actress)
“Matthias is a phenomenal acting coach. I always come back to his teachings, whether it be preparing for theatre or film. Matthias has an engaging, attentive and intuitive teaching style that nurtures each student’s journey. He identifies potential blocks and offers the tools to work through them in order to understand where you need to go to reach a level of higher awareness and understanding as an actor. He breaks down the multifaceted process through a vast variety of exercises which makes the task at hand tangible and approachable, no matter where you are in your acting journey. Matthias’ workshops constitutes both individual and group exercises that shapes and forms each student and attunes to each individual level. Matthias has guided me from a fundamental level, to individual scene- and character work or auditions for schools and jobs. There is a wisdom and deep sense of humanity in the way he approaches each character or scene, teaching us to challenge our understanding of the human experience, be conscious and present in our acting choices, never judge our experience or understanding of the character, but be curious, free and creative.” – Nina Mariko Sandquist (Actress)
“Schott Acting Studio is the one Acting Studio in Europe that offers workshops and masterclasses with iconic teachers from all over the world. One year ago I took my first workshop organized by Schott Acting Studio and it helped me a lot to pursue my dream to move to the states and establish contacts for working internationally as an actor. After I finished drama school in Germany I was hungry for more and I still feel lucky to have taken several workshops in Berlin organized by Matthias Schott. These workshops and the wonderful teachers, colleagues and artists I met there had a huge impact on my journey which now led me to studying at the Actors Studio in New York. I’ll forever be grateful for these immensely inspiring and nurturing workshop experiences and the doors that opened themselves because of them. Thank you Matthias! ” – Janina Picard

9. Organisationen, die an vorderster Front kämpfen für den Erhalt von Wäldern und gegen Raubbau:

Agent Green:

The AGENT GREEN association is a non-governmental and non-profit organization for environmental protection , established in 2009 in Romania.

Cool Earth:

Back People, Protect Rainforest. Indigenous peoples and local communities are fighting for climate justice. Join them.

10. Aufführungen ukrainischer Künstlerinnen in Berlin

9. Aufführungen ukrainischer Künstlerinnen in Berlin

Eindrücke von der Premiere hier klicken

„Die Vermittlungsplattform für Kulturschaffende des Goethe-Instituts in Kooperation mit der internationalen NGO Artists at Risk ist Teil eines umfassenden Maßnahmenpakets, für welches das Auswärtige Amt Mittel aus dem Ergänzungshaushalt 2022 zur Abmilderung der Folgen des russischen Angriffskrieges gegen die Ukraine bereitstellt.“

11. Sandra Seacat (Los Angeles)

Artikel der New York Times “Laura Dern embraces…”

“The Method is strong in Dern’s family. Bruce Dern and Ladd studied at the Actors Studio, and Laura took classes at the Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute as a 9-year-old. Dern’s acting teacher of 30 years, Sandra Seacat, also came out of the Method. But Seacat’s pedagogy is a little different. The process begins with the actor writing a letter to herself. According to Seacat, such a letter might read, “Dear Inner Self, if it is your will, please reveal to me in a dream tonight, the inner truth of this character that is in me, this part of me that’s the character.” Then the actor brings the dream to workshop, where she might perform rituals based on it or cast other actors to perform it. Seacat believes, and Dern strongly affirms, that the artist is a “wounded healer” and that by finding in her character her own “wound,” and expressing it, she has the power to heal herself and the audience.” – (NYT)

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12. Rücktrittsrecht. Speziell für die längeren Workshops und Masterclasses gibt es neben den Rücktrittsrecht, zu finden in den AGB´s, auch Angebote von Versicherungen zu Seminarrücktritten. Dies könnte interessant sein für Kollegen*innen, die sich einen Platz sichern wollen, aber befürchten sehr kurzfristig aus schwerwiegenden Gründen stornieren zu müssen. Es sollte individuell angefragt werden, welche Bedingungen bzw. welche Stornierungsgründe anerkannt werden. Bsp.: Merkur-Seminarversicherung, Ergo-Seminar-und Reiserücktrittsversicherung u.v.a.

Drehoptionen, geänderte Drehpläne oder Theaterproben werden wahrscheinlich nicht als kurzfristiger Stornierungsgrund akzeptiert. Wichtig hier zu wissen: Es kann selbst bei kurzfristigen Stornierungen über unsere Rücktrittsvereinbarungen A) ein Ersatzteilnehmer*in gestellt und B) eine Umbuchung auf andere Workshops vorgenommen werden.

13. Zur positiven Wirkung des Theaterspielens und des Improvisierens

für Nicht-Schauspieler und Schauspielinteressierte

a.) Fear of Failing von Sarah Schmidt (The Guardian)

b.) “Frei entfalten kann man sich nur spielerisch” mit Gerald Hüther (Deutschlandfunk)

c.) Life Changing Lessons I learned from Drama School and Acting von Dominic Zhai (The Startup)

*Siehe Kurse Wochenendseminar Schauspiel oder für Gruppen Teambuildingseminare

14. Buchtips

Different Every Night von Mike Alfreds

Playwriting – Structure, Character, How and What to Write von Stephen Jeffreys

The Outstanding Actor von Ken Rea

Truth von Susan Batson

The Intent to Live von Larry Moss

The Actor´s Art and Craft / The Actors´s Guide to Creating a Character von Willam Esper