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Welcome to the site of the Schott Acting Studio, Berlin. See an overview of the current seminars, workshops and training sessions or use the navigation links.

* Impressions funded projects/productions by Goethe Institut and Artist at Risk here || Schott Acting Studio on Vimeo || IN PERSON  *Movement & Creating A Character – April 24/25* || “Three Sisters” by Chekhov with UK theatre director Mike AlfredsFive online sessions – Start April 22nd || ARPIL/MAY: Camera Acting & Shooting Scene for Reel with TV director Rainer Hackstock || MAY: Dreamwork for Actors and Artists with Ken Barnett || JUNE: Acting Workshop with Sheila Gray || Camera Acting Masterclass with Eric Reis || * Take advantage of our 2024 workshop offer and create your own training program by selecting workshops of your choice. Book two or more workshops worth 850 Euro or more and save 8.5%.

Analysis of Chekhov’s “Three Sisters” with Mike Alfreds from London
April 22nd to 26th, 2024 | 5 Days – 10 am to 12 | Zoom

1: Break-down of the structure and general organization of the play. 2: Detailed analysis of a single character. 3: Analysis of all the characters’ super objectives and the super objective of the play. 4: As a finale: putting all the above elements together to decide what the themes of the play are and how that would be imagined physically on stage. Mike Alfreds is responsible for more than two hundred theatre productions, some of which have won awards both in the UK and abroad. He has worked as a director and teacher with actors including Sir Ian McKellen, Mark Rylance, Pam Ferris and Michelle Williams. [read more…]
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Acting Foundation Intensive with Matthias Schott
May 27th to 30th, 2024 | 4 Days | In Berlin

We create a basis for your further work as an actor. Stanislawski and various English and American developments of his methods of Uta Hagen, Stella Adler, Lee Strasberg offer you a framework to learn the most important aspects of the art of acting. Improvisations, exercises and scene work that will stimulate your imagination and ability to transform, in order to act convincingly in front of the camera or on the stage. [read more…]
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Dreamwork for Actors and Artists with Ken Barnett
May 4th to 10th, 2024 | 5,5 Days | In Berlin

Discover what is within you that is longing to be expressed in your creative work, and unveil the patterns of thinking or behavior that are limiting you in your capacity for full expression. – By engaging with one’s own dream material, the artist learns tools that can then be applied to any script or creative effort in order to deepen the personal connection to your work. As is true with each dream, each role or project becomes a new opportunity to learn, grow, and move towards wholeness. – This course is appropriate for beginners as well as people with prior experience with Dreamwork. Participants will have the opportunity to explore a dream or a current creative project. While the workshop is designed for actors, artists of all disciplines are encouraged to attend. [read more…]
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Camera Acting Workshop + Demo Reel Scene with Rainer Hackstock
April 29th to May 1st; 2024 | 3 Days | In Berlin

In this exciting practical workshop, experienced TV director Rainer Hackstock (including 25 episodes of the ORF/ZDF hit series SOKO Kitzbühel) not only offers valuable insights into working on a film set, but also prepares, rehearses and shoots duo demo scenes. No later than two weeks after the end of the course, each participant will receive “their” scene, professionally edited with music, titles and color correction for their own use. Short “About me’s” can also be filmed on request. This practical workshop is for anyone who wants to gain stress-free camera experience and at the same time take home a “result”: From talented amateurs to theater actors or singers to extras who would like to train for a speaking role. The workshop is also interesting for trained actors who need a current demo scene. [read more…]
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Acting Workshop with Sheila Gray
June 10th to 14th; 2024 | 5 Days | In Berlin

This workshop will be a survey class of tools an actor can implement while rehearsing and performing with an emphasis on film technique. Since working in film is an intimate process with the camera picking up subtleties we will focus on how to develop privacy in a public setting and how to create a rich internal life and inner dialogue that the camera will then pick up. This will enable the actors to embody the characters and the stories they tell in a realistic and unique way. We will work on preparation, concentration and the physicality for the scenes in order to bring the intensity and depth which make film scenes so dynamic and exciting. I will often interject during an exercise or scene in order to guide it and accustom the actor to taking direction in the moment. [read more…]
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