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Acting with Sandra Seacat (LA) | On Characterization (Chekhov) with Mike Alfreds

The Ten Steps to Creating a Character with John Osborne Hughes (London)
June Wednesday, 22nd to Sunday, 26th; 2020 | 5 Days | in Berlin

Actors, wouldn’t it be wonderful to go to auditions feeling supremely prepared and confident that you have the very best technique, knowledge and freedom to do a great job and create any character? The first part of the job of an actor, analysis of the play, could well be compared to the job of a detective…You arrive at the ‘scene of the crime’ (receive the script) and the search begins to find ‘clues’ to help you to piece together and establish the facts of the ‘case’. [read more…]
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Weekend Acting Foundation Course with Matthias Schott
March Saturday, 7th to Sunday, 8th; 2019 | 2 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 be able to act convincingly in front of the camera or on the stage. [read more…]
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Physical Characterization: Animal Work with Matthias Schott
May Saturday, 2nd to Sunday, 3th; 2020| 2 Days | In Berlin

Animal work is a wonderful tool for creating a physical life different from our own and essential work in our quest to create a character. We base our work on animal movements and behaviour through detailed observation… [read more…]
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On Characterization with Mike Alfreds (London)
June Monday, 1st to Sunday, 14th; 2020 | 14 Days | In Berlin

Mike Alfreds is giving an extended workshop on Characterisation using characters from Chekhov’s Seagull. In it, he will explore techniques for developing character that range from deconstructing the text through the four lists to physical disciplines such as those created by Laban, Michael Chekhov, Stanislavski, et al. Mike Alfreds was Artistic Director of Cambridge Theatre Company, later renamed Method & Madness for ten years, and has directed for the Royal Shakespeare Company, Shakespeare’s Globe and the Royal National Theatre. [read more…]
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“Approaching the Creative Process” with Sandra Seacat (Los Angeles)
March Monday, 30th to April Friday, 17th; 2020 | 15 Days | 4 places available | In Berlin

Sandra Seacat’s main concern when working with an actor is that the actor learn to fully express his or her own uniqueness and truth as a human being, and to break through the patterns and blockages that prevent the artist from living truthfully that part of themself that is the character fully on stage or in front of the camera. Ms. Seacat is widely known for her coaching of her students: Laura Dern, Jessica Lange, Ryan Gosling, Michelle Williams, Harvey Keitel, Peter Falk, Isabelle Rossellini, Shia LaBeouf and others. [read more…]
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