Actors’ Intensive (Intermediate/Advanced)
Actors’ Intensive with Geordie Brookman
Over the course of five days participants will be taken through a highly collaborative approach to scene building, character work and theatre making. Using his almost two decades of international directing experience Geordie Brookman will help participants push the limits of their craft, take their acting to the next level and learn an assortment of practical skills that they can utilise when approaching theatre, film or television work. By the end of the week all participants will have worked up both a detailed scene and monologue that they will be able to take with them as an addition to their audition portfolio.
Chekhov Technique Intensive
Workshop topics – Imagination and creating characters for the stage. By getting to know psycho-physical exercises, we become familiar with Michael Chekhov’s technique and his ideas of how to train the body of the actor. On this basis, we deepen our work and dedicate ourselves to the different centers of the body, which give us a rich scope for inner and outer experience to broaden our space for creative play.
Acting Online Classroom
Acting Online Classes. See an overview of the current online classes and training sessions
Screen Naturalism with Miranda Harcourt
Miranda is a world-renowned screen acting coach. In this class you will experience some of the approaches she uses to bring a scene and performance to life on screen. Using the Verbatim approach to text she will also employ games, visual material and exercises to give you tools you can easily apply to your own work.
Page to Stage: Scene and Character Building with Geordie Brookman
Over the course of two days participants will learn how to harvest all of the material they need to create a compelling performance from what is provided on the page while also experiencing a performance style that leaves them open to collaboration and organic change within the performance of contemporary writing. Utilising the work of a number of leading 20 and 21st century playwrights participants will look at Status, Public / Private space, Intention / Action, Given Circumstance, Physicality, Musicality of Text, Character and Story Arcs and much more. The workshop aims to leave participants ready to take the next step in a professional rehearsal room.
Physical Characterization: Animal Work with Matthias Schott
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. We become the animal totally. From the humble rabbit and to the majestic eagle to the comical duck and proud lion. Once the animal has been established in our bones we understood it’s dynamics we slowly see how our investigations effect our bodies when we start to humanise the movements.
Susan Batson Technique – Lee Strasberg with Matthias Schott
The training is suitable for actors with and without prior knowledge of the Susan Batson technique. The training teaches the actor to transform his own longings, fears, memories and sensations into the logical and focused energy of the character and his/her short monologue.
- Part 1: Event, Personalization, Physical Condition
- Part 2: Beats & Actions + Superobjective
Acting Workshop with Sandra Seacat
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 develops exercises that both reveal the actor to himself and the audience and also give the actor the courage to express who he is and to trust in himself and his talent.
Summer Acting Intensive with Matthias Schott
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 + Improvisation and Exercises from British Drama Schools LAMDA, RADA, Guildhall and Drama Centre.
Weekend Foundation Course with Matthias Schott
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.
„Just Act – Sing!“ with Pavel Farsky
„Just Act – Sing!“ is a program designed and suitable for active participants – professional / amateur actors and singers, students of acting or/and singing, talented personalities,
people who want to try acting and singing
- gives new views – new inspiration for increase attractiveness on stage, in front of the camera, in front of the audience, in everyday life situations…
Masterclass On Characterisation with Mike Alfreds
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.
He will also deal with the necessity to reach beyond one’s personal cultural framework to those of people who lived in a different place and time. So elements of style will be explored. The workshop will include processess for playing scenes, working on actions, objectives, units, beats and points of conecentration.
The 10 Steps to Creating a Character with John Osborne Hughes
The script itself can only ever give you a limited amount of information, or ‘clues’, about the characters life, from which it is then your job to piece the information together and design a psychological totality. The actor needs a balance of clear reasoning and active imagination to establish the missing pieces in order to design and create a truthful, living character.
The second part of the actors job is to embody the character. This means to become fully absorbed and to literally think the characters thoughts, feel the characters feelings and allow them to manifest through the actors own voice and body…all the time in front of an audience (or camera crew) without allowing the actors own subconscious thinking getting in the way… No mean feat!
Acting Workshop with Sheila Gray
Recognized for her work in series such as ‘Sex and the City‘, ‘The Sopranos’ among many others; Sheila Gray will be in Berlin conducting an acting workshop.
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.
Film/TV Acting with Ron Burrus
Teaching both in LA and NYC, Ron Burrus spent many years studying the teaching alongside Stella Adler and is known to be the greatest living exponent of her work. Her techniques have been studied by actors such as Robert De Niro, Martin Sheen, Roy Scheider, Vincent D’Onofrio, Mark Ruffalo, Warren Beatty, Salma Hayek, Michael Imperioli, Christoph Waltz, Benicio del Toro and Marlon Brando.
Working with film scripts, the actor will first audition for the role and then prepare a scene with a partner from the material provided. All work by the actor is filmed and from the viewing of the tape, adjustments are made either to be brought back or done on the spot. Advanced actors who have their own way of preparing material are best suited for this workshop.
Film/TV/Theatre Scene Study with Dee Cannon
Scene Study – A fully rounded workshop that delves deep into the lives of the characters through improvisation, previous circumstance, relationship exercises, private moments, animal work, objects and music. We will also explore objectives and text through rehearsal of the scenes.
Dee Cannon’s teaching approach is pure Stanislavski based. She works from a place of absolute truth and specifics. She specialize’s in guiding actors to connect to text and character.
Presence and Audition Technique 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.
Acting Masterclass with Greta Seacat
Allowing the talent to reach its full potential removing the obstacles that inhibit the expression of the individual unique Talent. ABOUT GRETA SEACAT: World renowned acting coach and teacher. Greta works with A list, Oscar and golden globe winning actors. HOW SHE WORKS: Sandra Seacat’s Technique Founded in the Method (Actor´s Studio) and with new approaches to the unconscious the seat of the creative impulse. Dream work and use of the archetypes.
Character Analysis & Movement Psychology with James Kemp
This work provides an accurate and complete way of describing human behaviour and its dramatic representation, giving an actor the tools to transform body and mind into the shape, form and thoughts of a new character. It provides a way to create nuanced and detailed characterisation, and to access inner sensations ripe for use in dramatic circumstances. Clear examples will be given of what physical actions prompt what psychological responses, how those two areas are linked and entwined, how character is formed through control of the body’s movement, how different psychological types are manifested physically.
Intimacy On Set with Ita O’Brien
Stage 1 – Introduction to the Intimacy On Set Guidelines
This is a two day workshop for trained/working professional actors, directors, and movement directors interested in exploring clear guidelines when working with intimacy and scenes with sexual content.
The workshop provides a solid introduction to working with moments of intimacy, giving participants practical experience of how to implement the Intimacy On Set Guidelines.
Mastering the On-Camera Audition with Devin Shacket
We will systematically break down the audition into two parts: the script and the world on screen. Beginning with sides from well written film and television shows, we will develop a process for working with text. This portion of the course will include ways of reading sides and making acting choices informed by the text. We will look at punctuation, action lines, stage directions, locations, events in the scene, and thoughts on the page as the basis of the story that need to be brought to life on screen. Once participants are proficient with the text, we will explore the world on camera.
Training Susan Batson Technique with Matthias Schott
The training is suitable for actors with prior knowledge of the Susan Batson technique. The training teaches the actor to transform his own longings, fears, memories and sensations into the logical and focused energy of the character and his/her short monologue.
- Part 1: Event, Personalization, Physical Condition
- Part 2: Beats & Actions + Superobjective
Intensive Workshop for Young Talents with Sarah Melis
In this intensive workshop, we learn how to work on a scene or monologue by making inspiring character choices. We learn to be authentic in front of the camera and to nurture our creativity without fear. We use improvisation and imagination techniques which strengthen your individual talent and help to overcome emotional blockages. We work with our body and voice, to establish a strong stage presence and learn how to engage with written dialogue.
Shakespeare for Young People with Charlie Dupré
An English language workshop devoted to the words and stories of William Shakespeare.
This workshop is for you if:
- You want to develop more confidence with Shakespeare’s language
- You have an audition coming up that you’d like some help with
- You enjoy having fun with Shakespeare’s stories and characters
- You just like theatre!
Young Writers Program with Andreas Resch
*Age: 15 – 19 years old
Are you interested in telling and writing stories? Do you love reading plays, going to the theatre, avidly watching TV series or are you fascinated by complex storytelling and multi-faceted characters? Are you in the process of writing your own one-act play or short film or perhaps do you simply want to learn more about the ins-and-outs of dramatic writing?