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See an overview of the current online classes and training sessions:

* For further information & application please send us an Email –- Rebecca Veil: info@schott-acting-studio.de * Please send us your application before booking ! ** Since corona had an effect on most of us financially, we’re open to the option of booking now and paying later. If you would like to discuss this option, feel comfortable to contact us.

A Laban Workshop with Mike Alfreds
Start January Mon 18th; 2020
| 7 Sessions | 10:00 am – 12:30 pm | Europe-Berlin

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Mike Alfreds is offering a masterclass of seven 2-hour sessions on Laban Efforts. He will work on the eight archetypes (Floating, Gliding, Dabbing, Flicking, Slashing, Wringing, Pressing, Thrusting), exploring the way in which body, voice, feeling and thought are integrated so that actors can function fully and equally in all aspects of their expressiveness. Laban increases the actor’s ability to break pattern, develop flexibility and provides an invaluable approach to characterisation. The structure of the course will be, more or less, as follows: Day 1: The elements of weight, space and time: the building blocks of the Efforts Day 2: Floating/Thrusting Day 3: Dabbing/Wringing Day 4: Flicking/Pressing Day 5: Gliding/Slashing Day 6: Recapitulation of the Efforts and Characterisation Day 7: Applying Laban to a Text This structure is sufficiently flexible, so that the sequence or focus of a session can vary, depending on the interest and experience of the group. The subjects of some sessions may well over-lap. The work is designed to accommodate those taking part! Also have A SOLILOQUY, MONOLOGUE OR SPEECH READY for possible use, preferably one you already know. If you have no existing speech at your disposal, make sure that you are word-perfect with whatever you choose to work on and that you have a clear and strong objective for the character. || January 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22th & 25th, 26th, 2021 || GVL & Bildungsprämie || Testimonials previous sessions with Mike Alfreds.pdf. Behind the Scenes Podcast with Mike Alfreds by Michael Golab. Information about MIKE ALFREDS [read more…]
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“How to develop a truthful, nuanced & multi-dimensional character” with Sheila Gray
Tuesday | February 23th, 2021 | 7.00 pm – 8:30 pm | Time zone: Europe-Berlin

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Lecture with Q & A. This lecture will address how to develop a truthful, nuanced and multi-dimensional character, providing you with a foundation and the necessary tools to bring a character on the page vividly to life, all through a unique and dynamic process. We will discuss how to use the script as a map and springboard to create the character’s history, behavior, physicality, motivations, dreams and secrets. At the same time, we will also take a leap beyond the script. I will address how you can use your imagination, dreams and personal history to deepen and enrich the development of your character. I will also offer a series of questions, exercises and improvisations that will help breathe life into – and animate – your character. Finally, we will explore your character’s inner monologues and dialogues, determining how to develop and expand them. These various techniques are exciting and illuminating, and they will add depth, insight and joy to all of the work you do. I hope to see you soon.|| “Working with Sheila Gray has given me more confidence in my work than I’ve ever had before. She’s helped me thoroughly develop and understand my characters, taught me techniques I rely on tremendously, and with her help I truly feel that I have learned so much about myself as an actor. We are only a year into working together, but I now feel that I don’t know what I’d do without her! She is an amazing, honest, meticulous, and supportive acting coach, and a wonderful person.” – LILY-ROSE DEPP || “Sheila Gray is one of the best acting teachers and coaches working today. I always know when I send someone to her that not only will they have a great time, they will come out a better actor.” – CASTING DIRECTOR ELLEN CHENOWITH / No Country for Old Man, Analyse This, Meet the Parents, The Bridges of Madison County, Doubt || “Sheila is a wonderful acting coach. She worked with all the actors on “A Bronx Tale. ” Sheila is able to prepare and rehearse the actors while keeping the scenes fresh and spontaneous. She was great to have on set. I am always happy to recommend her.” – ROBERT DE NIRO || Language: English * Application necessary* 7.00 pm – 8:30/8:45 pm – Time zone: Europe-Berlin || ** 1:00 am – 2:30/2:45 am – Time zone: New York. Information about SHEILA GRAY [read more…]
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Semi-active** analysis of “The Seagull” with Mike Alfreds
Start February 1st, 2021 | 10:30 am – 12:30 pm | Time zone: Europe-Berlin

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In 6 sessions of two hours each with a break of 5 minutes. THEMES FOR EACH DAY: 1: Break-down of the structure and general organisation 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. The class requires preparation & very good english language skills! Recommended to read: 1. “Different Every Night” 2. We will send you a copy of “The Seagull” by Anton Chekhov. || 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. For Actors/Actresses, Directors, Playwrights, Acting students (Limited to 16) || Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday + 1 additional sessions Monday | 9.30 to 11.30 (London time) | 10:30 to 12:30 (Berlin time) || Fee: 205 Euro (VAT incl.) | * Early Registration Fee: 185 Euro (VAT incl.) Returning Participants: 165 Euro (VAT incl.) || GVL & Bildungsprämie || Information about MIKE ALFREDS [read more…]
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“Chekhov’s The Seagull’ Breakdown Session with Geordie Brookman
Wednesday, January 13th; 2021 | 10 am – 13 | Time zone: Europe-Berlin

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Utilising director Geordie Brookman’s highly practical and forensic approach participants will break down and analyse a scene from Chekhov’s classic ’The Seagull’ (which he directed with Twilight and Fury star Xavier Samuel playing Konstantin in 2013) in detail over the course of three hours. This approach can be used to supercharge an actor’s preparation for auditions or rehearsal. Geordie Brookman is one of Australia’s leading theatre and music theatre directors. From 2012 – 2019. He was the Artistic Director and Co-CEO of State Theatre Company South Australia during which time he more than tripled the Company’s activity and instigated its first three ever international tours. Teaching language: English. Limited to 12. Information about GEORDIE BROOKMAN
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Storytelling/Adaptation Workshop Part II with Mike Alfreds
Mon to Fri | End of February, 2021 | 10:30 am – 12:30 | Time zone: Europe-Berlin

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Mike Alfreds will be holding a Storytelling/Adaptation Workshop. It is based on the techniques he describes in his book, Then What Happens? // It deals with two disciplines: the actor as a multifaceted storyteller; and ways of transforming a piece of non-dramatic writing, intended to be read (novel, story, legend, biography, poem), into a viable theatre experience, intended to be performed. // The work takes the actors into new areas of performance experience in which they not only create characters, but also become hosts, narrators, commentators, critics, designers, stage hands, musicians, editor… In short, they take on all the functions required to create theatre, even some required for film. These techniques increase their flexibility, range of expressiveness and function. Actors who experience this way of working find it empowering.// The purpose is for an actor or actors, working in an essentially empty space, to discover the appropriate techniques to put an entire book onstage, being true to its spirit, but also to its language and conventions. The intention is not to turn the material into a conventional play, but to find fresh dramatic equivalents of the techniques and devices used by the writer, so that the material is transformed into a viable and fresh piece of theatre. // The workshop explores narrative points of view, tense, plot, structure, style of language, levels of characterisation, transitions, the dramatization of descriptive narration… // We will be using specific texts, so participants should have sufficient knowledge of English to be able to deal with possibly heightened and varying styles of language. || GVL & Bildungsprämie || Testimonials previous sessions with Mike Alfreds.pdf. Behind the Scenes Podcast with Mike Alfreds by Michael Golab. Information about Mike Alfreds [read more…]
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Susan Batson Technique with Matthias Schott
2 Dates Tue & Wed 1,5 h = 1 Session (3h) | 5.00 pm – 6.30 pm | Time zone: Europe-Berlin

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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: Beats & Actions + Superobjectives Part 2:
Event, Personalization, Physical Condition. Teaching language: German & English. Session: Every Tuesday & Wednesday; * Start November 10th, 2020 (Pre-Experience needed!). Information about Matthias Schott [read more…]
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Technique Training (Uta Hagen, Stella Adler) with Matthias Schott
Every Wednesday | 5 pm – 7 pm | Time zone: Europe-Berlin

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Only for participants of Group I & II. Stanislawski and various english and american developments of his methods like Uta Hagen, Stella Adler, Sanford Meisner offer you a framework to deepen your knowledge of the most important aspects of the art of acting. Improvisations, exercises + Working on Mini-Monologues & Scenes. For becoming actors with pre-experience and actors (Intermediate). Teaching language: German & English. 4 Sessions: Every Wednesday; 2020. Information about Matthias Schott [weiterlesen…]
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Shakespeare for Young People with Charlie Dupré
Tuesdays (Age 14 – 18) or Thursdays (Age 10 – 13) | 5 pm – 7 pm

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This workshop is for you if: *
You want to develop more confidence with Shakespeare’s language *You enjoy having fun with Shakespeare’s stories and characters * You just like theatre. Benefits include: Broader knowledge of the English language *Deeper appreciation of the poetry and ideas of Shakespeare *Sharper skills of presentation. || A close reading and discussion of the themes, characters and language of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night´s Dream” (Friday) and his bloodiest tragedy, ‘Macbeth’ (Monday). Teaching language: English. Offered sessions  Tuesday (Age 14 – 18) & Thursday (Age 10 – 13). Recommended to take part minimum of 3 session in succession. *** Further groups and dates are planned, just write us an Email and we will inform you. Private lessons are also possible for small groups and individuals. Booking: 3 – Session Ticket or FREE for young people from families whose financial resources are currently limited. (Thanks to donations the courses will be offered to these young people completely free of charge. If you like to support more free courses for young people, you can make a donation on our website.) Information about Charlie Dupré [read more…]
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Technique Training (Uta Hagen, Stella Adler) with Matthias Schott
Every Wednesday | 5 pm – 7 pm | Time zone: Europe-Berlin

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Only for participants of Group I & II. Stanislawski and various english and american developments of his methods like Uta Hagen, Stella Adler, Sanford Meisner offer you a framework to deepen your knowledge of the most important aspects of the art of acting. Improvisations, exercises + Working on Mini-Monologues & Scenes. For becoming actors with pre-experience and actors (Intermediate). Teaching language: German & English. 4 Sessions: Every Wednesday; 2020. Information about Matthias Schott [weiterlesen…]
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