£96.00 – £120.00
Starts on Saturday 23rd January (10.00 am -12.00 pm) every Saturday for 6 weeks run by actors Michael Grady-Hall and Rebecca Newman.
Our Bold & Brave workshop programme takes the fear out of auditioning by choosing, reading and preparing your speeches in a small focused group of aspiring actors who are all in the process of applying for drama school. act up’s practitioners are all working professionals and bring a wealth of knowledge, experience and encouragement for actors about to start on their own journey. This six week workshop will build your confidence and build a process for selecting drama school speeches. We limit the participants to between 6-8 people to allow for detailed feedback for everyone.
The workshop will cover:
Week 1: All participants will bring along between two to four classical speeches that they like. These speeches will be read out to the group. As a group, you will discuss casting and the suitability of each speech.
Week 2: All participants will bring along between two to four modern/contemporary speeches that they like. These speeches will be read out to the group, you will discuss as a group casting and the suitability of each speech. We will look at both the modern and classical speeches to make sure that both speeches show sufficient range for auditioning.
Week 3: This week is all about working on the classical speeches with the group.
Week 4: This week is all about working on the modern / contemporary speeches with the group. We’ll explore singing for an audition and you’ll be taken through some vocal exercises to build this skill alongside your speeches.
Week 5: This week the group will start building towards the sharing in week six.
Week 6: Participants must prepare in their own time to be off-book for this session. Participants will show the group where you are with your speeches in an informal sharing of your work.
About our actors:
Michael trained at RADA. Theatre credits include: Venice Preserved, Imperium I&II, Oppenheimer, The Shoemakers Holiday, As You Like It, Hamlet, All’s Well That Ends Well, Midsummer Nights Dream, Cardenio, The City Madam (RSC), Damned by Despair, Antigone, The White Guard, Burnt by the Sun (National), Othello (ETT Dubai), Julie (Northern Stage), Minotaur (Polka Theatre/Theatre Clwyd), Thyestes (Arcola), Romeo and Juliet (Theatre of Memory), one-man show Later Showers, Play On Words (Three’s Company/Edinburgh Fringe).
He also has various screen and audio credits including Casualty, Doctors, Clash of the Titans, Jack Ryan, and the new podcast Three’s Company’s Adventure Department.
Michael is an Education Practitioner with the RSC, leads workshops for West End in Schools and also works as a private drama tutor. He is co-founder of Three’s Company and Smooth Faced Gentlemen for whom he has directed various projects. michaelgradyhall.com
Rebecca is an actress and writer, trained at The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and graduated in 2012. Some of her credits include: Ally Hunter in ‘Casualty’ (BBC), Jane in ‘The Diary of Samuel Pepys’ (BBC Radio 4), Wendy in ‘Peter Pan’ (Sherman Cymru), Young Carrie Fisher in ‘The Last Hours of Carrie Fisher’ (ITV/Potato Productions), Kat in ‘Burning Books’ (Leicester Curve), Girl in ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ (Kenny Wax Family Entertainment) and most recently Mouse in ‘The Gruffalo’ (Tall Stories/Kenny Wax Family Entertainment). She spent the last two summers on the West End at The Lyric Theatre with both ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ and ‘The Gruffalo’ respectively.
She also writes the plays for a German based theatre company that are designed to encourage young people to engage with language and theatre.
The course is online via Zoom, the link and password will be sent to you before the course begins. Let us know if you have any questions.
Saturday 23rd January (10.00-12.00pm)