Experience Opportunity

Acting Summer School

This five-day summer school is an introduction to the basic principles of acting and the skills and qualities required of an actor when performing on stage.

Throughout the course you will explore and discover the tools essential to make a believable, engaging and well rounded performance.

During the course you will work with an experienced teaching artist to create an original piece of text-based theatre. Exploring various acting techniques such as character development, improvisation, voice and movement, you will develop your own acting skills whilst working as an ensemble with other participants.

This course is aimed at young people aged 12-14 who are interested in exploring acting in a fun, challenging and supportive environment. It is also suitable for students who may wish to pursue further study in acting in future years.

By the end of this course, students should have:

- Explored the use of acting techniques in relation to contemporary text

- Investigated characterisation through voice, movement and improvisation

- Taken part is discussion and research activities in relation to text

- Worked collaboratively with the group in creating an ensemble

- Worked with the tutors and group to create an original piece of performance for family and friends

- Working with the course leader, you will take part in discussions, research, script analysis and technical skill work in order to create and develop your characterisation.

The week will consist of workshops and a rehearsal process which culminates in an informal sharing for friends and family on the last day of the course in a Royal Conservatoire performance venue.