Experience Opportunity

Preparation & Instinct (with Olivier Award Winner, Donnacadh O’Briain)

This workshop will look at the two distinct strands of preparing for a role – the process of preparing in isolation; both before the beginning of rehearsals and through the rehearsal process; and the very different and distinct process of working through a play with other actors and a director.

The group will work through a series of methods for maximizing the effectiveness of both of these periods which will give the participants an understanding of how to release their instinct, to help them find the elusive ‘being in the moment’.

Day 1 will have two strands. 1) working through character prep, and 2) working through Donnacadh’s rehearsals strategies for unlocking text in the early part of rehearsals.

Day 2 will be tailored to the group, and be focused on digging into the 2-person scenes, prepped on day 1.

Actors are invited to apply as pairs, or individually.

When: 2 day course

Friday 8 & Saturday 9 October 2021

Time: 9.30am – 2.30pm

Location: Wildcard Studios, 18 Balderton Street, London, W1 K6TG

At Wildcard we believe everyone should have the chance to be creative. We want all our courses to be as open and inclusive as possible to anyone that wants to take part. We are aware that the cost of workshops and regular training is a key barrier in our industry for many people.

With this in mind, we are pleased to be able to offer 2 free places on each course.