Term 1 September - December: The Devising a Show and Building Technique Term
This term is all about building a strong ensemble/group who support each other and encourage each other in their acting.
Heavily technique and games based, the aim of this term is to create a great atmosphere of friendship and mutual respect whilst also getting to grips with the fundamentals of vocal technique and posture.
Actors get a chance to write their own small pieces and direct their own work. They will also be helped and encouraged to devise brand new stories and characters.
The term will culminate in a Christmas showcase performance of their scripted work.
Term 2 January - April: Performance on Stage
This term is all about understanding and implementing stage acting technique.
The young actors will work on a scripted play with a view to performing it in front of a live audience.
The young actors will learn everything from stage positioning (blocking), vocal production and dexterity, developing a texted character right through to making their own costume and props.
The term will culminate in a performance at a professional theatre.
Term 3 April - July: Specialist Skills Term
This term focuses on specialist acting skills around the director's expertise and the group's preferred choice.
The young actors learn various acting techniques that may include, acting for screen, circus, clowning, physical theatre, well know methodologies like Meisner or Stanislavski and many more.
All young actors will be involved in performing a showcase at the end of term featuring some of their best work.
Please note that you can join at any time of the year and the curriculums are repeated each year, advancing and developing alongside the acting group.