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: Acting for Screen Term
This term focuses on acting for screen and how technique changes for the camera.
The young actors learn film set etiquette whilst at the same time understanding elements like hitting marks and doing numerous 'takes' of a scene.
All young actors will be involved in performing their very own versions of classic and favourites film scenes with the showcase places the audience as the 'camera'.
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.