Easter Holiday Acting Masterclasses

When: Tuesday 7th April – Friday 10th April 2015
Times: 10.00 – 16.00.
Where: The Basement, 24 Kensington Street, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 4AJ
Cost: £120.00 for the 4 days (includes Friday showcase tickets and editing of the week’s performances into personalised videos)
Ages: 10 – 16
16 places only. Please get in touch if you want to reserve a place.
Guest Director Wednesday: David O’Mahony (Biography Below)
Tuesday 7th April – Getting to know you and building the showcase. 
Working on character and monologues which each young actor has brought in. Fun, inspiring and in depth work on script and themes.
Wednesday 8th April – Soundscaping Your Performance
West End Actor, David O Mahony will lead a workshop on how sound effects, music and ensemble voice can create mood and atmosphere whilst helping to build character.
Thursday 9th April – Putting Your Character On Screen
Each young actor will learn how to change their performance for screen and film sections of their character in performance. This day will be edited into a clip for each young actor.
Thursday Night – The director writes a short script based upon the work over the last 3 days for showcase on Friday. The script is based upon the themes and characters that the young actors have been working on.
Friday 10th April – Rehearsals and Showcase
The day is spent putting together the scripted showcase for performance to parents and friends at 15.30. This showcase is also filmed and elements may be used to compliment the work on the Thursday.
David O Mahony

David trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama Prior to that he read Drama and History at Brunel University.

He has performed all over the World: From Florida State Television to Pitcairn Island in the South Pacific and he has appeared in theatres up and down the UK.

2013 saw David’s debut on the West End in ‘The Bodyguard’ with the roles of ‘Douglas’ and ‘Skip’ and covering ‘The Stalker’ (35+ performances), ‘Ray Court’ (50+ performances) and ‘Frank Farmer’ (The Bodyguard). The cast included Beverley Knight, Alexandra Burke, Tristan Gemmill, Debbie Kurup, and Stephen Marcus.

Prior to ‘The Bodyguard’, David toured the USA with ‘Batman Live’ in sell out performances at Arenas across the USA including the Staples Centre in LA, the American Airlines Centre in Dallas, and cities including Kansas City, Anaheim, St Paul and Las Vegas.

We are very lucky to have David as part of our team here at The Young Actors Group!

It’s all shaping up to be a fantastic Easter week.

Please drop us an email if you are keen to join us – info@theyoungactorsgroup.com