Our guided workouts, for Actors aged 18+, are designed to keep your acting technique sharp and well-practiced and are great for networking with other Actors.
We offer sessions in six-week blocks, which run throughout the year. The workouts can be repeated and taken in any order.
Sessions focus on either scripted or improv work and are tailored to the students in the room. You must have previous actor training or experience to sign up.
Being playful and thinking on your feet are essential skills in every actors toolkit, helping to keep scenes energised and honest. These workshops will allow you to connect with other performers and live truthfully in the moment, developing your improvisation skills and building the confidence to play in both moments of comedy or drama. Approach scenes, rehearsals and auditions without fear.
During this workout you will work on scenes with two or more characters, taken from contemporary plays. You can expect to undertake text analysis, explore the psychology of a character and work with quick direction in an audition setting.
These sessions provide a practical experience of acting text, as such, you will be working towards in-class performances for immediate feedback.
Sessions are led by Luke Marquez
Luke is an experienced Director, Lecturer and Workshop Leader specialising in contemporary theatre practices. Having graduated from Royal Central School of Speech and Drama with an MA in Applied Theatre, he went on to establish Wrong Shoes Theatre Company and the Shoebox Theatre through which he creates and programmes contemporary theatre and new work. In addition, he has a BA (Hons) in Performing Arts and a PGDE in Drama. Luke has been providing one-to-one tuition and theatre workshops for over 12 years.
As a Director he works with both scripted and devised theatre, experimenting with experiential performance and encouraging the audience to engage with the work. He often creates theatre in unusual settings, combining a range of disciplines and a collaborative approaches to theatre making.