the groundwork

Don’t let inexperience block you. You know where you want to be, let’s get you there.

 

This is a 360° online foundation course with no former knowledge required.

We’ll steadily cover vital skills and progressively level you up to face auditions, armed, ready and employable.

 

Every session will begin with a warm-up routine using specifically selected exercises to improve enunciation, focus & technique. After that, we’ll move onto the heavy lifting by awakening your analytical thought processes, broadening your awareness and strengthening your responses. Each session then concludes with script work to put your new talents to the test using a monologue or a scene. Homework tasks will consolidate these skills.

 

There are two mock auditions to face using the material we’ve worked on, one for stage, one for screen – I’ll authentically put you through your paces as if you were facing the real thing. We’ll explore the differences between these two mediums and use relevant challenges, such as a self-tape round, to ready your expectations.

 

By the end of the groundwork, you’ll feel like you’ve not only solidified your foundation but you’ll also have the building blocks to create a character from scratch and tackle script head on. Truly, you’ll never feel as daunted by a casting again.

Course Location

Online

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Live via Zoom

Class Size

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5

Sessions

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8

Session Duration

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60mins

Course Cost Per Place

£200

( equiv. 25.00 per session )

Read through the course schedule below and complete the submission form to apply.

session one

The Hellos.

The Warm-Up:

Breathing, voice, focus & creativity.

The Concepts:

Being in ‘the moment’. Interpretation. Character building. Acting for the stage.

The Monologue:

Unlocking your first steps.

The Homework:

Create your backstory.

session two

The Hellos.

The Warm-Up:

Breathing, voice, focus & creativity.

The Concepts:

Objectives. Character journey. Physicality. ‘Actioning’.

The Character:

‘Hot Seating’.

The Homework:

‘Action’ your script.

session three

The Hellos.

The Warm-Up:

Breathing, voice, focus & creativity.

The Concepts:

Stamina building. Sight reading. Channelling nerves. Audition etiquette.

The Monologue:

Performing your ‘actions'.

The Homework:

Mock audition preparations.

session four

The Mock Audition:

Perform scenes. Take direction. Interview.

 

The Feedback:

How did it go?

session five

The Hellos.

The Warm-Up:

Breathing, voice, focus & creativity.

 

The Concepts:

Stage to screen. Monologue to scene. 

Acting and reacting.

 

The Scene:

Skill recap in action.

 

The Homework:

Create your backstory.

session six

The Hellos.

The Warm-Up:

Breathing, voice, focus & creativity.

The Concepts:

Improvisation. Motivation. Contextualisation.

The Character:

Physicality. ‘Hot Seating’.

The Homework:

‘Action’ your script.

session seven

The Hellos.

The Warm-Up:

Breathing, voice, focus & creativity.

The Concepts:

Self-taping. Pre-audition checklist. Etiquette tweaks for screen.

The Scene:

Speed runs. Intention runs.

 

The Homework:

Submit your self-tape.

session eight

The Mock Audition:

Perform scenes. Take direction. Interview.

 

The Feedback:

How did it go?

the booking process puts you first.
step one
fill in

Use The Groundwork Submission Form to log your existing commitments. The information you provide will match you and four other classmates with the perfect course start date.

step two
book in

I’ll be back in touch with your specific start date and time. Just pay the fee to secure your place within 48 hours.

step three
check in

You’re now officially aboard, whack the date in your diary and I’ll see you in class!

 

You’ll also receive an email and text reminder closer to the time. 

 

apply now

The Groundwork Submission Form

Use this form to introduce yourself and supply the information needed to match you with the best course start date/time. Please do make sure to be accurate, scheduling will be based around these details.

 

If you don’t receive an email confirmation, check your junk. If it’s not there please send me an email directly.

booking & payment

It’s easy to secure the booking, just pay a 25% deposit and your place on the course is guaranteed. Further details will follow regarding full payment.

cancellation

Plans change, you’re only human. If you can cancel your booking, before you’ve paid your deposit, your place can be released free of charge.