Events

Victoria Worsley - an introduction to Feldenkrais for Actors

Used and adored by performers around the world, the Feldenkrais Method harnesses movement to enable you to feel, adapt and respond in new ways – thereby increasing your physical, emotional and mental potential. A hugely rich, cutting-edge technique, it can help actors in areas such as Presence and Posture, Emotion, Character and Creativity, Voice and Breath and much more.

In this Surviving Actors session, experienced actor, theatre-maker and Feldenkrais practitioner Victoria Worsley will show you first-hand how the Method works in practice and how it can help YOU – including a chance for participants to experience it for themselves.

Surviving Actors convention
Radisson Blu Portman Hotel, London W1
4 February 2017, 11.45am

To book tickets, visit the Surviving Actors website.

Book:
Feldenkrais for Actors - How to Do Less and Discover More

Contributor/Speaker:
Victoria Worsley

Date:  Saturday 4th February 2017 11.45am
Location:  Surviving Actors convention, London

Andy Johnson - Excellent Auditions

Director Andy Johnson and The Artist Partnership’s Kaye Freeman aim to prepare you to have and give ‘excellent auditions’, whether it be for TV, Feature Film or the dreaded ‘General Meeting’, with their practical advice and tips.

Preparation is key to an excellent audition, and Andy & Kaye will be drawing on their industry experience to help you prepare for your next casting. How you should prepare, if you have the choice to bring a monologue – what should you pick, and finally the key dos and don'ts in an audition environment.  A mix of practical exercises and time for questions throughout the session.

Surviving Actors convention
Radisson Blu Portman Hotel, London W1
4 February 2017, 12.45am

To book tickets, visit the Surviving Actors website.

Book:
The Excellent Audition Guide

Contributor/Speaker:
Andy Johnson

Date:  Saturday 4th February 2017 12.45pm
Location:  Surviving Actors convention, London

Harriet Walter: Redressing the Balance - Gender in Shakespeare

With recent productions of King Lear at the Old Vic, the Donmar’s trilogy of The Tempest, Henry IV and Julius Caesar, and the National Theatre's Twelfth Night in mind, a panel questions the reasons for, and challenges of, swapping the gender for some of Shakespeare’s key roles, and whether this makes them more relevant or accessible for today’s audience. What can an actress bring to these roles – and is there any fundamental difference in the way they must be played?

Guests include Harriet Walter, whose new book, Brutus and Other Heroines, is an exploration of the Shakespearean canon through the eyes of ‘a self-identified feminist actor’, as she describes herself.

Harriet Walter will be signing copies of her book, Brutus and Other Heroines, after the Platform.

Friday 31 March, 6pm
Running Time: 45 minutes approximately

Tickets £5 (£4 concessions) from www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/shows/redressing-balance-gender-shakespeare

Book:
Brutus and Other Heroines - Playing Shakespeare's Roles for Women

Contributor/Speaker:
Harriet Walter

Date:  Friday 31st March 2017 6.00pm
Location:  National Theatre, London