The Blue Orange Acting Classes
Introduction to Acting Class Wednesday Evenings 7-9pm from 22nd January to 26th March.
The Introduction to Acting course offers a thorough, practical introduction to acting in a enjoyable and supportive environment. Each class provides the opportunity to develop new acting skills, meet and work with like minded people and more importantly have fun! The classes are ideal for those with little or no acting experience, providing the chance to explore acting techniques in a playful and practical way, whilst learning to be part of an ensemble. The course will be led by our expert facilitators who have a vast amount of professional experience within the industry. They will support you in your learning experience in order to develop your skills in a way that bests suits you. If you haven’t been on stage since school or have always held a secret dramatic desire, this course is the perfect place for you to give acting a whirl. Topics covered generally include:
• Using environment, character and objectives to explore text
•Freeing emotion and finding connection with other actors
• Exploring the use of the voice and body in acting
• Finding the playfulness and fun in performing
• Building confidence for performance
• Rehearsing a scene from a play
• Being truthful in imaginary circumstances
• You will receive constructive feedback throughout.
Weekly Improvisation Classes Thursday Evenings 7.30 – 9.30pm from 23rd January to 13th March.
An 8 week beginners’ course to learn the core skills of improvised comedy.
Discover the joy, freedom and challenge of Improv. Learn to be more creative and more playful. Low-pressure, high-enjoyment classes in a fun, friendly, supportive and stress-free environment.
Complete beginners are welcome. You don’t need any drama, acting, comedy or improv experience whatsoever. You don’t have to be clever, fast or funny either! Also good for writers, actors and comedians looking to widen their skills.
Improv is not the same as stand-up; you're not alone on stage and it's not about telling jokes. It's about working together as a team with other improvisers to spontaneously create group stories, scenes & sketches.
Over a course of 8 weekly workshops you’ll progress as a team while learning core improvisation skills like Spontaneity, Listening, Yes And, Character, Scenes, Story and having fun with improvisation.
Run by Jon Trevor, founder and leader of Box of Frogs
Youth Theatre Saturdays from 18th January for 10 weeks.
Blue Orange Youth Theatre classes aim to provide an exciting, enjoyable and creative platform for local young people to learn skills in creating excellent quality theatre. The classes are divided into Juniors and Seniors.
The Juniors are made up of children aged 7-13 years old and meet at 10am-11.30am.
The Seniors are made up of young people aged 14-18 years old and meet from 12midday - 1.30pm.
What you will do...
Learn basic drama skills
Build teamwork and confidence
Develop vocal and physical technique
Learn how to create original theatre
Learn how to devise, improvise and write scripts
*All Blue Orange Youth Theatre tutors are CRB checked and are trained and experienced professionals.
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