Acting classes are the main activity at Young Actors Theatre that run on weekday evenings and all day at weekends; we hold some of our classes next door to our main building called “Church on the Corner” and at Hargrave Hall in Archway. We also have remote/online classes open to anyone; classes are in English and at GMT times.
Our classes are for learning performance skills, having fun, improving confidence and communication, nurturing creativity and talent and making new friends!
All members that attend regular classes have the chance to be invited to join our agency and the professional classes, but please note class attendance in no way guarantees professional representation.
THIS TERMS THEME:
1. a long speech by one actor in a play or film, or as part of a theatrical or broadcast programme
Monologue preparation is a fundamental part of becoming an actor. Whether you’re auditioning for a play or looking to add to your portfolio of texts, exploring a multitude of monologues can help you transform in to different characters and tackle text confidently and efficiently!
Explore a variation of monologue genres and styles E.g comedy/ tragedy/naturalistic/stylistic.
Find effective ways to stage and move your monologue using the diagonal, levels, space and stage directions.
Identify given circumstances (important contextual information that can help us play the scene) For example- is the monologue set at night or during the day? Is it summer or winter ? These circumstances will effect the way we perform the monologue.
Use stake, action and objective to motivate the monologue. By identifying what the character wants and what they stand to lose, we can drive the text forward.
By the end of term we will have explored several modern monologues and therefore have a greater understanding of several modern plays!
We will be able to identify given circumstances, stake, action and objective independently, gaining confidence in analysing text and an ability to be self-sufficient in dramatic choices.
We will have learnt two contrasting monologues that you have staged, blocked and learnt. Performance ready for any up coming auditions.
You will perform one of your chosen monologues at an end of term showing!
Classes are divided by age:
4-6 years old (Pre-Juniors)
6-11 years old (Juniors)
9-11 years years old (Juniors)
11-14 years old (Seniors 1)
11-17 years old (Seniors 2)
12-18 years old (Seniors 3)
14-17 years old (Seniors 4)
18+ years old (Adults)