Term One - September 2012
Term Two - January 2013
Term Three - April 2013
The Creative Playground is an Intermediate course designed for those who have some prior experience and wish to engage in creative play and explore acting skills with like-minded individuals and under the guidance of experienced professionals.
The course attracts an eclectic range of students from professional actors, teachers and writers through to experienced amateur actors and relative newcomers who have completed an ACT Summer School or workshop.
Classes are held each Thursday night from 7 - 10pm and term runs for 10 weeks in Terms 1 and 2 and 12 weeks in Term 3. There are three terms in total for those wishing to take all three modules but students may enrol for just one or two terms if they prefer.
Terms One and Two - The Playground
20 weeks of creative playing! These terms are designed to allow for constant challenge, variety and an introduction to new skills and concepts. Some weeks there are 2 x one and a half hour sessions, other weeks an Intensive double session. Classes include Voice, Movement, Dance, Acting Technique, Meisner, Screen Acting, Commedia dell'Arte, Neutral Mask, Stanislavsky, Improvisation, Devising and more.
Term Three - The Production
In order to enrol for this Production Term students must normally have completed either or both of the previous two terms.
Working with a professional Director, students form a 'Poor Theatre' company which will rehearse each Monday night from 7 - 10pm towards the presentation of a full length play to a public audience, at a venue in the City for at least 2 performances.
Each student will have a role in the production and will also work on other aspects of the production such as marketing, set design and build, publicity, wardrobe, prop making, stage management, sound and so on. This term follows the model of a fringe theatre production wherein all the actors must skillshare in order to ensure the 'show goes on!'
Fees are: Terms 1 and 2 - £150 (10 weeks per term) and Term 3 £215 (12 weeks), payable in advance or by monthly direct debit. See Fees page for details.
You can apply and pay online for this course here: Creative Playground Application