Reminder- New Sweet Acting Courses starting next week

From: Julian C.
Sent on: Tuesday, January 5, 2010 12:06 PM
It's the best New Year's resolution you can make for yourself...

We are now taking enrollment for our January-March acting classes (Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday evenings, one evening a week). If you would like to join a group please do get in touch. More details, information about me and testimonials from former students are below this email. Please note that spaces are limited to 12 per group and not exclusively being advertised via

I have been teaching acting from our studio in Holborn for eight years now. I teach a new, no-nonsense (Stanislavski-originated) technique in a relaxed, friendly environment and hope will teach you skills that prove useful for the rest of your life.

My students vary from young professionals (who wish to gain confidence in speaking in front of an audience or improve their presentation skills) all the way to those looking to work or already working as actors professionally.

If you have any questions, please don?t hesitate to get in touch with me directly on[masked] or [address removed]. You can also visit the training pages of our website by clicking here

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Best wishes
Julian Caddy
Director ? Sweet Entertainments Ltd

Led by Julian Caddy

Sweet Entertainments, 42 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8NW

DATES - choose from:
Mondays, 7pm to 10pm (3 hour sessions)
11th January-22nd March

Tuesdays, 7pm to 10pm (3 hour sessions)
12th January-23rd March

Wednesdays, 7pm to 10pm (3 hour sessions)
13th January-24th March

Series of ten classes ?200 (if you pay in advance) or ?210 (if you pay on the day). Installment payments can be arranged on an individual basis.

The course begins with an introduction to acting and understanding the process of creating a character. We then explore further aspects as the course progresses, including: offered circumstances, objectives, purposes, actions, events ("OPAEs"), relaxation and vocal warm ups. We work together on texts and perform to the group and each class features improvisation exercises and improvising around texts. We stress the importance of watching others acting as part of understanding the process and being able to identify what it is exactly that constitutes "good acting". In the week before the last class, we go and see a show in the West End and then discuss it afterwards.

Julian Caddy is an actor, director and producer. He has produced shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival since 1996 and has been Founder-Director of Sweet Venues since 2003. Over this time he has programmed, directed or produced over 500 shows attracting audiences of over 150,000 people. He has also produced, co-produced and promoted numerous theatre tours both across the UK/Ireland and around the world. He is currently working with Shakti from the Garage International, producing shows at the Adelaide and Avignon Festivals. More information about his company, Sweet Entertainments, can be found here:

As an actor he has toured nationally with Broadway Theatre Company (Golden Boy) and Opera Piccola (The Barber of Seville and La Traviata). Other theatre includes Anastasia (Pushkin House), Prisoner of War (Hen and Chickens), Great Expectations (Shaw Theatre) and Three Sisters (Edinburgh Festival and Moscow Arts Theatre). TV includes Reality Check (Channel 4), Kenneth Williams: Fantabulosa! (BBC4) and Tableau of Love (AIM Image Productions). He has also featured in numerous television commercials including BT, British Gas, Kingsmill Bread, Kohler (USA), NatWest, Nikol's (Israel), BBC TV Licensing and Heat Magazine.

Julian trained for 4 years with the late Sam Kogan, an acclaimed Russian teacher and director (alumnus of GITIS in Moscow under Maria Knebel, a student and colleague of Constantin Stanislavski) at what is now known as ASAD (the Academy for the Science of Acting and Directing). Julian's teaching combines the Kogan and Stanislavski techniques.

He has trained literally hundreds of people from all walks of life, whether wanting to learn acting just for fun or to take acting on as a profession.

?Just a note to thank you very much for such enjoyable and interesting acting classes. I really enjoyed the experience and actually think it helped with my career as the law firm I am training with have offered me a permanent solicitor post.?

?I thoroughly enjoyed my first experience of acting and thought the course was an excellent introduction.?

?Julian Caddy has been an amazing teacher who definitely takes you out of your comfort zone and challenges you with interesting characters and improvisation scenarios encouraging you to get under the skin of the character. He definitely has a way to make you feel relaxed so you can make the most of the classes, initially I thought 3 hours was far to long but now its the days in between that drag. We laugh so much in classes sometimes in hurts! I look forward to taking some more courses but this time I think it's going to have to be twice a week so I don't have to wait so long!?

?The introduction was valuable and the improvisation part was fun and unexpectedly stress-free. Julian provided great feedback to all participants to help us improve throughout.?

?I really enjoyed the course. I particularly liked doing the improvisations. Julian?s feedback was helpful and he generally chose parts that would challenge me by taking me out of my comfort zone. I also found the psychology aspect interesting.?

?I learned so much about myself and my fears and have a newfound respect for actors (hard work, really).?

?Julian is a great host. He has the ability to make everybody feel comfortable and brings out the best in all participants.?

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