New Beginner's Acting Course

From: Julian C.
Sent on: Friday, January 29, 2010 12:24 PM
It's not too late to enrol on a new acting course.

Our Monday evening classes still have space available and you can join from next Monday (1st February). We are also holding an hour long catch-up session this coming Sunday (31st Jan) at 5pm to give you some background on the technique. There is no charge for this catch up session.

If you are interested but unable to make these dates you may still enrol in a class on another evening or for courses starting in April.

I enclose a few details below. If you would like to join up or have any questions about anything, please do get in touch on[masked] or at [address removed].

In the meantime, I look forward to seeing you soon.

All the best
Julian Caddy

(incl. one hour intro session)
Led by Julian Caddy

Sweet Entertainments, 42 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8NW

7pm to 10pm (9x 3 hour sessions)
Monday 1st February - 19th April

(Please note that there will be a one week break between 16th-22nd February and up to two weeks off over Easter, depending on the availability of the group)

Series of nine classes ?190. Installment payments can be arranged on an individual basis.

An introduction to acting, understanding the process of creating a character, offered circumstances, objectives, purposes, actions, events ("OPAEs"), relaxation, vocal warm ups, working on texts with other students and performing to the group, improvisations and improvising around texts. Also, what to look for when watching other actors perform (what is "good acting"?). In the week before the last class, the group will go and see a show in the West End and then discuss it in class.

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 400 shows attracting audiences of over 100,000 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 recently appeared in the London production of Anastasia, toured nationally with Broadway Theatre Company (Golden Boy) and Opera Piccola (The Barber of Seville and La Traviata). Other theatre includes 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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