Announcing a new Meetup for Acting Classes and Confidence Building in Central London!
What: Pay-What-You-Can Monday Evening Taster Workshops
When: Monday, April 12, 2010 7:00 PM and on subsequent Mondays in April and May
Sweet Entertainments Studio
42 Theobalds Road
During April and May I will be holding Monday evening, 2 hour one-off taster sessions for people to get to grips with an introduction to both the theory and practice of the technique that I teach. I'm making them pay-what-you-can sessions so as many people can try them out as possible.
For the first hour I will mostly be explaining the background so it would be useful for you to bring a pen and paper to take notes. We will then do a few improvisation exercises for the remainder of the session. It is an informal and relaxed environment, suitable for people from all backgrounds and experience.
It is, essentially, an introduction to an acting technique - but such is the nature of this approach that it can help you in all circumstances to improve your self awareness, focus and confidence.
Please arrive by or before 7pm so we can make the most of the time. These Meetups are general introductions to the longer courses that I teach. They are drop-in sessions so people come when they can. However, we are dependent on numbers for certain exercises so please do not say you can come until you are sure that you can make it. Thank you!
ABOUT JULIAN CADDY
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: www.sweet-uk.net.
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 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.?
Learn more here:http://www.meetup.com/Acting-Classes-and-Confidence-Building-in-Central-London/calendar/12731316/