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New Sweet Acting Courses Coming Up

From: Julian C.
Sent on: Friday, September 11, 2009 2:29 PM
Hi there

Thank you for registering to receive information about our classes. Below are the details of the upcoming evening acting courses starting in the coming weeks. Places are still available but are limited so if you would like to join or would like further information, please do get in touch as soon as possible. You can reach me best on [address removed] or[masked] in the first instance. Please state your preferred evening when contacting by email.

I have been running these short courses in Holborn for several years now. My students vary from young working executives (who simply wish to gain confidence in speaking in front of an audience or improve their presentation skills) to those looking to work as actors professionally.

Participants will find themselves gaining confidence in public speaking and working on several short plays by the end of the 10 week course.

I look forward to hearing from you soon or, if I have taught you before, I look forward to welcoming you back.

Best wishes
Julian Caddy
Director, Sweet Entertainments

Course details are as follows:

Led by Julian Caddy

Sweet Entertainments, 42 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8NW (Nearest tubes Holborn or Chancery Lane)

Tuesdays, 7pm to 10pm
22nd September - 24th November

Wednesdays, 7pm to 10pm
23rd September - 25th November

Mondays, 7pm to 10pm
28th September - 30th November

Thursdays, 7pm to 10pm
(*This course is only for people who have attended a classes with me before)
1st October ? 3rd December

SERIES OF 10 CLASSES ?200 (if you pay in advance) or ?210 (if you pay on the day or by instalments)

Course Information:
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.

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 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.

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. Click here for more information.

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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