[NOTE: This is a VIRTUAL ONLY Workshop]
This workshop explores the processes involved in developing credible, precise and inhabited characters in any medium. As a voice talent, whether you work in advertising or corporate communications, Audiobooks or radio drama, credible acting skills are a must. The workshop will cover a wide variety of range from the High Octane Epic to “Kitchen Sink” Realism. It focuses on the immediate creation, forcing your creative juices in a time constrained environment. No time to agonise over choices : you have to act in the "Hic et Nunc", the Here and Now. The industry tends to “pigeon hole” actors and casting directors tend to cast talent in “safe” parts. The result is that we seldom get to explore and stretch our acting range. This “safe place” workshop aims to explore and train the very particular set of muscles and thought processes involved in creating characters. It will introduce the basics of the “String Theory” and “stepping” techniques. Through improvisation and borrowing from various methods and systems, you will move relentlessly from character to character, from emotion to emotion and from genre to genre, building your confidence to create “impromptu” characters and improving your control of the process. Get ready to step.