THE ACTORS 

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The Actors Workshop Online is a service provided by The Actors Workshop Nottingham, allowing access to weekly Zoom classes.

For subscribers, there's also access to a huge back catalogue of pre-recorded e-learning workshops covering a variety of skills, techniques, accents, memory tricks, self-taping tips, casting insights and more.

Plus, there's some exclusive interviews with a fine selection of industry professionals.


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"Tim and all of the guest tutors are incredible and it has been invaluable to have the opportunity to learn from their experiences in the industry. I am so grateful for the weekly online sessions. I can't thank you enough!"

 

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WELCOME

Whether you are new to acting and are just looking to build confidence or you’ve already accumulated some skills and experience in the industry, joining The Actors Workshop Online will provide you with the essential training needed to expand your creative skillset and forge a solid career in the acting industry. 


There's a vibrant community of actors working weekly on our live Zoom classes already. If you’d like to get involved, get in touch today.


 

ONLINE CLASSES


Wednesday Online 7pm - 9pm

 

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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS


The Actors Workshop is suitable for beginners, intermediate and professional actors.

Our classes are designed to meet the requirements of all experience levels.

New members are invited to attend a trial class after which you will be offered a place in one of our groups which best meets your training needs.
TUTORS

 
The Actors Workshop is overseen by actor, director and producer Tim Bryn Smith. His professional experience spans over 20 years in Film, TV, Commercials, Theatre and Voice Over.
 
Tim has starred in a number of TV shows including Teachers - Channel 4Holby City - BBCThe Bill - ITV,  Hollyoaks - Channel 4, Heartbeat - ITV,  Doctors - BBC,  Charity Shop Sue's Christmas - Sky Arts,  Mister Eleven - ITV,  Days That Shock The World - History Channel and Dream Team - Sky One.

Tim's recent work as a new media producer has brought him together with rising YouTube stars Jack Manifold, Tommy Innit & Niki Nihachu.



FEES


Access to a 2 hour class per week is based on a monthly subscription of just £54.

We politely request one month's written notice of subscription cancellation.

 



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TECHNIQUE

At The Actors Workshop we are inspired by and implement a wide range of acting techniques:

 

Stanislavski
One of the world’s most frequently taught acting techniques, Stanislavski inspired scores of future teachers including Stella Adler, Sanford Meisner, and Lee Strasberg. Think emotional memory recall, spiritual realism, and self-analysis.

 

Adler
Stella Adler’s approach is also built on that of Stanislavski, but imagination is emphasised over emotional recall; in her words, “You have to get beyond your own precious inner experiences.”

 

Meisner
Famous for his “repetition” exercise, Meisner teaches actors to “live truthfully under imaginary circumstances.” The work emphasises openness, honesty, and listening above all.

 

Chekhov
Michael Chekhov created a famous “psycho-physical” technique which draws on physical actions and mind-body connection to create a sensual approach to the character.

 

Practical Aesthetics
Developed by actor William H. Macy and playwright David Mamet, this analytical approach emphasises the simple pursuit of an action above all else. Actors’ attention goes to text-analysis, script work, and a literal understanding of a scene’s driving events.

 

Hagen
It’s all about realism for Uta Hagen. Students are taught to “substitute” or “transfer” their own memories into the experiences of their characters, building deep connections based on their own personal truths.

 

PEM
The Perdekamp Emotional Method (PEM) is an innovative acting method based on a biological process.  PEM provides performers with a direct, effortless and guidable access to authentic emotions on a purely physical basis, without recourse to personal experiences or emotional memory.

Rodenburg

In her years as an acting coach, Patsy Rodenburg discovered the secrets to that elusive quality actors call 'it'. There are three basic ways human energy moves between people and you can be in any one of the 'three circles' in any situation. 

Thich Nhat Hanh

Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh is a global spiritual leader, poet and peace activist, revered around the world for his pioneering teachings on mindfulness, global ethics and peace. 

UCB

The Upright Citizens Brigade is an American improvisational group established in 1990. The UCB outlined their methodology to comedy improv in their 'Manual'.  The original incarnation of the group consisted of Matt Besser, Amy Poehler, Ian Roberts, Matt Walsh, Adam McKay, Rick Roman, Horatio Sanz and Drew Franklin.

DONATE


The Actors Workshop has supported thousands of adults to build life skills, improve mental health and also embark on exciting creative careers that were once a distant dream.

Through our scholarship and bursary schemes, your donations help continue to provide adults on low-to-no-incomes access with life changing actor training and skills development. 

To make a donation, please use the PayPal Donate button below. 

Thank you.

 


 
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If you would like to book a trial class or receive more information about headshot packages, courses or our casting services.

Please send us a message and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.

 

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