Free taster session for 'PLAYING THE GREATS' series of workshops

FREE TASTER SESSION WITH LORNA PEARSON-HALL
45 minute Free Taster Session 11th March  @ 7pm





To register for a your FREE online taster session, please visit our
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PLAYING THE GREATS WITH LORNA PEARSON-HALL

10 week online course: Thursdays 7-9.30pm (plus Tuesday 7-9.30pm Week 10 only)

£220 (payable in two instalments by week 1 and week 5) Limited to 10- places


Dates:
Thursdays
March 25th, April 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd April, May 6th 13th, 20th, 27th May.
Tuesday 1st June 1st & Thursday 3rd June


Book a place on our play the greats training modules, in which you get the chance to develop a fully rounded character of a great role from a great play. Many actors rarely get the chance to play a challenging leading role and at Convergence we believe that, given the chance, you could develop the skills to take this on. Learn to prepare a character from page to performance. Develop or consolidate your process and generate material under the guidance of the professional directors and experienced actor trainers from top Drama schools. Online, for now!

"People, Places and Things" by Duncan Macmillan

A 10 week course to develop your scene study and character development skills based around the award winning play People, Places and Things. Delve into the causes of addiction and challenge yourself to play a range of states in a small class with only 10 places available. This course will offer valuable experience of researching and playing an addict, whether as Emma or Mark, or as a medical professional should you so choose. As well as generating useful audition material, the course will result in run-throughs of the ‘potted’ play, to give each actor the opportunity of sustaining a significant role.

Reviews for People Places and Things:

A thrilling, provocative evening” Evening Standard
“A terrific rush” Daily Telegraph
“A bold, timely and searching play” Financial Times

 

The last one you did was so good, I'd be silly not to learn more. Especially now when I literally crave to be in class.” A satisfied customer !


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FREE ONLINE TASTER SESSION WITH ACTING TUTOR AND DIRECTOR, CHARLIE BARKER


Free Taster Session  - Self-taping and Auditioning: Friday 22
nd January at 11.30am

In this FREE 45min online taster sessions you’ll get 5 tips on  self-taping and auditions, absolutely free!

To register for a your FREE online taster session, please email workshops@convergenceactingstudio.co.uk. Alternatively, please fill out the short contact form at the bottom of the page

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You’ll also get a chance to chat with me about the benefits you’d get from working with Convergence Acting Studio. The session is totally free – I won’t try and sell you anything – what have you got to lose? You can’t go anywhere anyway, so why not spend 45 mins pretending you’re in a rehearsal room?

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You can attend either free session with absolutely no obligation to sign up to the full workshops, but if you fancy it…….here are the details…..

 

- Workshop 2 -  Self-taping and Auditions 2.5 hours a week for five weeks. Thursdays from January 28th – 25th February 7pm-9.30pm PLACES STILL AVAILABLE

 Special ‘lockdown’ price of £110 for the whole course.

From sight-reading to self-taping tips and working on TV scripts making quick bold decisions, this series of workshops will help you get noticed in your auditions.


- Workshop 1  - Scene Study: Working with Text. 2.5 hours a week for five weeks.  Mondays from January 25th - 22nd February 7pm-9.30pm.   FULLY SUBSCRIBED

  Special ‘lockdown’ price of £110 for the whole course

Working with text is so important for an actor. From auditions to first rehearsal text is key. Approaching scenes in a simple and effective way this series of workshops will lead to a more truthful connection with the audience.

 


 Both courses have very limited availability so each participant gets plenty of individual attention

 

The last one you did was so good, I'd be silly not to learn more. Especially now when I literally crave to be in class.” A satisfied customer !


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'Company at Christmas' and December news

So excited to have set up our website and all our social media.

      BUT the most exciting thing has been getting our first Rep company piece ready to go for Christmas. Of course, because of the virus everything is virtual at the moment - but instead of fighting it we decided to go with it and use the medium of 'radio' - so we didn't have to compromise. So many creatives have done such wonderful things online this year, and I applaud them all !


      I heard Judi Dench being interviewed by Andrew Marr on the very day we decided to produce our audio piece on behalf of Acting for Others - she talked so passionately about the subject that is so close to our hearts at the moment: the potential loss of not only theatre companies but of the talented actors and performers who have had no opportunity to work since everything closed down in March. So I decided on the spur of the moment to write to Dame Judi and ask if she would support us as a company. Within 24 hours of her receiving my old-fashioned snail-mail letter, I had a response which included the beautiful little memory for us to include in our programme. I was sooo overly excited - Judi Dench has been my idol ever since I came out of the womb wanting to act !

Emboldened by this, I contacted Sir David Jason and he very generously recorded a section of his new book which related specifically to our subject – memories of Christmas.

At this point we’ve had some wonderful linking music beautifully recorded by Ron Crocker (MD of Book of Mormon!) and all the recordings and images are in, and sent off to the editor for the ‘final construction’

I’m now nervously waiting  to hear the final version and to be able to post it on our site for our ‘opening’ on 22nd December.

It’s been a tiring but exciting November and early December – and I’m looking forward to a day or two off over the Festive season, in order to hit the New Year in an energised state to start the marketing and final creation of the Actor-training course !

 

ONWARD !


Happy Christmas to all and to all a safe and busy New Year !

Charlie
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