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Our training offer is designed to offer continued training opportunities for professional performers and emerging artists as well as to develop those at the early stages of their career, either currently in study and training or looking to apply to Drama schools in the near future. All workshops and courses are designed to progress individuals at their current level and will be structured accordingly to ensure you gain the most from the course.

 

The majority of our 'in person' courses are still on pause - with the exception of the One Year Part Time Actor Training Company -  due to COVD-19. 

This last year we have been running a number of online courses initiatives to support actors across the UK.

Screen Acting Fundamentals

- online -  

 

Content:

A short course that strips back screen acting to its fundamental aspects in order to gain the best performance possible. 

This course takes a pragmatic approach to screen acting, focussing on the core skills and job role of the actor. You will explore techniques and approaches that help you to stay ‘in the moment of the action’ and not get distracted by the world of the film set. We will de-mystify the set and focus on the areas that are within the actors control, trying out physical and mental triggers get you inside the action and develop a clear personalised preparation checklist that will allow you to be in the best possible position to execute the most layered and authentic portayal. 

 

When: 

Next dates TBC email us to express interest.

Industry, Self Tapes & Audition Technique

- online -

Content:

A short course that aims to demystify the industry, give some insights into how it works, cut through all the advice out there and offer approaches to find the best way for you personally to navigate it all whilst maintaining a strong and resilient mental health and well being. 

 

This course takes a pragmatic approach to understanding the industry, and the audition/casting process from applying through to self tapes and auditions that aims to put the actor in the driving seat. No promises, no big hidden secrets, just a chance to look at the landscape from a simpler perspective and develop your own personal plan on how to be more in control of your career, explore self tape techniques and to remind yourself of why you want to act in the first place. 

When: 

Next dates TBC email us to express interest

Both Ideal for: 

Early career, and those getting into or back into the industry after a break. Workshops will be carefully crafted to enable performer training at a range of levels, from those with significant experience in performance areas looking to diversify their skill base, to early career actors and those who are beginning to look at further training and getting into the industry.

Ages 18+ only.

 

Both Led by: 

Kevin Johnson

 

Kevin is an actor, director and actor coach who has been working in the industry for 20 years. He has worked nationally and internationally, and has trained actors professionally over the last 7 years. You can see more details at www.kevin-johnson.org  

Both courses have a minimum of 6 and maximum of 12 people to ensure the courses are effective and good value.

 

Price: 

£25 each or £45 for the two
 

For more info please email info@thewheel.org.uk or to book your place please fill in the booking form here and email across to us.

 

Recent Courses....

Screen Acting Fundamentals - 3 sessions online 
Industry, Self Tapes & Audition Technique - 3 sessions online 

After the success of these courses, we are looking to run these again in the Autumn season See below for more details on each, and if interested drop us an email and we will let you know when we have set some dates for the next course..... 

Get In Touch...

We would love to hear from people to find out more about what might be useful. If you have any thoughts or ideas of the kind of courses/workshops you would like us to run or would like to take up our open door 'Zoom' / 'Coffee House sessions' offer to discuss things further please drop us a message at info@thewheel.org.uk

What previous actors said about our Screen Acting Fundamentals Course....

"Really useful, a very methodical and 'real' approach to preparing for my next screen role, with some excellent techniques to help remain 'in the moment' when on set, Thank you!"

"A really nice 'virtual' space, where i felt relaxed enough to try things, not try to be perfect and explore at my own pace"

"Great value, i've gained loads, too much to list here and all for £25! really glad I took the course."

I bleddy loved the screen acting course. I thought it was brilliant. Kev you made it so accessible and I really feel like I can land on a set now and know what to do. Which is exactly what I needed. So bravo bravo!

"Due to Lockdown I had started to feel a little unmotivated and as if my acting skills were draining away from me when I heard about the Screen Acting Fundamentals course from The Wheel. It felt like a great way to get back in the arena and challenge myself. Kev and the other participants were supportive, engaging and made me feel comfortable enough to really progress and train. Would recommend to anyone thinking of booking on"

Past courses have included:

Physical Theatre, Acting With Text, Audition Technique,

Acting Fundamentals, Text exploration in our 'Great Plays' Series, Stage Combat, Shakespeare and Singing Masterclasses.

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