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Intro to Acting Weekender

Tutor: Jonathan Brown
Location: Evolution Arts, 2 Sillwood Terrace, Brighton & Hove BN1 2LR
Next date: Saturday 29 & Sunday 30 September 2018

What does this course cover?

Activate your acting muscles and discover new ways to play, create and perform. Playing in many areas including script, movement, physical, character and Improvised Theatre.

Through playful exercises, games and more, you will learn to: give license to your imagination; use your whole body and voice; listen and respond to the moment; explore your emotional range; incorporate your personal experience in the moment; work with text; take risks; work as an ensemble and be comfortable with an audience. And more!

About the tutor

Jonathan is an experienced teacher and group facilitator, and has been teaching theatre, both with the WEA, and independently for over 10 years.

Since 2007, his theatre company has won and been nominated in most of the available prize categories at the Brighton Fringe, and his one-person show training course has led to an Argus Angel Award for two participants, and his mentoring of a Best New Play nominee.

Jonathan is Artistic Director of Something Underground Theatre Company:
    • Winner: Best New Play Award, Brighton Fringe 2012  (Jonathan Brown, The Last Lunch).
    • Shortlisted:  Best New Play Award, Brighton Fringe 2013 (Jonathan Brown, The Silent Stream)
    • Winner: Best Male Performer, Brighton Fringe 2013 (Jonathan Brown, The Silent Stream)
    • Winner: Best Female Performer, Brighton Fringe 2014 (K Goodfellow, Smoking Ban, written & directed by JB)
    • Nominated:   Best Female Performer,Brighton Fringe 2013 (Rachel Guershon for Betsy: Wisdom of a Brighton Whore, written and directed by JB)


‘The class has allowed me to come out of my shell and increase my confidence in a safe and supportive environment. Andrew is a great teacher keeping the pace up and ensuring lots of laughs are had. You can guarantee that everything you perform will be unique and brilliant” (LC)

“Exceptionally fun session .. very good balance of teaching and being on stage to experiment, too .. (Andrew is) good at being sensitive in constructive criticism .. I really value these sessions as I always laugh so hard!” (TP)

“Top tutor, high quality of students to work with, plenty of hands on time on your feet.  I came here to have fun, to learn, meet people – tick, tick, tick: all boxes checked.” (PW)