Introduction To Acting Taster Weekend
This course aims to introduce the uninitiated into the fundamentals of the art of acting. If you've always been curious but didn't know where to start, then this is the course for you. Starting with games and exercises, the weekend will develop to include scene work on a given text, all in a safe and encouraging environment. The weekend will help you catch 'the acting bug' and give you the all-important confidence needed to perform. Whether you're looking to train or just want to explore for fun, this is the course for you.
Who should take this course?
Anyone who wants to try a bit of acting!
Entry requirements: None
Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older
Simon Bowen began acting at the National Youth Theatre where he appeared in leading roles alongside Rupert Penry-Jones, David Walliams, Matt Lucas, Jessica Stevenson and Chiwetel Ejiofor. After training as a professional actor, he went on to work at The Bristol Old Vic Theatre in 'Renegades' by Catherine Johnson (writer of 'Mamma Mia'), at The National Theatre in 'Chips With Everything' directed by Howard Davies, and at Hampstead Theatre in Glyn Cannon's 'The Kiss'. He has also worked extensively on screen, and his appearances include 'Fever Pitch' by Nick Hornby, 'Our Boy': a BBC Film by Tony Grounds starring Ray Winstone, 'Without Motive' on ITV, 'Casualty' and 'Down to Earth' on BBC One and 'The Secret World of Michael Fry' by Paul Abbott on Channel 4 Simon is also a writer, and his credits include 'From London With Love' (starring Claire Rushbrook and Philip Glenister) which he wrote for BBC Radio 4 in the week of the Litvinenko spy affair, and his play 'Free' which was produced in The Loft at The National Theatre, and directed by Thea Sharrock.
Please ensure that you are wearing comfortable clothes that you can move easily in.