INDUSTRY

WORKSHOP

AUDITION PACKAGE: CONTEMPORARY AND CLASSICAL SPEECHES 

with ANNIE TYSON 

This one day session is available the following dates: 

Sunday 24th Nov

Sunday 1st Dec

Sunday 8th Dec 

Sunday 19th Jan 

Sunday 26th Jan

 

TIME: 10am – 5pm

LOCATION: The Mono Box Studio 30, Block F, The Biscuit Factory, 100 Clements Road Bermondsey, SE16 4DG

HOW WILL IT WORK?

 

A rare opportunity to help prepare your audition speeches with Annie Tyson. With years of experience of panel auditions Annie will investigate what makes the speech necessary at this particular moment in the play? How are you changed by the end of the speech? How can you create the specific circumstances if it's just you there? How do you leave those watching wanting more? What does the speech reveal about your possibilities as an actor?

 

The morning session will look at your chosen monologues from the contemporary repertoire and will examine and explore in detail how you can make choices that will bring the text alive vividly, with variation and specificity. The afternoon session workshop will look at ways of approaching complex/heightened text, making it live and real, as if spoken for the first time, while using the form of the language. You’ll leave knowing how to opening your hearts to those big actions and taking a risks to be real and poetic.

 

PREPARATION: 

 

Please prepare one monologue from the Classical repertoire and one Contemporary speech. Each should be no more than 2 minutes long. You should bring a paper copy of the speech for Annie to use as reference. 

COST: £60

ABOUT ANNIE

Annie originally trained at Drama Centre London and went on to act in television, film and radio. She is a co-founder of Mother’s Ruin Theatre Company and the award-winning musical theatre company Direct Current. Annie now combines acting with teaching and directing. Her focus on classical work has led to involvement with an international research project into actor training in Europe, working in Portugal and Paris and master classes in at the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama in America. Her teaching and directing career began at the Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama and developed back at the Drama Centre where she was Course Director of the BA Honours Acting Course 2002-2010. As well as continuing her relationship with Drama Centre, Annie now works at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art as a core acting tutor and director.  She sits on the interview panel for the MFA in Directing at Birkbeck College, is a reader for the Drama section at the publisher Bloomsbury Methuen and was part of the core team for the Royal Shakespeare Company’s project Open Stages running acting workshops for Dream 16 – A Play For the Nation. She has contributed to the  book Directing by Rob Swain.

WORKSHOP

SOAP ISN'T A DIRTY WORD: CASTING FOR CONTINUAL DRAMA 

with Wayne Linge

DATE: Wednesday 20th November SOLD OUT

TIME: 6.30pm-9.30pm

LOCATION: The Mono Box Studio 30, Block F, The Biscuit Factory, 100 Clements Road Bermondsey, SE16 4DG

HOW WILL IT WORK?

Soap Opera is the backbone of UK television drama. Soap (also called ‘Continuing Drama’) is where many actors secure their first on-screen experience and has been the springboard for many careers. So how should you approach a casting for Soap? And how does it differ to castings for other drama?

The workshop will look at:

 

  • How to prepare for your casting

  • What the Casting Director is looking for in the room

  • How to build on the experience, even if the casting didn’t go your way

 

Across the three hour session your read will be in front of the other actors in the workshop.

Time permitting, we will film the reads and watch a selection of them back as a group. You’ll be offered feedback on the reads / clips and also have an opportunity to ask any questions you may have.

 

PREPARATION

Upon booking you should email hello@themonbox.co.uk titled with SOAP WORKSHOP and your name. You should include your Spotlight pin or if you are not on Spotlight, send a PDF of your CV and a headshot or similar. 

 

48 – 24 hours before the session you will be sent your scenes (also called ‘sides’).

This material will be chosen based on you; i.e. it will be a character you could expect to be cast as. 

You will only receive sides, not the whole script.

You will be expected to be as familiar as possible with the material. But you are welcome to bring a paper copy for your read.

The material will be taken from broadcast scripts.

COST: £28   SOLD OUT

 

ABOUT WAYNE

 

Wayne Linge is the Casting Associate for BBC Studios.

Programmes include EastEnders, Our Girl, Big School, Father Brown, The Boy In The Dress & Grandpa’s Great Escape. 

He has worked in TV casting for five years. His career started in theatre, where he was Assistant Producer for a regional theatre company for four years.

 

WORKSHOP

SHAKESPEARE IN A WEEK

with Owen Horsley

DATES AND TIMES YOU MUST BE AVAILABLE: 

Sunday 26th January, 6.30-9.30pm 

Mon 10th February - Friday 14th February, 10am-5pm

Friday 14th February, 6pm - 9pm 

LOCATION: The Mono Box Studio 30, Block F, The Biscuit Factory, 100 Clements Road Bermondsey, SE16 4DG

HOW WILL IT WORK?

This one week workshop is a brave and bold attempt to recapture the original practice of actors during Shakespeare’s time. In one week we will tackle an entire Shakespeare play with a showing of a performance at the end. Each day will focus on staging one Act and then on the Friday evening we will perform the entire play to a small invited audience. This is a unique experience for actors that celebrates instincts, play and ensemble work.

 

Before the week’s workshop we will spend an evening together to work on Verse and approaches to Shakespeare’s language. 

WHEN BOOKING:

Email your headshot and CV to hello@themonobox.co.uk with SHAKESPEARE IN A WEEK in the email title so we can send your information to Owen ahead of meeting him. 

COST: £150

 

ABOUT OWEN

Owen trained at Drama Centre London. 

 

Directing credits include Maydays by David Edgar, Salome by Oscar Wilde, The Famous Victories of Henry V and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (The Royal Shakespeare Company). Owen was Associate Director on the RSC King and Country Tour and worked with Artistic Director Gregory Doran on Richard II and Henry IV Part 1 and 2 and Henry V from 2013-16. 

 

Owen is also an Associate Director for Cheek by Jowl. He was Assistant Director to Declan Donnellan on The Changeling (2006) Cymbeline (2007), Troilus and Cressida (2008), Macbeth (2009-11) and ‘Tis Pity she’s a Whore (2011-13) becoming Associate Director in 2010. Owen Co-Directed the 2013 Tour of Tis Pity. 

In 2008 Owen formed Eyestrings Theatre Company with his production of Christopher Marlowe’s Edward II at St Andrew’s Crypt in Holborn. Further work with Eyestrings include In Bed With Messalina (Courtyard Theatre) See What I See (St Clements Mental Hospital) and The Duchess of Malfi (Southwark Playhouse and UK Tour).

 

Other directing credits include Who’s There?, Antony and Cleopatra (Classic Stage Company, New York) The Picture of Dorian Gray (Watermill), Don Giovanni (LaMaMa, New York) The Two Noble Kinsmen (RWCMD) Outside on the Street (Edinburgh Fringe and Arcola) Antony and Cleopatra, Lysistrata, As you Like it (Guildhall School of Music and Drama) and Hungry Heart (RADA).

Owen also works extensively in Europe. He has led workshops in Spain, Italy, Luxembourg and France. Owen’s first Spanish production, The Malcontent, opened at the Almagro Festival in August 2011 before transferring to Madrid.

 

WORKSHOP

SCREEN ACTING WORKSHOP

with Sarah-Jayne Butler

DATE: Thursday 6th February

TIME: 10am-5pm

LOCATION: The Mono Box Studio 30, Block F, The Biscuit Factory, 100 Clements Road Bermondsey, SE16 4DG

HOW WILL IT WORK?

 

An in-depth workshop where we will explore an approach to screen acting, how it differs from performing on stage and how to get the most out of your time on screen, whether in the audition room or on set.

Led by on-set acting coach, Sarah-Jayne Butler, you will work with script and improvisation to develop confidence and ease in front of the camera. The workshop will cover camera technique and how to make creative choices, so that you can feel in control and comfortable when the director calls ‘Action!’  

 

During the workshop we will: 

 

  • Build confidence and presence on screen.

  • Develop an understanding of camera techniques.

  • Learn how to release and express the imagination, so we can find belief in the moment.

  • Explore relaxation, concentration and points of attention whilst learning how to apply these when the cameras roll.

  • Get to grips with nerves, learning to harness them so that they work for us and not against us.

  • Master scene study techniques and learn how to be a detective with the script

 

 

PREPARATION:

Upon booking please send Spotlight Pin or a headshot and CV to hello@themonobox.co.uk clearly marked with your name and this workshop, so that scenes can be allocated accordingly. Sides will be supplied ahead of the session. These will form the basis of our work and exploration during the day. Do try and get familiar with the dialogue, but this is not a memory test and it is absolutely fine to have the sides with you on the day. 

COST: £35

 

ABOUT SARAH-JAYNE

Sarah-Jayne is an acting coach, actress and co-founder of award-winning theatre company, Tucked In.

As an acting coach she regularly works on-set for a number of major film studios, including Disney, Universal, MGM and Fox Searchlight. Her recent work comprises: The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, Tolkien, Goodbye Christopher Robin and the upcoming Come Away and Dolittle starring Robert Downey Jnr. She has just completed coaching on a major feature film franchise due for release in 2020. Sarah trained as an actress at LAMDA and with the Television Workshop and still acts professionally. Her theatre work includes productions in the West End, at The National Theatre and international tours. On screen she can be seen in the critically acclaimed Love Me Till Monday, Theresa vs Boris and Sherlock Holmes: a Game of Shadows. Alongside her work in film, Sarah coaches actors independently as well as for companies including LAMDA, The National Youth Theatre, District 64 and Dramatic Resources. She is also a mentor of final year students at LAMDA and a proud collaborator with the charity Scene and Heard.

WORKSHOP

SCREEN AUDITIONS AND SELF TAPING

with Sarah-Jayne Butler

DATE: TBC

TIME: 6.30-9.30pm

LOCATION: The Mono Box Studio 30, Block F, The Biscuit Factory, 100 Clements Road Bermondsey, SE16 4DG

HOW WILL IT WORK?

 

Led by on-set acting coach, Sarah-Jayne Butler this is a fast-paced introduction to the skills needed to give a strong screen audition and make an effective self tape.  

 

During our time together we will explore: 

 

  • Auditioning for screen, how to make an impact in the room, working with casting directors and harnessing your nerves.

  • How to break down sides prior to filming, even if you only got them the night before!

  • Self tape technique and how to make creative choices within the confines of the self tape format.

 

Having worked alongside many casting teams to find the right actor for a role, Sarah will work with you to make sure you are feeling confident and in control when that all-important opportunity comes in. 

 

PREPARATION:

 

Upon booking please send Spotlight Pin or a headshot and CV to hello@themonobox.co.uk clearly marked with your name and this workshop. Sides will be sent out ahead of this session. Do try and get familiar with the dialogue, but this is not a memory test and it is absolutely fine to have the sides with you on the day. 

COST: £28

 

ABOUT SARAH-JAYNE

Sarah-Jayne is an acting coach, actress and co-founder of award-winning theatre company, Tucked In.

As an acting coach she regularly works on-set for a number of major film studios, including Disney, Universal, MGM and Fox Searchlight. Her recent work comprises: The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, Tolkien, Goodbye Christopher Robin and the upcoming Come Away and Dolittle starring Robert Downey Jnr. She has just completed coaching on a major feature film franchise due for release in 2020. Sarah trained as an actress at LAMDA and with the Television Workshop and still acts professionally. Her theatre work includes productions in the West End, at The National Theatre and international tours. On screen she can be seen in the critically acclaimed Love Me Till Monday, Theresa vs Boris and Sherlock Holmes: a Game of Shadows. Alongside her work in film, Sarah coaches actors independently as well as for companies including LAMDA, The National Youth Theatre, District 64 and Dramatic Resources. She is also a mentor of final year students at LAMDA and a proud collaborator with the charity Scene and Heard.