ABOUT THE COURSE
The City Drama Studio beginnerís acting course is designed for people with little or no previous acting experience, and for those who wish to improve their communication and performance skills. It consists of three ten-week terms, one evening per week, for three hours. There is no obligation to continue past the first term.
Our classes are taught by highly experienced and motivated professionals who ensure that each participant is given the opportunity to learn and develop in a relaxed and social atmosphere.
The emphasis in the first ten weeks is on communication and the development of vocal, physical and creative skills. Classes consist of exercises designed to encourage spontaneity, group cohesion and stagecraft. The term culminates in a showcase performance for invited guests.
Second and third term build upon the concepts introduced in the first ten weeks, with a greater focus on character development, text interpretation and performance. Graduates receive a certificate and become eligible to perform in our Drama Club productions.
Each unit of the course is conducted concurrently on one evening per week (Mondays, from 6.30to 9.30pm). Each unit is conducted over a ten-week period. In the tenth week, a performance night is held for invited guests. The night consists of:
STAGE ONE: Performance of contemporary monologues
STAGE TWO: Performance of duologues
STAGE THREE: Performance of ensemble piece, usually text-based
DRAMA CLUB: Performance of plays by course graduates.
STAGE ONE - BEGINNERS
STAGE TWO - INTERMEDIATE
STAGE THREE - ADVANCED