Deafinitely Theatre have partnered with RADA (Royal Academy of Dramatic Art) to offer leading-edge accessible acting training. Whether you are discovering acting or refining your skills, you will find something for you in these professionally led workshops exploring various acting techniques.

You will have the opportunity to audition for the end of year showcase, providing an opportunity to present your CV and engage with the wider industry. The showcases will be fully accessible and archived on film. 

Cost

Each workshop cost £3 for members/ £5 for non-members. 

Membership 

Become a Hub member for just £5. Members enjoy 1 free workshop, member discounts, priority booking for workshops, invitations to networking events and free theatre trips. The end of year showcase will be available to members only. 

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Autumn Season 

ACTING 

Dates

  • Wed 26th September
  • Wed 3rd October
  • Wed 10th October
  • Wed 17th October

Participants must commit to the full 4 workshops

Time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Price: £20 Non-members/ £12 Members

Location: RADA

Teacher: Beru Tessema

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DEAF STUDIES

Date: 

  • Wed 24th October 
  • Fri 16th November

Participants must commit to both sessions

Time: 6pm - 9pm

Price: £5 Non-Members, £3 Members 

Location: City Lit 

Teacher: Peter Brown

Description:

Deaf History

So, you are studying to become actors of the future.  This session will give you an insight into the lives of deaf people in the past and how the language of BSL developed. We will also look at the history of Deaf theatre and how it evolved over the years.

Basic BSL linguistic.

You will learn how best to perform using BSL features like role-shift, facial expression, body movement and mouth pattern. This will help you to understand the language and give you the confidence to perform well.  

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Shakespeare - Let us show the poetry of BSL

Dates

  • Wed 7th November

Time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Price: £5 Non-members/ £3 Members

Location: RADA

Teacher: Nadia Nadarajah 

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IMPROVISATION

Date: 

  • Wed 31st October
  • Wed 14th November
  • Wed 21st November
  • Wed 28th November TBC

Participants must commit to the full 4 workshops

Time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Price: £20 Non-Members, £12 Members 

Location: RADA

Teacher: Lesley Ewan

Description

Improvisation is at the core of everything we do: we’re always playing it as it lays. Through games and exercises, students will learn to enter with ‘nothing’ and to wait for something to arise. They'll increase their awareness of and learn to nurture the smallest impulses into story. The focus of this class will be on the story the body tells: how full worlds can unfold through subtle gesture, proximity and gaze.

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ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE 

Date: 

  • Wed 5th December

Time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Price: £5 Non-Members, £3 Members 

Location: RADA

Teacher: Katya Benjamin 

Description

In these sessions, we will do exercises and discover ways of thinking that make you look and feel more at ease on and off stage.

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Translation 

Date

  • Wed 23rd January 
  • Wed 30th January
  • Wed 6th February
  • Wed 13th February

Participants must commit to the full 4 workshops

Time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Price: £20 Non-members, £12 members

Location: RADA

Description

The translation course will look at creatively translating English into BSL. We will look at a variety of translation styles and the difference between SSE (Sign Supported English) and BSL (British Sign Language). We will also look at how we can find ways to make the translation more creative. I have over 10 years of experience working as a translator in the industry, working with Remark! and the BBC. I am currently translating songs for BBC’s CBeebies working with 4 deaf presenters. 

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ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE 

Date: 

  • Wed 20th February

Time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Price: £5 Non-Members, £3 Members 

Location: RADA

Teacher: Katya Benjamin 

Description

In these sessions, we will do exercises and discover ways of thinking  that make you look and feel more at ease on and off stage.

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Spring/ Summer Season 

The spring/ Summer season of Acting workshops will be announced in the Winter. Become a member to get priority booking for workshops and be the first to know when they are released.