Deafinitely Theatre have partnered with RADA (Royal Academy of Dramatic Art) to offer proffessionaly led  accessible acting training.

Each year, actors will have the opportunity to audition for the industry showcase.

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 is available to members only. 

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Spring/ Summer Season 2019

Visual Vernacular - VV

Dates

  • Wed 27th Feb
  • Wed 6th March
  • Wed 13th March
  • Wed 20th March

Participants must commit to the full course of 4 workshops

Time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Price: £20 Non-members/ £12 Members

Location: RADA

Teacher: Adam Bassett 

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This session, run by actor and director Adam Bassett, focusses on theatrical art as a form of physical expression. Participants will learn how stories can be told through body movements, iconic signs, gestures and facial expressions. Visual-manual language employs cinematic techniques in a four-dimensional environment: cuts, angles, and zooms, etc.  These devices are commonly and richly used in storytelling and poetry. Just as imagery is used in poetry and novels, visual-manual language takes the opportunity of manipulating imagery in four-dimensional space and time. 

Comedy Performance 

Dates: 

  • Wed 1st May
  • Wed 8th May
  • Wed 15th May

Participants must commit to full course of all 3 sessions

Time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Price: £15 Non-Members, £9 Members 

Location: RADA

Teacher: Caroline Parker

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The workshop will look at comedy and what makes us laugh, it will be run by deaf actor and director, Caroline Parker who specialises in physical comedy and comedy without words. 

Movement 

Dates

  • Wed 22nd May
  • Wed 29th May
  • Wed 5th June
  • Wed 12th June

Participants must commit to the full course of 4 workshops

Time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Price: £20 Non-members/ £12 Members

Location: RADA

Teacher: Angela Gaspartetto 

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Description:Through a mixture of improvisation and play this workshop focuses on the expansion of both physical awareness and awareness of the body in space. This will grant the actor choice with their movement so that their body can easily, with truth, fulfil each character played through the ability to work in different performances styles.

The workshop will be run by Angela Gasparetto a freelance movement director, director and teacher at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

Stage Combat 

Date: 

  • Wed 19th June
  • Wed 26th June

Participants must commit to the full course of 2 workshops

Time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Price: £10 Non-Members, £6 Members 

Location: RADA

Teacher: Philip D'Orleans 

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During this course participants will learn the principles of stage fighting - the reactions and carefully choreographed moment that portrays spontaneous fight scenes on stage and screen.

The workshop will be run by Philip d'Orléans a Master Teacher with the British Academy of Stage and Screen Combat and stage combat teacher at RADA.


Autumn Season 2018/2019

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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Previous Workshops 

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

SOLD OUT

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.  

SOLD OUT

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 Ewen

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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