WORKSHOPS

Welcome to the basement workshops 2b Acting

Location: The basement, Sandway Business Center, Shannon Street, Leeds LS9 8SS

Workshop
The basement, Sandway Business Center, Shannon Street, Leeds LS9 8SS

Introduction to The Meisner technique part 1: Acting for TV and Film

Next Workshop, 24th November 2019 (1pm - 4:30pm)
Introduction to The Meisner technique part 1 – Repetition & Improvisation

About: Learn to live in the moment as an actor, and let go of any idea of result. Through improvisation, emotional truth and personal response, learn to resonate authenticity within a given circumstance. This technique will allow the actor to ‘Get out of their head’. Focusing on the ‘Repetition exercise', you will gain a valuable insight into their organic instincts.

Meisner technique part 2: Acting for TV and Film

Next Workshop, 1st December 2019 (1pm – 4:30pm)
Meisner technique part 2 – Emotional preparation, Repetition & Improvisation

About: Part 2 of The Meisner technique will take the actor further into repetition, improvisation and emotional preparation. Working in pairs, the students will learn how to truly live in the moment, use their back stories to enhance their characters, which will create an organic natural scene.

Introduction: Acting for Television and Film

Next Workshop, 26th January 2020 (1pm - 4:30pm)
Acting for Television and Film

About: The focus of this workshop is to gain valuable experience performing in front of the camera. Using television and film scripts, you will create a scene, develop character and build confidence. How an actor prepares for a scene will also be explored and analysed, given you the skills to develop your own methods and styles of actor preparation.

Building a character: Acting for TV and Film

Next Workshop, 2nd February 2020 (1pm - 4:30pm)
Building a character

About: Using Lee Strasberg’s ‘Animal exercise', participants will explore the motivations and personality traits of their chosen animal. Building from the ground up to create a three-dimensional character. The exercise will open the actor up, stretching their boundaries and inhibitions and allowing a deeper insight into how to layer a character. In the second half of the workshop, actors will bring these new characters to life, through a filmed short-scripted scene.

Audition preparation, Monologues and commercial castings: Acting for TV and Film

Next Workshop, 16th February 2020 (1pm - 4:30pm)
Audition preparation, Monologues and commercial castings.

About: This workshop will help you prepare for auditions in Film, Television, Theatre and Commercials. You will learn the skills and knowledge to confidently present yourself in a professional manner, catering and adapting your performance styles to individual auditions. Includes information on how to produce self-tapes for auditions to improve your chances of landing roles.

Michael Mortimer

Workshop Tutor: Michael Mortimer

Michael is an actor, script writer and drama facilitator. He has a BA in Theatre and Acting. And also studied Performing Arts, script writing and directing. Michael is represented by North West Actors in Manchester and is also a Comedy & Drama teacher with the Pauline Quirke Academy. With over twenty years of experience, Michael has a huge amount of knowledge and expertise and through his workshops, he aims to prepare actors for work in the Film and Television industry.

Projects Michael has been involved with
Downton Abbey, The Last Tango in Halifax, Doctors, The A Word, World on Fire, 1917, Once a Year on Blackpool Sands, Coronation Street, Emmerdale, Hollyoaks, The 39 Steps, Aladdin, plus many more.


Available Workshops

  • Image Introduction to The Meisner technique part 1: Acting for TV and Film: Price £12
    24th November 2019 (1pm - 4:30pm)
  • Image Meisner technique part 2: Acting for TV and Film: Price £12
    1st December 2019 (1pm – 4:30pm)
  • Image Introduction: Acting for Television and Film: Price £12
    26th January 2020 (1pm - 4:30pm)
  • Image Building a character: Acting for TV and Film: Price £12
    2nd February 2020 (1pm - 4:30pm)
  • Image Audition preparation, Monologues and commercial castings: Acting for TV and Film: Price £12
    16th February 2020 (1pm - 4:30pm)

Our Aim

Workshops at the basement in Leeds

At 2b Acting, we aim to prepare new and seasoned actors for work in the Film and Television industry. The workshops covered, will explore different components of performance and equip those attending with an array of essential skills, knowledge and techniques.

Location: The basement, Sandway Business Center, Shannon Street, Leeds LS9 8SS



What you will study

Acting for Television and Film

Building character from the ground up

Monologue performance skills

Meisner technique – Emotional preparation, Repetition & Improvisation

Breaking down a script

Audition techniques and preparation

Directing scenes and other actors


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