At MAP we don't think that being in isolation should mean that we stop working, stop learning and stop talking about our craft. So, we're aiming to provide as many online workshops as we can, as well as being available to chat through monologues or queries you may have about all things acting!
Although it's obviously difficult to provide you all the classes, as the work we do is intensely practical, however, we can use this time to discuss technique and some of the work of practitioners we use. You'll have heard us all talk about objectives, tactics, actions, verbs, Stanislavski, connection, Meisner....just to name a few of the ridiculous dictionary that we use. Well, now is the chance to get to grips with these and more.
So, below, you'll find a list of the workshops we intend to carry out over the coming weeks of isolation-frustration. These are group workshops but all of them are available as bespoke courses for individuals.
Because we know you're freelancers and many of you are now out of work, we are asking you to pay-what-you-can for each workshop. There will be guide prices, however, we trust you to not take advantage of the fact that we too are struggling to stay afloat. If you can't afford full price, then pay exactly what you can afford - no questions, no bills - just trust.
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Want to define your Objective from your Super-Objective? No idea what those 7 Questions are actually meant for? This does exactly what it says on the tin. A group session to discuss and de-mystify all of the language you might expect to be used in a rehearsal room or in an audition, all of the practitioners you might never want to use and all of that other stuff that actors chat about in the pub when you wish they'd just have a beer!
This online workshop takes place over two 90 min sessions (or until we finish!) and will involve all those who enrol printing off a worksheet that will have been emailed to them. On this sheet we'll cover all of the necessary terminology that might pop up and how to put this terminology into your work effectively and in the best way for you. A discussion with ongoing QnA, a little homework and then a return session to finalise the work using examples from contemporary scripts scenarios written specifically for this course.
Recommended Price: £20
Always been terrified of Shakespeare? No idea what it means? Can't use your own accent to speak it? Now is the time to work in the comfort of you own home (office) and lay down some serious work to uncover the beauty of the text and how to crack it.
This online workshop takes place over two 90 min sessions (or until we finish!) and will involve work on iambic pentameter, the rhythms and how to use them and will involve all those who enrol printing off a selection of script extracts from Shakespeare's most famous texts which will have been emailed to you. We will work through these scripts, stripping back the language and highlighting the ease that this incredible writing has beneath the fear we all suffer from!
Recommended Price: £20
Connection - What is it?
'Connection' - one of the most important 'things' in our world but a word that that is thrown around all over the rehearsal room, audition studio and, again, in those post-show booze ups that often leave us a little exasperated! If you've worked with us, you may be juggling with the idea of how to remove the ego from the equation and stop 'watching yourself'. Well, whilst locked in your room, join us to smash through this wall of mystery and truly get to grips with what it means, how it's achieved and the spiel behind the myth.
This online workshop takes place over one 60 min session (or until we finish!) and will engage a group of actors with the ideas of our 'ego' becoming an obstacle - that little voice that demands we get it right? We'll talk about the ideas behind why we're scared to connect, why it's ok and how each and every one of us has different ways to do so. It's simple, but it isn't easy!
Recommended Price: £5
There's no hidden parts to this - it does exactly what it says on the tin! A workshop for you, as an individual, to work on your audition monologues, a monologue you've always fancied having a crack at or as part of a way to dust off the cobwebs and get some feedback! Done online and for as many sessions as you like.
Recommended Price: £15
Time: Around you schedule in hour sessions for at least two hours.
Acting isn't just looking right and being good - it's a business and this requires a business-like outlook. Yes we know we're just another opinion, but if you're looking for someone to talk you through your 'Industry Footprint', we can! We'll spend 30 minutes going through your headshot, Spotlight CV, Twitter and Insta presence and how to increase them and discuss where your face should be seen and when, to increase your footprint on the industry. Warning - We will give you our constructive criticism. It is not to make you feel bad! Any advice doesn't need to be taken - you can ignore it all. We will ask for you to send us an email as though you were applying for a general casting, prior to the session.
Recommended Price: £5
Time: Around your schedule.