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Where the Hell Are you?

What is it?
Exploring Viola Spolin's ‘Where’ Exercises we will approach how to fill the audience’s imagination with a sense of where your character is in your physical environment, how you can build a world on minimal props, and how to develop a detailed visceral imagination of your character’s world. This work is fundamental to creating a natural environment when there is no set provided.

Who is it for?
• Actors wanting to develop their awareness of the use of their own physicality in relation to their performance space
• Actors wanting to improve their physical confidence and freedom on stage
• Actors looking to engage a greater level of both discipline and freedom in their physical performance.

What will you gain from it?
• Experiences in building a detailed world on minimal or no props.• Explorations of Physical Sense Memory and Substitution and the effect it has on the body.
• Development toward a detailed visceral imagination of your character’s environment
• Constant supportive and individual feedback.
• A focused approach to the development of the actor’s use of environment.
• The exploration of ‘Visceral Imagination’ and honest and engaging ways of communicating the five senses to the audience.
• An enhanced understanding of how to be clearer and more understandable, while at the same time becoming more free to play.
• Opportunity to test your skills through monologue and scene work.

Places are limited to 12 participants.

Class runs weekly - six sessions over six weeks.

Cost: £195


Tutor - Lawrence Carmichael

Lawrence Carmichael

"Lawrence is awesome. He's fun, charismatic, full of energy, very inspiring and really funny, I have learnt a phenomenal amount working with him..."  - John Kelley, Actor

"Lawrence is as bold as he is sensitive. His intuitive teaching style means that whatever you're learning from him is organic and a direct response from what's happening around him. He has an innate ability to deliver exceptional levels of stage craft ...Specifically for me it was a joy to find out what matters most... trusting your body and Lawrence to guide you to letting go, turning your impulses into fully realized moments and feeling physically liberated!" - Kim Hardy, Actor

the salon:collective

This course is run by the salon:collective, a thriving actor training organisation offering a range of courses designed around the modern working actor.  The ethos of our training is influenced by the Meisner technique of acting, each tutor has a fully grounded knowledge of the technique, in addition to their own specialism: physical theatre, Shakespeare, voice work and screen acting.

Image credit: Kim Hardy