Aleta Chappelle’s Schönow Castle Film Acting and Shakespeare “on camera” Acting Workshop August 23, 24 & 25

Ms. Aleta Chappelle 
will conduct her 2nd Workshop at the Schönow Castle

(90 minutes from Berlin)

For experienced Shakespeare actors and those NEW to ACTING Shakespeare

Scenes from the previous Castle Workshop in May 2019:

Flim Workshop at the Schonow Castle
“On Camera” Workshop
Plus SHAKESPEARE film screenings each night during the overnight weekend retreat at the Castle 
AUGUST 23rd, 24th & 25th
(Enrollment limited to 8 Actors Only) 
The Weekend includes
8 HOURS of Film Acting technique and Shakespeare Acting technique (leaving time to enjoy the beautiful countryside and relaxing at the Castle)
– All MEALS and ROOMS included
– Plus MONOLOGUES filming (Contemporary or a Shakespearian Monologue) for Acting Reels


About Ms. Chappelle
Ms. Aleta Chappelle
Director & Casting Director Aleta Chappelle

In addition to being an Internationally acclaimed Acting Coach, she is the Director of a new Feature Film that is an American/German Co-Production RED DRESS SOLILOQUY. She also directed the Feature Films GOOSED starring Jennifer Tilly and ROMEO AND JULIET IN HARLEM starring Harry Lennix, and she has directed numerous Shakespeare plays. Ms. Chappelle is also an awarding winning Casting Director who has cast films for both Francis and Sofia COPPOLA, Roland EMMERICH, Wim WENDERS, Martha COOLIDGE.
Ms. Chappelle’s credits:
Ms. Chappelle’s current film projects: HERE
Ms. Chappelle’s Directing Reel: HERE

About the Schönow Castle
Here’s the Castle website (Ms. Chappelle also shot her film “Red Dress Soliloquy” there in May 2018):
Film Acting Workshop 2019
The castle is located ca. 90 minutes travel distance from Berlin.

Film Acting Workshop 2019
(Actors are responsible for paying and arranging their own train or car transportation)

The Workshop Schedule (August 23rd, 24th & 25th)
Friday evening The Welcome diner and a movie. 
Saturday – 4 hours of Acting Study, free time to relax and a movie screening at night. 

Sunday – 4 hours of Acting Study plus the Monologues are filmed.

Flim Workshop Schonow Castle

The Fees:
150€ – The 8 HOUR Workshop plus Monologue filming. 
125€  – MEALS and ROOMS
-The MEALS included: Diner Friday night, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner on Saturday and Sunday. 

-A variety of ROOMS are available – 3 private bedrooms (additional 20 per night) and shared rooms for 2 people in separate beds. The Workshop is limited to 8 Actors staying at the Castle.


The Workshop Overview:
18:00 – 23:00 Welcome Dinner Party plus a Movie.
10:00 to 11:00 Breakfast 
11:00 to 14:00 (3 hours)
– warmup exercises (for the body)
– Improvisation exercises (for the mind)
– roundtable discussion regarding “Film Acting vs Stage Acting” and performing Shakespeare.ON or OFF CAMERA.
– Actor rehearse the MONOLOGUE they prepared for the Workshop  (Shakespearian or Contemporary) ON CAMERA, with personalized notes given to help develop the performance.
14:00  to 15:00 Lunch
15:00 to 16:00 (1 hour) each Actors is assigned a Scene Partner and a short SCENES from one of Shakespeare’s Plays to prepare and study overnight and be filmed on Sunday morning.
16:00 to 20:00 Actors have time to relax, hike, swim in the near by lake, enjoy a sauna at the Castle or ride horses (for an additional fees).
20:00 to 23:00 Dinner and a Movie.
10:00 – 11:00 Breakfast
11:00 – 14:00 (3 hours) The Scenes studied overnight are filmed. 
15:00 to 16:00 (1 hour) MONOLOGUES are rehearsed one last time before filming.
16:00 to 20:00 The Monologues are filmed with professional lighting and sound in/or around the Castle. Each 2 to 3 minute monologue takes approximately 30 to 40 minutes to film and this allows for multiple takes (the Actor’s footage is sent to them via Dropbox).

20:00 the Goodbye Diner Party (most Actors leave that night but Actors are also welcome to stay Sunday night for an additional 20€ fee).

Aleta Chappelle Film Workshop

To register:
  • The payment of 100€ is needed to hold a spot in Workshop and to reserve accommodations at the Castle (the EARLY BIRD special is 20% OFF if paid in full by JULY 10)
  • The final 175€ payment deadline is AUGUST 1st.

Previous Participants and photos from around the Castle:


I hope you will join me for this unique weekend of WORK and PLAY – surrounded by the beautiful countryside of the wonderful and magical Schönow Castle. Best wishes,
Aleta Chappelle
My website for more information:

You can register here on the Instant Theatre Berlin’s website and we’ll pass your application to the organizers of the workshop. Use this form if you have any questions about the workshop:



Intro to acting 2019 – Summer Intensive Weekend Workshop 2nd Edition

Saturday and Sunday, August 10-11 2019

Scripts and Scenes - Instant Theatre Berlin



TAKING PART IN THIS COURSE WILL ALLOW YOU TO GET A SPOT AT A REDUCED RATE for The regular 2019 First Steps in Acting Course starting in September and October 2019!

Instant Theatre presents a weekend workshop aimed at discovering the basics of acting and stage language. This format is addressed to complete beginners but it can be useful to anyone who’s interested in acting and being on stage. During the course of the two days, we’ll explore the fundamentals of acting in a relaxed and playful way. We will play games and scenes on stage, we’ll make our first steps toward the creation of some theatrical material together with the group, and we’ll work on short scenes and texts.

Though this course is introductory, over the 2 days of activities you will discover how creative and liberating acting can be, and you will have the opportunity to experience that “golden state” in which you’ll be able to discover something new about yourself and your potential.

For our activities, please memorize a (very) short text before the workshop and bring it to class.

This weekend workshop is ideal for people who:

  • Want to explore acting to discover more about themselves

  • Want to learn to act, speak and react authentically on stage

  • Want to discover the basics of acting in an inspiring atmosphere

  • Want to perform on stage in English as part of an international group

This course can serve as an introduction to the First Steps in Acting course, our regular beginners’ program happening 3 times a year and starting again in September. For this reason, if after the workshop you wish to submit your registration for the 2-month course First Steps in acting, you will be able to do this at a reduced rate! More details about that at the workshop.



Alex Casadio @instanttheatreberlin

Alex Casadio, acting trainer and founder of Instant Theatre Berlin. He’s constantly refining his own acting teaching method, his main focus being helping people discover more of their creativity and their potential. Alex founded Instant Theatre Berlin in 2013 and he’s active as an acting trainer, theatre director, improvisation coach and performer in the Berlin scene.

This class is suitable for all levels. No previous experience needed! In English


Saturday AND Sunday August 10-11, 2019. In English!

Meetings and rehearsals: Saturday and Sunday, 2-6 PM at 800A Berlin, Stettiner Strasse 19 13357 Berlin.

Price: 80€
(60€ if referred to this by other Instant Theatre Actors)

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