Shakespeare now: An introduction to performing the bard – 10 weeks advanced course

english shakespeare course berlin
Shakespeare NOW acting course

Course: February 12 – April 16, 2019 (Tuesdays)
Shows: Thursday April 18, 2019

Instant Theatre Berlin presents Shakespeare NOW!
In this 10-week course we will look at how an actor can find a sense of fun and play in bringing these very old Shakespeare texts to life.

We will learn how to understand and analyze Shakespeare’s use of Elizabethan English as well as how to recite in iambic pentameter (a form of verse used by Shakespeare in his plays)

Over the 10 weeks each student will build a character based on a monologue either dramatic/tragic, comedic or romantic as well as developing a spoken soliloquy as a group.

In this time we will play with different ways of building characters for rehearsing, staging and performing Shakespeare texts.

The workshop will end in a rehearsed performance.

LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY
Please be warned! While native English is not essential to take this course, be advised that it requires a high level of English. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for any questions about this.

Please as part of your application note if you would like to do a comedic, tragic, dramatic, or romantic text, or if you had something you particularly wanted to try. We’d like to decide on most texts before the first class.

TRAINER
Director and performer Jahman DavineJahman Davine is an Australian born theatre maker working between Melbourne, Australia and Berlin. Having graduated from the National Theatre Drama School as an actor, he has performed for film and theatre. He works most with writing, directing and designing for theater/dance productions. Jahman also acts as a creative consultant for several playwrights, performers, recording artists and theatre and film directors. www.jahmandavine.com

Shakespeare NOW!
10 Weekly meetings (Tuesdays, 7-9 PM)
Project duration: From February 12 to April 16, 2019
Final performance: Thursday April 18, 2019
Location: our performance venue @800A Berlin
Meetings: Tuesdays, 7-9 PM @Theaterhaus Berlin Mitte
Discounted price: 140€
MAX 10 participants!

How to get the discounted rate:
Register until January 31, 2019!!!// All Instant Theatre Actors from previous courses have access to the discounted fee. Max 10 participants, please register early!

If you prefer to pay by bank transfer, please register through the form below and we’ll contact you in short.

REGISTER HERE:

 

 


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For alternative payment methods (i.e. direct bank transfer), just register for the class and wait for us to get in touch. MAX 10 PARTICIPANTS! Please remember that your registration is only binding after your transfer reached us!
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Aleta Chappelle’s FILM ACTING Master Class in Berlin – February 16-17th, 2019

Ms. Aleta Chappelle
Director & Casting Director Aleta Chappelle

TO REGISTER or for MORE INFORMATION contact
https://www.moonshadowfilms.biz/workshops-and-classes

Aleta Chappelle’s FILM ACTING “Master Class” forming NOW

Ms. Aleta Chappelle, the director of the soon to be released feature film RED DRESS SOLILOQUY and the hit comedy GOOSED starring Jennifer Tilly, who is also an Award Winning Casting Director that has cast films for Francis COPPOLAWim WENDERSRoland EMMERICH and more – is returning to Berlin to teach her internationally acclaimed Film Acting “Master Class” (in English). It’s designed for adult Actors who want to develop additional skills and gain more confidence ON CAMERA. All ACTING LEVELS can benefit from the insights and personalized attention Ms. Chappelle provides.

FILM ACTING “MASTER CLASS” 


Offering 3 LEVELS of PARTICIPATION:
– Advanced (by invitation OR Audition only: Actors who have studied with Ms. Chappelle before or experienced Actors who can submit their acting reel for consideration)
– Participant/Observer
– Observer Only

During this 2 day (8 hours total) lecture, demonstration and “On Camera” MASTER CLASS, Actors who have studied with Ms. Chappelle in the past and other selected Actors will participate as ADVANCED ACTORS. They will present MONOLOGUES, participate in COLD READING EXERCISES and SCENE STUDY, as she coaches them towards an AUTHENTIC and CONFIDENT PERFORMANCES that is also TECHNICALLY PROFICIENT “On Camera.”

PARTICIPANT/OBSERVERS – will observe all the activities of the Advanced Actors and then on Sunday they are invited to present a 2 minute MONOLOGUE “On Camera” and receive coaching from Ms. Chappelle. 

OBSERVERS ONLY are invited to observe all elements of the Master Class without participating actively.

Here’s the format:

SATURDAY 
Part 1 
OPEN DISCUSSIONS:
– FILM ACTING vs STAGE ACTING.
– How to produce a performance of “honest emotion without theatricality” while on a film set.
The ADVANCED ACTORS present a 2 minute MONOLOGUE on CAMERA for evaluation and notes.

– 15-minute break

Part 2
AUDITION DISCUSSION:
– what every Actor should know before auditioning.
– What Casting Director’s are looking for from Actors during the auditions.
– The Advanced Actors participate in a COLD READING exercise. They are also given a scene from FILM SCRIPT to study and memorize overnight.

SUNDAY
Part 3 
“ON SET” DEMONSTRATION:
– The Advanced Actors perform their assigned scene ON CAMERA, focusing on the following: taking direction, delivering multiple takes, matching action and the discipline required while performing in extreme CLOSE-UP.

– 15-minute break

Part 4
– The Advanced Actor’s MONOLOGUES are performed “On Camera” as they receive personalized coaching from Ms. Chappelle.
– The Observer/Participate’s MONOLOGUES are also FILMED as they receive personalized coaching from Ms. Chappelle.

TOTAL FEES DUE for the 2-DAY (8 hours total) FILM ACTING “MASTER CLASS”:
*Advanced Actors – 150€ (early bird payment 125€ (if paid before JANUARY 15, 2019)
*Observer/Participants 
60€
Observer Only – 40€

*To keep a copy of the Monologue filmed during the Sunday class it’s an additional 25€
OR
*To have your Monologue filmed on location the following Monday or Tuesday with Ms. Chappelle directing and a professional crew member providing lighting and sound it’s an additional 75€
TO REGISTER or for MORE INFORMATION contact us at:
Please specify if you’d like to join as Advanced (by invitation only), Participant/Observer, or Observer Only

See past Monologue clips filmed on location below:

 

Ms. Chappelle’s complete biography:

More about Ms. Chappelle:
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0152635/

Ms. Aleta Chappelle - Casting
A collection of films cast by Ms. Chappelle

FIRST STEPS IN ACTING 9th Edition Introductory course (afternoons)

January 21 – March 11, 2019

acting course in English for beginners
“First steps in acting” course

Instant Theatre‘s introductory acting class is starting again! Discover and work on the basics of acting and present a final performance on stage with the group.

This workshop will explore the basics of moving, reacting and interacting authentically on stage. We’ll focus on spontaneity, creativity and using our imagination on stage to create interactions and play scenes and situations inspired by our personalities and by the group. The final part of the project will see us on stage, presenting a final show in front of an audience! This time, we’ll focus on the creation of a short original performance based on some texts we’ll study during the course. The activities covered by this course include: group and movement awareness exercises, exercises focused on self-expression and feelings, basics of stage language and stage movement, voice training, scene creation, exercises on spontaneous interactions, basic character building.

This course 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 refine the basics of acting in an inspiring atmosphere

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

Learn the basics of acting and discover more about yourself

TRAINER

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

FIRST STEPS IN ACTING
8 Weekly meetings (Mondays, 4-6 PM) + final performance
Project duration: sessions from Monday January 21 to Monday March 11, 2019
Final performance: Friday March 15 (or Sunday March 17 – to be defined) 2019. The show will happen at our performance venue 800A in Berlin.
Meetings and rehearsals: Mondays, 4-6 PM at 800A Berlin, Stettiner Strasse 19 13357 Berlin.
Full Price: 160€
Discounted fee: 140€

How to get the discounted rate:
EARLY BIRD OFFER ACTIVE NOW. Register until December 16, 2018!!!// All Students & Instant Theatre Actors from previous courses have access to the discounted fee. Max 10 participants!! IMPORTANT: This course is very often sold out. Please consider registering for a spot early. 


Register here:

 

Use the form and the PayPal button above to register and pay the fee for the class of your choice. If you prefer to pay by bank transfer, please register through the form below and we’ll contact you in short.

MAX 10 PARTICIPANTS! Please remember that your registration is only binding after your transfer reached us!
*How to get the reduced price: Early Bird period (until the given date), University students (with Ausweis), returning students. We’ll be in touch with you as soon as we get your registration.
For alternative payment methods (i.e. direct bank transfer), just register for the class and wait for us to get in touch.

FIRST STEPS IN ACTING 9th Edition Introductory course (evening)

January 22 – March 12, 2019

acting course in English for beginners
“First steps in acting” course

Instant Theatre‘s introductory acting class is starting again! Discover and work on the basics of acting and present a final performance on stage with the group.

This workshop will explore the basics of moving, reacting and interacting authentically on stage. We’ll focus on spontaneity, creativity and using our imagination on stage to create interactions and play scenes and situations inspired by our personalities and by the group. The final part of the project will see us on stage, presenting a final show in front of an audience! This time, we’ll focus on the creation of a short original performance based on some texts we’ll study during the course. The activities covered by this course include: group and movement awareness exercises, exercises focused on self-expression and feelings, basics of stage language and stage movement, voice training, scene creation, exercises on spontaneous interactions, basic character building.

This course 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 refine the basics of acting in an inspiring atmosphere

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

Learn the basics of acting and discover more about yourself

TRAINER

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

FIRST STEPS IN ACTING
8 Weekly meetings (Tuesdays, 7-9 PM) + final performance
Project duration: sessions from Tuesday January 22 to Tuesday March 12, 2019
Final performance: Friday March 15, 2019. The show will happen at our performance venue 800A in Berlin.
Meetings and rehearsals: Tuesdays, 7-9 PM at 800A Berlin, Stettiner Strasse 19 13357 Berlin.
Full Price: 160€
Discounted fee: 140€

How to get the discounted rate:
EARLY BIRD OFFER ACTIVE NOW. Register until December 16, 2018!!!// All Students & Instant Theatre Actors from previous courses have access to the discounted fee. Max 10 participants!!

IMPORTANT: This course is very often sold out. Please consider registering for a spot early. In case the course is full, please refer to the FIRST STEPS IN ACTING Introductory course (afternoons), happening on the same days in the afternoon. The program and the activities are very similar to this course.


Register here:

 

Use the form and the PayPal button above to register and pay the fee for the class of your choice. If you prefer to pay by bank transfer, please register through the form below and we’ll contact you in short.

MAX 10 PARTICIPANTS! Please remember that your registration is only binding after your transfer reached us!
*How to get the reduced price: Early Bird period (up to one month before or until the given date), University students (with Ausweis), returning students. We’ll be in touch with you as soon as we get your registration.
For alternative payment methods (i.e. direct bank transfer), just register for the class and wait for us to get in touch.

“Intro to acting” Weekend Workshop

Saturday and Sunday, December 1-2 2018

acting course in English for beginners

IMPORTANT: 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 January!

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. 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, and we’ll make our first steps toward the creation of some theatrical material together with the group.

Although introductory, over the course and the 2 days you will discover how creative and liberating acting can be, and you will have the opportunity to experience the “group feeling” that will allow us to create something together in a short time.

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 January. 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 at the workshop.

TRAINER

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


INTRO TO ACTING

Saturday AND Sunday December 1-2, 2018

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

Price: 60€
(50€ if referred to this by other Instant Theatre Actors)


Register here:


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Use the form and the PayPal button above to register and pay the fee for the class of your choice.

For alternative payment methods (i.e. direct bank transfer), just register for the class and wait for us to get in touch. MAX 10 PARTICIPANTS! Please remember that your registration is only binding after your transfer reached us!

Elements of Performance 2018 3rd Edition – Weekend Workshop

Two days of intense training. What does it mean to present a theatre show? Which skills are necessary to become an actor/performer? How can we become “transparent” on stage? How to achieve trust and reliability as an actor? How to convince the audience to believe in you? During the weekend, we’ll embark on a journey through the world of performing.

Every day we will explore different fundamentals of stage work. We will assist you to become aware of which skills are necessary to develop a theatre performance. Our aim is to give you the opportunity to experience all these elements and how they work together in creating the theatrical reality, a world that gives us a unique space to explore the diversity of creative process. In this 3nd edition of the workshop, we’ll travel again in an exploration of the pillars of theater work to discover its main elements: partnership, body, voice, character and presentation. Give yourself the chance to travel with us and have fun on the way, discovering the beauty that lies behind every performative act!

Summary of the 2 days:

Day 1.

Partnership: Building the group, integration, cooperation, trust, comfort, awareness.

Body: Discovering the potential of our bodies. Research on movements, sensuality and senses. Body in relation to room and space. Exploring the body according to rhythm, sound and music. Physical Training

Day 2.

Voice: Power of your voice. How can we use our voice. Working with text and structure.Creating a story, building up dialogues and monologues. Verbal and non-verbal communication. Experimenting with text

Character: Building up the stage character. Finding the balance between “me and the figure”. Working with emotions. My character in relation to others (audience and actors). Elementary stage work / presentation of the character. Ways to enter the unique world we created. How all character elements are working together.

Presentation: Develop a theater scene. “fourth wall” and connection with the audience. Give up clichés and habits. Performance / Improvisation.

TRAINERS:

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Marcelina Bozek, theatre educator, actress and performer. Founder of Nukka Theater

Kristin Brechler

Kristin Brechler, yoga instructor, performer and actress.

This class is suitable for all levels, from expert performers to newcomers. The course is in English.

Elements of performance
2 intensive sessions (Saturday and Sunday September 22-23 , 2-6 PM everyday)
Meetings: Saturday and Sunday 2-6 PM @Theaterhaus Mitte Berlin. In English with German translation if required.
Full Price: 60€
Discounted fee: 49€
Discounted fee: all previous Instant Theatre Berlin students, all previous Nukka theater students, University students, 2 or more people
REDUCED PRICE LINK

Full price LINK

If you prefer to pay by bank transfer, please register through the form below and we’ll contact you in short.

Register here:

Use the form and the PayPal links above to register and pay the fee for the class of your choice.
*How to get the reduced price: Early Bird period (up to one month before or until the given date), University students (with Ausweis), returning students. We’ll be in touch with you as soon as we get your registration.
For alternative payment methods (i.e. direct bank transfer), just register for the class and wait for us to get in touch. MAX 10 PARTICIPANTS! Please remember that your registration is only binding after your transfer reached us!

Switch off your brain! Performance course 4th Edition (extended)

Switch off your brain: from October 2017
A snapshot from “Switch off your brain 2016”

(FULL! SEND US AN INQUIRY AND YOU’LL BE ABLE TO JOIN LAST-MINUTE IF SOMEONE DROPS OUT)

Course: October 9 – December 11
Shows: December 15, December 16 + 1 show in January 2019.

Instant Theatre Berlin‘s popular performance-oriented format enters its 4th edition!!! A new 10-week acting project for a group to develop an original theatre performance. Focus of the work: how to bring authentic life on stage, the quality of stage interactions and the creation of an original performance.

In everyday life, we are trapped in our heads and our brain produces a constant stream of rational and irrational thoughts. How can we be creative, how can we be relaxed, how can we enjoy the acting process, how can we be honest on stage while all these never-ending thoughts are running through our heads?

In this workshop, we will focus on the sensitivity of our bodies in order to get far away from our daily habits. We will work from the mindfulness of the body in order to find the source of our movement. Through our training, we will find new ways of communication and action on stage.

Most part of our sessions will be dedicated from the very beginning to develop an original theatre performance using devising theatre techniques, improvisation on stage and collective work.

This course is aimed at people with some previous experience in acting or any related field (music/dance/performance/any other relevant discipline. High-school theatre and similar experiences are also OK, it’s just better if you are not an absolute beginner. If you are a beginner, please refer to the First Steps in acting course instead). The reason for this is, this course is 100% focused to create a collective piece of work to be presented on stage. We will use our background, our stories and our personalities as a creative element for our performance.

This year we want to bring the performative experience of the group to the next level: our performance will be played in front of an audience for 3 nights at the end of the course between December 2018 and January 2019!!! You will have the possibility to be on stage for 3 shows, just like a regular company. We strongly believe this experience will be very powerful for all of us.

MAIN TRAINER: Marcelina Bożek, theatre instructor, actress, director.
Produced by Alex Casadio for Instant Theatre Berlin

Switch off your brain!
10 Weekly meetings (Tuesdays, 7-9 PM)
Project duration: From October 9, 2018 to December 11, 2018
Final performances: December 15 + December 16, 2018 + one date in January 2019 to be defined
Location: our performance venue @800A Berlin
Meetings: Tuesdays, 7-9 PM @Theaterhaus Berlin Mitte
Discounted price: 180€

How to get the discounted rate:
Register until September 15, 2018!!!// All Instant Theatre Actors from previous courses have access to the discounted fee. Max 10 participants, please register early!

If you prefer to pay by bank transfer, please register through the form below and we’ll contact you in short.

REGISTER HERE:

 

Use the form and the PayPal button above to register and pay the fee for the class of your choice.
*How to get the reduced price: Early Bird period (up to one month before or until the given date), University students (with Ausweis), returning students. We’ll be in touch with you as soon as we get your registration.
For alternative payment methods (i.e. direct bank transfer), just register for the class and wait for us to get in touch. MAX 10 PARTICIPANTS! Please remember that your registration is only binding after your transfer reached us!
Any Questions? Contact us.