09 Nov FIRST STEPS IN ACTING 22nd Edition Introductory acting course. January-March 2023
SATURDAYS, JANUARY 14-MARCH 4, 2023. Sessions 12-2 PM and 3-5 PM.
If the class is full, please use the CONTACT FORM in order to put your name on the Waiting List for upcoming courses. There might be some waiting time, but we’ll get back to you 100%.
About the course
Instant Theatre Berlin’s First Steps in Acting course is starting again in 2023 for its 22st EDITION! Over the years, hundreds of acting enthusiasts took this class in order to explore the basics of acting on stage: they discovered how to get into the right creative mindset for acting, how to play different roles and characters, they played on stage for the public in our final performance… Most of all, they discovered how to be good actors on stage, how to be confident and communicate powerful emotions, and so can you! Our acting exercises and techniques are constantly updated, and our formats are created specifically for each new group, but our original idea is always at the core of it: Everyone can act! On this page you will find a summary of the activities, as well as the schedule of our upcoming beginner acting course.
At the beginning, we’ll focus on spontaneity, creativity and how to use our imagination on stage. We’ll play short scenes and enact situations inspired by our personalities and by the group, in order to get to know each other and get in the right mindset to work together. Later in the course, we’ll start practising longer scenes, and the final part of the project will see us on stage, playing our scenes in the final show in front of the audience! The First Steps in Acting course is very practical, dynamic and hands-on, and at the class we’ll focus on scripted material from early on, in order to start playing around with different roles on stage right away. The activities covered by this course include group and awareness exercises, exercises to develop self-expression and feelings, the basics of stage language and stage movement, scene creation, exercises on spontaneity and interactions, as well as basic character building. Our groups are made of internationals (18+) from all over the world. The classes are entirely in English and take place in Berlin, Germany.
This course is ideal for people who:
- Want to explore acting and discover more about themselves
- Want to learn to act, speak and react authentically playing scenes on stage
- Want to refine the basics of acting in an inspiring and supportive atmosphere
- Want to get rid of shyness and nervousness in public and express themselves fully
- Want to perform on stage in English in Berlin and be part of an international group of actors from all over the world
Learn the basics of acting and discover MUCH MORE about yourself
Frequently Asked Questions about the course
I have absolutely no experience, can I still join this course?
YES. This program is specifically designed for beginners and people from other artistic disciplines who would like to get to know the basics of acting.
I am shy and get really nervous in front of people, can I join?
YES. A big part of our initial work is get rid of expressive blocks and work around personal difficulties that we all have, so you’re definitely welcome to join and you’ll be in for a good experience. Our classes are extremely supportive and you’ll have all the group on your side at all times. In the video I explained more about this topic, please watch it before joining!
I have some previous acting experience, can I join?
The best thing for you is to get in contact and tell us about your previous experience. If you’ve already performed in public as an actress in a play or a theatre production in the past, you might be eligible for our Level 2 course. Otherwise this course will be probably the best match for you. Please use the Contact form.
Are there any trial classes for this course?
NO. The program is only 8-week long, hence we need to use our time from the very beginning for our program. If you are not sure about joining, you can navigate our website to watch some TESTIMONIALS and get more info about what we do, or watch videos on our YOUTUBE CHANNEL! You can also show up at our venue in Berlin Wedding and see some of our shows. In short: we’ll bring the quality and the expertise, but you will have bring the commitment from the start to the end of the project.
My English is not so good, can I still join?
YES. If you’re able to read the contents on this page, then your English will be good enough to join. Our participants come from all over the world and it’s not unusual for us in a group of 10 people to have 8-9 different nationalities (and accents) on board. It’s part of the nature of what we do, and we are proud of that!
I’m joining for professional reasons to work on public speaking, presentation skills and so on, is this course a good choice for me?
YES. Acting addresses many of these aspects naturally and in a creative way, so at the end of the course you’ll definitely be more relaxed and more self-confident on stage and in public. Still, if you need 100% focused and individual advice about public speaking or acting, you should book our 1:1 acting training programs. Our introductory course is certainly a very good first step to improve your performative skills.
What if there’s a new lockdown and we cannot complete the live course? What are the COVID regulations?
If there will be future restrictions to our activities, we’ll evaluate where we’re at in the course. If we’re only missing a few sessions and the show, we can consider to wait and complete the course as soon as it’s allowed. Otherwise a partial refund of the fee will be possible. We run our courses following the current health regulations. Please get in touch for more info about this topic.
What happens at the end of the acting classes?
After the last session of our course, we’ll host a public presentation of our work to a selected audience of friends and families. This will give you the opportunity to shine on stage and to put yourself to the test in a public performance. Afterwards, you can communicate with the teacher to see if you’re eligible for follow-up intermediate acting courses!
I’m younger than 18 years old, can I join?
Most of the times YES, if you are a teenager. But your parent or guardian MUST get in contact with us before and inform us of your willingness to join. We might ask you to sign an agreement form. In general, our classes are meant for adults, 18+ years old.
What else should I consider before registering?
The most important aspect for you is to make sure that you can attend most of the sessions. If you miss one or two classes it will be fine, but missing more might limit what you learn from the course and might affect the preparation of the whole group and your participation in the show, so please check your schedule and make sure you can attend the classes as well as the final show.
Alex Casadio, acting trainer and founder of Instant Theatre Berlin. He wrote the acting manual …And Acting for all and he’s constantly refining his own acting teaching method based on acting as natural behaviour.
Alex created Instant Theatre Berlin in 2013 and he’s active as an acting trainer, theatre director, playwright, improvisation coach and performer in the Berlin scene. He created and performs on the Instant Theatre Youtube channel.
This class is suitable for all levels. No previous experience needed! In English
FIRST STEPS IN ACTING – All you need to know
FIRST STEPS IN ACTING
8 Weekly meetings + Final performance
Project duration: 8 weeks, 1 weekly meeting of 2+ Hours and a final public show.
Two groups for this course:
SATURDAYS JANUARY 14-MARCH 4. 12-2 PM AND 3-5 PM.
Waiting List has priority!
Final performance: On Saturday March 4th, 5 PM. The show usually happens at our performance venue 800A in Berlin.
Meetings and rehearsals: at 800A Berlin, Stettiner Strasse 19 13357 Berlin.
Full price: 249€
Reduced Price (university students, referrals, waiting list), Early Bird: €220
How to get a discounted rate:
All students at local Universities & referrals from Instant Theatre Actors from previous courses and projects have access to the discounted fee. Follow the Early Bird offers in order to get the discounted price.
Max 10 participants!! —> IMPORTANT: This course is very often sold out. Please consider registering early.
REGISTRATION TO THIS COURSE
FIRST STEPS IN ACTING, SATURDAYS JANUARY 14-MARCH 4, 2023.
Two groups: 12-2 PM and 3-5 PM.
Please fill out the form with your details and proceed to PAY THE FEE by PAYPAL on this page. A bank transfer is also possible. Please get in touch to get the bank data, or to request a reduced fee, however please notice that your registration is only binding after your transfer reached us. For any questions, please use the contact form.
IMPORTANT: if you don’t see any contact option on this page, your name will be placed on the WAITING LIST for the class and we’ll get in contact you as soon as possible. Thank you!
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