FIRST STEPS IN ACTING 19th Edition Introductory course. June-July 2022

SATURDAYS JUNE 11-JULY 30 2022. SOLD OUT! New classes coming up in September 2022.

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instant theatre berlin acting project
First Steps in Acting course

About the course

Instant Theatre Berlin’s First Steps in Acting is starting again for its 19th 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 change edition after edition, and our activities are updated and specific for each new group, but at the core of it there is always our original idea: Everyone can act! Read along for a summary of the activities and the schedule of the upcoming acting course.

At the beginning, we’ll focus on spontaneity, creativity and how to use our imagination on stage. We’ll play scenes and enact situations inspired by our personalities and by the group. Later in the course, we’ll start practicing longer scenes, and the final part of the project will see us on stage, presenting a final show made of scripted scenes in front of an audience! Our course is very practical and dynamic, and we’ll focus on scripted material from the early stages, in order to start playing different roles right away. The activities covered by this course include group and movement awareness exercises, exercises focused on 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 international students (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, and we put up a Covid-prevention protocol that you’ll be requested to read and sign before the beginning of the classes. 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!

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.

Trainer

Alex Casadio, acting trainer and founder of Instant Theatre Berlin. He’s authored the acting manual …And Acting for all and he’s constantly refining his own acting teaching method based on natural behaviour.

Alex founded 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.

JUNE 11- JULY 30. SATURDAYS, 12-2 PM. SOLD OUT!

Final performance:
On Sunday, July 31. The show usually happens at our performance venue 800A in Berlin.

Meetings and rehearsals: at 800A Berlin, Stettiner Strasse 19 13357 Berlin.

Full price: 180€
Reduced Price (university students, returning students): 160€

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

REGISTRATION TO THIS COURSE
FIRST STEPS IN ACTING, SATURDAYS 12-2 PM, JUNE 11- JULY 30.
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.

SOLD OUT!


We’ll be in touch with the receipt of your payment once your transfer has reached us. IF YOU DON’T SEE ANY PAYMENT OPTION ON THE PAGE, THE COURSE IS SOLD OUT or reserved to the WAITING LIST.

Acting fundamentals 2022 – Summer intensive course in English – 3rd Edition

Switch off your brain: from October 2017

SUNDAY+MONDAY+TUESDAY+WEDNESDAY, July 17-July 20, 2022. In English!
Summer acting course in Berlin.

Instant Theatre Berlin presents the 3rd Edition of our intensive summer acting course in Berlin aimed at exploring the fundamental acting principles in a supportive atmosphere within an international group. What are the basics that govern the actor’s performance? What are the basic skills that an actor has to know in order to make an impression on the audience and give reality to her performance?

This intensive course will give you a chance to work on your stage presence in relation to other actors, your surrounding stage reality, and the audience. We will be focusing on training practices that promote self-awareness and mindfulness, encouraging you to follow your internal creative impulses and “own” your performance, making it real for the audience. We will be exploring topics like stage presence, concentration and charisma.

In each of our intensive sessions, we will be working both as a group and individually, using acting exercises that explore creativity, presence, and emotional expression. We will use scripted dialogues and monologues to help us out in the process. The depth of the activities will be tailored on the quality and the experience level of the group. Our purpose in the summer intensive acting course is always to welcome a variety of actors from different backgrounds and experience level, in order to give them an opportunity to fully focus and improve their acting for a few days in an inspirational environment.
Read along for the schedule and the main focus of the daily sessions!

SCHEDULE:
Sunday July 17, 10-2 pm (4 hours): intro, group work, scene work on stage.
Monday July 18, 7-10pm (3 hours): character work, stage language, scene work.
Tuesday July 19, 7-10pm (3 hours): work on emotions, script analysis, scene work.
Wednesday July 20, 7-10pm (3 hours): Improvisation work, filming of scenes and monologues, conclusion.

TRAINER:

Alex Casadio @instanttheatreberlin

Alex Casadio, theatre instructor and founder of Instant Theatre Berlin.


Our Youtube Channel features videos and tutorials about a variety of acting topics! Visit us and get some answers about the most frequently asked questions about acting.

Frequently Asked Questions about the course

I have little or no acting experience, can I still join this course?
YES, as long as you are willing to challenge yourself and get to play with people who might have some acting experience already. If you feel intimidated by acting and in general you feel you still need to build up some self-confidence, you can refer to our First Steps in Acting program that is specifically designed to address these topics.

I have some previous acting experience, can I join?
YES, due to the variety and the structure of the activities, this class is suitable for all levels, from the more expert performers to the newcomers. We usually host a number of returning students from previous Instant Theatre projects as well.

Are there any trial classes for this course?
NO. The program is short and intensive, 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, however this project is centered 100% on acting and stage acting, so if you have no previous acting experience and you need advice about public speaking or presenting, you should book our 1:1 acting training programs. Our First Steps in Acting course is also 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?
We run our courses following the current health regulations, and we put up a Covid-prevention protocol that you’ll be requested to read before the beginning of the classes. Please get in touch for more info about this topic.

DETAILS:
Acting fundamentals 2022 – 4-day Acting Workshop
4 intensive acting sessions (Sunday to Wednesday July 17-20, 2022 for a total of 13+ Hours)
Project duration: From Sunday July 17 to Wednesday July 20, 2022.
Location: 800A Berlin, Stettiner Strasse 19, 13357 Berlin
Early Bird price: 120€!
Full price: 160€
All Instant Theatre Actors get the Early Bird price!
MAX 10 Participants. REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!!

Register here:

Acting Fundamentals 2022 – 4-day Acting Workshop

SUNDAY+MONDAY+TUESDAY+WEDNESDAY, July 17-July 20, 2022. In Berlin.

€120.00

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 above, write it in the message and we’ll contact you in short.
*How to get the reduced price: Early Bird period, University students at German universities (with Ausweis). Instant Theatre Actors get reduced rates!
MAX 10 PARTICIPANTS!!! Please remember that your registration is only binding after your transfer reached us!